Communications has been installing
networks and switches in the Bay Area for years. ATEK has been recently approved
as a certified Wideband switch reseller. The Wideband gigabit ehthernet switches
ae the only switches in the world that can deliver gigabit ethernet withour rewiring
that will save your company thousands of dollars. We can install a multitude of
switches ranging fom Cisco, Telco Systems, Allied Telesyn, Extreme, Vanguard (and
many more) from a layer 2 switch, to a layer 3 switch , to carrier grade switches.
can install a switch that you provide at very competitive rates or offer you other
switching solutions from other manufacturers- including refurbished - fully warrantied
swiches. In either case you will be assured that ATEK has the engineering expertise
to do the job- on time- and within budget.
also has atechnology that allows you to get gigabit ethernet speeds using Wideband switches
without re-wiring- saving your company thousands or dollars or more.
Ethernet Without Rewiring - WideBand has
been a leading manufacturer of Gigabit-over-copper networking since 1994 and was
a developer of the first pre-standard products. When the standard began to be
formed, WideBand president Dr. Roger E. Billings was an active member of the steering
committee that developed the technologies found in today’s IEEE 802.3ab
Gigabit Ethernet. Many of the underlying technologies of the standard, including
the method for full duplex transmission and the elimination of data collisions,
were originally developed at WideBand.
products are made in the USA to the highest quality standards and possess a uniquely
robust signal that allows full Gigabit bandwidth even on less than perfect installs
of Category 5 and 5e cabling. Connections
up to 200 meters on Category 5 cable and 100 meters over Category 3 cable. To
show signal headroom, WideBand Gigabit products are even demonstrated working
your company is a small or medium-sized business or large, corporate enterprise,
make your migration to Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet faster and easier with
these products from Wideband, Allied Telesyn,
Telco Systems, Netgear,Intel and Cisco. All our gigabit ethernet switches are
tested for proven interoperability. With Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking
products from Intel and Cisco, it's simple to bring the performance of Gigabit
and 10 Gigabit Ethernet to your servers, desktops and storage networks .
WideBand Corporation has developed a line of Ethernet
Products that operate 100 Meters over standard Category 5 cable. There is no longer
any need to rewire with Cat 5E before upgrading to Gigabit Ethernet.
With the layer 2 patented switching technology from Wideband,
you can get LAN Gigabit Ethernet performance - without rewiring. Yes- you can
get Gigabit Ethernet over CAT 3, CAT 5, CAT 5e- as long as you maintain your EIA-TIA
distances of not over 90 meters- per cable run.
for addtional information on this technology- You will be more than amazed.
Layer 3 Managed Gigabit Switching
Now you can enjoy full Layer 3,
Gigabit functionality at an affordable price. The Wideband Managed Gigabit Switch
provides maximum throughput and flexibility for demanding networks, with all the
Layer 3 features you expect. This 10/100/1000 switch addresses today's high-performance
requirements, while providing the control you need – and the future proofing
you want. Wideband Switches are ideal as a backbone for 10/100 switches, SAN-
or Terrabit Server transport servers, Gigabit servers, or as the robust core of
a demanding, all-Gigabit network.
Switches can be used to inexpensively off-load routers that are segmenting your
network and lay the groundwork for new IP-based services. Layer 3 routing combined
with Quality of Service, bandwidth provisioning and access control features enable
Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, video conferencing, and other cost-saving applications.
Wideband Switches provide Layer 3 Managed Gigabit Switching over both Layer 2
and Layer 3 managed switching functionality. Its high-performance design offers
a comprehensive set of features:
provide the connection flexibility of 24 Copper Gigabit ports, and four small
form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules, sold separately. All ports are auto-negotiating
and support Auto Uplink™ technology.
