announced a new
module for its System 5000 switching platform that ties mainframe systems
to networks based on IP. The new module, due to ship in November for
$11,995, serves as a gateway to mainframes that do not support TCP/IP
connections. The module fills two slots in a 5000 chassis and includes
support for Token Ring, Ethernet, and FDDI LAN connections. Coinciding with
the hardware launch, the company will deliver a software suite that allows
users to access mainframe applications through a Web browser.