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NETWORK SYSTEMS UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTS WITH REDUNDANCY

 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Systems(R) Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: NSCO) announced today a new product architecture for both its channel networking and internetworking products. Called DXE, for Data Exchange Extended, it expands upon the DX architecture introduced in 1988.
 The single DXE chassis can be configured in three basic ways: as a 6-card unit with a 400-megabit backplane; as a 12-card unit with an 800- megabit backplane; and as a dual 6-card, with two independent units each with a 400-megabit backplane in the same chassis. Two power supplies are standard with the 12-card configuration, and a third may be added for redundancy. One power supply is standard on the 6-card configuration, and a second may be added for redundancy. In the dual six or "Six Pack" configuration, two independent units are interconnected with inexpensive media, providing a fully fault-tolerant network device.
 Other features include fewer cables and uniquely modular subassemblies for easier manufacture and service in the field. It also offers true 19-inch rack mounting and -48vdc operation for telco applications. The new DXE chassis accept the same cards currently used in DX products, providing backward compatibility and protection of customers' investments.
 "DXE is our new platform for channel networking and internetworking," said Warren Pillsbury, vice president of marketing for Network Systems. "As organizations move to integrate their host-based and LAN-based applications, Network Systems is providing a common architecture for channel extension, CPU networking and internetworking. And as more mission-critical applications become distributed, we are providing products with greater manufacturability, serviceability and reliability."
 The company also announced Central Express, a multiple router package that functions as a collapsed backbone with scalability, redundancy, hot-swap units and fault-tolerance. Central Express combines existing 6600 bridge-routers interconnected with an external optical bypass switch to an FDDI backplane. Since each 6600 unit is independent, it can be removed and replaced without bringing down the entire system, thereby providing hot-swap, non-stop networking. The 6600 units can have a variety of media interfaces, including Token Ring, Ethernet and T1.
 DXE-based products will be available in limited quantities in March, with volume production in April; Central Express models are available now.
 Network Systems, based in Minneapolis, provides industry-leading networking solutions that integrate the host-centric and LAN-centric worlds of computing.
 Network Systems is a registered trademark of Network Systems Corporation.
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