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by Foundry
Product Line: Foundry Network Switches
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $735.00
Original price
$0.00 - $735.00
Current price $735.00
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Product Description

The NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC features 48 RJ45 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and 4 combination RJ45/SFP Gigabit Ethernet ports for uplink connectivity, along with 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks. It is equipped with a 500W AC power supply (RPS9), supports 1+1 power supply redundancy, and provides a 192 MB buffer. This switch operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, at altitudes up to 10,000 ft, and includes 2x AC Power Supply Units (RPS9), 1x Fan (NI-CE2000-FAN), and 1x Rack mount kit (NI-CES-RMK).

Key Feature for the NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC

  • What power supply options are available for the NetIron CES 2048C?
    The NetIron CES 2048C supports internal AC or DC power supply options.
  • How many RJ45 ports does the NI-CES-RMK support?
    The NI-CES-RMK is a rack mount kit and does not support RJ45 ports. The NetIron CES 2048C, which the rack mount kit is for, includes 48 RJ45 ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet.
  • Is there redundancy available for the power supply in the NetIron CES 2048C?
    Yes, the NetIron CES 2048C supports 1+1 power supply redundancy.
  • What is the maximum AC power consumption of the RPS9?
    The maximum AC power consumption of the RPS9, which is used in the NetIron CES 2048C, is 295 Watts.
  • What type of uplinks does the NetIron CES 2048C provide?
    The NetIron CES 2048C offers 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks configuration for high-speed connectivity.
  • How does the NI-CE2000-FAN contribute to the system's cooling?
    The NI-CE2000-FAN ensures efficient cooling with its design, contributing to the system's front to back airflow, maintaining optimal operating temperatures.
  • What are the dimensions of the NetIron CES 2048C?
    The dimensions are Width: 17.4in (44.3cm), Height: 1.7in (4.4cm), and Depth: 17.3in (43.9cm).
  • Can the NetIron CES 2048C operate in high humidity environments?
    Yes, it can operate in environments with relative humidity ranging from 5% to 90%, at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing.
  • What is the buffering capacity of the NetIron CES 2048C?
    The NetIron CES 2048C has a buffering capacity of 192 MB.
  • What is the maximum thermal output of the NetIron CES 2048C?
    The maximum thermal output is 1007 BTU/hour.

Product Review

The Foundry NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC offers a high port density with 48 RJ45 Ethernet ports and additional connectivity options through 4 RJ45/SFP combo ports and 2x10 GbE XFP uplinks, catering to versatile networking demands. However, the power consumption at 295W and thermal output of 1007 BTU/hour may raise concerns for energy efficiency and cooling requirements in dense deployments. The inclusion of dual AC power supply units and fan redundancy enhances reliability, but the limited operating temperature range and altitude could restrict deployment in harsher environments or higher altitudes.


The Foundry NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC is a high-performance networking switch designed for efficient data handling and connectivity within networks. This device is equipped with 48 RJ45 ports supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, alongside four combination RJ45/SFP Gigabit Ethernet ports for uplink connectivity, making it highly versatile in handling various network architectures. Its design focuses on high-speed data transmission and flexibility in network connections. For enhanced network performance, the switch features 2×10 GbE XFP uplinks, ensuring high-speed connectivity and efficient data transfer rates for demanding applications. The port density includes 48 100/1000 hybrid fiber SFP ports with 2×10 GbE, providing ample connectivity options for diverse networking requirements. The inclusion of 10 GbE uplinks built into the system underscores its capability to handle extensive data loads with ease. The NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC is designed with a focus on reliability and continuous operation. It includes a 500W AC power supply (RPS9) and offers power supply options of internal AC or DC, with 1+1 power supply redundancy. This ensures uninterrupted operation and power efficiency. The switch also incorporates fan redundancy with an M+N configuration and airflow from front to back, maintaining optimal operating temperatures and system reliability. Key hardware specifications of the Foundry NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC include: - Buffering capacity of 192 MB, catering to high-volume data processing and minimizing data transfer delays. - Maximum AC and DC power consumption of 295W, with a maximum thermal output of 1007 BTU/hour, indicating its energy efficiency and cooling requirements. - Compact dimensions of 17.4in width, 1.7in height, and 17.3in depth, making it suitable for standard rack installations with the included rack mount kit (NI-CES-RMK). The operational parameters of this switch are designed to ensure durability and performance in varied environments. It can operate within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), non-condensing. Additionally, it is capable of functioning at altitudes up to 10,000 ft (3048 m), providing flexibility in deployment across different geographic locations. The package also includes two AC Power Supply Units (RPS9) and one fan (NI-CE2000-FAN), ensuring that all necessary components are available for immediate setup and deployment. The Metro Edge software included with the switch enhances its functionality, offering advanced features for network management and optimization. In summary, the Foundry NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC stands out as a comprehensive solution for network connectivity and data management. Its combination of high port density, uplink capabilities, power efficiency, and operational reliability make it a suitable choice for organizations seeking to enhance their network infrastructure with a focus on performance and flexibility.


Item Number and Maker Foundry NI-CES-2048C-MEPREM-AC
Power Units Two AC Power Supply Units (RPS9)
Cooling Component Single Fan (NI-CE2000-FAN)
Installation Equipment One Rack Mount Kit (NI-CES-RMK)
Interface Ports 48 Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) and 4 Combo RJ45/SFP Gigabit Uplinks
Power and Software Features 500W AC Power Supply (RPS9) with Metro Edge Premise Software
Uplink Capacity Dual 10GbE XFP Uplinks
Port Configuration 48 Ports at 100/1000 Mbps, SFP options with Dual 10GbE
10GbE Uplink Availability Integrated
Data Buffer Size 192 Megabytes
Power Input Options AC or DC Internal
Power Redundancy 1+1 Configuration
Cooling Redundancy M+N Scheme
Cooling Air Direction Front to Back Flow
Max AC Power Draw Up to 295 Watts at 100 to 240 VAC
Max DC Power Draw Up to 295 Watts
Heat Dissipation Rate 1007 BTU/hour
Physical Width 17.4 inches (44.3 cm)
Physical Height 1.7 inches (4.4 cm)
Physical Depth 17.3 inches (43.9 cm)
Operational Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 90% at 40°C (104°F), Non-condensing
Maximum Operating Elevation 10,000 feet (3048 meters)

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