Cisco is pleased to introduce the new Cisco® ME 3400E Series Ethernet Access Switches, the next-generation, customer-located equipment (CLE) built especially for delivering advanced business VPN services. Their design is based on the widely successful Cisco ME 3400 Series and offers enhanced features and flexibility. With service-provider-friendly hardware and mission-specific software, the Cisco ME 3400E Series is optimized for Ethernet-to-the-business (ETTB) VPN services. It provides a comprehensive access solution for Carrier Ethernet business services, delivering availability, flexibility, manageability, and security. The Cisco ME 3400E Series supports multiple software feature images to provide a "pay-as-you-grow" deployment model.
Table 1 provides brief descriptions of the Cisco ME 3400E Series switches and options.
Table 1. Cisco ME 3400E Series Ethernet Access Switches and Software Feature Images
Product Name (Part Number)
Cisco ME 3400E-24TS Ethernet Access Switch
• 24 Ethernet 10/100
• 2 SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100/1000 dual-purpose ports
• 2 slots for field-replaceable power supplies and fan modules
• Ethernet/serial management console
• 4 external alarm inputs
• 6.5-mpps forwarding rate
• 1-rack unit (RU) multilayer switch
• Ethernet access switch for Metro Ethernet market