The Comsol LCD KVM switch saves up to one-third of your rack space by integrating a keyboard, mouse, 15-inch TFT LCD panel and eight-port KVM switch, all in a 1U rack drawer. Designed for server racks where space is a premium, the LCD KVM switch is ideal for network managers who want to increase their server management capacity. It supports DOS, Win3.x/95/98/NT/XP, Netware, Linux, SCO Unix and OS/2.
It retails for $4853.20 (inc GST) and is distributed by Comsol.
Comsol: (02) 9701 8800. www.comsol.com.au.
The ALFA VPN broadband router is ideal for SOHO users that require high-speed access to services such as e-mail and the Internet over the network. It offers 1xWAN, 4x10/100 LAN, xDSL/cable modem support, firewall, IP security, virtual server, PPPoE client and IP sharing.
Dealer pricing is $341.
Altech Computers: (02) 9748 2233. www.altech.com.au.
The FSM726S is the first in a family of managed switches that allows SMEs to remotely monitor and control a network using a simple, Web-based graphical user interface (GUI). The switch is equipped with 24 10/100Mbps ports, two 10/100/1000Mbps ports, 2Gb interface converter (GBIC) slots, two stacking connectors and an RS-232 console port.
It retails for $2,849 (inc GST) and is distributed by BMS, Express Data, J. Mills Distribution, Tecksel and Tech Pacific.
Netgear: 1800 502 061. www.netgear.com.au.
ipMux from IMC Networks is an Internet access multiplexer with bandwidth control. It is available as a five-port 10/100TX or one 100BAseFX, four-port 10/100TX managed switch module for installation in either a one-slot or 13-slot chassis. Its unique management features allow bandwidth management and secure forwarding of a range of IP addresses similar to a VLAN or router, making it ideal for sub-netting an enterprise network or data/Web hosting centre.
The list price of the TX5 including chassis is $3,336. It is distributed by Digital Networks Australia.
Digital Networks: (02) 8436 9600. www.dna.com.au/imc.
The P330 series, including the P332G-ML, P332GT-ML, P334T-ML, P334T and P333T/P333R, is targeted at the mid-market. The P330 Ethernet stackable switch solution features modular functionality, high port density, carrier-class reliability and building-block simplicity. The P330 family offers Layer 2, 3 and 4 workgroup switches that allow the building of small, medium or large workgroups as well as the expansion of one to the other.
The P330 series retails from $4,805 and is distributed by Ingram Micro.
Ingram Micro: 1300 654 613. www.avaya.com.au.
Belkin's eight-port network switch is designed for dial-up Internet connections to provide a backbone for small businesses sharing e-mail, printers, files and other devices, as well as providing dedicated bandwidth to each computer in the network for error-free data transmission. The switch works with PCs and Macs at a speed of 10/100Base-Tx Ethernet. The vertical design saves on desk space and offers a built-in cable management and docking ring for daisy-chain fitting or add-on networking products.
It retails for $199.95 and is distributed by Ingram Micro.
Ingram Micro: 1300 654 613. www.belkin.com.au.