CentreCOM FS980M Series

Fast Ethernet Managed Access Switches

Allied Telesis CentreCOM FS980M switches feature centralized network management via Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework (AMF), and a redundant system with Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack). These high-performing switches deliver flexible uplink connectivity and lower management costs.

FS980M Series


FS980M switches provide high-performance Fast Ethernet connectivity right where you need it—at the network edge. Flexible and robust, the FS980M series provide total security and management features for enterprises of all sizes. They also support video surveillance and Point of Sale (POS) applications.

Reduce network running costs by automating and simplifying many day-to-day tasks—an FS980M is the ideal AMF edge switch when an AMF Master switch is available in the network.

With both copper and Power over Ethernet (PoE) models, the FS980M Series has the ideal solution for your network. All models are available with 8, 16, 24 and 48 × 10/100TX Fast Ethernet ports. PoE models support the IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) standard, delivering up to 30 Watts of power per port for video surveillance and security applications. The dual power supply model provides system and PoE redundancy to maximize network and end-point uptime.

Key Features


  • AMF is a sophisticated suite of management tools that provides a simplified approach to network management. Common tasks are automated, or made so simple, that your network can run without the need for highly-trained and expensive network engineers. Powerful features like centralized management, auto-backup, auto-upgrade, auto-provisioning and auto-recovery enable Plug-and-Play networking and zero-touch management.
  • AMF secure mode increases network security with management traffic encryption, authorization, and monitoring.
  • The FS980M can function as an AMF edge switch when an AMF Master switch is available in the network.


  • Ethernet Protection Switched Ring (EPSRing) allows several FS980M switches to join a protected ring, capable of recovery within as little as 50ms. This feature is perfect for high availability in enterprise networks.

Layer 3 Routing

  • The FS980M Series provides static IPv4 routing at the edge of the network, as well as support for RIPv1 and RIPv2.


  • FS980M/28, FS980M/28PS, FS980M/52, FS980M/52PS , FS980M/28DP models.
  • Create a VCStack of up to four units with 2 Gbps of stacking bandwidth per each unit. VCStack provides a highly-available system in which network resources are spread out across stacked units, minimizing the impact should any unit fail.

Centralized Power with PoE+

  • PoE+ provides centralized power connection to media, cameras, IP phones and wireless access points.
  • PoE+ reduces costs and offers greater flexibility with the capability to connect devices requiring more power (up to 30W), such as pan-tilt-zoom security cameras.
  • PoE power redundancy is available with a dual power supply model, to ensure critical powered devices remain online.

System/PoE Redundancy

  • The FS980M/28DP has dual power supplies to further increase reliability.

Security at the Edge

  • The edge is the most vulnerable point of the network—the FS980M Series protects you with a full set of security features including Multi Supplicant Authentication, IEEE 802.1x, RADIUS, TACACS+, and Dynamic VLAN.
  • Guest VLAN ensures visitors or unauthorized users can only connect to user-defined services—for example, Internet only.
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) enable inspection of incoming frames and classify them based on various criteria. Specific actions are applied to effectively manage the network traffic. Typically, ACLs are used as a security mechanism, either permitting or denying entry.

Physical Specifications

FS980M/9 8 1 combo 1 combo 3.6 2.68 Mpps 330 x 204 x 43.6 mm
(13.0 x 8.0 x 1.7 in)
2.0 kg (4.41 lb) 3.7 kg (8.2 lb)
FS980M/9PS 8 1 combo 1 combo 3.6 2.68 Mpps 330 x 204 x 43.6 mm
(13.0 x 8.0 x 1.7 in)
2.5 kg (5.51 lb) 4.2 kg (9.3 lb)
FS980M/18 16 2 combo 2 combo 7.2 5.36 Mpps 330 x 204 x 43.6 mm
(13.0 x 8.0 x 1.7 in)
2.15 kg (4.74 lb) 4.0 kg (8.8 lb)
FS980M/18PS 16 2 combo 2 combo 7.2 5.36 Mpps 440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.1 x 1.7 in)
3.6 kg (7.94 lb) 5.7 kg (12.5 lb)
FS980M/28 24 - 4 12.8 9.52 Mpps 440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.1 x 1.7 in)
3.2 kg (7.05 lb) 5.3 kg (11.7 lb)
FS980M/28PS 24 - 4 12.8 9.52 Mpps 440 x 345 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 13.6 x 1.7 in)
5.1 kg (11.24 lb) 7.6 kg (16.8 lb)
FS980M/28DP 24 - 4 12.8 9.52 Mpps 440 x 425 x 44 mm
(17.3 x 16.7 x 1.7 in)
FS980M/52 48 - 4 17.6 13.09 Mpps 440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.1 x 1.7 in)
3.4 kg (7.50 lb) 5.6 kg (12.3 lb)
FS980M/52PS 48 - 4 17.6 13.09 Mpps 440 x 345 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 13.6 x 1.7 in)
5.4 kg (11.91 lb) 8.2 kg (18.1 lb)

