CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces the NETernityâ€šÃ¢â€žÂ¢ CP981RC CompactPCI Gigabit Ethernet Switch. The 12- or 24-port unmanaged Layer-2 switch is designed to provide a high performance, cost-effective solution that responds to the growing pervasiveness of Ethernet as the backbone technology on which modern communications networks are built.
The high speed switching of communications traffic to ensure it is routed to the correct destination is a fundamental requirement of communications networks today, whether that data is travelling around the world or within a computer chassis. According to a recent report from the ARC Advisory Group, the worldwide market for Ethernet-based devices and I/O will grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.5 per cent over the next five years, with 2007â€šÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s total of one million new nodes increasing to over three million by 2012.
The CP981RC is a 6U CompactPCI switch, conforming to industry standards that enables it to be embedded within the majority of todayâ€šÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s network systems for customers in telecommunications, industry and defense. With its high density 12- and 24-port capability, the CP981RC allows customers to configure the maximum number of communications ports within a single or dual CompactPCI slot, making for highly cost-effective solutions. The provision of front I/O in an unmanaged switch delivers excellent configuration flexibility and accessibility for improved ease of use. The CP981RCâ€šÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s flexibility is further enhanced by support for 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and1000BaseT, 1000BaseSX or 1000LX interfaces. Both copper and fiber interfaces can be supported on the same switch, enabling customers to specify the solution that most precisely meets their needs. Importantly, the CP981RC supports hot-swap capability, so that it is field replaceable while the system is running, ensuring maximum network availability and improved user service.
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