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Quick Takes: IP PBX launched

Shoreline Technologies announces a new IP public branch exchange, and 3Com offers a new network jack, in this edition of Quick Takes.

Shoreline announces new IP PBX

Shoreline Technologies announced the availability of a new IP public branch exchange (PBX) targeted at single site enterprises with 100 or fewer phones. The Sunnyvale, Calif., provider of voice over Internet Protocol systems said that a typical 38-user system could be purchased for a little over $22,000.

Shoreline Technologies

Wall jack quadruples Ethernet ports

This week 3Com Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., announced the availability of its new NJ200 network jack. The jack allows network manager to convert a single port LAN connection into four switched ports, thereby allowing network managers to add more users and devices to the network.


Cisco consolidates network system drive

This week Cisco Systems of San Jose, Calif., announced a new feature for its Sn5400 Storage Router. The feature, called Network Boot, consolidates the system drive functions from dozens of servers onto an external storage device. With this feature, users can now boot servers directly across an IP network.

Cisco Systems

New multi-homed gateways for WANs released a new line of products this week that integrates wide area network (WAN) backup and dynamic load balancing with firewalls and virtual private networks. These products from the Fremont, Calif., network performance enhancement company are targeted at small and medium enterprises and help companies to ensure redundancy and increase bandwidth in their WAN connections.

New products for wireless LANs

This week RF Industries announced a new line of coaxial connectors, antenna jumpers and antennae for wireless local area networks. The equipment from the San Diego, Calif., wireless products manufacturer is compatible with the widely deployed 802.11b standard and the higher bandwidth 802.11a standard.

RF Industries

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