Cisco has squeezed some of the functionality from its high end products into its Catalyst Series XL line of desktop switches.
Available in five models, they will feature a variety of port densities, media and modular configurations. The 24 port Catalyst 2924M XL switch is aimed at 10Mbps or 100Mpbs bandwidth to individual desktops.
The 12 port Catalyst 2912MF XL can consolidate small campus networks over 100BaseFX fibre connection.
The remaining models include the capability to add Gigabit Ethernet and ATM modules in the future.
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