Telstra voice/data app.
Telstra Wholesale has released the first wholesale ADSL product for symmetric applications. It will provide wholesale resellers with a competitively priced, IP based, data service that will simultaneously support voice services. The new offering called Commerce-Stream, uses ADSL technology to deliver up to 512kbps upstream and downstream services. It is also Telstra's new DSL product and compliments the existing FlexStream offering.
Exabyte failsafes Fibre
Exabyte claims it is leading the storage market again. This time offering less chance of failure of its high-performance X80 and X20 tape libraries by incorporating native Fibre Channel. In a SAN environment, the native Fibre Channel tells the server to talk directly to the tape via e-copy (extended copy command), eliminating the use of server time and CPU cycles to process commands, the vendor claims. In addition it removes the Fibre channel bridge or router which is the biggest point of failure in the back-up environment. The first off the block with such an offering.
Tripp Lite, UPS freebies
Power protection vendor Tripp Lite is distributing its SmartPro series of intelligent UPS systems to the Asia-Pacific market, offering a free 4-port USB hub with every SmartPro UPS purchase as a buying incentive. The SmartPro UPS line includes six models, rated from 450 VA (Volt-amp) to 3000 VA output. This covers virtually every computer application, according to Tripp Lite.