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Shore Introduces Gigabit Chassis-Based Link Protector®

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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 website,