Asanté Introduces New Gigabit Switch for Less Than $25/Port
FriendlyNET GX5-800P Delivers 8 Ports in a Small Footprint
SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 13-10-2003 --
Asanté Technologies, Inc. today announced the
newest addition to Asanté's popular FriendlyNET® GX5 family of Gigabit
Ethernet workgroup switches. The small GX5-800P transfers data across the
network at speeds up to 1 Gbps (or 2 Gbps in full duplex mode) to quickly
move streaming media and large files, such as DVD-sized contents, in a few
"This switch really brings Gigabit networking to small or home-based
businesses, such as those involved in digital graphics, publishing, or
scientific activities," said Wilson Wong, Chairman, President, and CEO of
Asanté. "Engineers designed the GX5-800P for businesses needing a small,
quiet, reliable network switch. Our new switch strengthens Asanté's
commitment to bring affordable Gigabit Ethernet down to the desktop level."
Engineered to Fit in a Tight Budget
The handy GX5-800P switch is also ideal for both ad hoc networks and for
extending Gigabit Ethernet to several desktops around the workspace. A
single integrated switch engine automatically filters and forwards traffic
at wire speed for all 8 ports simultaneously. Along with the switching
power module, the GX5-800P is small enough to set up in very tight spaces.
Key features include:
-- 8 ports of 10/100/1000BaseT
-- Quiet, convection-cooled for silent operation
-- External switching power supply runs cooler and uses less power
-- Compatible with any Windows or Mac machine with a 10/100/1000BaseT
-- Auto-Uplink uses both straight and crossover cables--automatically
Pricing and Availability
Asanté resellers and systems integrators are offering this new product now:
-- GX5-800P. Desktop. 8-port 10/100/1000BaseT switch. Part #99-00789-01.
Suggested retail: $199.
Asanté Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of network solutions for
the enterprise, education, and service provider marketplaces. The company's
FriendlyNET products simplify networking and provide Internet access for
mobile and office professionals. Asanté's IntraCore® products support
multi-service applications for large enterprises. For a list of Asanté
resellers or additional information, visit www.asante.com or call
Asanté, FriendlyNET, and IntraCore are registered trademarks and
Auto-Uplink is a trademark of Asanté Technologies, Inc. All other names may
be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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