Application in the convergent layer of large enterprise/campus network
In a large enterprise or campus network, the S5500-EI series are located at the convergent layer. They are down-linked to layer 2 switches, such as S3100 series, and uplinked to a high-performance core layer switch through the 10GE aggregation. They can provide high performance, high capability service and higher bandwidth to the access equipments.
Application in the access layer
S5500-EI series can serve as access switches to provide the high port density and high bandwidth. Meanwhile, they have the Power over Ethernet (PoE) function. They can service as the Power Supply Device to the IEEE 802.3af Power Device (PD),such as IP Phone, WLAN AP.