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    Switches & Routers

    Sol Distribution can provide a wide range of Ethernet switches & routers

Ethernet Switches

Sol Distribution can provide a wide range of Ethernet switches, from standard managed and unmanaged switches for enterprise applications, through to carrier ethernet switches designed for Tier-1 networks offering service providers a full suite of carrier-grade Ethernet services, and ruggedised industrial Ethernet switches designed for extremes of temperature and harsh environments.

Data Center Switching

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise's range of low-latency, 10/40GbE multipath connectivity-ready switches let enterprises meet current needs while preparing for the future with no costly hardware change-outs. Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6860 Stackable LAN Switches (SLS) are compact, high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 10 GigE platforms designed for the most demanding converged networks. The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise OmniSwitch™ 6900 Stackable LAN and data center switches are compact, high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 40 GigE platforms. In addition to high performance and extremely low latency, they offer VXLAN, OpenFlow, Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), data center bridging (DCB) capabilities, QoS, Layer-2 and Layer-3 switching, as well as system and network level resiliency.

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 9900 series Modular LAN chassis platform is a high-capacity, high-performance modular Ethernet LAN switch that is field-proven in enterprise, service provider and data center environments. The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 10K modular LAN chassis platform is based on the Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS), which is a state-of-the-art, scriptable operating system. The OmniSwitch 10K delivers uninterrupted network uptime with non-stop Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding and in service software upgrades.

Enterprise Switching

For the enterprose market, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise (ALE) produces a complete set of stackable LAN access switches with market leading resiliency, embedded security and dynamic network performance tuning for real time application deliveryas well as a new generation of wire-rate 10GbE/40GbE core switches, with market leading port density and switching capacity, reduce the need for oversubscription and prepare your network for future growth.

The MILAN by Transition Networks portfolio of multilayer Ethernet switching products are designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution by allowing customers to only pay for the port counts and features that they need. The MILAN by Transition Networks switch line offers customers unique configurations and a high level of service and reliability, all while serving to ease the stress caused on networks by high-bandwidth applications. Transition can offer managed, managed PoE, unmanaged, and extended temp switches.

Industrial Ethernet

As Ethernet continues to migrate from the office environment, all the way to the factory floor-so does Transition’s extended temperature and hardened industrial line of products. These products are built to operate in harsh environments, such as the warehouse, manufacturing floor and outdoor applications. Transition’s industrial products will help ease your transition to Ethernet for better control and automation, allowing you to have better management capabilities for providing a streamlined operation with extended visibility.

Both Transition Networks and Alcatel Lucent Enterprise can provide a range of ruggedised and extended temperature switches. Transition’s extensive line of industrial Ethernet products are built to be affordable, without sacrificing quality-backed by the industry’s only hassle-free lifetime warranty. ALE produces a ruggedised set of switches, access points and routers that can be deployed and operate reliably in harsh environments and can withstand electromagnetic fields, high vibrations, dust/dirt and high humidity. RAD can provide ruggedised industrial Ethernet switches with built-in firewall and VPN and built in security mechanisms designed specifically for SCADA.

Carrier Ethernet

MRV's OptiSwitch® family is an award-winning line of compact MEF Certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) service demarcation and 1st mile aggregation platforms designed to meet any Carrier Ethernet network requirement.  Powered by single and unified Master-OS™ operating software, the OptiSwitch® series ranges from the OS900 converged Layer 2 & Layer 3 Ethernet service demarcation to the OS9000 high-density 10GE packet-optical aggregation platforms.

RAD’s Carrier Ethernet Service Assured Access solutions allow service providers to increase their revenues and lower their TCO when deploying SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services with a rich portfolio of service demarcation devices and aggregation platforms. MEF CE 2.0-certified, these devices are powered by a comprehensive service assured access toolset, featuring such capabilities as zero-touch deployment and service turn up, traffic management, timing over packet synchronisation, TDM over Packet, performance monitoring, fault management, and resiliency, over fibre, TDM, or DSL.


The most familiar type of routers are home and small office routers that simply pass data, such as web pages, email, IM, and videos between the home computers and the Internet. More sophisticated routers, such as enterprise routers, connect large business or ISP networks up to the powerful core routers that forward data at high speed along the optical fiber lines of the Internet backbone. Sol Distribution can supply a variety of routers, both wired and wireless from Transition Networks, and a variety of other vendors.


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