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3Com Unzips Its ZipChip.

3Com Corporation announced next-generation ATM Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) technology and advanced new switching products that deliver end-to-end policy-enabled, multi-layer switching in integrated Ethernet/ATM networks. The new technology enables enterprises to deploy large-scale voice/video/data networks based on Ethernet switching for desktop connectivity and scalable ATM switching for the core of networks. The new solution is able to provide performance switching between Ethernet and ATM, transparently prioritizing the different traffic, and guaranteeing quality of service between the two network technologies.

Featuring 3Com's third-generation ZipChip ASIC technology, the new products include interface modules for the company's SuperStack II Switch 1100/3300 and CoreBuilder 7000HD switches. The new offering includes the industry's first software selectable OC-3/OC-12 ATM expansion module for connecting to converged networks. Also announced were interface modules for 3Com Corporation's FIRE ASIC-based CoreBuilder 3500 switch, along with enhancements to CoreBuilder 9000 switches that include a Category 5 copper OC-3c interface and support for ATM configurations of the newest CoreBuilder 9000 seven-slot chassis.

Now available, SuperStack II Switch 1100/3300 OC-3c/OC-12c ATM Expansion Module costs $5,995; CoreBuilder 3500 2Port OC-3c ATM Interface Module is priced at $9,995; CoreBuilder 3500 1 Port OC-12c ATM Interface Module is $11,995; CoreBuilder 7900 36 Port 10/100 Fast Ethernet Interface Card costs $14,995; and CoreBuilder 9000 4 Port UTP Category 5 copper OC-3c Interface Card is priced at $1,495.
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Title Annotation:3Com SuperStack II Switch 1100/3300, 3Com CoreBuilder 3500, 3Com CoreBuilder 7900, 3Com CoreBuilder 9000 network switches
Publication:Computer Technology Review
Article Type:Product Announcement
Date:Jul 1, 1999
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