Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cisco Adds to Catalyst Switch Family

Cisco added to its Catalyst switch family with two products aimed at extending network connectivity and power outside the wiring closet.

The new Cisco Catalyst 3560-C and Catalyst 2960-C Compact Series (C-Series) Switches are compact models of existing switches with the same name and functionality. The -C designates a compact design that is roughly half the size of an Xbox console. The switches are designed for unified communications, wireless access, IP video and other applications in wiring-, space-, and power-constrained environments. They feature a pass-through Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, eliminating the need for access to power outlets and reducing cabling complexities.