Why Edge-Core’s 12 Combo Port, Gb Ethernet switch is perfect for carrier Ethernet networks!

Why Edge-Core’s 12 Combo Port, Gb Ethernet switch is perfect for carrier Ethernet networks!

Edge-Core’s 12 Port layer 2 switch (ECS4810-12M) is a carrier-grade aggregation and access switch that consists of 12 Combo Gigabit Ethernet ports. This means that these are Gigabit Ethernet and SFP ports that share the same switch fabric and port number (while using the SFP port. Although you can just use one at a time (the SFP or Gigabit Ethernet Port) you still have more flexibility in terms of choosing your network connectivity type without taking up too much space.


The Edgecore ECS4810-12M is ideal for Ethernet service demarcation, extension and aggregation. The switch allows service providers to deliver managed converged services such as voice, video and data over virtual Ethernet, MPLS/VPLS and IP networks.


With flexible combo ports, QoS, advanced operation, administration and maintenance (OAM), ITU-T Synchronous Ethernet (Sync-E) and support for extended temperature range environments, the ECS4810-12M adds value and builds differentiated services over Carrier Ethernet networks.


Other features include:

RJ45 Management Port and DB15 Alarm Port

The switch also features a one (1) out of band 1000Mbps RJ45 Management Port which ensures management connectivity independent of the status of any other in-band networking components and one (1) DB15 alarm port.


DC Power Option

ECS4810-12M provides dual power input with AC and DC, can operate in extreme temperatures and the Fan-less design ensures noiseless operation which all contribute the increased reliability of the system.



Ports 12
Switch Type Fixed Port
Routing/Switching Layer 2
Features Fanless
IPv6 Management
Predominant Port Type Gigabit Copper
Gigabit Fiber


Continuous Availability

The ECS4810-12M supports G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching which means that the network has the ability to detect and recover from incidents without impacting the users while meeting the most demanding quality and availability requirements. Rapid recovery time when problems do occur is as low as 50ms.


Service Monitoring and Management

The switch supports IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) and ITU-T Y.1731, allowing service providers to monitor end to end services, identify connectivity and performance issues and isolate the problem from a remote location without dispatching an engineer onsite.


Advanced Synchronisation

The switch provides synchronisation options optimised for cellular operators looking to backhaul their data and voice traffic from the BST to their core network over Ethernet transport.


Comprehensive QoS

The ECS4810-12M supports Three Colour Marker and Policing

  • Single rate: Committed Information Rate (CIR)
  • Two rate: CIR + Peak Information Rate (PIR)
  • Traffic Policing: Drop or remark the priority tag of packets that exceed burst size


Virtual Private Network

ECS4810-12M supports L2 VPN by using QinQ functions in which an 802.1Q tag from a customer VLAN (called CE-VLAN ID) is encapsulated in a second 802.1Q tag from a service provider network (called an SP-VLAN ID).

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