DDC unveils second-generation Fibre Channel network adapter cards

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 1 Aug. 2005. Engineers from Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., are offering the company's second generation of FibreACCESS Fibre Channel network adapter modules, which offer the functionality of DDC's existing FibreACCESS network access controllers at lower cost and reduced power consumption.

Aug 1st, 2005

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 1 Aug. 2005. Engineers from Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., are offering the company's second generation of FibreACCESS Fibre Channel network adapter modules, which offer the functionality of DDC's existing FibreACCESS network access controllers at lower cost and reduced power consumption.

The rugged low-profile transceiver option offers a footprint about half the size a standard small-form-factor optical transceiver, enabling military/aerospace customers to increase fiber optic cable bend radius while minimizing overall size and weight.

The FibreACCESS cards offer military-optimized features such as implicit login, Class 2 service, and extended link services. The FibreACCESS supports lightweight avionics-specific protocols such as ASM and RAW modes, standard upper layer protocols such as TCP/IP and SCSI, and custom ULPs.

DDC can provide customizability and long life cycle support for military applications, while the FPGA-based design facilitates maintenance and functionality changes through firmware upgrades.

"We're taking this proven design and are migrating it to a new, lower-cost platform with increased capability for customization," says Amir Massumi, Director of Marketing at DDC.

With an operating temperature range from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, the FibreACCESS is a conduction-cooled flyable design that is interoperable with avionics and commercial Fibre Channel cards and switches.

For more information, contact DDC's Tom Cheng by phone at 631-567-5600, ext. 7459, by e-mail at info@ddc-web.com, or online at www.ddc-web.com.

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