has big plans for
this week's networking summit in Atlanta, underscoring the bets the company
has made with a slew of recent purchases.
The networking equipment provider is leaning heavily on
recently acquired hardware this week to update its portfolio, as previously
reported. The moves are highlighted by new wide area connections for
the company's SmartSwitch Router device, a technology expected to serve as
the core for the company's corporate customer efforts going forward.
Among the items also included in the rollout are:
New equipment targeted at branch office connections to the Net and small
office networking. New 500 series SmartSwitch Routers are intended for
remote offices needing connections to headquarters and the Web. The new
equipment will roll out in December of this year. An accompanying line of
100 and 200 series small office routers targeted at small businesses will
ship next month.
New support for remote access connections within the company's
SmartSwitch 2000, 6000, and 9000 models. The new module includes interfaces
for dial-up, integrated services digital network (ISDN), and routing
functions. The new additions will roll out early next year.
An upgrade to the company's management software for asynchronous transfer
mode networks. The Specturm ATM Services Manager application, which
is shipping now with prices starting at $10,625, allows an administrator to
implement quality-of-service provisioning of bandwidth and schedule
accounting and billing functions across a wide array of equipment.
The variety of new and updated hardware and software is rolling out as part
of this week's Networld+Interop
networking industry trade show.