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.
Initially, many customers were cautiously optimistic about our performance and latency claims based on the fact that no Ethernet switch chip vendor has ever come close to meeting the targets that we set out to achieve," said Bob Nunn, Fulcrum president and CEO.
Since first announcing the FocalPoint family in November, Fulcrum has received first silicon, brought up the chips and evaluation platforms in the lab, conducted extensive performance and conformance tests, and begun sampling the world's most powerful Ethernet switch chip in the world's most integrated Ethernet switch platform -- all within two months, and on schedule.
Given the strength in the small business segment, we anticipate that a 24- or 48-port Fast Ethernet fixed-configuration switch -- which can add features to securely handle applications such as VoIP and Wireless LAN without adding too much complexity or cost -- will be the product of choice for this market over the next couple of years," said Seamus Crehan, Director of Ethernet Switch Research for Dell'Oro Group.