Nortel Enhances Ethernet Switching Portfolio

Nortel has introduced a new family of Ethernet routing switches designed for enterprises migrating to VoIP and advanced unified communications applications.

The new Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 2500 and ERS 4500 provide the foundation of a unified communications solution by enabling enterprise local area networks (LANs) to intelligently prioritise real-time business communications like voice, video, and multimedia services.

“With the rapid adoption of VoIP and unified communications, the underlying data network needs to provide always-on performance to these applications. Nortel is unique in being able to provide this capability with innovations such as SMLT,” said Aziz Khadbai, general manager, Converged Data Networks, Nortel. “Nortel’s new family of Ethernet routing switches further enhance our portfolio by providing key capabilities such as Power over Ethernet (PoE), improved resiliency, security, Quality of Service (QoS) and line-rate switching that enable the enterprise LAN to be truly optimized for unified communications.”