Allied Telesyn International recently announced two gigabit network adapters for servers or workstations, aimed at companies looking to take advantage of falling prices for Gigabit Ethernet equipment.
Allied's 1000Base-SX and 1000Base-T server adapters can send gigabit-speed traffic over 550 metres of single-mode fibre or 100 metres over category 5 or 6 copper cabling, respectively. The network interface cards (NIC) are priced much lower than Allied's previous gigabit adapters, which cost $US600 to $1200 for copper or fibre versions.
Both PCI-based NICs support features such as 802.1Q virtual LAN tagging for identifying 64 VLAN segments in a network. The NICs can also sense slower 10Mbps and 100Mbps Ethernet connections. The copper-based AT-2930T costs $200, and the fibre-based AT-2930SX is priced at $500.
Both NICs are available now.