FRAMINGHAM (04/06/2000) - Lucent Technologies' Enterprise Networks Group - to be spun off as a separate firm later this year - last week announced a trade-in program for users of 3Com Corp.'s LAN switches. 3Com said last month it would discontinue its CoreBuilder family as of June 30. Effective now through Sept.

30, 3Com users can trade in the switches for a variety of other products. For example, a free seven-slot Cajun P550 Gigabit Switch chassis can be had with each trade-in of select CoreBuilder 5000/9000 chassis and up to $770 for the trade-in of CoreBuilder 7000 ATM modules toward the purchase of Cajun M770 ATM modules.


Intel Corp. last week announced support services for its network business.

Intel's Netstructure support services include phone, hardware and software subscription support contracts and product installation support. The services support Netstructure switches, hubs, access and virtual private network products and routers. The services are available through Intel's network of value-added resellers, which will offer one- and three-year contracts. Prices will vary depending on the service and products purchased.


Mapletree Networks is shipping a 168-modem card that can handle 56K bit/sec modem, ISDN, and voice and fax over IP calls on any port. MTN 5000 is a compact PCI card that supports Windows NT and Linux operating systems. The hot-swappable card has seven T-1 or Primary Rate Interface ISDN ports, each of which can carry 24 DS-0 phone channels, and costs about $10,000.

Mapletree: www.mapletree. com

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