Power and noise characteristics

FS980M/9 6.3 22 Fanless - - -
FS980M/9PS 13 45 37 190 660 49
FS980M/18 12 42 Fanless - - -
FS980M/18PS 24 82 33 320 1,100 46
FS980M/28 19 66 Fanless - - -
FS980M/28PS 49 170 36 520 1,800 49
FS980M/28DP 49 170 36 520 1,800 49
FS980M/52 36 120 34 - - -
FS980M/52PS 63 210 36 540 1,800 49

Power over Ethernet specifications

FS980M/9PS 1 150 - 8 8 4
FS980M/18PS 1 250 - 16 16 8
FS980M/28PS 1 375 - 24 24 12
FS980M/28DP 1 375 - 24 24 12
  2 375 Yes 24 24 12
FS980M/52PS 1 375 - 48 24 12


  64byte 1518byte
PRODUCT 10Mbps 100Mbps 1000Mbps 10Mbps 100Mbps 1000Mbps
FS980M/9 24.45µs 4.50µs - 24.58µs 4.474µs -
FS980M/9PS 24.45µs 4.50µs - 24.58µs 4.474µs -
FS980M/18 82.05µs 10.05µs 3.44µs 1,245.36µs 126.64µs 15.20µs
FS980M/18PS 82.05µs 10.05µs 3.44µs 1,245.36µs 126.64µs 15.20µs
FS980M/28 80.20µs 9.94µs 3.23µs 1,234.27µs 126.72µs 15.01µs
FS980M/28PS 80.05µs 9.91µs 3.24µs 1,243.55µs 126.72µs 15.01µs
FS980M/28DP 80.05µs 9.91µs 3.24µs 1,243.55µs 126.72µs 15.01µs
FS980M/52 80.11µs 9.96µs 3.23µs 1,234.36µs 126.74µs 15.01µs
FS980M/52PS 80.61µs 9.91µs 3.24µs 1,243.28µs 126.76µs 15.01µs


  • 4 Gbps of stacking bandwidth
  • Supports 10K jumbo frames
  • Wirespeed multicasting
  • Up to 16K MAC addresses
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 128 MB flash memory

Power characteristics

  • FS980M/9 and FS980M/18
  • 100-240VAC, 0.9A maximum, 50/60Hz
  • FS980M/9PS
  • 100-240VAC, 3.9A maximum, 50/60Hz
  • FS980M/18PS
  • 100-240VAC, 4.0A maximum, 50/60Hz
  • FS980M/28 and FS980M/52
  • 100-240VAC, 1.5A maximum, 50/60Hz
  • FS980M/28PS and FS980M/52PS
  • 100-240VAC, 8.0A maximum, 50/60Hz
  • FS980M/28DP
  • 100-240AP, 8.0A maximum, 50/60Hz

Diagnostic Tools

  • Find-me device locator
  • Automatic link flap detection and port shutdown
  • Optical Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM)
  • Ping polling for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Port mirroring
  • TraceRoute for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD)

IP Features

  • RIP and static routing for IPv4 (16 routes)
  • Device management over IPv6 networks with SNMPv6, Telnetv6 and SSHv6
  • NTP client
  • Log to IPv6 hosts with Syslog v6


  • Allied Telesis Autonomous Management Framework (AMF) enables powerful centralized management and zero-touch device installation and recovery
  • Console management port on the front panel for ease of access
  • Eco-friendly mode allows ports and LEDs to be disabled to save power
  • Industry-standard CLI with context-sensitive help
  • Powerful CLI scripting engine
  • Comprehensive SNMP MIB support for standards-based device management
  • Built-in text editor
  • Event-based triggers allow user-defined scripts to be executed upon selected system events

