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Networking Hardware

Extending USB Signals With Newnex

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Extending USB Signals With Newnex

Newnex reveals what it say is the first USB 3.0 active repeater-- the FireNEX-uLINK-D, capable of repeating a USB 3.0 signal for over 14 metres of standard USB cable.

Shown at a press event at CES 2012, the FireNEX-uLINK-D is bus powered (needing no external power or drivers) and plug and play.

Also seen at CES is the FireNEX-5000-- the first USB 3.0 optical repeater according to Newnex. Using fibre it sends USB signals for over 100m, far beyond the standards of regular USB cable.

The company says the repeater can find many applications, including Read more...

Switching, Routing Refresh from Cisco

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Switching, Routing Refresh from Cisco

Cisco refreshes its switching portfolio with upgrades aiming for cloud-based workloads, together with the addition of more services and capabilities to its Integrated Services Routers (ISR). 

According to the Cisco Cloud Index, over 50% of data centre workloads will be cloud-based by 2014, with global cloud traffic reaching 1.6 zettabytes per year by 2015.

Cisco's most-sold switching product, the Catalyst 6500, now has 40G ethernet capability, while the Nexus 7000 data centre swtich has 40/100G ethernet. The Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 4500 and ASR 1 Read more...

EMEA Networking Channel to Face Cloud

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EMEA Networking Channel to Face Cloud

According to IDC the EMEA networking channel will soon face a changing landscape due to the rapid adoption of cloud-based solutions. 

The analyst describes the networking channel market in EMEA as "a dynamic environment that is constantly evolving, fueled by new technologies, changing customer demands, an alternate vendor landscape, and an uncertain economy." However cloud adoption is also on the rise, as enterprises start centralising their applications, servers, data and storage resources in the name of cost-efficienct and agility. 

Major EMEA Read more...

Niveo: Networking With You in Mind

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Niveo: Networking With You in Mind

In AV, it's all about the network these days. Yet now that we are ready to engage the digital shift to networked video, it's clear the network infrastructure isn't prepared with video in mind.

We need internet access, WLANs, routers, network storage, uninterrupted power and more--but most of that networking kit was designed in that "data-is-king" days and hasn't changed.

If that sounds like the perfect business opportunity, meet Niveo Professional. An international company with a Dutch and UK headquarters, Niveo launches a range of networking product designed specifically for audio/video installation.

"We're providing an alternative to those traditional networking suppliers who don't specialize and who don’t come from an AV background," says Arthur C.D. de Jager, Niveo’s Managing Director. He doesn't have to name these companies but we know he means HP, Cisco, Netgear... the IT guys.

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Solid Growth for Enterprise Networking

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Solid Growth for Enterprise Networking

Both global ethernet switch and router markets show strong growth in Q3 2011 according to IDC-- the ethernet switch market reaches "record" revenues of $5.9 billion, while routers grow by 2.9% Y-o-Y. 

The WW ethernet switch market grows by 6.1% Y-o-Y and 10.9% Q-o-Q-- but most of that growth comes from Asia/Pacific, the analyst says, mentioning China and India as booming enterprise markets. 

10GbE switch revenues increase by 29.9% Y-o-Y, with Q3 2011 shipments reaching "record" 2.09M units. 

Cisco holds 66.5% of the WW Q3 2011 ethernet switch market Read more...

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