Cabletron has announced the availabilityof its SmartSwitch 6500 ATM switching chassis, placing it between the smartSwitch 2500 workgroup/wiring closet switch and the enterprise-class SmartSwitch 9500. The 6500 is a campus backbone/data centre switch, or an alternative carrier or ISP WAN edge switch. Features include high port capacity, redundant hardware and LAN emulation services, buffering, standards-based signalling, traffic management facilities and a wide range of LAN and WAN interfaces included Gigabit Ethernet and voice over IP.
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