VoIP gains market share
A study released by The Eastern management Group, a Bedminster, N.J., consulting firm, found that while voice over Internet protocol sales only increased nominally, its market share increased. According to the study, VoIP systems now account for 16.9% of the market. Cisco shipped 30% of the of VoIP phones.
Cisco extends Catalyst switch
This week Cisco Systems Inc. announced three new products designed to help build secure, converged networks. It released a three-slot modular switching chassis, the Catalyst 6503 48-port 10/100 line card that supports voice over Internet protocol and the Cisco Catalyst 6503 and 6506 switch based security systems for virtual private network and firewall applications.
Wireless with Borders
Borders Group Inc., the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based book retailer, and T-Mobile USA, the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, announced that Borders books stores will soon have wireless hot spot access. Starting in the first quarter of 2003, the service allowing broadband wireless Internet access will be available in 400 Borders retail outlets.
NetBotz extends its service
NetBotz, the Austin, Texas-based security company, extended its Advanced Device Crawlers software to a broad group of hardware platforms, including those from IBM, Sun, Foundry Networks and Juniper Networks. The device crawlers monitor the physical microenvironment of network devices. It looks at conditions such as fan speed, temperature and power supply.
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