CentreCOM GS970M Series

Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches

The Allied Telesis CentreCOM GS970M Series of Layer 3 Gigabit switches offer an impressive set of features in a compact design, making them ideal for applications at the network edge.

GS970M Series

Allied Telesis CentreCOM GS970M Series switches provide an excellent access solution for today’s networks, supporting Gigabit to the desktop for maximum performance. The Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) models provide an ideal solution for connecting and remotely powering wireless access points, IP video surveillance cameras, and IP phones. The GS970M models feature 8, 16 or 24 Gigabit ports, and 2 or 4 SFP uplinks, for secure connectivity at the network edge.

Key Features

  • Modular AlliedWare Plus operating system
  • Allied Telesis Autonomous Management FrameworkTM (AMF) edge node
  • Eco-friendly
  • IPv6 features
  • IEEE 802.1x/MAC/Web authentication support
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy management
  • L3 features supported
  • Static routing
  • RIP


  • Supports 10K jumbo frames
  • Wirespeed multicasting
  • Up to 16K MAC addresses
  • 512MB DDR SDRAM (GS970M non PoE)
  • 256MB DDR SDRAM (GS970M PS)
  • 4094 configurable VLANs (GS970M non PoE)
  • 2048 configurable VLANs (GS970M PS)
  • 64MB flash memory
  • Packet Buffer memory: 1.5MB

Diagnostic Tools

  • Active Fiber Monitoring detects tampering on optical links
  • Built-In Self Test (BIST)
  • Find-me device locator
  • Cable fault locator (TDR)
  • Optical Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM)
  • Automatic link flap detection and port shutdown
  • Ping polling for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Port and VLAN mirroring (RSPAN)
  • TraceRoute for IPv4 and IPv6

IP Features

  • IPv4 static routing and RIP
  • Device management over IPv6 networks with SNMPv6, Telnetv6 and SSHv6
  • NTPv6 client


  • 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
  • SD/SDHC memory card socket allows software release files, configurations and other files to be stored for backup and distribution to other devices
  • Configurable logs and triggers provide an audit trail of SD card insertion and removal

Quality of Service

  • Eight 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)
  • EPSR (Ethernet Protection Switched Rings) with enhanced recovery
  • Loop protection: loop detection and thrash limiting
  • PVST+ compatibility mode
  • STP root guard
  • UniDirectional Link Detection (UDLD)

Security Features

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) based on Layer 2, 3 and 4 headers
  • Configurable 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
  • MAC address filtering and MAC address lock-down
  • 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:
-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
  • Operating relative humidity range:
5% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage relative humidity range:
5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating:
Altitude 3,000 m (9,842 ft)
  • Maximum Non operating:
Altitude 4,000 m (13,100 ft)

    Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions

    • RFI (Emissions): FCC Class A, EN55022 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, VCCI Class A, CISPR Class A
    • EMC (Immunity): EN55024
    • Electrical and Laser Safety: EN60950-1 (TUV), UL 60950-1(cULus), EN60825-1
    • Compliance Marks: UL, cUL, UL-EU, CE

    Restrictions on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance

    • EU RoHS compliant
    • China RoHS compliant

    Product Specifications

    GS970M/10PS 8 2 10 8 20Gbps 14.9Mpps
    GS970M/10 8 2 10 - 20Gbps 14.9Mpps
    GS970M/18PS 16 2 18 16 36Gbps 26.8Mpps
    GS970M/18 16 2 18 - 36Gbps 26.8Mpps
    GS970M/28PS 24 4 28 24 56Gbps 41.7Mpps
    GS970M/28 24 4 28 - 56Gbps 41.7Mpps


