Network Solutions- Briefs
IBM expands Network Stations
IBM has launched the Network Station Series 2200 and 2800 and a new version of its Network Station Manager software in a move designed to maintain its commitment to thin-client computing.
The products are designed to pro-vide access to all types of server-based applications and feature increased performance, expanded memory and improved audio and video support.
The products are available now in Australia and New Zealand.
SMC releases TigerCard 1000
SMC Networks has announced its TigerCard 1000, a Gigabit Ethernet Adapter designed to deliver high bandwidth throughput for server connections. SMC reports it delivers greater bandwidth and performance to the LAN by providing a single 1000Base-SX link connection to servers and high-end workstations.
It features a 32 or 64-bit PCI bus and will operate in either the standard PCI slot or the newer wider 64-bit PCI slots, delivering 2Gbps of aggregate bandwidth.
Available now, the TigerCard 1000 has a recommended retail price of $1250.
Intel acquires IPivot for $US500M
Intel has agreed to acquire IPivot for $US500 million in cash. California-based IPivot makes Internet commerce equipment that determines where data should be processed and sends the request to servers that can deliver the best response time. Other products help accelerate certain security functions.
IPivot is the eighth networking- or communications-related company Intel has acquired this year. Others have included Level One, Dialogic and Shiva.
Nortel, Symbol team on VoIP
Nortel Networks and wireless networking specialist Symbol Technologies have announced they will work together to trail the combination of LAN mobility and IP technologies.
The US customer trials are designed to deliver integrate wireless Internet telephony gateways into Nortel's Meridian 1 switch.
The goal is to provide customers with the ability to integrate phone systems and local area networks in additional to mobile network and Internet access.
The technology trials will be conducted in the first quarter of next year, based initially on Nortel Networks' Meridian 1 PBX, and Symbol's IEEE 802.11 compliant Symbol Spectrum 24 wireless LAN access points and NetVision H.323 voice enabled network devices.