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November 29, 2001
|HITACHI Announces Two GR2000 B Model, High-performance,|
|Compact Routers for Broadband Services|
|The worlds fastest class IPv4/IPv6 packet-forwarding of approximately 1 million packets/s in a 1U-sized*1 router|
Ltd. has developed and will begin selling two new GR2000 B model routers,
sales of which start November 30th in Japan. The
GR2000 B routers feature an 1U-sized compact form and high-performance
routing for broadband services which are being rapidly introduced by
businesses and local governments. Furthermore, the new routers inherit
the architecture of the current GR2000 series, and thus support the
most advanced QoS functions as well as providing a IPv4/IPv6 routing
performance (1 million packets/second)
that ranks among the worlds fastest for a 1U-sized router.
Currently, the introduction of wide-bandwidth applications , such as the World Wide Web, has been on the rise among businesses and local governments, and the use of broadband services offered by carriers, such as IP-VPN, wide-area Ethernet, and local IP exchange, has been expanding, not only in urban areas, but also among rural communities. In addition, the need for such new features as communication quality management, IPv6 support and security assurance, as well as a demand for higher reliability, has been rising with the increase in the advanced use of networks.
To meet these demands, Hitachi decided to develop and release these two 1U-sized GR2000 B, high-performance routers that offer excellent price performance, for small-to-medium sized remote facilities of companies and governmental organizations.
As the low-end models of the current GR2000 series, these new routers inherit the same hardware architecture and software used by the current GR2000 series, which were launched as Japan's first domestic gigabit routers in February,1999. This ensures the new routers will have the same stable, reliable operation attested to by the thousands of current GR2000s in service. With the addition of the two new models to the current -2S, -4S, -6H, -10H and 20H models, the GR2000 series comprises a lineup of seven models.. This enables the construction of extensive advanced networks ranging from carriers and ISP backbones to enterprises and government offices , all based on the GR2000 series.
Pricing and Availability
1. Small Size and High Performance
2. IPv6 Support
Shifting to IPv6 networks is done easily due to IPv6 shifting support features, such as dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 and tunneling, which are pre-installed in the GR2000 B. These features have already been proven on the current GR2000 models.
3. Broadband-Support Functions
1. U: Unit 1U(unit) is approximately 44.45 mm
2. PPPoE: Point-to-Point Protocol on Ethernet
3. GFR: Guaranteed Frame Rate
Ethernet is a product name of Xerox Corporation.
Internet URL http://www.hitachi.co.jp/network/
Contact for general questions about the products;
Mr. Hiroshi Kanai
Network Systems Department
Enterprise Server Division
TEL:0463 87 7496 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|WRITTEN BY Corporate Communications Division