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San Luis Obispo receives the 2011 Horizon Award - utilizes the Network Protection Chassis in their Emergency Communication Center

Shore Microsystems Product Review in The Availability Digest March 2011 Issue

Shore Microsystems Announces a New "Hitless" Feature for the Network Protection System

Shore Microsystems Announces Two New Features for the Network Protection System

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Long Branch NJ, - July 25, 2011Congratulations to the City of San Luis Obispo on being awarded the 2011 Horizon Award presented by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. The City of San Luis Obispo is one of two centers in the United States to receive this annual award. Shore Microsystems NPC-12 and NPC-2 are both utilized by the city to provide the required availability of their 911 networks. Shore Microsystems worked directly with the Information Technology staff to provide the best solution to meet the requirements of the new Communications Center.

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Long Branch NJ, - March 31, 2011View our Product Review on 100 microsecond failover in The Availability Digest's March 2011 Issue.

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Long Branch NJ, - February 3, 2011 – Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced a new “hitless” feature for the Network Protection System.  When system software is installed, a reboot of the system is required. In prior software versions, the reboot causes a reinitialization of the links (links drop and are subsequently restarted), which caused an interruption (“hit”) in data transmission as well as a link flap event on the connected devices. This new feature eliminates the need to reinitialize operational links so that user data is unaffected by the reboot occurrence.

Jiri Hlavaty, Vice President of Engineering said, “several of our customers run extremely critical networks and have difficulty with any hits to their network traffic. This new software update feature makes it possible to easily perform system maintenance and upgrades”.

Shore Microsystems delivers quality redundant products for advanced networks with satisfied clients in commercial, industrial, and military applications and is considered the industry leader in Redundant and Bypass Ethernet LAN technology.  The Link Protector® products insure data flow during network failures by creating redundant connections for mission critical Ethernet links.  Shore also provides Bypass Switch and Tap technology to prevent downtime due to inline appliance failure.

For more information about Shore Microsystems, Inc. please visit our website at www.shoremicro.com.

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Long Branch NJ, - January 17, 2011 –  Shore Microsystems, the industry leader in the protection of mission-critical Ethernet links, today announced two new features for the Network Protection System (NPS) Link Protector®s.  The new features provide extremely fast response to failing mission critical links as well as incorporate new autonomous switching capabilities in the unlikely event of a system controller failure. The new "turbo" switching feature adds additional intelligence to individual port cards installed in a NPS-series Link Protector®.  The newly added intelligence allows individual port cards to independently monitor Primary links and, in the event of a failure, detect the failure and switch to the Backup port in under 100 microseconds.  Previous firmware versions required several milliseconds to detect and respond to a Primary link failure.  This feature is included in the latest release of the NPS firmware for systems running the Enterprise-level feature set. 

"We are excited about the turbo feature since it gives our customers the option to decrease response time to a failure event by 2.5 orders of magnitude." said Jiri Hlavaty, VP of Engineering. "Some applications need the quickest response possible to minimize lost packets and this feature builds on our intelligent port card capabilities to provide practically instant response to link problems."

The new "headless" feature adds the ability for individual port cards to continue to monitor links and switch to backup links if necessary in the unlikely event that a system controller is failing.  "This capability, even though it only activates in the extremely unlikely event of a system controller failure, gives our customers an extra degree of comfort that the NPS-series Link Protector®s will function even under failure scenarios of our own equipment." said Hlavaty. Link Protector®s are already designed (with the exception of media conversions) to pass data even in the event of a power failure using Shore Microsystems "Straight Through Wire" ™ technology.

Shore Microsystems delivers quality redundant products for advanced networks with satisfied clients in commercial, industrial, and military applications and is considered the industry leader in Redundant and Bypass Ethernet LAN technology.  The Link Protector® products insure data flow during network failures by creating redundant connections for mission critical Ethernet links.  Shore also provides Bypass Switch and Tap technology to prevent downtime due to inline appliance failure.

For more information about Shore Microsystems, Inc. please visit our website at www.shoremicro.com.

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