Niagara 902 is a Full Duplex Media Conversion with no packet loss from 10GBASE-T RJ-45 to 10GBASE-R SFP+

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Interface Masters Introduces First Dual 10GBASE-T to 10GE Fiber Converter
Niagara 902 is a Full Duplex Media Conversion with no packet loss from 10GBASE-T RJ-45 to 10GBASE-R SFP+

Las Vegas, NV, April 29th, 2010 – Network Interop Las Vegas – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in networking solutions, announced Niagara 902, the first dual port 10GBASE-T to 10GBASE-R media converter based on Solarflare 10GBASE-T transceiver (PHY). The Niagara 902 is being offered in a tabletop form factor which can be rackmounted. The media converter comes with SFP+ multi mode or SFP+ single mode media while the 10GBASE-T solutions can be used and deployed over both new Category 6A as well as installed Category 6 UTP copper Ethernet cabling.

“The Interface Masters 10GBASE-T media converter is an enabler product that supports the transition and the introduction of the 10GBASE-T technology”, said Shay Morag, CEO of Bright Networks, “the Niagara 902 is a unique and cost effective solution that address the initial testing and deployment of 10GBASE-T systems. Key Bright Networks customer’s utilize the Niagara 902 in their testing labs and avoid the upgrade of expensive analysis and testing equipment.”

At 4.5 watts, Solarflare’s 65nm 10GBASE-T PHY is the lowest power PHY in the industry and supports distances of greater than 100 meters on UTP Category 6A cabling, 100 meters on STP Category 6, 55 meters on UTP Category 6 and 45 meters on UTP Category 5E cabling.

“Interface Masters is known for its innovation and creativity in introducing leading edge networking products. We are pleased to support them in the introduction of a 10GBASE-T media converter to the high speed networking market”, said Ajay Rane, General Manager – PHY Solutions, Solarflare Communications. “At 4.5 watts, Solarflare has the lowest-power PHYs in the market at the 65 nanometer silicon process technology node. We look forward to working closely with Interface Masters and supporting them in bringing additional products based on our portfolio of single, dual and future quad port 10GBASE-T PHYs.”

“10GBASE-T is becoming the endorsed, mainstream interconnect standard of top-tier switching and server vendors, and as such, the need to convert from existing 10GBASE-R equipment to 10GBASE-T is becoming more prominent”, stated Ehud Yuhjtman, President of Interface Masters Technologies. “The Solarflare 10GBASE-T PHY is a proven technology which makes the media converter a solid solution to 10GBASE-T system developers, IT manager and network administrators.”

Pricing and Availability

The media converter is available as one or two port options; Niagara 901 and Niagara 902 respectively. The single port media converters are available for evaluation and volume production. The Niagara 901 price is $995 in volume.

Niagara 902-SR: Dual Port 10-GBASE-T to Multi Mode fiber Media Converter
Niagara 902-LR: Dual Port 10-GBASE-T to Single Mode fiber Media Converter
Niagara 901-SR: Single Port 10-GBASE-T to Multi Mode fiber Media Converter
Niagara 901-LR: Single Port 10-GBASE-T to Single Mode fiber Media Converter

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About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the Bypass and TAP Networking market, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Master’s expertise lies in Gigabit and 10 Gb Ethernet networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, embedded switch boards, and 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP, Bypass and failover systems that increase network monitoring capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability.
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