- Routing: IPv4 routing
at wire speed, with up to 512 routes per unit; VRRP (IP redundancy), ICMP, RIP
I and RIP II, OSPF2**, and DHCP/BOOTP relay
- Switching: Port trunking,
broadcast storm protection, extensive VLAN support, IGMP snooping, Rapid Spanning
Tree, and link aggregation
- Quality of Service: DiffServ, access control
lists, and bandwidth provisioning
Wideband Switches provides powerful, high-performance data routing and forwarding
via 24 auto-sensing, auto-negotiating, Gigabit Ethernet ports. 24 ports are copper
Gigabit Ethernet, with four ports offering optional hot-swappable SFP slots, enabling
Blocking Easier Network Management
All the Wideband Switches are simple
to set up and use, with an intuitive browser interface for easy configuration.
Choose from two management interface options – an easy-to-follow, browser-based
interface, and a command line interface, available through console or Telnet.
Configuration files can be loaded and saved using TFTP, reducing the need for
A comprehensive set of Layer 3 features provides strong functionality in any network.
For example, RIP routing for smaller networks and OSPF2 routing for larger, more
complex networks. The Wideband Switches help maximize your network capabilities
– and your return on investment.
Call us after reading the technical data. For less than
half of the cost of some of our competitor's switches, you will get the latest
technology and not even have to rewire to get Gigabit Ethernet.
FDDI to Gigabit Ethernet
is a certified design-build reseller of MRV switches and also offers a FDDI- Gigabit
Ethernet migration solution.The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) protocol
has been in common use in network backbones for a decade. FDDI provides a shared
100Mbps connection amongst many nodes using a ring topology. In most cases, individual
hosts are connected to this backbone through bridges that attach many 10Mbps Ethernet
connections to the 100Mbps FDDI backbone. FDDI allows ring-length to be up to
2km in distance, over multimode fiber-optic cabling, and is in common use in campus
Enterprise backbones, especially in the government and financial industries. Most
installations also use a redundant ring for backup purposes.
application bandwidth has grown over the last decade, FDDI networks have been
unable to scale to match the requirements. Today it is necessary to have well
over 100Mbps on the network backbone, and so switched Gigabit Ethernet is a common
choice to leave room for future growth. Unfortunately, the distance limitation
over multimode fiber using Gigabit Ethernet is 550m, when using standard fiber-optic
has developed a unique technology, Gigabit Multimode Extension (GMX), which actually
couples enough power into multimode fiber to run Gigabit Ethernet to distances
of well over 2km. This simple yet powerful technology actually allows Gigabit
Ethernet to be a drop-in replacement for FDDI. Without GMX, the network infrastructure
must be replaced; that is, multimode fiber-optic cabling must be switched to single-mode
fiber-optic cabling. In addition, typical single-mode Gigabit Ethernet prices
are much higher than GMX prices, allowing both a cost-elimination in the fiber-optic
cabling and a cost-reduction in the network equipment itself. MRV's OptiSwitch
family of switching and routing products, as well as the FiberDriver line of physical
layer products provide GMX technology to bypass the limits of traditional multimode
Ethernet technology by itself does not provide the ring-redundancy that FDDI provides,
however MRV offers a wide range of standards-based redundancy protocols, including
Rapid Spanning Tree for a fast fail-over to backup fiber-optic connections. Since
typical FDDI networks have 2 fiber-optic pairs running from each device to the
next in the ring, it is quite simple to use redundant Gigabit Ethernet connections.
MRV also provides optical fail-over equipment to protect the individual fiber-optic
connections and cables. Optionally, the network administrator can choose to use
Link Aggregation technology instead of redundancy technology to interconnect the
devices. Using Link Aggregation, the fail-over capability still exists, but the
secondary link is kept active to supply extra backbone bandwidth.
upgrading from FDDI to Gigabit Ethernet, one must be sure to check the fiber-optic
distances and make decisions about what kind of topology and redundancy to implement.
If the distances from device to device are small enough, standard Gigabit Ethernet
(1000Base-SX) technology is sufficient. For larger distances, MRV provides the
unique GMX technology to extend each link up to 2km. MRV equipment also provides
a wide range of topologies and redundancy protocols, either at Layer-2 or Layer-3,
allowing a seamless upgrade to connect the 10Mbps, or even 100Mbps end-stations
to a Gigabit Ethernet backbone. This solution removes the backbone bottleneck
and even allows room for future growth without any change to the network infrastructure.