Force Computers and ZNYX Networks introduce joint series of compact packet-switching backplane platforms.
A new line of compact packet-switching backplane (CPSB) platforms, the Centellis CO 21000-12U series, combines Ethernet switch technology and NEBS Level 3 design chassis for network infrastructure applications. A joint venture of Force Computers and ZNYX Networks, the CPSB platforms can enhance network utilization by consolidating multiple rack components into one CompactPCI system. The Centellis CO 21000-12U series is designed for integration in rackspace-saving network solutions.
Adhering to the most recent PICMG 2.16 CPSB specification, the Centellis series features Linux-based ZNYX OpenArchitect ZX4500 Ethernet switches, each with eight external ports; three 500W 48V power supplies for 1,500W total power; dual fan trays; and up to four 3.5-inch media bays. Other features include 14 PICMG 2.16 specification Link slots, a 12U FaultZone Technology NEBS Level 3 design, 19- or 23-inch rackmounts and an optional telecom alarm module (TAM).
ZNYX's Linux-on-silicon application switch provides carrier-grade features for Layers 2 and 3 in the Centellis platforms, allowing OEMs to implement multigigabit Ethernet switching applications on silicon and run off-the-shelf networking applications without modification. The Force platform includes two nonblocking switches, providing switch-to-switch and port-to-port failover, 64MB buffer RAM and line-rate forwarding of over 6.6 million packets per second.
Manufacturer: Force Computers and ZNYX Networks
Model: Centellis CO 21000-12U series
Suggested retail price: Contact distributor
Service provides connectivity for the IPv4 Internet and a seamless transition to IPv6.
InterNetShare, Inc. announced the availability of the All Aboard! Advanced Edge Router (AER) product family, providing secure, multimedia edge-routing devices with a built-in IPv6 transition environment. The All Aboard! AER can be configured via a standard web browser and provides encryption, firewall, multimedia, VPM and IPv4/IPv6 services. IPv6-based LAN services can be added to an IPv4 network without interoperability issues, as AER provides auto configuration and transparent connectivity.
With support for either remote or local web configuration and diagnostic services, AER incorporates an SIIT translation algorithm, DNS extensions to network address translators, IPsec support for shared secret and public key mechanisms, an HTTP-based management system and H.323 routing services. AER products are part of the Advanced Edge family targeted to corporate end users, ISPs and OEMs requiring secure communications among remote LAN users. They are available as a complete device for resellers or as portable source code (for Linux, embedded Linux and other OSes) for OEMs.
Manufacturer: InterNetShare, Inc.
Model: All Aboard! Advanced Edge Router
Suggested retail price: $4,995 US packaged solution; $75,000 US (royalty-free) source code
TUXIA releases TASTE 3.1.0, targeting thin client manufacturers and VARs.
TUXIA appliance synthesis technology (TASTE) is a small desktop-compatible embedded OS, based on Linux, that includes a software suite for thin clients and internet appliances. In addition, TUXIA provides the appropriate TSE, a builder kit for customizing TASTE and integrating specific IA functionalities. The TSE application has a GUI and is designed to reduce cost and speed up time-to-market for OEMs and system integrators.
Based on kernel version 2.4, TASTE now includes Nanozilla, TUXIA's embedded version of the Mozilla brower. Nanozilla offers an extensive list of possible plugins: Java Virtual Machine, PersonalJava, SSL, standalone streaming MP3 player, Macromedia Flash, RealPlayer 8, drivers for TV-out and TV-in with zoom mode, and centralized configuration file management by BOOTP. In addition, TASTE supports HTML 4.0 and CSS, SmartCard readers, touchscreen and virtual keyboards, dial-in and dial-out via PPP, and native X for UNIX compatibility.
TASTE uses block compression technology that yields a 3:1 compression ratio, reducing the memory footprint to a minimum while maintaining full-browser functionality. A terminal emulation suite, remote administration management, crash-proof RAM-based software design, short boot-up time and a robust field upgrade mechanism are available, as is support for European, Japanese and Chinese languages.
Manufacturer: TUXIA, Inc.
Suggested retail price: Contact manufacturer
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