Briefs: IBM Announces New LAN PC Card

FRAMINGHAM (05/04/2000) - This week, IBM Corp. announced the High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card and Access Point package for linking mobile PCs to high-speed 11M bit/sec wireless Ethernet LANs. The 802.11b-compliant Access Point acts as a bridge between wireless and wired Ethernet networks. Networks can be configured with one access point for small workgroups or with multiple access points to support many users. The High Rate Wireless LAN Access Point will cost $999 and the High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card $179. Both will be available this month.

IBM: www.ibm.com

Allied Telesyn International next week will announce seven members of its first router family. The AT-AR family of remote access routers range from the four-port AT-AR130, a basic small office/home office router to a fully featured AT-AR720, which includes a Fast Ethernet port and supports virtual private networks and integrated Data Encryption Standard security features. The routers support PPP, Multilink PPP, Routing Information Protocol and Open Shortest Path First routing protocols. Prices range from $325 for the AR130 to $1,095 for the AT-AR720.

Allied Telesyn: www.allied telesyn.com

Veritas Software has rolled out new versions of its clustering software for Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) and Network Load Balancing (NLB). ClusterX for MSCS has added support for group balancing, in which network executives can determine which applications should be failed-over when problems occur. Each product supports Windows 2000 and NT 4.0. Available now, Cluster X for MSCS is $5,000 per two-node cluster; ClusterX for NLB is $1,000 per load-balanced server.

Veritas: www.veritas.com

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