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Allied Telesis Launches IE200 Series of Powerful, Cost-Effective, AlliedWare Plus™

IP Networking Leader Extends Reach Beyond the Enterprise

SAN JOSE, Calif. - December 2, 2014 - Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced the release of the IE200 Series of Industrial Ethernet switches featuring the AlliedWare Plus Operating System. Available in both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit versions, the IE200 Series is ideal for applications in challenging environmental conditions such as elevator engine rooms and external or harsh environments. The IE200 Series meets the high reliability requirements demanded by industrial applications such as IP video surveillance, Intelligent Transport Systems, and building management integration for both indoor and outdoor use.

As organizations strive to improve the availability of services and utilization of resources, there are an ever-increasing number of devices and sensors that are being used to gather information to enable smarter decisions to be made. This includes real-time information about environmental conditions and resource usage within a building or information about transportation and pedestrian movement in the surrounding area. Regardless of what the information is, many of these devices and sensors are located in environments that are not the typical office environment. And due to the volume of data being generated, wireless connectivity is simply not an option.

The Allied Telesis IE200 Series has been developed to support a broad range of critical infrastructure applications and environments where a highly reliable, feature-rich solution is required. The IE200 Series is available in 6- or 12-port models*, with or without Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support, and includes a broad range of features and functionality. Both models are DIN Rail mounted, resulting in reduced space, mounting complexity, and cost when compared to a standard rack.

The sophisticated AlliedWare Plus Operating System is the most successful OS for core network infrastructure in the global corporate history of Allied Telesis. It includes an extensive array of features that deliver the performance and functionality required by the most demanding environments.

As many new applications today are IPv6 ready, and with the number of connected devices expected to boom, the IE200 Series will feature native IPv6 support, in a future release of firmware, to ensure support for the largest number of devices across a broad range of applications.

Along with support for more traditional features such as port-based VLANs, IEEE 802.1p QoS, 802.1x port security, link aggregation, and port mirroring, the IE200 Series also supports innovative features such as Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRingTM) and Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework™(AMF). EPSRing provides greater ring resilience in comparison to traditional technologies, ensuring network functionality is restored in the event of failure with negligible impact on users or applications. In addition, AMF** assists network managers by providing a technology that reduces their daily workload by automating many common management tasks such as replacing failed units, modifying configurations, upgrading firmware, or extending the network. AMF provides IT administrators with a unified network management console and zero-touch device installation and recovery, which saves substantial time and money -a major advantage where many devices are deployed. The IE200 Series also uses "galvanic isolation", which is a unique feature and protects powered equipment against wrongful grounding.

According to Seiichiro Sato, Allied Telesis director of Global Product Marketing, "The IE200 Series extends our existing range of products and provides a single vendor for an organization's enterprise and industrial connectivity solutions. It's the perfect choice for IP video surveillance, intelligent transport, and other embedded applications where the environment can be challenging, or in high-density resilient wiring closet applications where reliability and simplified management are essential. Allied Telesis is committed to reducing the cost and complexity of networking, and the IE200 Series achieves this with an extensive range of features such as EPSRing and AMF."

For more information about the IE200 Series, visit alliedtelesis.com/switches/industrial/ie200. For more information about Allied Telesis, visit alliedtelesis.com.

* For a complete listing of all our Industrial Ethernet products, go to alliedtelesis.com/products/industrial.

** Available early 2015, with Allied Telesis AlliedWare Plus™Operating System Release 5.4.5

About Allied Telesis, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organizations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe.

In a world moving toward Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations, and “things”—both now and into the future.

Allied Telesis is universally recognized for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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