High-Performance Advanced Switching Technology for Network Convergence Management

The reliable hardware architecture of ZyXEL?�s Modular Switch MS-7206 provides scalability, resiliency and security

Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 2, 2007 – ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE:2391), world's leading broadband access solution provider, today announced its MS-7206 Ethernet Modular Switch with excellent switching technology that satisfies the management need for performance, scalability, resiliency, and security on converged networks. MS-7206 is a 10U-height modular switch with a flexible modular architecture and full hot-swap capability that offers full redundancy. The built-in OSPF and VRRP ensure the fault-free services with automatic recovery, as well as sophisticated layer 2 to layer 4 protection that secure connectivity from the core to the edge.
"Ethernet service has been a fast-growing category on the communication market, thanks to the reliable and scalable technologies in these years;" said Alpha Chen, Assistant VP of ZyXEL's Ethernet Product Division, 'and ZyXEL is the only Taiwanese switch vender participating the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) and obtained the certificate." Formed in 2001, the MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 120 organizations. It develops ubiquitous business services for enterprise users principally accessed over optical metropolitan networks to connect their enterprise LANs.
ZyXEL MS- 7206 sports reliable non-stop hardware architecture with 6 module slots (2 switches and 4 I/O modules), dual power supplies and a removable fan to provide the highest scalability and resiliency. Compared to its competition, MS- 7206's dual active- active non-blocking 384Gbps switching capacity delivers industry-leading performance and switching technology. It's a 10/100/1000 Ethernet modular switch with IEEE 802.3 standard-based PoE (Power over Ethernet) capabilities and it supports up to 192-port Gigabit with optional standard-based PoE to complement and power new IP application devices, as well as other emerging network user devices. These new models will help enabling broader Gigabit and PoE deployment options with integrated security, availability and quality of service (QoS).
The excellent availability and resiliency of MS- 7206 minimize downtime and maximize productivity. The OSPF (Open Shortest-Path First Interior Gateway Protocol) ensures rapid determination of best routes to avoid routing loops. R-STP and M-STP provide resilience and prevent loops within VLANs. VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) ensures hosts (PCs) to enjoy uninterrupted service from the default gateway.
The multi-layer (L1/L2/L3/L4) provides efficient security protection for IP service delivery; MS- 7206 has an outstanding aggregate throughput as L2/L3/L4 processing is distributed in modules. When two switch fabrics are equipped, a maximum throughput of 384G is archived through to the non-blocking backplane.
For more information on MS-7206, please visit the ZyXEL website at www.zyxel.com.
MS- 7206 Component List
The ZyXEL MS-7206 system provides diverse options with separated ports to suit the needs from different markets, and all of these modules offer extended investment protection through module changing:
- MM- 7201 192 Gbps switch fabric with load sharing and non-blocking performance. One 10/100BASE-TX management port, two RS-232 serial port consoles and an alarm console provide out-of-band management.
- MI- 7248 48-port Gigabit copper I/O module offers high-density Gigabit copper aggregation and L2/L3/L4 local switching support for secured connectivity.
- MI- 7248PWR 48-port Gigabit copper PoE I/O module provides high-density PoE aggregation at full power and L2/L3/L4 local switching support for secured connectivity.
- MI- 7248TF 48-port Gigabit I/O module with 24-port 1000BaseT+24 SFP slots, 24 SFP slots for fiber connectivity and L2/L3/L4 local switching support for secured connectivity.
- MP- 7201 600W PSU for MS- 7206 system with dual active/active load-sharing design.
- MP- 7202 750W external PSU provides full 48-port PoE power for a MI-7248PWR. Its Isolated PoE and system power supply units increase system stability
ZyXEL MS-7206 and all above products are now available and can be ordered via ZyXEL's global sales network of system integrators and value-added resellers. To find a ZyXEL distributor nearest to your location, visit the information site at http://www.zyxel.com/web/where_tobuy.php
About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.