Quality of Service

  • 8 priority queues with a hierarchy of high-priority queues for real-time traffic, and mixed scheduling, for each switch port
  • Limit bandwidth per port or per traffic class down to 64kbps
  • Wirespeed traffic classification with low latency essential for VoIP and real-time streaming media applications
  • Policy-based QoS on VLAN, port, MAC and general packet classifiers
  • Policy-based storm protection
  • Extensive remarking capabilities
  • Taildrop for queue congestion control
  • Strict priority, weighted round robin or mixed scheduling
  • IP precedence and DiffServ marking based on layer 2, 3 and 4 headers

Resiliency Features

  • Control Plane Prioritization (CPP) ensures the CPU always has sufficient bandwidth to process network control traffic
  • Dynamic link failover (host attach)
  • Ethernet Protection Switched Rings (EPSRing)
  • Link aggregation (LACP) on LAN ports
  • Loop protection: loop detection and thrash limiting
  • PVST+ compatibility mode
  • Spanning Tree (STP, RSTP, MSTP)
  • STP root guard

Security Features

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) based on Layer 2, 3 and 4 headers
  • ACL Groups enable multiple hosts/ports to be included in a single ACL, reducing configuration
  • Auth-fail and guest VLANs
  • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA)
  • Bootloader can be password protected for device security
  • BPDU protection
  • DHCP snooping, IP source guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
  • Dynamic VLAN assignment
  • Network Access and Control (NAC) features manage endpoint security
  • Port-based learn limits (intrusion detection)
  • Private VLANs provide security and port isolation for multiple customers using the same VLAN
  • Secure Copy (SCP)
  • Strong password security and encryption
  • Tri-authentication: MAC-based, web-based and IEEE 802.1x

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating ambient temp:
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Storage temperature range:
-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating relative humidity range:
5% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage relative humidity range:
5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Max Operating altitude:
28-port and 52-port version 3048m
9-port and 18-port version TBD

Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions

  • EMI: FCC part15 B, EN55022 Class A, CISPR22:2006, VCCI Class A, C-Tick, EN 55024
  • Safety: UL 60950-1 Ed2, C22.2 NO.60950-1, EN 60950-1 Ed2, IEC60950-1 Ed.2, EN60950-1 Ed2


  • Compliance Marks : CE, cULus, TUV
  • EU RoHS compliant

Cryptographic Algorithms

FIPS Approved Algorithms

Encryption (Block Ciphers):

  • AES (ECB, CBC, CFB and OFB Modes)
  • 3DES (ECB, CBC, CFB and OFB Modes)

Block Cipher Modes:

  • CCM
  • CMAC
  • GCM
  • XTS

Digital Signatures & Asymmetric Key Generation:

  • DSA
  • RSA

Secure Hashing:

  • SHA-1
  • SHA-2 (SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384. SHA-512)

Message Authentication:

  • HMAC (SHA-1, SHA-2(224, 256, 384, 512)

Random Number Generation:

  • DRBG (Hash, HMAC and Counter)

Non FIPS Approved Algorithms

RNG (AES128/192/256)

Ethernet Standards

IEEE 802.2 Logical Link Control (LLC)
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet plus (PoE+)
IEEE 802.3x Flow control - full-duplex operation
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X

IPv4 Features

RFC 768
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
RFC 791
Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 792
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
RFC 793
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
RFC 826
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
RFC 894
Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams over Ethernet networks
RFC 919
Broadcasting Internet datagrams
RFC 922
Broadcasting Internet datagrams in the presence of subnets
RFC 932
Subnetwork addressing scheme
RFC 950
Internet standard subnetting procedure
RFC 1027
Proxy ARP
RFC 1035
DNS client
RFC 1042
Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams over IEEE 802 networks
RFC 1071
Computing the Internet checksum
RFC 1122
Internet host requirements
RFC 1191
Path MTU discovery
RFC 1256
ICMP router discovery messages
RFC 1518
An architecture for IP address allocation with CIDR
RFC 1519
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
RFC 1591
Domain Name System (DNS)
RFC 1812
Requirements for IPv4 routers
RFC 1918
IP addressing
RFC 2581
TCP congestion control

