Informatics A high speed LAN hardware standard for communicating among PCs, which can link up to 1024 nodes in a bus network. See Local area network, Packet swltching. Cf Fiber distributed data interface.
Because of its two-level priority scheme, 100VG-AnyLAN is better suited than 100Base-T for delay-sensitive applications such as voice and video.
IBM used the Networks Expo in Boston to announce an eight-port Fast Ethernet workgroup hub, while 3Com, Cabletron and others unveiled their latest 100Base-T offerings at the Comnet show in Washington.
HP's first offering will be a 100Base-T module for its AdvanceStack LANSwitch-16, available in the second quarter with more products to follow later this year.
HP's motivation was to support customers who have already deployed 100Base-T and who want to move parts of their network to 100VG without hurting their investment, according to Brice Clark, strategic planning manager for HP's Network Division in Roseville, Calif.