Hitachi Data Systems announced the availability of a SAN (Storage
Area Network) starter kit. The kit includes a rack-mounted
Thunder 9200, fiber switch technology, storage management
software and services needed to design and build a SAN. Hitachi
says the product can offer customers an easy way to purchase,
implement, and support new or existing enterprise SANs.
Customers can create consolidated storage pools that maximize
efficiency and minimize management complexity while enabling
storage to grow independently of servers. This can result
in cost savings.
The company claims that at the heart of the kit is Thunder
9200 which has a fiber architecture that delivers a system
bandwidth that is up to four times greater than competitor
offerings. The Thunder 9200 scales in a single configuration
from 36 GB to 7.2 TB of capacity and is packaged in a flexible
rackmount or deskside configuration.
Hitachi felt that the combination of high scalability, high
performance, and advanced Java-based GUI management capabilities
makes the product ideal for applications like e-commerce,
data mart/data mining, messaging, and Web servers. It also
serves as a storage consolidation for NAS (Network Attached
Storage) and SAN in NT/2000 and Unix
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BUNDLE OF UTILITIES
Symantec Corporation has launched Norton SystemWorks 2002,
Norton CleanSWeep 2002, and Norton Utilities 2002.
These products aim to extend the functionality found in Windows
XP and keep the OS running at high performance levels. The
company said that the products have features like intuitive
interface, scheduled automatic system checks, automatic safeguard
against viruses, advanced system recovery tool, and the ability
to permanently delete all traces of selected files/folders
to clear free space.
Norton SystemWorks 2002 also includes full versions of the
newest releases of Norton AntiVirus 2002 and GoBack 3 Personal
Edition. Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition includes
all the products in Norton SystemWorks 2002 as well as Norton
Ghost 2002 and WinFax 10.0 Basic Edition.
Norton CleanSWeep 2002 aims to improve a PCs performance by
safely and easily removing unwanted programs and Internet
build-ups on Windows systems. It uses Internet Sweep technology
to remove unwanted cache and cookie files that are automatically
downloaded when surfing. It also removes unnecessary ActiveX
controls and browser plug-ins.
Norton Utilities 2002 helps to optimize Windows XP and provides
problem solving tools. It detects, prevents, and repairs hardware
and software problems to give the user good control over the
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Avaya has introduced the Avaya MultiService Networking Infrastructure
(MSNI) Solutions. They provide the foundation for applications
that combine voice, data and video over IP networks, including
CRM (Customer Relationship Management), VOIP (Voice over IP),
unified messaging, distance learning and collaborative video.
The Avaya CajunRules Policy Manager enables the total management
of your network according to your business guidelines and
principles of operation; it works across all Avaya's LAN switches
and existing networks.
The Avaya Cajun product family offers network infrastructure
from desktop, wiring closet, to the backbone, to the WAN.
Avaya's SYSTIMAX SCS (Structured Connectivity Solutions) reduce
downtime by offering customizable copper and/or fiber connectivity
solutions for the networks that integrate voice, video and
Avaya Virtual Private Network (VPN) Portfolio aids to shorten
time to market and improve scalability for service providers
delivering managed VPN services to new customers. According
to the company they offer a full spectrum of applications
and infrastructure needed for total voice/data convergence,
along with extensive experience helping businesses become
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NETWORKING WITH HOMENET
Compex Systems Pte Ltd unveiled its latest product in the
HomeNet seriesTH102-A HPNA-to-Ethernet Gateway and NetPassage
16 from its Parallel Broadband NetPassage Series.
Compex's TH102-A is a 10Mbps HPNA-to-Ethernet Gateway integrated
with bridging and routing capabilities between home phone
line and Ethernet networks. This allows users to access Ethernet
devices via home phone line network or configure to share
broadband Internet access, with multiple HPNA-ready home PCs.
Compex's TH102-A leverages PC networking through existing
phone wiring in homes, without disrupting the phone service.
According to the company, TH102-A provides a cost-efficient
home network to be setup using phone lines instead of network
cabling or the more expensive wireless solution. Apart from
sharing a single Broadband Internet account, Compex's TH102-A
provides scalable Internet bandwidth via Compex's 'Parallel
Broadband' technology. As your network expands, additional
units of TH102-A can be installed to your network, delivering
virtually a combined Internet bandwidth and providing fault
tolerance with redundant links.
TH102-A HPNA-to-Ethernet Gateway enables other services like
file and printer sharing amongst all computers on the network.
If the TH102-A unit is operating in Router mode, features
like Time-based Access Control and IP Packet Filtering, enable
users to restrict and control the amount of time spent on
the Internet. With Network Address Translation (NAT), TH102-A
provides a firewall, thus providing security to your Home
Phoneline Network. In addition, Compex TH102-A is designed
with features such as Virtual Server, Built-in DHCP server
and Web-based configuration interface. It also provides a
user-friendly configuration interface which includes an option
to save the configuration profile, which can be restored should
the router settings be accidentally cleared.
NetPassage 16 Broadband Internet Gateway with 4-port 10/100Mbps
Fast Ethernet Switch is a device to direct data in and out
of your network, be it home or work, with or without wires,
and to connect to broadband services. The NetPassage 16 features
a Time-Based Control function that lets you keep a check on
your Internet surfing time. It also supports dialup Internet
connection using external V.90 56k analog modem, serving as
a backup link. The 11Mbps wireless PCMCIA LAN card secured
by 64-bit or 128-bit WEP (Wire Equivalent Privacy), enables
you to share resources between the wired and wireless networks
and surf the Internet wirelessly. It can also function as
a Wireless Access Point, supporting Bridging to your existing
wired Ethernet network. Incorporation of Pseudo VLAN (Virtual
LAN) technology into the NetPassage 16 provides data privacy
for wireless communication. The NetPassage 16 also includes
other features such as hosting of Virtual Internet Servers,
IP Packet Filtering and built-in DHCP Server.
