Allied Telesyn International (ATI) has moved into the ATM connectivity market by introducing a range of products.
At a press conference in Malta today, it released a 2.5Gbps ATM switch capable of supporting up to 16 ports at 155Mbps, at a cost of #18,000, the company said today.
The Formula 52000 is a backbone switch supporting the ATM Forum Uni 3.0/3.1 standard. The switch uses hardware to accelerate performance, said Melvyn Wray, European product marketing at the company. It is powered by a 64-bit Risc processor and customised Asics. As well as supporting the 16 OC-3 ports, it can be configured to deliver four OC-12 ports and is aimed at enterprise or campus market.
The company has also introduced an ATM adapter card for end point connection to either workstations or servers.
At the same time, ATI released ATM Lan emulation service software and AT Lan View, a management application for configuring and managing servers and clients.
The Lan emulation software, called Formula Lane, is intended to help network administrators migrate from existing Lans to ATM.
The network adaptors come in both PCI and S-Bus configurations, and support Windows NT, Windows 95 and Netware.
The products will be available through ATI?s channel partners in May, said Wray.
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