Asante Technologies, a network solutions provider, will showcase their router and Gigabit Ethernet technologies at next week’s Networld+Interop tradeshow in Las Vegas May 8-10.
The company will highlight their line of cable/DSL routers, including the new FriendlyNET FR3004C, which contains a redundant modem port. Asante will also preview its new wireless router, the FriendlyNET FR3002AL, a 2-port 10/100 switch with integrated print server and optional wireless connection. It supports 802.11b compatible devices, including Apple’s AirPort.
When users want wireless support, they simply plug an Asante AeroLAN into the router and begin talking with other 802.11b compatible devices, according to William Hang, Product Manager at Asante. The company will tout its line of Gigabit Ethernet ports and will also preview new high-density Gigabit switches.
“The IntraCore 65120 switches have the highest Gigabit port count in the rack-mounted 1U market,” said Wilson Wong, Asante’s CEO and president, in a statement. “And the cost per port will be the lowest, making them the most affordable switches in their class.”
Depending on the existing network structure, each GBIC Gigabit Ethernet module interface can be configured with a 1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX, or 1000BaseLX GBIC interface. This non-proprietary architecture allows customers to mix-and-match many different network configurations, reducing acquisition costs, Wong said.
Asante previewed new Internet and Ethernet technologies early this year at Macworld San Francisco. At that time, the company also announced a Gigabyte Ethernet adapter and Mac OS X drivers.