San Diego, CA--August 26, 1996--In the recent testing conducted by NSTL, an independent laboratory, Overland Data's DLT LibraryXpress earned the highest scores of 12 libraries tested across several technologies including 8mm and 4mm.
The LibraryXpress was also selected as the best DLT library by BYTE Magazine.
NSTL technicians evaluated two 8mm tape libraries, three DLT units, and seven 4mm DAT backup solutions. NSTL identified product strengths and weaknesses by using comprehensive, methodical and widely recognized testing procedures to evaluate the tape libraries.
Testing criteria included reliability, physical specifications, certification, environmental specifications, supported software packages, hardware, security, operating systems supported, server attached network support, data recording, performance, data recording methods, customer support and warranty, coverage, and price.
The LibraryXpress, introduced in March of this year, proved to be the leader in the NSTL testing labs' usability and performance benchmarks, obtaining the only five-star rating in any tape library category.
The LibraryXpress received top scores in all areas. Some of the noted performance and features of the LibraryXpress were the data transfer rate of up to 18 Gbytes per hour, capacities reaching 400 Gytes, an average access time of 45 seconds and a high-speed front-loading tape cartridge.
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Hauppauge, NY--Aug. 26, 1996--Standard Microsystems Corp. (SMC; Hauppauge, NY), announced that it has joined the Gigabit Ethernet Alliance, a multi-vendor effort committed to providing customers with cost-effective and interoperable Gigabit (1000 Mbits per second) Ethernet solutions.
The Alliance currently supports the CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection) protocol of the original Ethernet standard, and Alliance members will develop and submit technical proposals to the IEEE 802.3z Task Force, which addresses the issue of standardization of Gigabit Ethernet technology. Gigabit Ethernet is a natural superserver and backbone connection for 10/100BASE-T switches, extending the bandwidth of networks to handle increasing traffic demands.
The Alliance consists of representatives from more than 50 companies in the networking industry, and was formed with the intent to contribute technical resources that will assist in development of the Gigabit standard. The objectives of the Alliance are to establish and demonstrate interoperability of various vendors' products and provide a two-way communication channel for potential suppliers and consumers of Gigabit Ethernet products. The organizational structure of the Alliance consists of a Steering Committee, responsible for overseeing all Alliance activities, a Technical sub-group and a Marketing/Communications sub-group. Membership in the Alliance and participation in its activities is open to all interested parties.
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