The MetroStar 4000 (MS4000) series of Gigabit Ethernet L2+ switches is a new generation of access switches for enterprise and FTTH networks. Built on a unique network processor (NPU) and switching silicone solution, the MS4000 delivers a user experience that meets today's challenge from the most demanding FTTH and enterprise networks. Features like ingress and egress traffic shaping, quality measurement and control for SLA fulfillment verification, remote mirroring for easier troubleshooting and multi-rate support to facilitate network upgrades make the MS4000 the ultimate access switch for Layer 2 networking.
- The NPU allows optimal allocation of bandwidth between application. By implementing traffic classification and scheduling using features such as Weighted Fair Queuing the MS4000 divides the available bandwitdh fairly between applications. The result is an improved user experience with fewer interruptions and smoother surfing.
- Quality measurement of MPEG multicast streams with the RPM feature provides realtime information about disturbances in delivery of TV. This lets network operations detect problems earlier and pinpoint the cause faster than using traditional probes and reactive response.
- All connectors in the front and support for both 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s also in SFP ports makes network migration from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet easy. The end user equipment does not have to be replaced at the same time as the access switch when performing upgrades, which simplifies logistics and allows the user upgrade to occur when the user actually orders a faster service.
With a standard 19” size and pre-installed brackets, the MS 4000 is designed for placement in central offices, and Telco standard racks (for example, the ETSI 300mm standard chassis). Both models use AC power.
The MS 4000 series is available in the following models:
Uplink: 2 x 10GE (SFP+) ports. Downlink: 24 x 100/1000BaseX (SFP) interfaces and 4 x 10/100/1000BaseTX (RJ-45) combo ports. Side-to-side cooling. All connectors in front. EUR AC power cable supplied.