Quick Takes: IP video to grow

In-Stat/MDR research firm expects Internet protocol-based video conferencing to grow quickly and NETGEAR said it has released the first 802.11a router.

IP-based video conferencing expected to grow

In-Stat/MDR, a Scottsdale, Ariz., research firm, released a report projecting that Internet protocol (IP)-based video conferencing will grow at 43% a year, reaching $2.5 billion by 2006. The growth will be spurred by the spread of IP networks, the growth of voice over Internet protocol services and the slowing of the use of legacy ISDN services, the firm said.

In-Stat/MDR

Next generation wireless broad band router available

NETGEAR Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif., networking product developer released its wireless broadband router for the wireless 802.11a standard. The company said this is the first 802.11a router to hit the market. It supports speeds of up to 72 megabits per second and is targeted towards home and small business users that have high bandwidth requirements.

NETGEAR Inc.

Wireless VPN certified by Check Point.

Columbitech, a Stockholm wireless security software developer, said its wireless virtual private network (VPN) now supports Check Point Software Technologies' VPN and firewall products. The company said its product is the first wireless VPN to be certified by Checkpoint, a network security company in Redwood City, Calif.

Columbitech

Avocent buys 2C Computing

Avocent Corp., Huntsville, Ala., a maker of switching systems used to manage multiple servers from a single computer screen, bought 2C Computing, Huntsville, for $22 million. The acquisition of 2C Computing will expand Avocent's digital product products for remote control of desktop PCs, Avocent said.

Avocent Corp.

p> Enhanced performance for XML web services

DataPower Technology Inc., a Cambridge, Mass., provider of XML-aware network infrastructure released an accelerator for XML-enabled applications. The company said that its XA35 XML Accelerator will enable enterprises to integrate multiple applications while deploying sophisticated web services at higher performance levels.

DataPower Technology Inc.

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