Pakedge Device & Software has announced that it will debut its upcoming Layer 3 switch at InfoComm in June. 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 will also support multicast routing service protocols for enterprise level streaming.
In addition to a full set of Layer 3 switches, the Pakedge switch will also 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.
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 L3 switch will be Connect+ Certified, meaning that it will be able to leverage information from other Pakedge devices in order 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.