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  • 20 June 2005 10:34

Zultys announces 24 port power over Ethernet switch with -48 vdc input

Sydney, Australia, 20 June 2005 – Zultys Technologies today announced the release of the EPS24. This switch has 24 10/100 Ethernet ports and a 1 Gb/s fiber port. It provides industry standard power over Ethernet (PoE) on all copper ports. As with everything that Zultys manufactures, this product fully embraces open standards and therefore supports IEEE 802.3af.

The EPS24 can be used to power devices such as IP telephones, keyless entry systems, security cameras, and WiFi access points. The EPS24 is connected to any –48 volt supply such as the BPS12, a rack mounted battery system that Zultys introduced in November 2003. By using the combination of an EPS24 and a BPS12, such devices will remain powered in the event of failure of the ac power.

“This product has been designed primarily for telephony applications,” said Tony Warhurst, director of business development, Oceania at Zultys. “It provides smaller offices with high quality, high reliability communications at attractive prices. Now smaller businesses are not forced to make a compromise when needing telephony and security products that continue to operate when the power fails.”

A single BPS12 can provide backup power for 24 phones, such as the Zultys ZIP 2x2, for five hours. The EPS24 supports layer two and layer three switching in hardware, making it one of the most advanced switches on the market today.

“This product has allowed us to provide economical backup for phones in business critical areas,” said Arkady Rubinsteyn, CIO/CTO at BIR Training Center. “I am convinced of the benefits of a VoIP system but was not willing to sacrifice phone service when the ac power failed. The EPS24 has allowed me to continue to earn money even when there is a power outage.”

Pricing and Availability: List price for the EPS24 is AU$2243 and the BPS12 is AU$3440. The EPS24 is one rack mounting unit (RU) high and the BPS12 is 3RU. Each is available through certified Zultys resellers in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, access or call +61 2 8912 7800.

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About Zultys Technologies Incorporated in 2001, Zultys Technologies Pty Ltd has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Zultys designs and manufactures products that converge telecommunications and data communications for businesses. Zultys develops its hardware and software specifically to create products that deliver completely integrated solutions, allowing for ease of deployment, management, and use. These products support multiple languages and are based on open standards to ensure interoperability in a network. After installation, productivity increases and operating costs decrease. Zultys sells its products worldwide and has distribution today in 114 countries. For more information on Zultys or its products, access:

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