    Physical Specifications

    GS970M/10PS 210 x 275 x 42.5 mm
    (8.27 x 10.83 x 1.67 in)
    2.1 kg (4.6 lb) 43 x 36 x 15 cm
    (16.93 x 14.17 x 5.90 in)
    3.45 kg (7.6 lb)
    GS970M/10 265 x 180 x 42.5 mm
    (10.43 x 7.08 x 1.67 in)
    1.5 kg (3.3 lb) 43 x 36 x 15 cm
    (16.93 x 14.17 x 5.90 in)
    2.85 kg (6.3 lb)
    GS970M/18PS 341 x 231 x 44 mm
    (13.42 x 9.09 x 1.73 in)
    3.0 kg (6.6 lb) 43 x 36 x 15 cm
    (16.93 x 14.17 x 5.90 in)
    4.35 kg (9.6 lb)
    GS970M/18 341 x 231 x 44 mm
    (13.42 x 9.09 x 1.73 in)
    2.4 kg (5.3 lb) 43 x 36 x 15 cm
    (16.93 x 14.17 x 5.90 in)
    4.0 kg (8.8 lb)
    GS970M/28PS 440 x 290 x 44 mm
    (17.32 x 11.42 x 1.73 in)
    4.7 kg (10.4 lb) 53 x 43 x 15 cm
    (20.86 x 16.93 x 5.90 in)
    6.35 kg (14.0 lb)
    GS970M/28 341 x 231 x 44 mm
    (13.42 x 9.09 x 1.73 in)
    2.4 kg (5.3 lb) 43 x 36 x 15 cm
    (16.93 x 14.17 x 5.90 in)
    4.0 kg (8.8 lb)


    Power characteristics

    GS970M/10PS 16W 55 BTU/hr 33 dBA 180W 126 BTU/hr 41 dBA 124W 8 4
    GS970M/10 16W 55 BTU/hr Fanless            
    GS970M/18PS 21W 72 BTU/hr 34 dBA 330W 169 BTU/hr 42 dBA 247W 16 8
    GS970M/18 18W 61 BTU/hr 29 dBA            
    GS970M/28PS 37W 127 BTU/hr 33 dBA 520W 303 BTU/hr 42 dBA 370W 24 12
    GS970M/28 26W 89 BTU/hr 34 dBA            



    PRODUCT 10Mbps 100Mbps 1Gbps
    GS970M/10 55µs 7.8µs 3.4µs
    GS970M/18 56µs 7.9µs 3.4µs
    GS970M/28 59µs 8.6µs 4.3µs
    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
    • ECDSA
    • 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 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
    IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-X
    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 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 1518
    An architecture for IP address allocation with CIDR
    RFC 1519
    Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
    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 4213
    Transition mechanisms for IPv6 hosts and routers
    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 1724
    RIPv2 MIB extension
    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
    MIB for SNMP
    RFC 3621
    Power over Ethernet (PoE) MIB
    RFC 3635
    Definitions of managed objects for the Ethernet-like interface types
    RFC 3636
    IEEE 802.3 MAU MIB
    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 and Authorisation (AAA)

    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
    HTTP over TLS (“HTTPS”)
    RFC 2865
    RADIUS authentication
    RFC 2866
    RADIUS accounting
    RFC 2986
    PKCS #10: certification request syntax specification v1.7
    RFC 3546
    Transport Layer Security (TLS) extensions
    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
    for RADIUS
    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 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-GS97-UDLD UniDirectional Link Detection UDLD

    L3 switch with 8 x 10/100/1000T PoE ports and
    2 x 100/1000X SFP ports with rack mount kit


    L3 switch with 8 x 10/100/1000T ports and
    2 x 100/1000X SFP ports


    L3 switch with 16 x 10/100/1000T PoE ports and
    2 x 100/1000X SFP ports with rack mount kit


    L3 switch with 16 x 10/100/1000T ports and
    2 x 100/1000X SFP ports


    L3 switch with 24 x 10/100/1000T PoE ports and
    4 x 100/1000X SFP ports


    L3 switch with 24 x 10/100/1000T ports and
    4 x 100/1000X SFP ports


    Rack mount kit for GS970M/10


    Rack mount kit for GS970M/18 and 18PS


    Rack mount kit for GS970M/10PS


    Rack mount shelf kit for two GS970M/10 units


    Wall mount kit for GS970M/10


    Wall mount kit for GS970M/18, 28, 10PS, 18PS and 28PS

    (1) PS-R models only available in North America and Asia Pacific regions

    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, 1310 nm Rx) fiber up to 10 km


    1000T 100 m copper


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


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


    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
    10 km industrial temperature


    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


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


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


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


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