The plug and play and automation capabilities of the ERS 3500 will simplify deployments for Avaya’s customers and channel partners.
Avaya introduced its new Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 3500, a series of compact Ethernet switches designed for small and midsize enterprises (SME), remote branches, and open environments such as classrooms and hospitality suites.
Avaya said that the plug and play and automation capabilities of the ERS 3500 will simplify deployments for its customers and channel partners by reducing the potential for error during set up, delivering consistency across multiple locations and helping ensure that best practices are followed during installation.
“We have designed the ERS 3500 to work seamlessly with Avaya IP Office, simplifying deployment with our collaboration solution for SMEs so that businesses can be more productive, faster,” said Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Networking
The ERS 3500 Series consists of six Fast and Gigabit Ethernet switches available in 10 and 24-port configurations. Customers can choose models with enhanced Power over Ethernet (PoE+) to future-proof their networks and power advanced IP phones, wireless access points and video surveillance cameras. Fanless switches are also available for noise sensitive environments, such as classrooms or hospitality suites, where silent operation is required, the company said.
“Small and midsize enterprises are increasingly interested in technology that supports external communications and enhances internal collaboration. Given that many of these firms lack the IT expertise, budget, and personnel to efficiently deploy and maintain advanced solutions, ease of use remains paramount. Plug and play solutions that feature hardware and software expressly designed to work together, like Avaya IP Office and the ERS 3500, will be particularly attractive to these customers,” said Justin Jaffe, Research Manager, SMB and Home Office Markets, IDC.