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FRAMINGHAM (07/13/2000) - Quantum Corp. / ATL Products Inc. has announced a hardware/software product, the Prism LP130 Storage Consolidation Option, that makes it possible to logically carve up the company's tape libraries and share them among heterogeneous Unix, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and mainframe servers.

The Prism LP130 lets each tape library be divided into 16 virtual partitions.

Each virtual partition can be managed by a different storage management application, such as Veritas Software Corp.'s NetBackup. The Prism LP130 works with the Quantum/ ATL P3000 or P6000 Prism Management Card and contains a browser-based management tool. It is available starting at $13,000.

Quantum: www.atlp.com

Asante Technologies Inc. has introduced the FriendlyNET FH300 and FS5000 Series of stackable hubs and switches for connecting Macs and PCs in small remote offices or schools. The FH300 and FS5000 series are 10/100M bit/sec Fast Ethernet hubs with support for AppleShare, AppleTalk and TCP/IP routing protocols. The FS5005 stackable switch with five 10/100 LAN ports costs $88.

The FS5008 stackable switch with eight 10/100 LAN ports is $139. The FH305 stackable hub with five 10/100 LAN ports is $75, and the FH308 stackable hub with eight 10/100 LAN ports is $105. All models will begin shipping this month.

Asante: www.buyasante.com

Hewlett-Packard Co. this week announced it has cut prices on various HP ProCurve switches and hubs. The new prices are as follows: HP ProCurve Switch 4000M, $3,299, reduced from $3,599; HP ProCurve Switch 6208M-SX, $10,349, from $11,499; HP ProCurve 10/100 Hub 12, $399, from $499; and HP ProCurve 10/100 Hub 24, $499, from $649.

Hewlett Packard: www.hp.com

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