In addition to PoE and PoE+, the new ERS 4000 software - Version 5.6 - includes support for redundant field-replaceable AC power supplies on all new models; increased CPU and Flash memory; stackable chassis compatibility with all 4500 models; future support for IPv6, Wireless Split-Plane and the Virtual Services Fabric on the 4800 line; Equal Cost Multi-Path routing; IGMPv3 snooping and proxy; and increased VLAN scaling.
Avaya's Wireless Split-Plane technology decouples wired and wireless control and data traffic in order to ensure that wireless data takes the most optimal path across the network. The company's Virtual Services Fabric is designed to extend the reach of virtualized services from the data center to the campus edge to support the peer-to-peer traffic of collaborative applications like video, and data center-based desktop virtualization applications.
The ERS 4800 line starts at $5,295. The ERS 4500 starts at $3,295. Both v5.6 lines will be available at the end of the month.
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