The 3Com® Switch 5500G Gigabit Family delivers premium levels of performance, security and reliability for robust switching at the enterprise network edge. The family consists of Layer 2/3/4 Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet switches, with advanced features that can accommodate the most demanding applications, offering resilient and secure connectivity and the latest traffic-prioritization technologies to optimize applications on converged networks. Designed for maximum flexibility and scalability, 3Com Switch 5500G models come with 24 or 48 Gigabit ports, and offer optional modules for 10- Gigabit and SFP Gigabit uplink connections.
The switches can be stacked up to eight units high using patented 3Com XRN® (eXpandable Resilient Networking) technology. One XRN stack can provide up to 448 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with 96 Gbps resilient stacking bandwidth, all centrally managed, with high-end enterprise chassis-class availability.
Further expansion is possible via clustered stacking technology, allowing single IP management for up to 32 devices from different 3Com switch families, including the Switch 5500G, 5500, 4800G, 4500G, 4500, 4200G and 4210.