ASUS Announces XG-U2008

ASUS Announces XG-U2008
Slim and stylish 10-port unmanaged Ethernet switch features two next-generation 10G ports for extreme 10Gbps speeds

KEY POINTS
·         Hyper-fast 10Gbps networking: 2 next-gen 10G ports deliver incredible speeds for bandwidth-intensive tasks, with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for everyday tasks
·         Easy to use: Unmanaged plug-and-play switch needs no software or setup, and handy three-color LEDs allow at-a-glance cable diagnostics on 10G ports
·         Slim and stylish design: Compact dimensions, solid construction and durable iconic spun-metal finish make it a stylish addition to any premises



Singapore, 28th October — ASUS today announced XG-U2008, a 10-port unmanaged Ethernet switch that includes two next-generation 10GBase-T (10G) ports for ultra-fast networking speeds of up to 10Gbps.
XG-U2008 is the first 10G-capable switch from ASUS, offering enterprise-level performance that is designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs), professional users or serious gamers who need to run bandwidth-intensive network applications or connect to the latest 10G wide-area-network (WAN) services, as well as connecting standard Gigabit Ethernet devices.
The slim and stylish XG-U2008 is robustly constructed and features our iconic spun-metal finish. It is rack-mountable[1], and offers easy plug-and-play operation with at-a-glance diagnostic LEDs. Standard RJ-45 ports ensure full compatibility with new and existing network devices, making it the perfect high-speed heart of any network.

Hyper-fast 10Gbps networking
ASUS XG-U2008 is one of the first switches to offer next-generation 10G networking capabilities outside the enterprise environment. The two 10G ports each deliver up to 10Gbps speeds — 10 times (10X) faster than Gigabit Ethernet — via standard RJ-45 cable connectors that also support 100/1000Mbps connections, making ultra-fast networking a reality for any business or home user who needs the ultimate network bandwidth for demanding applications. Examples of such applications include server-to-server interconnections, or backing up 10G-enabled PCs to a 10G-enabled server or NAS device. Additionally, with the emergence of 10G WAN services, users are fully ready to enjoy the benefit of these ultra-fast internet connections. XG-U2008 offers a future-proof solution for any busy network, while maintaining full backward compatibility with existing Ethernet standards.
XG-U2008 also provides standard Gigabit Ethernet convenience, with eight 1000Mbps ports that can be used to connect to any wired networking device.

Easy to use: No setup needed
XG-U2008 is designed for the ultimate ease of use, and requires absolutely no setup apart from powering up and connecting devices. Each port automatically configures itself as a WAN port or LAN port depending on the type of device that is connected.
To eliminate worries about network cable compatibility — an important factor for 10G operation — each 10G port has a handy three-color LED signal-quality indicator that shows cable diagnostic information. A blue light means that the cable supports full 10Gbps speeds, white indicates 1Gbps operation, and amber shows that the cable is not working. XG-U2008 also features front-mounted network activity LEDs for each port.

Slim and stylish design
With its attractive slim design and aluminum top, enhanced with our iconic spun-metal finish, there is no need to keep the XG-U2008 out of sight. Its slim dimensions and compact shape make it an attractive addition to any office or home. For larger offices, the optional space-saving rack-mount kit allows it to be fitted in a standard 19-inch bay.
The fanless design also eliminates noise and ensures a quiet and peaceful working environment.




AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Availability and pricing to be announced at a later date.

SPECIFICATIONS[2]
ASUS XG-U2008
Ports
RJ-45 for 8 x 100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
RJ-45 for 2 x 10GBase-T ports
Network standards
IEEE 802.3an 10GBase-T
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
Cable Requirements
10GBase-T: Cat6A, & Cat6 or better*
1000Base-T: Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, or better.
100Base-TX: Cat5, Cat5e or better.

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Performance
Transmission method: Store-and-forward

Forwarding Rate:
148,800 packets/sec (100Mbps port)
1,488,000 packets/sec (1000Mbps port)

Switch Fabric: 56Gbps

Buffer Memory: 2048Kbit

Jumbo Frames: up to 16KB

Environmental and regulatory
Environmental:
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% (Non-condensing)
Storage Humidity: 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)

Safety :
CB/CCC

EMC: FCC/CE
AC Power
AC input:100-240 V  50-60 Hz, 1A max.
DC output: 12V with max ,1.5A current 
AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
External Adapter: 12V DC / 1.5A switching adaptor
Power consumption
33W max
Dimensions/weight
240 x 125 x 27mm / 630g





[1] Optional adapter required. Please contact the local ASUS representative for more information.
[2] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com




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