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SwitchCore’s Xpeedium2 Family enables WideBand’s Professional Series Gigabit Ethernet Switches


3 May 2006, INTEROP 2006, Las Vegas, NV -- WideBand Corporation, a developer of secure high availability networking solutions, today announced a product launch with SwitchCore AB, a developer of integrated switching devices for Internet and data communications.

WideBand’s new Network Management Unit (nMU), which is being unveiled this week at the Interop Las Vegas exhibition, raises the bar in network intelligence with constant monitoring, automatic repairs, and management for hundreds of switches from a single hardware device. The nMU uses a special physical interface to manage WideBand switches based on SwitchCore’s Xpeedium2 silicon.

“The core of a WideBand Gigabit Ethernet Switch is the SwitchCore Xpeedium2 chip. It helps WideBand offer a high performance and cost-effective solution to our customers. Now, with the announcement of our nMU, the advanced features of the Xpeedium2 are more available than ever,” said WideBand President Dr. Roger E. Billings.

“We are proud to help enable WideBand’s new Secure High Availability Solution. WideBand has continually impacted the networking industry with breakthrough technology, from some of the earliest gigabit-over-copper products to ’Gigabit Ethernet Without Rewiring.’ We expect the nMU will do the same,” said Erwin Leichtle, SwitchCore’s CEO.

WideBand’s SwitchCore Xpeedium2 based products are the Professional Series Gigabit Ethernet Switches for Layer 2 and Layer 3. These Enterprise-class Gigabit Ethernet Switches are part of WideBand’s continued expansion in critical network solutions. They offer up to 16 and 28 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Each model boasts a non-blocking backplane and full IP routing at wire-speed with dense Quality of Service (QoS) functions. The managed switch models provide extensive support for VLANs, traffic prioritization, and packet filtering based on Layer 2, 3, and 4 information.

General information about the business:
SwitchCore AB develops, markets and sells integrated network devices for data, internet communication and carrier access networks. The core of SwitchCore’s expertise is in its CXE technology, which allows for significantly higher data and internet switch capacity. The SwitchCore Group has headquarters is in Lund, Sweden. The Company also has offices in the US in San Jose, California, in Asia in Singapore and Shanghai and in Rotterdam Holland. The Company is listed on Stockholm’s Stock Exchange under the SCOR ticker. For more information visit

WideBand Corporation is the leading manufacturer of secure high availability solutions based on WideBand Networking. Their products are manufactured in the United States to strict standards of quality assurance. WideBand markets its products to intermediate-sized businesses, the education sector, and to state and federal government. More information on WideBand Corporation and its products is available at


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