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.
Both full and half duplex standards of Ethernet are supported.
According to Paul Schaller, vice president of marketing for ALANTEC, because Fast Ethernet is standards-based, easily interoperable and available in the industry today, it is an attractive solution for networks experiencing bandwidth and congestion limitations.
With ALANTEC's Fast Ethernet module operating in full duplex mode, the PowerHub 7000 delivers twice the speed of FDDI and throughput as great as ATM for point-to-point backbone applications.
Utilizing Cisco Metro Ethernet Switching, Telstra is extending its market leadership in delivering a high-speed national network that offers application-aware IP services to businesses.
For its Wideband IP and Ethernet Services, Telstra selected Cisco's scalable Metro Ethernet Switching portfolio to provide its IP VPN and Transparent LAN Services (TLS) network with enhanced quality of service (QoS), time/day-based traffic management and port security.
Telstra's Metro Ethernet network is based on Cisco 12000 Series Internet Routers and Cisco Catalyst(R) 6500 Series Switches, installed at each Point of Presence (PoP).
With the addition of a complete line of Fast Ethernet offerings to our existing FDDI family, NPI will offer users and VARs in the workgroup market the widest available choice of 100-Mbps products.
NPI's new SNAPswitch FE2000 series is the first to address the workgroup's need for multiple, managed high-speed server connections while maintaining the installed Ethernet infrastructure -- and letting the user dedicate or share Ethernet segments.