NETernity™ RM945FP-12

NETernity 12-port 6U VME embedded Layer 2 Ethernet switch with front I/O

This product reached the end of its lifecycle (end-of-life) on September 30, 2009

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NETernity™ RM945FP-12 is a fully integrated 12-port Ethernet switch with front panel I/O and RJ-45 connectors, designed to support the low-cost requirements of unmanaged switch applications and converging networks. The QoS technology allows low cost unmanaged switches to carry voice and data traffic without having to compromise the quality of its voice traffic by using the packet prioritization scheme. Packets are prioritized based upon their Layer 2 VLAN priority tag or the Layer 3 Type-Of-Service/ Differentiated Services (TOS/DS) field. This priority can be defined as transmit and/or drop priority. Customers can change the factory default port setting. The RM945FP-12 has a parallel port which can connect to a PC parallel port. The tool provided runs under Windows 98.

  • Input ports are defined to be high or low priority
  • Provides port-based prioritization of packets on 4 ports
  • Enables mixed voice-data networks
  • Auto address aging Leading edge QoS capabilities, based on 802.1p and IP TOS/DS field
  • Auto address learning
  • 1k MAC address table
  • Full wire speed Layer 2 switching on all ports
  • Auto negotiation on all ports
  • Full duplex operation in both 10/100 modes
  • RJ-45 connectors
  • Twelve ports 10/100BaseTX, front I/O
  • Allows explicit identification of IP Phone ports
  • Up to 8 port based VLANs
  • Provides both Full/Half duplex ports
  • Flow Control capabilities including back pressure for half-duplex and 802.3x flow control for full-duplex
  • Not recommended for new designs -- see NETernity RM981RC for new designs


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Management Type
Unmanaged Layer-2



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