SysKonnect GmbH, a subsidiary of Marvell Corporation, develops, manufactures, supports and markets server connectivity products i.e. Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI/CDDI and Token Ring network interface adapters and concentrators. The comprehensive line of SysKonnect products is ideal for the electronic commerce, finance, health-care, imaging and a variety of crucial business applications.
With FDDI/CDDI being the most mature and reliable server connectivity technology available, the majority of current products are fibre and copper-based FDDI. SysKonnect is the European market leader for FDDI NICs with a market share of 51%. They offer a range of IBM PC-compatible FDDI network interface cards in ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), EISA (Extended ISA), MCA (Microchannel) and PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) formfactors.
The SK-NET GE family includes the first 64 bit/66 MHz Gigabit Ethernet server NICs with two ports on one card, enabling users to connect their strategic servers with redundant links to the same, or separate, network switches. Also compatible with today's 32 bit/33 MHz bus systems, the heart of these new adapters is a SysKonnect-developed ASIC, the connection between the network and the PCI bus. Unlike other redundancy schemes for Gigabit Ethernet, the SysKonnect solution is completely independent of the host operating system, protocols used or the brand of server.
Communication by light GmbH (CBL) is a German company who offer a range of special fibre optics products to support high-end data communications. In particular, they offer a range of Optical Links, Fibre Converters, Fibre Doublers, Fibre Regenerators and Fibre Amplifiers.
For example, their FDDI Fibre Converter converts FDDI signals between multimode and singlemode fibre thus allowing the transmission of 100 Mbits-1 FDDI over distances up to 40 km.
Their high speed Laser Link converts signals from fibre to laser beam allowing the transmission of 100 Mbits-1 FDDI 155 Mbits-1 ATM or over distances of up to 2 000 m through the atmosphere.
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