Melbourne, Australia – July 4, 2015 – Northbound Networks recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring the power of Software Defined Networking to everyone. Zodiac FX, the world’s smallest OpenFlow SDN switch allows Developers, Hobbyists and Students unprecedented access to affordable OpenFlow hardware for the very first time. Many people would love to experiment with SDN, particularly on their home network, but unfortunately the option has never been available due to the high cost of OpenFlow hardware. Northbound Networks is set to bring that power right to the desktop with the Zodiac FX, the world’s most affordable OpenFlow SDN Switch and they have turned to Kickstarter to make it happen. The recently launched crowdfunding campaign is off to a quick start and the excitement surrounding it is very high. “We are extremely passionate about Software Defined Networking because we see how much value it delivers,” said Paul Zanna, Founder of Northbound Networks. “The Zodiac FX provides many of the features of an OpenFlow switch costing thousands of dollars, but it’s small enough to fit in the palm of a person’s hand. We expect it to be a game changer and we’re grateful to our supporters on Kickstarter for helping us bring the project to life.”
The Zodiac FX has a long list of features which include: 4 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports with integrated magnetics; Command line interface accessible via USB virtual serial port; Amtel Cortex M4 processor; Support for OpenFlow 1.0 & 1.3; 512 entry software flow table; 802.1q VLAN support for 64 groups; USB powered; and much, much more. Remarkably the Zodiac FX, despite this long list of features and powerful capabilities, is very small with a size of only 10 cm x 8 cm. The Zodiac FX has a Kickstarter goal of $30,800 and it’s campaign ends on July 31st, 2015. All pledges of $49 or more will receive a Zodiac FX OpenFlow SDN Switch, with rewards becoming larger as donations increase.
To support the campaign be sure to visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/northboundnetworks/zodiac-fx-the-worlds-smallest-openflow-sdn-switch
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