MiLAN Technology announces Gigabit Ethernet to fiber media converters, managed Layer 2 switch with Gigabit ports

June 12, 2001
June 12, 2001--MiLAN Technology, a division of Digi International, announced the release of the MIL-C611x Series of 1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-LX and 1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-SX media converters.

MiLAN Technology, a division of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), announced the release of the MIL-C611x Series of 1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-LX and 1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-SX media converters. The MIL-C611x's convert UTP signals to fiber and can extend network distances from 220m using multi-mode up to 70km using single mode.

The media converters are ideal for linking enterprise networks or connecting campus backbones with bandwidth intensive applications. Using the MIL-C611x converters in conjunction with lower cost 1000BASE-T switches allows users to upgrade their network to Gigabit speeds in an economical manner.

The MIL-C611x series are designed with a wide variety of fiber connector types and distance specifications, including SC connectors for distances of 220m, 5km, 20km, 50km or 70km, MT-RJ for distances of 10km, and LC in 5km or 50km. Each converter comes with Auto-Detection MDI/MDI-X capability on the UTP port, allowing the user to insert RJ-45 Cat 5 cable without concern about straight-through or crossover recognition.

A full complement of LEDs, including LINK, RECEIVING and TRANSMIT, on both the fiber and copper ports, provide complete port status information.

MiLAN also announced availability of the MIL-S3570, a managed Layer 2 switch providing twenty-four 10/100Mbps ports with two optional Gigabit Ethernet fiber ports. The MIL-S3570 is designed for resolving congestion problems caused by bandwidth-hungry network devices, bandwidth-intensive applications, and a high number of segment users.

All Fast Ethernet ports on the MIL-S3570 are autosensing and an advanced switching fabric provides very low latency through single store-and-forward at the data entry port and cut-through switching at the destination port. The MIL-S3570 features wire speed switching, VLAN support and tagging, port trunking, and port mirroring. Software routing using RIP and RIP 2 connects VLANs without requiring a separate router, while a console port provides local management capabilities. Web-based management is provided via any network device.

The Gigabit Ethernet slots can be used to provide uplinks to other switches or high speed links to servers and backbone networks. The MIL-S3570 offers routing in software to connect VLANs without having to buy a router.

About MiLAN Technology:

MiLAN Technology, a division of Digi International, is a provider

of media converters, transceivers, hubs, switches and print servers that

allow network managers to connect any media in their network. For more information, visit www.milan.com.

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