cnMatrix switches make management easy

The switches help to reduce the cost of ownership and flatten the learning curve by automating many of the interactions with connected wireless devices.

Johannesburg, 27 Nov 2019
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cnMatrix, with its customised and flexible wireless-aware support, is designed to  administer a unified wired and wireless network, easily and cost effectively. 

Distributed by Duxbury Networking, this portfolio of cloud-managed, enterprise-grade, Layer-2/Layer-3 Ethernet switches helps to reduce the cost of ownership and flatten the learning curve by automating many of the interactions with connected wireless devices.

When working in tandem, cnMatrix switches and Cambium Networks’ cnPilot wireless indoor and outdoor access points provide unique features, enhanced capabilities and automated switch configuration. Together they enable a simple, easy-to-use, cloud-managed and unified wired-wireless access solution that improves the security posture of the network.

No manual configuration is required on cnMatrix, resulting in hands-free, zero-touch wireless connectivity. The Policy Based Automation (PBA) functionality on the upstream cnMatrix can also be used to support zero-touch configuration for any wireless device.

General device characteristics can be specified as well to facilitate automated detection of devices from any vendor. PBA device detection capabilities are easy to use and flexible. The switch leverages several mechanisms to learn about connecting devices, including Link Layer Discovery Protocol (802.1ab LLDP) data and MAC addresses. All automated configuration settings are dynamic and are instantly cleared once the device to which they are applied is no longer present.

The cnMatrix series of fully managed switches delivers power savings, with several models offering fanless operation. The switches offer flexibility with 4 SFP+ (10 Gbps) uplinks on the 28 port models, while offering 2 SFP (1 Gbps) uplinks on the 10 port models.

For more information, contact Duxbury Networking on (+27) 011 351 9800 or email info@duxnet.co.za, www.duxbury.co.za

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Allyson Koekhoven write-on@iafrica.com
Luned Lira (+27) 011 351 9800 llira@duxnet.co.za