Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils Family of Gigabit Ethernet Switches to Target SMB Segment


Keeping its focus towards solving current IT and communications challenges being faced by the SMB community, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has unveiled its new Family of Gigabit Ethernet Switches.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch(R) 6350 Gigabit Ethernet LAN switches at a glance:

– Addresses small-medium businesses (SMBs) priorities: Mobility, collaboration, IoT and converged infrastructure all requiring IP networking
– Expands enhanced IP infrastructure options for SMBs
– Enables ALE business partners to offer a single vendor, lab tested and field proven network, mobility and IP telephony solutions for SMBs
– Plug-and-play capability provides automatic IP phone, Ethernet switch and 802.11n/ac access point configuration

A new family of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Gigabit Ethernet switches are being introduced to help small-medium businesses (SMBs) adapt to modern communication systems and technology. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, recently positioned as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant in Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for the fourth year running, launched these switches to address key SMB IT issues and priorities.

According to a 2015 techaisle* survey, the top 10 SMB business issues, IT priorities and IT challenges for 2015 include:

– Mobility
– Collaboration
– Internet of things (IoT)
– Converged infrastructure

The new Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6350 Switch family is a series of fixed configuration and managed Gigabit Ethernet switches available in 24 or 48 ports, with or without PoE/PoE+, to create the exact network for any small business.

Business partners can offer SMBs a complete communication system combining IP networking, mobility and IP telephony solutions, when installed with OmniPCX Office Rich Communication Edition platform, IP telephones and phone apps, and OmniAccess Instant 802.11n or 802.11ac Access Points. When combined with OmniPCX Office, the OmniSwitch 6350 can be auto-configured to simplify installation and configuration, while adding access points only takes a few minutes. This delivers a lab tested and field proven, gigabit converged voice/data/Wi-Fi(R) turn-key solution for SMBs, providing enterprise class network performance, at the value SMBs desire.

Stephane Robineau, Vice President, Networks Business, ALE:
“Technology is one means SMBs can use to find better tangible business outcomes. Making the technology simple to implement and use, while meeting the needs of the business, is why we have expanded the reach of our OmniSwitch product portfolio into the SMB market. The OmniSwitch 6350 provides enterprise performance and a good value for the SMB market.”