Luxul Switches Competitors and Alternatives

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Chris Stowe
System Engineer at Diversified
Real User
Different models of switches with various sizes and form factors make this switch line very mobile

What is our primary use case?

AV over IP: Sending video and audio over the network. We use this solution as part of commercial AV large format displays, video walls, and high-capacity HD real-time displays and monitoring. In most applications, we are only using a couple of switches. Primarily, they are trunched. We have switches in different locations. E.g., we will have an endpoint inside of a classroom or with devices directly connected, but also with a main switching infrastructure and IDF. That is one of our use cases. Another use case is in our medical environment with some of the 10 Gigabit applications. We will have… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The ease of use of these switches is very good because of the Cisco CLI. If you are familiar with CLI, then you can configure the switch that way. It also has a relatively straightforward web interface. Using the web interface is good for beginners or people who aren't familiar with Cisco CLI. However, having a common command line interface method is great for some of our more advanced guys who are familiar with it."
  • "Being able to pass AVB traffic over these switches, that would be a huge add. There are not many switches out that support that. The GS728TP NETGEAR switches used to or still do support AVB, but it would be ideal if the 4300 Series could support it as well."

What other advice do I have?

We're getting into maintaining our network more. From a service standpoint, we do maintain networks. On rare occasions, we have uplinks to clients' networks where a client starts to maintain networks. Typically, if that is the case. It's not part of their workflow to upgrade firmware or make any changes to switches. They just like to monitor the status of the switches. It is valuable for the AV use case. Test it in the environment that you're looking to utilize these switches, then create a process and procedure going forward on how to implement. Fortunately, there is not much of a process…
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Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Extremely stable and very high quality with pretty good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the switching capabilities.

Pros and Cons

  • "The quality of a Cisco switch is very high. They are extremely stable."
  • "Cisco should work to lower its costs. It's quite expensive right now."

What other advice do I have?

We are a customer. Cisco tries to move clients over to their own ecosystem so that they are only using Cisco from end-to-end. The solution is very good for enterprises, however, it might be a bit much for a small company that may only need one switch. If the costs are not a concern for an organization, I would recommend the product. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've been very happy with the stability on offer, however, the pricing isn't the greatest and the licensing is confusing.
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