IPv6 Features

RFC 1981
Path MTU discovery for IPv6
RFC 2460
IPv6 specification
RFC 2464
Transmission of IPv6 packets over Ethernet networks
RFC 2711
IPv6 router alert option
RFC 3484
Default address selection for IPv6
RFC 3587
IPv6 global unicast address format
RFC 3596
DNS extensions to support IPv6
RFC 4007
IPv6 scoped address architecture
RFC 4193
Unique local IPv6 unicast addresses
RFC 4291
IPv6 addressing architecture
RFC 4443
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6)
RFC 4861
Neighbor discovery for IPv6
RFC 4862
IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-Configuration (SLAAC)
RFC 5014
IPv6 socket API for source address selection
RFC 5095
Deprecation of type 0 routing headers in IPv6


AMF edge node(1) AT Enterprise MIB including AMF MIB and SNMP traps
SNMPv1, v2c and v3
IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

RFC 1155
Structure and identification of management information for TCP/IP-based Internets
RFC 1157
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
RFC 1212
Concise MIB definitions
RFC 1213
MIB for network management of TCP/IP-based Internets: MIB-II
RFC 1215
Convention for defining traps for use with the SNMP
RFC 1227
SNMP MUX protocol and MIB
RFC 1239
Standard MIB
RFC 2578
Structure of Management Information v2 (SMIv2)
RFC 2579
Textual conventions for SMIv2
RFC 2580
Conformance statements for SMIv2
RFC 2674
Definitions of managed objects for bridges with traffic classes, multicast filtering and VLAN extensions
RFC 2741
Agent extensibility (AgentX) protocol
RFC 2819
RMON MIB (groups 1,2,3 and 9)
RFC 2863
Interfaces group MIB
RFC 3411
An architecture for describing SNMP management frameworks
RFC 3412
Message processing and dispatching for the SNMP
RFC 3413
SNMP applications
RFC 3414
User-based Security Model (USM) for SNMPv3
RFC 3415
View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for SNMP
RFC 3416
Version 2 of the protocol operations for the SNMP
RFC 3417
Transport mappings for the SNMP
RFC 3418
RFC 3621
Power over Ethernet (PoE) MIB
RFC 3635
Definitions of managed objects for the Ethernet-like interface types
RFC 3636
RFC 4022
MIB for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
RFC 4113
MIB for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
RFC 4188
Definitions of managed objects for bridges
RFC 4292
IP forwarding table MIB
RFC 4293
MIB for the Internet Protocol (IP)
RFC 4318
Definitions of managed objects for bridges with RSTP
RFC 4560
Definitions of managed objects for remote ping, traceroute and lookup operations
RFC 5424
The Syslog protocol

Multicast Support

IGMP query solicitation
IGMP snooping (IGMPv1, v2 and v3)
IGMP snooping fast-leave
MLD snooping (MLDv1 and v2)

RFC 2715
Interoperability rules for multicast routing protocols
RFC 3306
Unicast-prefix-based IPv6 multicast addresses
RFC 4541
IGMP and MLD snooping switches

Quality of Service (QoS)

IEEE 802.1p
Priority tagging
RFC 2211
Specification of the controlled-load network element service
RFC 2474
DiffServ precedence for eight queues/port
RFC 2475
DiffServ architecture
RFC 2597
DiffServ Assured Forwarding (AF)
RFC 2697
A single-rate three-color marker
RFC 2698
A two-rate three-color marker
RFC 3246
DiffServ Expedited Forwarding (EF)

Resiliency Features

IEEE 802.1AX
Link aggregation (static and LACP)
IEEE 802.1D
MAC bridges
IEEE 802.1s
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
IEEE 802.1w
Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
IEEE 802.3ad
Static and dynamic link aggregation

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

RFC 1058
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
RFC 2082
RIP-2 MD5 authentication
RFC 2453

