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Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches with LAN Lite Cisco IOS Software Price Reduction and New Models

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Cisco is introducing two new Cisco® Catalyst® 2960 Series fixed-configuration standalone switches with LAN Lite Software, 2960-48TT-S and 2960-8TC-S, for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and small branch office networks. These two new Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switches with LAN Lite Cisco IOS® Software simplify the migration from nonintelligent hubs and unmanaged switches to a fully scalable managed network. The LAN Lite Cisco IOS Software provides entry-level security, quality of service (QoS), and availability capabilities while lowering the network total cost of ownership.

Cisco is also announcing a permanent list price reduction of up to 30 percent, effective on September 23, 2008, on all existing Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches with LAN Lite Software (Cisco Catalyst 2960-24-S, 2960-24TC-S, and 2960-48TC-S model switches), further lowering total cost of ownership for small and medium-sized businesses and small branch offices.
Table 1 provides brief descriptions of the Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Lite switches.

Table 1. Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Lite Switches

Product Name (Part Number)

Description

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24-S
(WS-C2960-24-S)

• 24 Ethernet 10/100 ports
• 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch
• LAN Lite image installed

Cisco Catalyst 2960-24TC-S (WS-C2960-24TC-S)

• 24 Ethernet 10/100 ports and two dual-purpose uplinks (10/100/1000BASE-T or Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP])
• 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch
• LAN Lite image installed

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TC-S (WS-C2960-48TC-S)

• 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports and two dual-purpose uplinks (10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP)
• 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch
• LAN Lite image installed

Cisco Catalyst 2960-48TT-S (WS-C2960-48TT-S)-NEW

• 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports and two 10/100/1000 uplinks
• 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch
• LAN Lite image installed

Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-S (WS-C2960-8TC-S)-NEW

• 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports and one dual-purpose uplink
• 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch
• LAN Lite image installed

The Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Lite switches offer the following benefits:

• Dual-purpose uplinks for Gigabit Ethernet uplink flexibility, allowing use of either a copper or a fiber uplink. Each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet port, with one port active at a time.

• Scalable and secure network management.

• Baseline Network Admission Control based on users, ports, and MAC addresses.

• Easy network configuration, Cisco IOS Software updates, and troubleshooting using the embedded device manager and Cisco Network Assistant.

• Autoconfiguration with Cisco Smartports.

• Enhanced troubleshooting for link connectivity issues and cable diagnostics.

• QoS and support for multicast services.

• Limited lifetime hardware warranty.

• Software updates available at no additional cost.

Product Availability

The two new Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches with LAN Lite software begin shipping in August 2008.

Product Information

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches: http://www.cisco.com/go/catalyst2960

Service and Support

Cisco SMARTnet ® and SMART Foundation maintenance contracts are available for Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches.