September 27, 2001, Gallatin, MO – WideBand Corporation, a long time manufacturer of proprietary gigabit networking products, announced today its entrance into the standard Gigabit Ethernet market with its Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet product line.
The new products are compatible with other brands of Gigabit Ethernet, but have the advantage of working over existing Category 5 cable even at the full 100 meter distance.
Gigabit Ethernet is a new standard in computer networking that gives a substantial improvement in speed to computer networks. However, to make networks operate error-free at the prescribed 100 meter distances, the IEEE Gigabit Ethernet Workgroup recommended that Category 5 cable be upgraded to an “improved” cable, better suited for the high data rate. Although these improved cables themselves are not expensive, they can be expensive to install. This cost has been one of the major reasons why Gigabit Ethernet technology has been slow to catch on. In recent tests, WideBand’s Enhanced Gigabit Ethernet products were evaluated on over 100 different brands of Category 5 cable, representing the vast majority of the U.S. installed base. WideBand’s products passed on all of the cables, even at the full 100 meter cable length. According to Jon Thomas, Director of Marketing at WideBand Corporation, “WideBand’s new Enhanced Ethernet products provide a way for network users to upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet without the expense of rewiring. We believe these new products could have a major impact on the deployment of Gigabit Ethernet.”
About WideBand Corporation
WideBand Corporation is the leading US based manufacturer of high performance, low latency network solutions. WideBand Corporation is the industry leader in the emerging technology of nano-latency networking and holds two foundation patents. WideBand Low Latency Networking (WLLN) is setting a new standard in Nano-latency data communications and enabling response times heretofore unprecedented in the industry. In addition, WideBand provides data center services targeted at customers with stringent uptime requirements who demand minimal network latency. Customers include the Fortune 500, the US Military, Universities, and many others.
WideBand is a registered trademark of WideBand Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated