Top 100 Computer Companies
Cabletron Introduces New
Token Ring Switches
ROCHESTER, NH - April 14, 1999 - Cabletron Systems (NYSE: CS) today
announced new SmartSTACK Token Ring switches, the latest addition to the company's
award-winning SmartSTACK solutions. These affordable switches combine a full set of Token
Ring switching features, flexible backbone uplinks and a stackable design to deliver up to
224 switched Token Ring segments - the highest port density in the industry today.
The SmartSTACK Token Ring switches each provide 20 ports for workgroup, desktop or
backbone switching solutions, with support for full-duplex and Dedicated Token Ring (DTR)
802.5r. Using a stackable interface option, users have the ability to stack up to 8 units
together, providing a scaleable, cost-effective solution for growing networks.
The SmartSTACK integrates Token Ring networks with high-speed technologies using modular
SmartSTACK Interface Modules (SSIM), enabling backbone connectivity to ATM, High Speed
Token Ring (HTSR) or Fast Ethernet.
In addition, the switches support Source Route Bridging (SRB) and Transparent forwarding,
as well as standards-based SNMP and RMON management, providing maximum performance and
manageability for today's Token Ring workgroups.
"Cabletron's Token Ring SmartSTACK solutions help address the performance and
scalability needs of existing Token Ring users. The SmartSTACK provides a reliable,
flexible, standards-based switching solution to extend and enhance Token Ring
networks," said Andrew Feldman, senior director of solutions marketing at Cabletron
About Cabletron Systems
Cabletron Systems, a premier provider of enterprise-class networking solutions, delivers
dependable network access and communications to millions of people worldwide. With
scaleable products designed for Fortune 1000 enterprise networks, service providers and
small businesses, Cabletron is the business communications specialist for the information
age. Cabletron's web site can be reached on the Internet at http://www.cabletron.com.