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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

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Deploy Unified Access with a modular switch

Accelerate business growth and improve efficiency. 4500E Series Switches are the foundation for Cisco Enterprise Networks and are the industry's most widely deployed modular platform for campus access and distribution deployments. Now with Supervisor 8-E and supervisor 8L-E, this series offers wired and wireless convergence.

4500E Series Models

Choose from 6 different chassis and 7 supervisors.

Features

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Only Cisco delivers a digital-ready approach that starts at the edge and extends to where applications reside.

Industry-leading modular access switching

Industry-leading modular access switching

4500E switches with Supervisor 8-E/8L-E offer exceptional scalability and comprehensive features to meet current and future network demands. Get up to 928 Gbps bandwidth, non-blocking 48 Gbps per slot, and up to 9000W power supply through PoE ports.

Converged wired and wireless access

Converged wired and wireless access

The Supervisor 8-E/8L-E comes with a built-in wireless controller, extending wired features to wireless. It supports up to 20 Gbps wireless throughput, 50 access points, and 2000 wireless clients on single system.

Advanced intelligent services

Advanced intelligent services

The 4500E delivers comprehensive intelligent services for automation, real-time monitoring, and exceptional resiliency. It is also green with energy-efficient technology built in.

Foundation for Cisco Open Network Environment

Foundation for Cisco Open Network Environment

The center of Supervisor 8-E is the new Unified Access Data Plan ASIC. You can program this ASIC for next-generation features and intelligence with converged APIs across wired and wireless.

Investment protection and reduced TCO

Investment protection and reduced TCO

The 4500E offers industry-leading investment protection with more than 10 years of backward compatibility and forward compatibility for line cards and long software lifecycles.

How our customers deployed the 4500E

Cut costs, boost quality

Cut costs, boost quality

Medical technology provider Hill-Rom improves nursing care with the Catalyst 4500. (6:25 min)

A consistent user experience

A consistent user experience

The Catalyst 4500E helps a 26-campus college provide network access. (3:20 min)

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