Expanded Cambium cnMatrix portfolio for enhanced network automation

July 2024 Infrastructure, Products & Solutions

Duxbury Networking, a southern Africa distributor for Cambium Networks, has announced that Cambium has expanded its cnMatrix switch portfolio with enhanced network automation and the new EX3024F Fibre Aggregation Switch.

Forming part of the Cambium ONE Network platform, designed to simplify the deployment and operation of wired and wireless LAN and broadband technologies, these additions further reduce infrastructure costs and increase reliability and security through automation and AI-based analytics.

“The ONE Network platform provides complete integration and management across the entire network stack. This includes Wi-Fi, switching, security, network services, and SD-WAN, to address every aspect of a company’s networking to ensure unified management, security, and automation,” says Teresa Huysamen, Wireless BU manager at Duxbury Networking.

The cnMatrix switches fully integrate with ONE Network, allowing centralised management through Cambium’s cnMaestro system. This enables solution providers to manage all network components from a single pane of glass, reducing costs and improving efficiency.

Furthermore, the zero-touch deployment of ONE Network streamlines installation and reduces configuration errors. Its centralised control and auditing help ensure reliable operations across the network. Common policies enforce consistent security measures across the stack, supported by around-the-clock vulnerability monitoring of the LAN and WAN. This unified approach minimises gaps and strengthens overall network security.

The new cnMatrix EX3024F fibre aggregation switch extends Cambium’s EX3000 series of switches with an advanced feature set. The new features include:

• High-performance architecture: It provides 24 SFP+ 10 Gbps fibre ports, dual internal power supplies, and advanced L2/L3 switching capabilities.

• Scalable aggregation: It is designed to aggregate 20+ Cambium EX- or TX-series switches, servers, or other network systems, providing up to 80 Gbps uplinks and downlinks.

• Network automation: cnMatrix provides powerful out-of-box automation to configure an end-to-end Cambium network with minimal effort. Policy-based automation (PBA) extends this with a powerful rules-based system to automate ongoing network moves, adds and changes without the need to touch the network.

Cambium ONE Network ensures all network elements are deployed and managed from a single platform. The platform encompasses the following solutions:

• cnMaestro network management includes multi-tenancy to enable managed service providers to easily scale across many customers.

• cnMatrix Ethernet switches include indoor and ruggedised versions for flexible deployment options in campus networks.

• A comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor enterprise Wi-Fi access points include high-density solutions for demanding high-usage environments, and exceptional outdoor performance at long ranges.

• Network Services Edge consolidates network services, security gateway, and WAN access into a single solution supporting a complete network stack.

• ‘Wireless fibre’ using point-to-point or point-to-multipoint fixed wireless (5, 6, and 60 GHz) with ePMP, cnWave, or Bridge-in-a-Box to quickly and economically connect buildings or sites at a fraction of the cost of wired or fibre links.

For more information contact Duxbury Networking, +27 11 351 9800, [email protected], www.duxbury.co.za

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