Schools Achieve Network Flexibility
Farrallon Communications has introduced two new networking solutions: the Fast Starlet Dual Speed Hub/24 and the Fast Starlet Palm Switch 10/100. Ideal for high-density Fast Ethernet environments where existing 10Mb devices such as printers and older workstations cannot be upgraded economically, the Fast Starlet Dual Speed Hub/24 is a good, low-cost solution for schools looking to integrate Ethernet with Fast Ethernet. It has 24 10/100 Base-TX ports plus one crossover uplink port for maximum flexibility, N-Way auto-negotiation for automatic 10Base-T or 100 Base-TX selection, and support for all standard Ethernet protocols, including TCP/IP, AppleTalk and IPX.
Good for use in classrooms, labs or libraries where high performance for high bandwidth applications is needed, the Fast Starlet Palm Switch 10/100 is a compact 8-port N-way auto-negotiating switched hub that provides affordable high-performance switched Fast Ethernet to the desktop. It also allows users to integrate older 10 Base-T devices, such as printers, with a 100 Base-T network as they upgrade. Included are eight 10/100 Base-TX switched Ethernet ports with a shared uplink for maximum flexibility and full duplex support for connections up to 200Mbps of bandwidth per port.
Farallon Communications, Inc.
San Leandro, CA
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.