Cisco releases Ethernet controller
Cisco Systems released products and offerings for its Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio that are designed to enable more scalable architectures and easier operational manageability.

The first release is a data centre-optimized eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches, designed to be able to deliver up to a 60 per cent increase in local switching performance. The module increases the architectural scalability of the Catalyst 6500 and complements the platform’s operational manageability and comprehensive resilience capabilities.

The Catalyst 6500 Series eight-port and four-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules are typically deployed in the data centre, distribution and core layers of a customer’s network. The eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module will help enable high-performance server aggregation, LAN access uplink aggregation and connectivity within the core where a higher-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet is required.

The Catalyst 6500 eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module with the new Distributed Forwarding Card 3C (DFC-3C) is available now starting at a list price of US$37,500.


Lenovo releases first Intel Core 2 Duo notebook
Lenovo announced the company’s first Lenovo-branded notebook PC to feature Intel Core 2 Duo with the release of the Lenovo N100 widescreen notebook PC. The system also features next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity, enhanced multimedia features and is Vista Premium-ready.

Specific features include “Multiple In/Multiple Out” (MIMO), the next-generation Wi-Fi technology based on 802.11n standards, which enables faster connectivity and greater range than PCs set with previous standards. The N100 is also equipped with a 15.4-in. VibrantView display that delivers sharp contrast, crisp images, increased colour depth and wider viewing angles. VibrantView also optimizes the multimedia experience by enabling users to view high-end graphic and video content in lowly lit environments.

The N100 includes the latest Intel Core 2 Duo (64-bit) and Intel Celeron M processors. The Lenovo N100 offers full Vista-capable support and select models will be Vista Premium ready. The N100 15.4-in. wide notebook PC also offers the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 with either 64MB or 128MB in select models to drive high-end graphics performance.

The Lenovo N100 is available now with prices starting at $1,149.

Data Management

Cimmetry releases AutoVue 19.1 for Solaris
Cimmetry Systems Corp. announced the immediate availability of AutoVue v19.1 Client-Server, Web edition for versions nine and 10 of Sun Solaris servers.

AutoVue 19.1 for Solaris servers provides organizations with the ability to view, markup, digitally mockup and collaborate in real-time on hundreds of native document types, including 2D/3D CAD, EDA and Office, with one Web-based solution.

AutoVue 19.1 on Solaris, Client-Server Edition, can be purchased from Cimmetry Systems.

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