The ZyXEL XGS3600 series is Telco-class layer 2 carrier Ethernet switches ideal for Ethernet service aggregation and extension. The series is an excellent solution that provides an ideal combination of affordability with capabilities for carrier access networking.
The ZyXEL XGS3600 series L2 GbE switches offer wire-speed flow control that classifies and prioritizes the incoming packets according to the predefine QoS policies that meet requirements of service providers. In terms of classification, the Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) field and the 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) field is identified to assess the priority of incoming packets. Classification and reclassification can be based on criteria as specific as rules based on IP, MAC addresses, VLAN ID or TCP/ UDP port number. For bandwidth management, the XGS3600 series provides 8 priority queues per port for different types of traffics, allowing service providers to set policy-based rate limitations that take full advantage of constrained network resources and guarantee the best performance.