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Allied Telesyn later this month will release an unmanaged 10/100M-bit/sec Ethernet switch with gigabit uplinks. The AT-FS909SX has eight Fast Ethernet ports and a 1000Base-SX uplink. The company says the switch is the first in a series and costs US$923.

Allied Telesyn: http://www.alliedtelesyn.comAlteon WebSystems has started shipping the first Gigabit Ethernet adapters for Category-5 copper cabling. At US$495, the adapters cost half as much as fiber-optic versions, the company says. The ACEnic 10/100/1000Base-T adapters automatically negotiate with the other end of the connection for the best possible rate. Drivers support Windows NT, NetWare, Linux and other operating systems.


Linksys has unveiled a broadband Ethernet router that works over cable TV and digital subscriber line (DSL) networks. The EtherFast Cable/DSL Router lets users access the Internet by connecting their PCs to cable or DSL modems. The router features a four port 10/100M bit/sec Ethernet switch and assigns up to 253 private IP addresses, Linksys says. The EtherFast Cable/DSL Router costs $199 and is available now.


Bus-Tech is rolling out a version of its EnterpriseExpress Adapter for IBM DB2 Access. This PCI card fits into an S/390 Enterprise System Connection (ESCON) slot and lets Windows NT users tap into a DB2 mainframe database.

EnterpriseExpress Adapter is available now for $15,000.


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