- August 14, 2019
- Antaira Technologies, LLC - formerly Aaxeon Technologies
August 14, 2019 – Antaira Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications and announced the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LMP-2004G-SFP and LMX-2004G-SFP Series.
Antaira Technologies’ LMP-2004G-SFP and LMX-2004G-SFP series are industrial-grade equipment that is Ethernet ready to fulfill various markets’ edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments, such as manufacturing automation, security surveillance, power/utility, water wastewater treatment plants, oil/gas/mining, and transportation. These devices support high density Ethernet port connectivity, wide bandwidth, and long distance data transmission.
The LMX-2004G-SFP devices can support the existing link with 100mbps SFPs installed and will run at 1000mpbs speeds when faster SFPs are placed at both ends of the fiber. This makes migrating from a 100mbps fiber back bone to 1000mbps possible by not changing out all the switches at one time.
When each of the switches in the chain has a high density of ports like Antaira’s LMP-2004G-SFP, the aggregated bandwidth may exceed a standard 1000mbps fiber port. Link Aggregation Configuration Protocol (LACP), sometimes called port trunking, can help with this issue by combining two one gig ports to gain effectively a two-gig pipe. If the switches are being daisy-chained and there is a need for LACP, then the applications will require more than two SFP ports. The LMP-2004G-SFP has four SFP ports which makes it a fit for this type of application.
Fiber interfaces give the ability to extend a network out past traditional buildings, across campuses, and towns. At the same time, it is difficult to maintain the networking equipment. Managed switches are critical in controlling and predicting failures on the network as well as determining when and where issues reside. Redundancy can be built into the network using Spanning Tree or other redundant features available with Antaira’s managed switches.