San Jose, CA--August 26, 1996--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced a stackable switch that extends the capabilities of enterprise switches to remote sites. The Catalyst 3200 combines LAN switching with integrated WAN capabilities that give branch offices Internet connectivity and easy access to centrally located corporate resources.
The switch leverages Cisco IOS software features and supports the high-speed switching technologies, including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, 100VG-AnyLAN, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM). Embedded remote monitoring capabilities provide network information such as statistics, events, history and alarms.
The Catalyst 3200 is a chassis-based stackable switch with a supervisor engine, and seven slots available for any combination of high-speed switching modules. A "flex-slot" in the chassis can be used for the new WAN module, supporting high-speed serial and ISDN WAN connections. This slot is also designed to support future technologies such as Layer 3 switching.
As part of the Catalyst 3000 LAN switching family, the 3200 will support all existing Catalyst 3000 modules, enabling users to stack any combination of switches. Up to eight switches can be stacked and interconnected through a switch matrix, forming one logical system that can be managed as a single device and provide users with up to 3.84 Gbits per second of network bandwidth.
Similar to the Catalyst 3000, users can manage the new switch with CiscoWorks for Switched Internetworks. This management system includes the CiscoView device management application, VlanDirector, and TrafficDirector. These applications enable users to monitor and control the flow of information throughout the network.
The Catalyst 3200 LAN switch will be available in October and the WAN module will be available in November. U.S. list pricing for existing and new modules is as follows:
WS-C3200B--Catalyst 3200 Switch Chassis with Supv, Enh. SW, 8 Mbytes, 10K addresses--$4,995
WS-X3001--1-Port 100BaseTX Interface Module, RJ-45 connector--$1,295
WS-X3002--4-port 10BaseT Module--$995
WS-X3003--3-Port 10BaseFL Module--$1,695
WS-X3004--Catalyst 3000 Series Stack Port Module--$995
WS-X3005--1-Port 100BaseFX Module--$1,695
WS-X3006A--1-Port ATM Module, 155 MBPS--$4,495
WS-X3007--2-Port 100VG Module, MM Fiber, ST Connector, 2Km--$3,595
WS-X3008--2-Port 100VG Module, UTP, RJ45 Connector--$2,895
WS-X3009--2-Port FastEthernet with ISL Module, MM Fiber, SC--$2,995
WS-X3010--2-Port FastEthernet with ISL Module, UTP, RJ45--$1,995
WS-X3011--2-Port Serial/ISDN-BRI WAN Router Module--$1,695
WS-X3021--Catalyst Matrix Redundant Component--$3,000
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