MENLO PARK, Calif., August 9, 1993 -- The 100,000th internetwork router to be shipped by internetworking leader Cisco Systems, part of a donation to the Stanford University Center in Japan in Kyoto, will help rescue scholars at the center from "Internet deprivation," according to a Stanford official.
Cisco has donated the historic router and two additional units, paid for by Cisco employees and executives, in recognition of the firm's founders'roots at Stanford and of the university's role in the development of internetworking technology as a whole.
A new network based on two Cisco Model 3103 ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and one Model 500-CS Communication Server will replace the center's orginal low-speed networking facilities. "The Center has outgrown these facilities, and Cisco's donations will help provide full Internet connectivity for faculty and students who have been suffering from Internet deprivation," said William Yundt, Stanford's director of networking and communication systems.
The Internet is a network of computers that links tens of thousands of university, corporate and military systems worldwide. Since Cisco began shipping products in 1986, its routers have been used to help build the global Internet infrastructure. Today nearly 600 hosts on the Internet carry the name "Cisco."
John Morgridge, Cisco president and CEO, said, "We felt it was appropriate that our 100,000th router represent the best of Cisco. Since we owe our start to Stanford, we wanted to acknowledge its role in our development of a technology that has literally created a new data communications industry. In addition, we hope our donation to the Stanford University Center will underscore the part Cisco has played in global deployment of the Internet."
The Stanford University Center, founded in 1989 encompasses programs in Japanese language, history, culture and politics, as well as the Stanford Center for Technology and Innovations (SCTI), which focuses on technology and economic development. Particpating in these programs are faculty and student scholars from Stanford and other major universities, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton and Michigan.
Cisco Systems, Inc., is the leading worldwide supplier of high-performance, multimedia and multiprotocol internetworking products, including routers, bridges, communication servers and router management software. Cisco technology is used to build enterprise-wide networks linking an unlimited number of geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM SNA networks. In the United States, Cisco is traded over the counter under the NASDAQ symbol CSCO.