ES-24-500W is an EdgeSwitch. This is primarily used for switching between the innumerable network connections.
The ES-24-500W supports a gigabit RJ45 port for transferring data. RJ45 is usually comfortable with RS-232 devices and may require additional converters for devices that rely on serial data.
The ES-24-500W has a non-blocking throughput of 26 Gbps and a switching capacity of 52 Gbps. A higher switching capacity indicates that a higher number of packets can be handled by the device per unit time. This feature is important as it helps to determine the speed of the device and how well it can handle traffic from multiple points.
The forwarding rate of ES-24-500W is quite lower than the switching rate. This forwarding rate is up to 38.69 Mbps. Maximum power consumption by this device is 500W.
The Edge Switch Configuration Interface is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) which is used to visually monitor the features and functionality of the switch. A command line interface is also made available for more advanced users who wish to get into the technicalities of the device and custom configure it.
The ES-24-500W comes with DHCP snooping and IGMP snooping. DHCP snooping simply drops the traffic that is deemed unusable. It is a technology which is incorporated into the Operating System of a potential network switch.
The switch also supports static routing. In this technique, the path for a particular data packet is decided based on a manually configured routing entry instead of a dynamically decided path.
This requires work, but this custom configuration can be aimed to handle specific traffic, by directing different types of traffic into different routes.
The standard client/server protocol also known as the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is used for a DHCP server functionality. This dynamically distributes parameters that are required for network configuration such as the Internet Provider (IP) address.
This device is quite useful for context switching and handling large amounts of internet traffic.