Asante Technologies, a provider of network solutions, will launch its US$10,000 “Network 2 Win” (N2W) education grant at next week’s National Education Computing Conference (NECC) trade show.
Though the company is Mac connectivity specialists, the switches work with PCs too, Jim Siegrist, senior director, Marketing Communications, told MacCentral.
“Asante is committed to providing great networking solutions for schools,” said Brian Barrett, K-12 education representative at Asante, in a statement. “This is a wonderful opportunity for a K-12 school to implement or upgrade networking equipment with Asante’s award-winning products.”
Among other users, schools can use the Asante “Network 2 Win” education grant to install a wireless network, upgrade their backbone to Gigabit Ethernet, and upgrade classrooms or libraries with Fast Ethernet switches. In addition to the grant dollars, the winner will receive a free onsite consultation with an Asante networking expert. More details regarding the $10,000 N2W education grant are on
Asante’s Web site.
At NECC, Asante will also highlight its line of Gigabit Ethernet switches. The new IntraCore 65120-12G 12-port all GBIC switch offers network managers a way to distribute Gigabit Ethernet over a variety of media. The IntraCore 8000 is a 24-port 10/100 stackable switch with three switch expansion slots, one stacking slot, and one MII slot. The IntraCore 6524 is a 24-port 10/100 stackable switch with two GBIC Gigabit Ethernet expansion module ports.
What’s more, Asante will display its cable/DSL router, the FriendlyNET FR3004LC. The router has a 4-port 10/100 switch, back-up modem port, and network print server.