Pakedge Device & Software Inc. will be previewing its upcoming Layer 3 switch at InfoComm this week.
A true Layer 3 switch, it will come equipped with dynamic routing protocols for management of complex networks, making it ideal for commercial and enterprise networks. The switch will support multicast functionality—a necessity for high-quality HDMI over IP and media streaming functionality.
Pakedge’s future L3 switch also will support multicast routing service protocols for enterprise level streaming.
Pakedge VP of business development Benson Chan
In addition to a full set of Layer 3 switches, the Pakedge switch also will support the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards. The L3 switch will have 24 PoE+ capable ports and four independent 10 Gigabit SFP+ fiber ports for increased throughput and bandwidth across the network. The future commercial-grade switch will be able to handle more access points and more traffic without becoming the network bottleneck and allow for greater capacity for HD streaming and file transfers.
“We’ve made a name for ourselves by simplifying AV/IT convergence. We focus on smart integration, simple set-up and seamless, scalable, and reliable solutions. We’re excited now to concentrate our strengths to develop products for enterprise level functionality,” said VP of business development Benson Chan.
Pakedge recently released their new 802.11ac access point, the WK-1, but plans to release an even more powerful, plenum rated WX model in Q3. They are also working on making the SX24P IGMP query compatible. The addition of the L3 switch would be a serious step for the California based manufacturing company.
The L3 switch will be Connect+ Certified, meaning that it will be able to leverage information from other Pakedge devices to optimize performance and functionality. When unified with the BakPak Cloud Management System, the functionality of the Pakedge Connect+ Platform is extended with cloud-enabled services such as the monitoring and management of all connected devices anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Integrators are able to manage facilities, services and maintain network devices without having to roll a truck.