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|UK Sun VAR DSI Becomes
UK - February 21, 2002 Distributor Systems International Limited (DSI) is pleased to announce that it is now able to supply Raritan's best of breed KVM switches to its UK customers, having successfully completed a period of training in Rotterdam.
Raritan offers a broad range of KVM switches which take server management into a whole new dimension. Raritan's Paragon switch offers scalable support for up to 2000 servers, uses Cat 5 cabling and occupies only 1U of rack space. ...DSI profile, ...Raritan Computer profile
|Rockwell Collins Selects
Znyx Networks' Switches for In-Flight Entertainment Systems|
Pomona, Calif., and Fremont, Calif. February 21, 2002 Rockwell Collins, Inc., a world leader in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics solutions and ZNYX Networks today announced that ZNYX Networks' embedded switch design and OpenArchitect software have been exclusively selected and approved by Rockwell Collins for integration with its new eTES commercial in-flight entertainment systems.
Applications supported by the e-TES system include movies-on-demand and in-flight Internet services. ZNYX Networks' embedded switch design and OpenArchitect software provide sophisticated data switching services for the new Rockwell Collins eTES in-flight entertainment systems, scheduled to ship in mid-2002. These systems offer airlines and their passengers with unprecedented and robust communications and entertainment services, such as in-flight Internet connectivity, e-mail access, on-demand audio and video to every seat in a configured aircraft.
Rockwell Collins has licensed the hardware design to the ZNYX Networks ZX4500 embedded switch. This design includes a silicon-based switching fabric, microprocessor chip, memory chips and network interface chips. The design provides 24 10/100 Mbit Ethernet ports and dual 1 gigabit Ethernet port. Rockwell Collins has configured the form factor of the design to fit its custom airborne hardware. Rockwell Collins has also licensed the Ethernet routing software platform, OpenArchitect for Managed Switches. ...Znyx profile
|Tech-Source||Tech-Source to Exhibit at
Altamonte Springs, FL & Basingstoke, UK - February 20, 2002 - Tech Source will be exhibiting at CeBIT for the first time this year and will "show case" several new important product additions to the well known Raptor PCI graphics accelerator family.
Visit the Tech Source booth within the USA Pavillion in hall 7 and see the very latest in ultra high resolution LCD monitors coupled with Tech Source Solaris Ready graphics accelerators. ...CeBIT, ...Tech-Source profile
|Themis Computer Introduces
New 2RU Telco Servers for Next Generation Internet, Wireless and
FREMONT, California - February 19, 2002 - Themis Computer announced its new T-210 servers. Only 2U high and 10 inches deep, Themis' T-210 servers incorporate the new Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC-IIe 500 MHz processor, and are an ideal choice for service providers and enterprise environments where rack space is critical.
Focusing on the needs of telecommunications OEMs and systems integrators, Themis' T-210 servers feature a modular design that provides high performance and ease of system expansion. The T-210 provides connectivity via front and rear cabling, and are easily expanded through the addition of commercially available, off the shelf networking cards, I/O, peripherals and other value-added options, to meet current and future system requirements.
|Designed for fast integration,
easy maintenance, and reliable operation in extreme customer premises
environments (operating temperature range: 0 - 50°C), Themis' T-210 servers
enable the rapid deployment of high availability applications. Themis' new
T-210 servers are EMI/ESD/EMC compliant and support up to 2GB of memory, and two
removable 30 GB EIDE disks (66 MB/s). The T-210 server features 1 PCI I/O slot,
2 serial ports, 2 USB ports, optional PS/2 port and 2 Ethernet 10/100BaseT
ports. System dimensions are: 3.5" x 10.1" x 16.4" (HxWxD).
The Themis Computer T-210 servers will be available in mid-March 2002. Prices for entry level configurations of the T-210 begin at $5,000. ...Themis Computer profile
|Force Introduces ATM on a
REMONT, Calif. - Feb. 19, 2001 - Force Computers today introduced the PMC-8260/ ATM155 telecom controller module for ATM network connectivity in telecom-standard network applications and PSTN. Implementing a PowerQUICC II 200MHz processor on a PMC form-factor, the PMC-8260/ATM155 module offers the maximum available ATM optical-interface performance - 155Mbits/sec. - via PMC slots for all standard CompactPCI® boards.
|PMC-8260/ATM155 telecom controller PMC modules are now available in volume. Single-order-quantity pricing starts at $2,395. ...Force Computers profile|
|Force Announces NEBS Level
3 CompactPCI 3U |
FREMONT, Calif. - Feb. 19, 2002 - Force Computers today announced the Centellis CO 3000 system designed to meet NEBS Level 3 testing for Central Office and similar requirements. Powered by a choice of either Force's CPCI-735 or CPCI-550 SBC, the Centellis CO 3000 offers very high performance Pentium® III 700MHz or UltraSPARC-IIe® 500MHz processor capability from the embedded roadmap of Intel or Sun Microsystems, respectively. Also, this 3U, five-slot, 19-inch rack-mount system features Force's award-winning Sentinel "universal-mode" PCI-to-PCI bridge (PPB) technology for CompactPCI® system or peripheral slot functionality.
|An ideal entry-level platform
for small-footprint CompactPCI requirements, this H.110 computer telephony (CT)
bus-compatible system provides a flexible, reliable embedded Windows 2000®/Solaris®
8 operating system ready solution in a cost-effective PC size form-factor.
Moreover, the Centellis CO 3000's NEBS Level 3 design meets the requirements for
network firewall security, media servers/gateways and digital subscriber line
(DSL) concentration as well as offers ruggedized Central Office-quality
operation for IP over satellite, video-on-demand services, medical diagnostic
GUIs and other applications.
Entry-level NEBS Level 3 Centellis CO 3000 "design-in" units are available immediately with early access units (EAUs) available Q2 2002. EAU pricing starts at $5,900 with a Pentium III processor and $7,095 with a SPARC processor. ...Force Computers profile
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Announces New Marketing
Promotion "Project Blue-Away"|
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - February 15, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc today announces a series of programs called, "Project Blue-Away", aimed at targeted customers and existing IBM customers to replace IBM with Sun solutions. The first program within Project Blue-Away is a competitive replacement program for NUMA-Q, that offers neglected NUMA-Q users an alternative to IBM's end-of-life server architecture. Leveraging the Sun and Oracle best-of-breed relationship, the new competitive replacement program for NUMA-Q is designed to support the seamless migration of NUMA-Q solutions to Sun's Solaris Operating Environment on Sun servers.
"The end-of-life of the xSeries NUMA-Q product line, only two years after IBM acquired Sequent, shows the company's continued lack of commitment to its customers' evolving needs," said Shahin Khan, vice president and chief competitive officer at Sun Microsystems. "According to industry analysts, this represents a $750 million market opportunity for Sun. Together, Sun and Oracle are delivering abandoned customers with best-of-breed solutions, an IT infrastructure that can grow with their business needs and an application lifecycle that can lower their total cost of ownership, while ensuring their investments are protected well into the future." ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comment:- it's good to see Sun getting more aggessive with its marketing promotions. In the interests of balance if anyone knows of a similar program aimed to help stranded x86 Solaris users migrate to Linux just send me a press release.
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