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Foundry unleashes four new 10GB Ethernet products, TI takes the wraps off RFID kit, Nsite upgrades BPM service, and Netli introduces content delivery service for offloading static files

Foundry Pours Out 10GbE Product Line

Foundry Networks on Monday will unveil four new 10Gigabit Ethernet products. The BigIron MG8 with 8X10G module is designed for high-availability, low-latency, converged applications and high-density, bandwidth-intensive, enterprise datacenters. EdgeIron 8X10G 10GbE L2 Switch has eight wire-speed 10GbE ports in a 1RU format, designed for cluster and high-performance computing. Foundry is also releasing the EdgeIron 24GS/48GS Stackable, designed for high-density wiring closets and small and medium backbones. The company will also release its 10GbE Xenpak Optics, which allows for 10GbE connectivity for legacy, multimode fiber installations. BigIron MG8 pricing starts at $50,000; EdgeIron 8X10G at $19,995; EdgeIron 24GS at $3,995; and 10G-XNPK-CX4 at $995.

BigIron MG8 and EdgeIron 24GS, Foundry Networks TI Bolsters RFID With Kit

Texas Instruments (TI) unveiled its RFID S4100 MFR (Multi-Function Reader) Evaluation Kit in late October. Based on TI’s MFR Module, the device is designed to help engineers design and implement RFID systems for payment, ticketing, loyalty, and access control. The $595 kit includes a fully housed reader, samples of high-frequency and low-frequency transponders, an additional MFR module, and a platform-independent software API to facilitate development of PC-based software.

MFR Evaluation Kit, Texas Instruments NsiteUnwraps BPM service

Nsite last week announced Nsite Version 4.0 of its hosted business process management service. Version 4.0 includes the Nsite Routing Engine, designed to capture and analyze process patterns to determine the best path for current processes, to improve business flow. Nsite Version 4.0 also includes a redesigned user interface with a MyNsite dashboard. The service starts at $400 per month for 10 users and includes two processes.

Nsite Version 4.0, Nsite Netli Introduces Content Delivery Service

Netli this week will introduce a new content delivery service called NetliOffload, which is designed to offload large files and static content. As part of the service, Netli will offer two primary offload facilities in Los Angeles and New York. Customers will be able to control the service through the Netli One Control Panel. The service adds static content caching to its lineup of Web application acceleration services for performance, control, and visibility. Customers who subscribe with Netli for any one Web application will receive NetliOffload for free.

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