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Wireless and Networking Month in Review for July 2019

Samuel Williamson
6th August 2019

What happened in July?

Welcome to our month in review for July 2019 where we’ll discuss all the latest products, software, firmware updates, and not to mention, the latest news from your favourite manufacturers.

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New Products

This month saw the long-awaited release of MikroTik’s first 40G router. The CRS326-24S+2Q+RM features two 40G QSFP+ ports alongside twenty-four 10G SFP+ ports. It has a forwarding capacity of 252Mpps and a total non-blocking total throughput of 320Gbps. A selection of accessories have also been released alongside it, including the Q+BC0003-S+ “brake-out” cable, allowing you to upgrade your network without replacing all of your hardware.

MikroTik CRS326-24S+2Q+RM Cloud Router Switch

MikroTik CRS326-24S+2Q+RM Cloud Router Switch

40G Fibre Marking MikroTik's first step into 40G fibre, the CRS326-24S+2Q+RM is a fibre Cloud Router Switch with 24 SFP+ ports and 2 QSFP+ ports. Each QSFP+ (quad-SFP+) port…

MikroTik Q+BC0003-S+ 40Gbps to 4x 10Gbps Brake-Out Cable - 3m

MikroTik Q+BC0003-S+ 40Gbps to 4x 10Gbps Brake-Out Cable - 3m

This cable will let you enjoy all the benefits of our new switch with the 40 Gbps ports without upgrading your whole network setup. You can connect the CRS326-24S+2Q+RM to 4 other…

MikroTik also introduced the CRS312-4C+8XG+RM, a 10G Ethernet router with four 10GbE/SFP+ combo ports. The router ships with two operating systems, allowing you to choose the booting software that best suits your needs: RouterOS for a feature-rich operating system, and SwOS for a simpler system that also allows you to utilise Layer 3 features.

MikroTik CRS312-4C+8XG Cloud Router Switch

MikroTik CRS312-4C+8XG Cloud Router Switch

Introducing 10G Ethernet to MikroTik Networks MikroTik's CRS312-4C+8XG-RM is their first Cloud Router Switch to feature 10G RJ45 Ethernet ports. The CRS312-4C+8XG-RM…

Ubiquiti also introduced the USW-Flex, a managed auto-sensing PoE switch with 802.3af support. The switch requires 802.3bt PoE++ input to be fully utilised and provides a total PoE budget of 46W. The USW-Flex can be safely deployed outside thanks to its weatherproof IP55-rated design and offers a versatile range of mounting options including pole, wall, and magnetic.

Ubiquiti UniFi Flex 5-Port PoE Switch

Ubiquiti UniFi Flex 5-Port PoE Switch

PoE Flexibility The USW-Flex from Ubiquiti is a Gigabit managed Layer 2 switch with an 802.3bt PoE++ input port and 4 auto-sensing 802.3af PoE output ports. Utilising a 60W…

Hardware Changes

Ubiquiti have introduced a number of changes to their UniFi line. In addition to ending production on the UAS-XG, Ubiquiti have also rebranded the popular UVC-G3-AF and begun replacing UVC-G3 5-packs with 3-packs:

Old SKU New SKU
UVC-G3-AF UVC-G3-BULLET
UVC-G3-FLEX-5 UVC-G3-FLEX-3
UVC-G3-MICRO-5 UVC-G3-MICRO-3

Firmware and Software Updates

airFiber LTU PTP 1.3.1 Read More
EdgeMax EdgeRouter 2.0.6 Read More
UCRM 2.16.4 Read More
UFiber v4.0.1 Read More
UniFi Network Controller 5.10.26 Read More

Training Course Updates

The MS Distribution Training Centre has been providing certified Ubiquiti and MikroTik courses since 2012, gaining a strong track record in delivering professional quality training courses and high success rates in helping our customers obtain manufacturer certified engineer status.

We will be running a Ubiquiti UEWA course on the 16th September that will enable engineers to avoid common issues and learn the finer details of the UniFi controller's functionality. Plus, we will be also be running a Ubiquiti UBWA course on 18th September 2019 which provides a theoretical and practical look at the planning and diagnosis of Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint links.

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Thank you for taking the time to read our month in review article. If you have any queries or feedback regarding any updates, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

The Team,
MS (Distribution) UK Ltd.