Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 3500 Series


The Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 3500 is a series of high-performance compact Ethernet switches specifically designed for SME’s, branches and open environments outside of the wiring closet. A low-cost, feature rich solution, the Avaya ERS 3500 series is comprised of six Ethernet switching products including 24-port 10/100BASE-TX model variants and 10 and 24-port 10/100/1000BaseT model variants. Several models operate in fanless mode and models which support IEEE 802.3af PoE and IEEE 802.3at PoE+ are available making this an extremely versatile product family. Suitable for SMEs looking for a reliable, cost-effective switch to provide converged services within single or multiple sites (typically with 100 users or less) and for midsize-to-large companies looking for a compact switch to provide connectivity within remote offices, the ERS 3500 delivers the features and performance required at cost effective price points.

Simplified Operations

Typically in smaller environments there is little to no local IT staff. Therefore, equipment purchased to run in these locations must be simple to install, manage and operate. The ERS 3500 is well suited for these environments. When deployed in conjunction with an Avaya IP Office system the ERS 3500 can offer increased operational simplicity over third party switching solutions through features that simplify both the initial deployment as well as ongoing adds, moves and changes.

Validated interoperability with Avaya IP Office

To simplify converged deployments for SMEs and remote offices, Avaya has validated interoperability between the ERS 3500 and the IP Office system. This ensures that the two products work together seamlessly when they are deployed together – eliminating complexities associated with having to provision, manage and troubleshoot a third party switch with the Avaya voice / unified communications infrastructure. A technical solutions guide, available to partners and end customers, showcases best practice configurations, ensuring optimal performance of the solution.

Certified 1-minute plug-and-play for IP phones

Plug and play means that as soon as an IP phone is plugged into an Avaya Ethernet switch, the IP phone is automatically recognized and configured. This feature can dramatically simplify the roll out of IP phones and simplify ongoing adds, moves and changes; empowering employees to move their own phones without the assistance of an outside contractor. To enable this plug and play capability, Avaya offers IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol and LLDP-Media Endpoint Discovery (LLDP-MED) as well as the Avaya Auto Discovery and Auto Configuration (ADAC) feature.