FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farallon Announces Affordable Plug-and-Play Fiber Connectivity
New Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter provides flexible, low-cost
alternative to more expensive built-in fiber solutions.
SAN LEANDRO, California, February 17th, 1999 - Farallon today
announced a new fiber converter for 100Base-TX devices. The Fast
EtherTX-FX Media Converter easily connects 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
switches and hubs that utilize unshielded twisted pair copper
cabling, to 100Mb fiber cabling. This new fiber solution from
Farallon provides customers with a flexible, low-cost fiber
alternative to more expensive switching solutions with built-in fiber.
"Schools look for affordable plug 'n play solutions to connect
100Base-TX hubs and switches in the network closet to a fiber
backbone," states Kirk Langer, Internet Services Manager at Lincoln
Public Schools, NE. "Farallon's Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter
provides a flexible, easy-to-install solution at a very attractive
"The Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter allows customers to interconnect
their 100Mb devices over longer distances using fiber optic cabling,"
says Farallon Product Manager, Ken Alan. "This is much more cost
effective than buying solutions with fiber connectivity built-in."
Farallon's Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter Features
* 100Base-TX RJ-45 & 100Base-FX ST connectors for 100Base-T copper to
* IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX & 100Base-FX standards for full protocol
* Full-duplex auto-negotiation switch for optimal network performance
* Cross-over uplink for maximum flexibility & expandability
* Diagnostic LEDs for easy at-a-glance monitoring
* Free technical support & lifetime warranty
Pricing and Availability
Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter
US Estimated Street Price $299.00
Farallon's new Fast EtherTX-FX Media Converter is now shipping and
available through major distributors and resellers worldwide.
Farallon also offers a complete line of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet
cards, adapters, hubs and switches. For additional product
information and news, visit (http://www.farallon.com/products).
About Dr. Farallon's FREE Network Performance Clinic
In line with Farallon's tradition of providing technical support, Dr.
Farallon's Network Performance Clinic offers FREE telephone
consultation to anyone seeking help with designing their network for
optimal performance, no matter what their budget. For more
information on the Dr. Farallon program call 1-800-613-4954 or visit
About Farallon Communications
Founded in 1986, Farallon develops and markets reliable plug-and-play
Ethernet and Fast Ethernet networking products designed to "Simplify
Networking Through Innovation." With over 8 million customers
worldwide, Farallon is dedicated to providing complete, easy-to-use
networking solutions and world-class technical support to the
Publishing, Education, Small Business and Home Networking
communities. Further information can be obtained via phone
510.346.8000, web (http://www.farallon.com) or email
(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). Farallon headquarters are in San Leandro,
California, with a European office in the UK.