Santa Clara, CA--May 13, 1996--A multi-segment LAN/WANswitch, the AccessBuilder 5000, has been announced by 3Com Corp. (Santa Clara, CA.) The switch is a unique offering that combines up to 10 LAN segments with up to 256 WAN ports, delivering the industry's most concentrated LAN/WAN platform for building large Intranets and expanding remote networks.
Available for Ethernet and Token Ring networks, the 17-slotchassis accommodates WAN media modules, allowing network managers to mix asynchronous, ISDN PRI and T1/E1 connections. The system also offers strong management tools and comprehensive security, and uses fault-tolerant redundant components.
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