Intel fleshed out its hub and switch products for the small and mid-size market last week with the introduction of the Intel Express Stackable Hub and Standalone Switch.
The 16- to 24-port Intel Express 330T Stackable Hub has interchangeable fibre-optic and 10/100Mbit/sec Ethernet modules. It can be stacked up to five units high for a total of 120 ports. It also can be daisy-chained for up to 42 ports. Each port is autosensing, which lets network managers use it on a 10Mbit/sec or 100Mbit/sec network.
The Ethernet and fibre-optic modules are optional.
The Intel Express 410T Standalone Switch, also for 10/100Mbit/sec networks, is available in a 16- or 24-port configuration.
Intel's Device View software is included with the hubs and switches and offers management control of them through Windows or browser interfaces. Device View is compatible with HP OpenView or Tivoli NetView network management. An optional management module lets users manage the hub remotely or locally.
The Intel Express Stackable 330T Hub with 16 ports starts at $US1159. The optional Ethernet module is $699, the fibre-optic module is $699 and a management module is available for $899. The Intel Express 410T Standalone switch starts at $1199.