Asante Technologies Inc. has begun shipping its FriendlyNET GX5-208 Gigabit Ethernet workgroup switch, which boasts eight ports of 10/100 Mbps and two ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet.
The GX5-208 also offers Auto-Uplink technology, which allows ports to automatically cross over if necessary. This eliminates the need to search for the right cable configuration, said Jim Hsia, Asante vice president of marketing. The switch also offers an integrated address look-up engine, which supports 6K MAC addresses; diagnostic buffering support with 256K RAM; broadcast storm protection; and IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex; back pressure flow control for half-duplex
The FriendlyNET GX5-208 retails for US$299. More info can be found at the Asante Web site.