Security Features

SSH remote login
SSLv2 and SSLv3
TACACS+ Accounting, Authentication

IEEE 802.1X
authentication protocols (TLS, TTLS, PEAP and MD5)
IEEE 802.1X
multi-supplicant authentication
IEEE 802.1X
port-based network access control
RFC 2560
X.509 Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
RFC 2818
RFC 2865
RADIUS authentication
RFC 2866
RADIUS accounting
RFC 2868
RADIUS attributes for tunnel protocol support
RFC 2986
PKCS #10: certification request syntax specification v1.7
RFC 3546
Transport Layer Security (TLS) extensions
RFC 3579
RADIUS support for Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
RFC 3580
IEEE 802.1x RADIUS usage guidelines
RFC 3748
PPP Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
RFC 4251
Secure Shell (SSHv2) protocol architecture
RFC 4252
Secure Shell (SSHv2) authentication protocol
RFC 4253
Secure Shell (SSHv2) transport layer protocol
RFC 4254
Secure Shell (SSHv2) connection protocol
RFC 5246
TLS v1.2
RFC 5280
X.509 certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) profile
RFC 5425
Transport Layer Security (TLS) transport mapping for Syslog
RFC 5656
Elliptic curve algorithm integration for SSH
RFC 6125
Domain-based application service identity within PKI using X.509 certificates with TLS
RFC 6614
Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption
RFC 6668
SHA-2 data integrity verification for SSH


RFC 854
Telnet protocol specification
RFC 855
Telnet option specifications
RFC 857
Telnet echo option
RFC 858
Telnet suppress go ahead option
RFC 1091
Telnet terminal-type option
RFC 1350
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
RFC 1985
SMTP service extension
RFC 2049
RFC 2131
DHCPv4 (server, relay and client)
RFC 2616
Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP/1.1
RFC 2821
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
RFC 2822
Internet message format
RFC 4330
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) version 4
RFC 5905
Network Time Protocol (NTP) version 4

VLAN Support

IEEE 802.1Q
Virtual LAN (VLAN) bridges
IEEE 802.1v
VLAN classification by protocol and port
IEEE 802.3ac
VLAN tagging

Voice over IP (VoIP)

Voice VLAN

(1) AMF edge is for products used at the edge of the network, and only support a single AMF link. They cannot use cross links or virtual links.

AT-FL-FS98-UDLD UniDirectional Link Detection UDLD

Model availability can vary between regions. Please check to see which models are available in your region.


8-port 10/100TX switch with 1 Gigabit/SFP combo
uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


8-port 10/100TX PoE+ switch with 1 Gigabit/SFP
combo uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


16-port 10/100TX switch with 2 Gigabit/SFP
combo uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


16-port 10/100TX PoE+ switch with 2 Gigabit/SFP
combo uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


24-port 10/100TX switch with 4 SFP
uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


24-port 10/100TX PoE+ switch with 4 SFP
uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


24-port 10/100TX PoE+ switch with 4 SFP
uplinks and dual fixed AC power supply


48-port 10/100TX switch with 4 SFP
uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


48-port 10/100TX PoE+ switch with 4 SFP
uplinks and one fixed AC power supply


Wall-mount kit for FS980M/9, 9PS, 18, 18PS, 28, 28PS, 52, 52PS

(2) Rackmount kit is included


Where xx =
10 for US power cord
20 for no power cord
30 for UK power cord
40 for Australian power cord
50 for European power cord


Small Form Pluggable (SFP) Optics Modules

1000Mbps SFP modules


1000SX GbE multi-mode 850 nm fiber up to 550 m


1000X GbE multi-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 2 km


1000LX GbE single-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 10 km


1000LX GbE single-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 40 km


1000ZX GbE single-mode 1550 nm fiber up to 80 km


1000LX GbE Bi-Di (1310 nm Tx, 1490 nm Rx) fiber
up to 10 km


1000LX GbE Bi-Di (1490 nm Tx, 1310 nm Rx) fiber
up to 10 km


1000BX GbE Bi-Di (1310 nm Tx, 1550 nm Rx) fiber up to 20 km


1000BX GbE Bi-Di (1490 nm Tx, 1310 nm Rx) fiber up to 20 km


1000SX GbE multi-mode 850 nm fiber up to 550m Industrial Temperature


1000LX GbE single-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 10
km industrial temperature


1000T 100m copper

(3) Supported on 28 and 52 port models

100Mbps SFP Modules


100FX multi-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 2 km


100FX single-mode 1310 nm fiber up to 15 km


100BX Bi-Di (1310 nm Tx, 1550 nm Rx) fiber up to 10 km


100BX Bi-Di (1550 nm Tx, 1310nm Rx) fiber up to 10 km

Stacking modules


Direct attach stacking cable (1.0m)