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- Weight: 9.24 lbs
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The 71X6-00148 is an excellent choice for mixed Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet installations where significant growth is expected in the near future. In a basic standalone configuration, it can provide direct fullduplex connections for up to 48 workstations or servers. The server is easily expandable by adding direct full duplex connections to workstations or servers. Further expansion is possible by connecting hubs or switches.
Fiber optic technology allows for longer cabling than any other media type. A 1000BASE-SX (MMF) link can connect to a site up to 550 meters away, a 1000BASE-LX (SMF) link up to 10km, and a 1000BASE-ZX link up to 80km. This allows a switch stack to serve as a collapsed backbone, providing direct connectivity for a widespread LAN.
The switch employs a wire-speed, non-blocking switching fabric. This permits simultaneous wire-speed transport of multiple packets at low latency on all ports. The switch also features full-duplex capability on all ports, which effectively doubles the bandwidth of each connection. The switch uses store-and-forward switching to ensure maximum data integrity. With store-and-forward switching, the entire packet must be received into a buffer and checked for validity before being forwarded. This prevents errors from being propagated throughout the network.