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B Series Stackable Data Switches


High-Power PoE Gigabit Ethernet Stackable Edge Switch

The Enterasys B5 is a scalable, high-performance Gigabit Ethernet switch offering support for IEEE 802.3at compliant high-power PoE, flexible 10 Gigabit Ethernet options and enhanced automation capabilities to provide for a future-proofed solution that significantly reduces operational expenses for customers.

Along with a switch capacity of 184 Gbps, the B5 provides up to 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports as well as two 10 GE ports. Leveraging the B5’s stacking capability, as many as 8 B5s (both 24-port and 48-port combinations) can be interconnected in a single stack to create a virtual switch that provides 1.47 Tbps of capacity and up to 384 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports as well as 16 10GE uplink ports.

All B-Series products include a comprehensive lifetime warranty that includes services for which many competitors charge additional fees. Included benefits, such as advanced hardware return, firmware feature upgrades (which most vendors cover at most for 90 days) and telephone support (which most don’t include or severely limit) combine to significantly decrease operational costs for organizations – equaling savings of up to $1 million in service contract fees over the life of a customer’s network.

Enterasys B5 stackable switches address emerging business application needs such as automatically supporting voice, video and unified communications at an attractive price point.
Features include:

  • Automated policy-based traffic prioritization, QoS and bandwidth management
  • Policy-based user security
  • 802.3at high power PoE to support power-hungry devices such as Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) IP surveillance cameras, IP videophones and virtual desktops
  • 10GE support that is future-proofed for both today’s and tomorrow’s bandwidth-hungry devices