Asante shipping Intracore 65120 enterprise switches
Asante Technologies announced that the Asante IntraCore 65120 Gigabit Ethernet switches are now shipping. Depending on the existing network structure, each GBIC Gigabit Ethernet module interface can be configured with a 1000SX, 1000LX, or 1000TX GBIC interface. This non-proprietary architecture allows customers to mix-and-match many different network configurations, reducing acquisition costs. According to the research firm IDC, the average per-port price for Gigabit Ethernet was $1,000 last year. And IDC projects the installed base for Gigabit Ethernet cards will jump from 800,000 this year to 11.3 million by 2004. The IntraCore 65120 switches deliver wired-speed switched 10/100/1000 Ethernet connectivity to a cluster of high-performance servers and workstations. The design incorporates support for real-time multimedia (voice, video, data) communications over industry-standard Ethernet networks. Advanced quality of service (QoS) features include voice over IP (VoIP), Windows 2000 QoS, IP multicast, and 802.1p packet priority classification.
Intersil moves ahead with 5 GHz wireless LAN
Intersil Corporation, a developer of silicon technology for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), announced its newest broadband WLAN chip set, PRISM Indigo, which delivers 54 megabit-per-second (Mbps) data rates to meet the escalating demand for high-speed wireless connectivity in the enterprise and home. PRISM Indigo employs Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) technology and is designed to comply with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11a 5 GHz standard. The PRISM Indigo product family expands Intersil's portfolio of industry-leading WLAN integrated circuit (IC) into the 5 GHz spectrum, providing WLAN product makers with a host of new applications opportunities. Furthermore, PRISM Indigo is engineered to meet WECA's 5 GHz interoperability guidelines. The suite includes an FCC-compliant reference design, developer's kit and application software. Intersil is also developing firmware for PRISM Indigo that will incorporate the IEEE's new Security and Quality of Service (QoS) enhancements for deployment of video streaming, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and multimedia related services for the home and enterprise. The enhancements provide several levels of performance specifically tailored to take maximum advantage of all available data rates from 6 to 54 Mbps.
Enterasys and Technology Integration Group sign agreement
Enterasys Networks, an enterprise network services provider, has announced the recent signing of a partnership agreement with Technology Integration Group (TIG), a full service system integrator. The agreement is designed to offer enterprise customers strategic network services focused on technology, service, and support. Enterprise customers will now have access to services from a total communications partner. These offerings will be based upon infrastructure offerings from Enterasys; and the service and e-business consulting of TIG.
Wind selects Juniper to deliver Net scalability with IP core routers
Juniper Networks, a provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, announced that Wind, a second national carrier in Italy, has selected Juniper Networks M160 Internet backbone routers to provide its core IP backbone throughout Italy. Wind offers MPLS services and global IP convergence for fixed, mobile, and Internet telephony. Wind's flexible Internet bandwidth and secure IP service offerings rely heavily on Juniper Networks' M160 routers.
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