News Release

Cisco Announces Additions to High-Performance LAN Product Family

New 10/100 Hubs Offer Seamless Migration to Fast Ethernet
Feb 25, 1998

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 25, 1998 -- Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced two new autosensing 10/100 Mbps hubs, the FastHub. 112T and 124T. Both are simple-to-deploy, cost-effective hubs that support Ethernet and Fast Ethernet users and devices simultaneously, offering seamless migration to higher-performance networking solutions.

These hubs can connect up to 12 or 24 PCs, printers, servers or other devices at either Ethernet or Fast Ethernet speeds, preserving customers' investments in their current Ethernet network.

"Cisco is continuing to broaden its LAN product family, offering customers a comprehensive set of end-to-end networking solutions," said Bill Rossi, director of product marketing for the Small Internetworks Business Unit at Cisco Systems. "The Cisco FastHub 112T and 124T bring low-cost, autosensing hub offerings to Cisco's growing line of 10/100 products, which includes the recently announced Catalyst. 2900 series XL switches."


The rack-mountable FastHub 112T and 124T offer 12 or 24 10BaseT/100BaseTX autosensing ports, respectively, with internal bridging for fast exchange of information among users and workgroup servers. Autosensing enables each port to support either Ethernet and Fast Ethernet devices automatically, without reconfiguration. An internal bridge function transparently interconnects attached 10BaseT and 100BaseTX devices, making network installation and configuration simple. The hubs' Class II repeater design allows users to connect FastHub 112T or 124T units to other Fast Ethernet hubs to create larger Fast Ethernet networks.

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