DSL aggregation from Black Box: maximum DSL with minimum effort


Complete Layer II switch MaximiniLink for DSL line aggregation

Hallbergmoos, August 18, 2010 – With the new MaximiniLink from Black Box, the IT and telecommunications specialist, users can now easily and comfortably aggregate their DSL lines. The chassis is equipped with 10 network ports and slots for xDSL cards, up to 20 two-wire lines are thus possible. And with the modules directly connected to the backplane, no additional switch is required.
The complete Layer II switch supports all major protocols and functions, such as VLAN, QoS, STP/RSTP, SNMP and 802.3ad. It requires 2U in a 19“ rack and can be operated at temperatures from -20 to 70 degrees celsius. Combined with a direct DC supply, this also allows operation at remote branches. Moreover, by using the SFP slots available, the MaximiniLink can be connected to an existing corporate backbone via optical fiber.
“The new MaximiniLink can seamlessly be used with our last mile DSL modems Etherlink II and Etherlink IV“, Michael Wüst, European Networking Product Manager of Black Box Deutschland GmbH, explains. “It allows businesses to set up a Metro Ethernet Network (MEN) fast and comfortably, and enjoy the benefit of high efficiency at comparatively low complexity.“
About Black Box:
Black Box (NASDAQ: BBOX) is one of the world’s largest technical services company with focus on design, installation and maintenance of network infrastructure systems. From data communication and telecommunication services to on-site network installation, the company supports more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 regional offices. With “Free Tech Support“ for free and competent technical advice on the phone, free test scenarios, as well as installation and maintenance services, Black Box offers an exceptional service program. The Black Box main catalogue is well-known in the industry and comprises an extensive product portfolio on more than 700 pages. It provides details of approx. 10,000 IT products such as network components, as well as solutions for infrastructures and applications.
The headquarters of Black Box Corporation is in Pittsburgh, USA. Worldwide, the company has approximately 4300 employees, 50 of which in Germany. Black Box Deutschland GmbH is active on the German market since 1984. Its regular customers include small and medium-sized businesses, as well as big enterprises of various branches, such as services, industry, telecommunications, health care and public administration, as well as the banking and insurance sector.
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