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Cisco Systems Demonstrates 1000Base-T Gigabit Connectivity On Catalyst. switches at Networld + InterOp in Las Vegas

Cisco's Catalyst Family Supports Gigabit Over Copper
May 13, 1999

Cisco's Catalyst Family Supports Gigabit Over Copper Technology

    What:Cisco will be demonstrating its ability to transmit gigabit Ethernet traffic over standard Category 5 unshielded twisted pair cabling. The demonstration will be running in Cisco's booth at Networld-InterOp (#7053). The technology demonstration involves two back-to-back Catalyst 4003 switches, running a two-port Gigabit EtherChannel with a fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet link, demonstrating the media independence of Gigabit EtherChannel.

    When:From 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 11 through
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 13, 1999.

    Where:Cisco booth at N+I, Space #7053 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    Who:Press, Analysts show attendees interested in next generation gigabit technology

    Benefits in Enterprise Environments:

    Gigabit-over-copper technology has been under development for the past few years and is rapidly reaching a point of stability for enterprise customers. The 1000 Base-T specification enables users to deploy gigabit Ethernet systems over the large installed base of Category 5 UTP wiring. This cost-effective solution gives network managers another option to connect high performance desktops and link them into an end-to-end gigabit system.

    About the Catalyst Family of Switches

    The Catalyst family of switches is comprised of a range of solutions that span from the wiring closet, through the distribution layer and into the core. As the leading supplier of gigabit Ethernet solutions, Cisco's portfolio includes the Catalyst 2948, 4003, 4912, 5000, 5000, 6000, 6500 and the 8500 series.

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