Long Branch, NJ - February 8, 2006 - Shore Microsystems today announced the release of the SM-2712 Intelligent Gigabit Ethernet Link Protector. The new product allows network managers to create redundant connections for their "mission critical" Gigabit (and subrate) connections by allowing simultaneous connections to both a primary and backup network port from servers, routers, and other key network equipment. The SM-2712 operates by monitoring the primary link and, in the event of failure, automatically switching to the backup link. Switchover speeds are adjustable.
The SM-2712 Link Protector® is Shore Microsystems next-generation link protection platform offering the combined advantages of electronic switching technology and Patented Straight Through Wire® relay/optical switch technologies. The unit initially supports Gigabit, 100BaseT, and 10BaseT copper connections. Future plans include Gigabit fiber support. More information can be found at our , www.shoremicro.com.