Access Networks Branded Stackable Switches Hit the Market

Access Networks’ ANX 7150 enterprise-grade switch series replaces the Ruckus ICX Switch Series previous offered by the networking company.


Access Networks continues to evolve its offerings with the release of its own line of Access Networks-branded stackable switches available individually and as part of its custom Core Systems (replacing the Ruckus ICX Switch series). The ANX 7150 line of switches caters to integrators who need reliable and scalable networking solutions for residential and commercial applications. 

The new ANX 7150 line delivers the same performance features as Access Networks’ original Ruckus-brand ICX switches, but with the company’s own branding and comprehensive support. Included in the ANX 7150 line are seven switches, offering a variety of options that can be tailored to the size and scope of any project. A combination of as many as 12 switches per stack can be employed, with long-distance stacking up to 10 km using standard optics or cables. 

The switches offer up to 8×10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking, and each can be seamlessly integrated with the company’s wireless products to deliver unified wired and wireless network access. In addition, Access Networks Multigigabit Ethernet technology, available in the line’s Z-Series switch model, offers the bandwidth speed needed to optimize the performance of the latest generation high-performance wireless access points over standard Ethernet cables.

“The addition of Access Networks switches as a part of our product line-up is a great achievement and something we believe our dealers will benefit from,” says Bryce Nordstrand, chief sales officer.

“Our dealers already have a lot of success with Access Networks Wireless products, and now that we have Access Networks switches, we can provide a channel exclusive wired and wireless network including our best-in-class support and warranty.” 

Access Networks 3 Models of Switches

With products starting at $1125 MSRP, switches comprising the ANX 7150 series are available in three formats: Standard, Z-Series, and Compact.

Standard Models — The Standard ANX 7150 switches are available in 24-, and 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps models with four 1/10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/stacking ports. These switches are available with or without PoE+ power. 

Z-Series — The 48-port Z-Series switch, ANX 7150-48ZP, adds higher performance, greater resiliency and increased PoE power, Multigigabit technology to match the company’s highest performing wireless access points for Wi-Fi 5 and 6 deployments, and dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans. 

Compact Model — For applications where space is limited, the ANX 7150 C12P Compact switch comes with 12 ports, PoE+ output, and features a fan-less design to operate silently in environments where noise can be an issue. 

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Jason Knott
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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.




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