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COMPACT COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ON YOUR DESKTOP
Cisco Systems has launched its latest generation of IP phones,
Cisco IP Phone 7960. The phones are based on Cisco's AVVID
(Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data) platform.
According to Cisco, the phones offer cost savings, as businesses
have to invest in only one communication system for the desktop
while delivering next-generation value-added services.
The Cisco IP Phone 7960 is aimed at addressing the needs of
enterprise users. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP3)
standard directory provides user mobility within the office
while retaining use of a direct dial number. Other services
such as video conferencing, collaboration, value-added options
like prioritizing calls received, calling party name and number,
calls received, missed, dialed calls etc. are also provided.
According to the company, Cisco 7960 is designed for scalability.
The features can keep pace with new changes through software
updates to the phone's flash memory. The internal Cisco two-port
Ethernet switch allows for a direct connection to a 10/100BaseTx
Ethernet network via a RJ-45 interface with single LAN connectivity
for both the phone and a co-located PC. The system administrator
can designate separate virtual LANs (VLANs) (802.1Q) for the
PC and Cisco IP Phones.
Along with the phone Cisco has also introduced a new IP Telephony
solution. With an Interface Approval Certificate from TEC
to its credit, Cisco's products can be connected directly
to BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited)/ MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone
Limited) networks to carry voice traffic from the internal
enterprise PABX to anywhere in the world. Since an integrated
PSTN voice and CUG Voice/Data architecture isn't legal, an
enterprise needs to invest in a physically separate data network.
The IP-based solution enable services such as video conferencing,
collaboration, XML integration, application prioritizing calls
received, calling party name and number, calls received, missed
and dialed, extension mobility etc. According to the company
the solution is backed up with standard CAT-5 LAN cabling.
IP-PBX an open standards solution, gives enterprises the flexibility
of selecting the vendor for application integration.
Cisco is amongst the few companies in India to offer an entire
IP-based, multi-box solution with various scalability options,
comprising of combinations using AS5300, Catalyst 6500, Cisco
3600, Catalyst 2900XL, integrated with Cisco Call Manager
software, Cisco IP IVR (Interactive Voice Response), Cisco
IP AA (Automated Attendant) and the Cisco range of IP Phones.
Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.
IL&FS Financial Centre, 2nd Floor
C 22, G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex
Bandra (E), Mumbai-400051
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VCOs FROM AGILENT
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced new surface-mount
technology (SMT) voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) for
high-speed 40 Gbps fiber optic communication systems. It synchronizes
data and voice communication systems to operate at US-standard
SONET or European-standard STM transmission rates.
The VCOs perform multiplexing (MUX) and demultiplexing (DEMUX)
clocking and enable manufacturers to meet the low-jitter performance
specifications necessary for line cards in network routers
and long-haul communication systems. According to the company
the ultra compact size of these surface-mount VCOs will enable
network equipment manufacturers to design more tightly integrated
boards and line cards for 40 Gbps systems.
The VCOs also use Agilent's silicon bipolar and GaAs PHEMT
technologies, and operate at 5 V bias with a 0 to 5 V tuning
range. They are also available at slightly higher frequencies
for systems using forward error correction (FEC), and can
be packaged with SMA/K-connectors.
Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Maa Anandmai Marg, Kalkaji
Tel: 11-6826415, Fax: 11-6826421
Global E-Secure has launched a suite of e-security services
and solution for banks. These security solutions aid Indian
banks to comply with the guidelines, issued by the Reserve
Bank of India to all scheduled commercial banks for computer-automated
systems and Internet banking.
It offers services right from conducting IT security audits
and risk assessment, to security architecture design &
policy development, implementation and integration services
to conducting post-implementation audit and control.
Global E-Secure also offers SmartCard and Token based two-factor
authentication solutions for secured access mechanisms. It
integrates well with systems supporting symmetric (SKI) or
public key-based (PKI) authentication, data confidentiality
and integrity. The services enable firewalls, Intrusion Detection
and antivirus systems to protect access gateways, check for
loopholes in the network and provide reliable access to authorized
groups. According to Global E-Secure, the company will also
provide facilities management through its Security Managers
covering network, server, database, operating system and desktop
administration and vendor, disaster recovery and backup.
AB-01, Neelam Center,
Hind Cycle Rd, Worli, Mumbai 400025
Tel: 22-4614670, Fax:22-4614671
InnoMedia IP VideoPhone, an IP-based desktop videophone is
a compact system incorporating InnoMedia's audio and video
processing technology. The phone is being marketed by TataNet
as a low cost video conferencing solution. It is compatible
with existing video conferencing standards like H.323. With
a 4-inch TFT LCD display, the phone has CIF (Cells in Frame)
and QCIF (Quarter Common Intermediate Format) video resolutions.
The CIF resolution offers 352x288 pixels at up to 15fps (frames
per second) and QCIF resolution 176x144 pixels at up to 30fps.
The other features include high frame rate >15fps, video
out connectivity to TV, VCR or projector, PAL (Phase Alternation
Line) and NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) format
support for input; NTSC only for output.
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