Catalyst 2600 provides solutions for dedicated workstation attached andshared ring microsegmentation
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - July 23, 1996 - Cisco Systems, Inc. todayannounced the availability of a high-performance, low-latency, standaloneToken Ring switch targeted at the workgroup switching environment. The
The Catalyst 2600 complements Cisco's current industry-leading
The Catalyst 2600 provides for microsegmentation of ring segments,media-speed data transport and low cost-per-port. The Catalyst 2600 alsotakes advantage of the IEEE 802.5r standards work to provide dedicatedToken Ring station attachment and full-duplex data transmission. Thisallows for dedicated switch port connections to busy file servers and otherhigh-performance devices.
Customers can deploy the Catalyst 2600 in a source-route bridged networkenvironment to collapse ring segments across a high-speed backplane. Thisimplementation "flattens" the number of hops in the bridged network andimproves overall network performance. The Catalyst 2600 can also beattached to a Catalyst 1600 backbone switch, in full-duplex mode (32 Mbps),extending the Catalyst 1600's high-performance, source-route bridgingcapabilities. This attachment allows high-speed interconnectioncapabilities between Catalyst 2600 workgroup switches. For customers whoimplement collapsed backbone networks using
Catalyst 2600 incorporates network management support
The Catalyst 2600 is managed by
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