The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 3500 is a reliable, low-cost solution that provides converged services within single or multiple sites typically of 300 users or less.
It offers three models which can operate in fanless mode to provide silent operation for classrooms, hospitality suites, retail sites or other noise sensitive environments
- outside of the wiring closet.
It also supports IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) which can power IP phones, wireless access points, surveillance cameras and other devices. PoE+ with its 32-watt power budget ensures investment protection for current as well as future high-powered end points.
For environments that need upside capacity, all ERS 3500 24-port and 48-port models support Avaya’s Stackable Chassis Architecture. This
allows up to eight ERS 3500 units to be cabled together to form a single logical chassis with up to 384 user ports and 80 Gigabits of virtual backplane capacity. The ERS 3500 stackable chassis architecture can also improve network availability and resiliency through hot-swap and link aggregation capabilities across the stack.
Delivering high performance Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 local and static routing, advanced convergence and a range of security features, the ERS 3500 provides enterprise class features at an SME price. It also can automate many of today’s manual processes to simplify operations and reduce costs for the cost conscious enterprise.
The ERS 3500 is well suited for smaller environments where there might be little or no local IT staff. It is designed to be simple to install, manage and operate. And when deployed in conjunction with an Avaya IP Office system the ERS 3500 offers increased operational
Figure 2: ERS 3500 with IP Office, the Avaya Flare® Communicator for iPad Device and an Avaya 9600 handset
simplicity over third party switching solutions through features that both simplify the initial deployment as well as ongoing adds, moves and changes.
Automated switch set up with Avaya IP Office
For deployment scenarios where there may not be a data networking support specialist on site, the ERS 3500 provides an automated script to enable fast, error free installation when deployed with IP Office. This installation script called “run ip office”
The ERS 3500 Series models
Fast Ethernet Models
Gigabit Ethernet Models
automates the entire set up process on the ERS 3500 switch by utilizing LLDP or ADAC functionality to automatically set up voice and data VLANs, QoS and policies on the IP phones, meaning that IP Office and IP Phones are ready to be connected immediately. This helps ensure fast setup and error free deployment according to Avaya best practices and consistency between different locations for large rollouts in multiple branch offices.
Validated interoperability with Avaya IP Office
Avaya has also validated interoperability between the ERS 3500 and the IP Office system to ensure the two products work together seamlessly. This eliminates any complexities associated with having to provision, manage and troubleshoot a third party switch with the Avaya voice / unified communications infrastructure. A Technical Solutions Guide, available to partners and end customers, showcases best practice configurations, ensuring optimal performance of the solution.