FLEX 24-Port 2 or 4 Pair UTP Managed Switch

Overview

The FLEX managed switch delivers fast Ethernet and PoE++ (50 watts per port) over multiple pairs of UTP cable with six times the reach of traditional switches.

FLEX was designed to make the migration to IP quick, easy and cost effective by leveraging an existing 2 or 4 pair UTP infrastructure. Benefits include:

  • Accelerating your return on investment by reducing infrastructure costs.
  • Collapsing planning and deployment time.
  • Eliminating infrastructure barriers, risks, disruption and costs.
  • Creating a robust IP platform that is easy to configure, deploy and manage.

Unlike other Network Switches, FLEX Delivers:

Speed, Reach and Power

The Flex switch can operate in standard mode (without an adapter) and long reach PoE mode for extended reach. One switch, many options.

Cable Type Data Rate Reach
4 pair CAT5e 100 Mbps 2000ft / 610m
2 pair CAT5e 100 Mbps 1000ft/ 300m
1 pair CAT5e 100 Mbps 950ft / 290m (adapter must be locally powered)

Industry Leading PowerWISE® Technology

Power sharing for redundancy, load balancing, AC/DC options, hot swappable power supply and auto sensing 100-240VAC delivering 500 to 1,000 watts of power.

FLEX is one of the most energy efficient switches on the market consuming less than 20 watts of power to operate.

Managed Switch with Plug-and-Play Option

FLEX can operate in transparent mode functioning as a bridge allowing for plug-and-play deployment or as a fully managed switch with high value features including:

  • Power management by port for easy reset of ports.
  • Port MAC locking for higher security and peace of mind.
  • Simple Network Manager, an intuitive web GUI that makes managing the switch a breeze.

328ft/100m Cable Type Distance Bandwidth Speed Adapter Required 2 Pair CAT5 2 Pair 24 AWG UTP 4 Pair 24 AWG UTP 4 Pair CAT5 984ft/300m 1,476ft/450m 1,640ft/500m 10/100Mbs 100Mbs 100Mbs 100Mbs No Yes Yes Yes

FLEX DIAGRAM

Tech Specs
Model NV-FLX-024
Dimensions 19 inches x 1U without rack ears:

• 1.75” x 17.13” x 9.92” (HxWxD)

•4.45cm x 43.5cm x 25.2cm (HxWxD)

Weight 7.36 lb. (3.34 kg)
Mounting Standalone, rack or shelf-mountable; 2 brackets included for installation
Memory 32MB FLASH, 64MB DDR SDRAM
Interface:

Ethernet

Uplink (Trunk IP)

Maximum 2 uplinks, each 1Gb/s (full duplex), either:

•2 mini-GBIC ports: 1000 Base-TX/SX/LX/EX/ZX/ LHX (determined by SFP, transceiver module installed), Ethernet IEEE 802.3z, fiber optic cable; or

• 2 RJ45 ports: 10/100/1000 Base-T auto-sensing, independent speed selection, Ethernet IEEE

802.3, CAT5e copper cable

Management 1 LAN port (MGMT): RJ45, 10/100 Base-T auto-sensing, IEEE 802.3

1 UART console port: RJ45 (RJ45 to DB9 cable included)

Power Supply Hot-Swappable Power Supply Unit

Auto-sensing 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Output: 500W max at 100VAC, 1000W max at 240VAC

*Optional 1000W and 1600W power supplies available at additional cost.

Power Consumption 20W
Power Injection (PoE) DC voltage: 48VDC to 56VDC

IEEE 802.3af/at

PoE++ (50 Watts) compatible

PowerWISE® Power

Sharing

2 male connectors (rear)

DC IN and DC OUT: 48VDC to 56VDC

FLEX Layer 2 Capabilities

Layer 2 Features ·         High performance Store and Forward architecture, runt/CRC filtering that eliminates erroneous packets to optimize the network bandwidth

·         Supports VLAN

–          IEEE 802.1Q tagged VLAN

·         Supports Spanning Tree Protocol

–          STP (Spanning Tree Protocol)

–          RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)

·         Supports Link Aggregation

–          Ether-channel (static trunk)

·         Jumbo Frame

– Max 5k size

Multicast Supports IGMP snooping v2 and v3
Security ·         Authentication

–          Built-in RADIUS client to co-operate with the RADIUS servers, when installed.

–          RADIUS / TACACS+ login user access authentication, when installed.

·         Access Control List

·         MAC Security

–          Static MAC

·         SSH / SSL, when installed

Management

·         IPv4 stack management

·         Switch management interface

–          Web switch management

–          Telnet command line interface

–          SNMP v1, v2c

–          SSH / SSL secure access, when installed.

·         User privilege levels control, with TACACS only.

·         Built-in Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) client

·         System maintenance

–          Firmware upload/download via HTTP / TFTP

–          Configuration upload/download through Web interface

–          Hardware reset button for system reboot or reset to factory default

·         SNTP Network Time Protocol

·         Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

·         SNMP trap for interface linkup and linkdown notification

·         Event message logging to remote Syslog server

Accessories
NV-PL-1600-PWR Increase the power budget of the FLEX switch to 1,600 watts if 110 power source is available.
NV-PL-1000-PWR Extra power supply that comes standard with the FLEX switch delivering 500 watts of power if 110v power source or 1,000 watts of power if 220v power source.
NV-FLXLK The FLEX Link adapter is an Ethernet extender that extends Ethernet and power over 2 or 4 pair UTP. It is used with the FLEX 24 Port switch and FLEX 8 Port switch to support long reach requirements. The FLEX Link can be locally powered to provide higher power to the end point.
NV-FLXLK-PLUS The FLEX Link Plus adapter is an Ethernet extender that extends Ethernet and high power over 2 or 4 pair UTP. It is used with the FLEX 24 Port switch and FLEX 8 Port switch to support long reach requirements. The FLEX Link can be locally powered to provide higher power to the end point. The FLEX Link Plus is IEEE compliant and can deliver more power to the end point than the FLEX Link.
NV-EC-100-PWR The 48V DC 100 watt optional power supply to locally power the EC Link, EC Link+ and the EC 4 adapter.
NV-EC-100-PWR The 48V DC 100 watt optional power supply to locally power the EC Link, EC Link+ and the EC 4 adapter.
NV-EC-48-PWR The 48V DC 48 watt optional power supply to locally power the EC Link, EC Link+ and the EC 4 adapter.
NV-PL-DCCBL Pack of 4 DC cables to connect 4 FLEX switches together to enable power sharing for redundancy.
Documentation
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