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Secure Ethernet Switches Eye Critical Apps

Providing content-aware security, failover protection, and advanced quality of service features, the SparX-II-16 and SparX-II-24 carrier-grade Ethernet switches support Metro Ethernet Forum-specified (MEF) Carrier Ethernet and advanced telecom features. Their fast protection switching enables them to achieve redundancy switching times significantly below the 50-ms SONET telecom specification. In addition, the devices incorporate OAM functions such as IEEE802.1ag (Connectivity Fault Management) for use in Layer-2 (L2) managed and backplane solutions as well as in Synchronous Ethernet with SSM according to ITU-G.8264/Y.1362. The SparX-II 16/24, known as the VSC7401 and the VSC7405 respectively, are currently in full production. For more information, call VITESSE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., Camarillo, CA. (800) 848-3773.


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