Drive Enclosure simplifies Fibre Channel testing.

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Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure connects Fibre Channel hard drive to fiber optic Fibre Channel network. Single drive enclosure incorporates hot swappable, pluggable transceiver that allows it to connect to fiber optic or copper host. It accommodates 3.5 in. hard drives and 36, 73, or 180 gigabyte drives are optional. Unit can be also utilized for remote data replication.



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APCON Unveils Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure



Drive Enclosure simplifies configurations for Fibre Channel testing

PORTLAND, OR - April 15, 2001 - APCON, Inc., a leading provider of high-speed network systemware for enterprise-wide applications and interoperability labs, today announced the release of the APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure, which allows customers to quickly and easily begin working in a Fibre Channel testing environment.

Within minutes, customers can be up and running with an APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure and a host adapter to create a Fibre Channel environment. The APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure is a single drive enclosure that connects a Fibre Channel hard drive directly to a fiber optic Fibre Channel network.

In addition to use in Fibre Channel testing environments, the drive can also be utilized for remote data replication. Plus, APCON's smaller disk drive can be used in place of costly Fibre Channel storage devices that do not require large and expensive RAID or JBOD enclosures.

"All you need is our drive along with a host adapter, and you'll be ready to start using Fibre Channel technology," said Richard Rauch, APCON president and CEO. "With the APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure, we've made Fibre Channel access simple."

The APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure incorporates an inexpensive, hot swappable, small form-factor pluggable transceiver that allows it to connect to a fiber optic or copper host. The enclosure is designed to accommodate industry standard 3.5-inch Fibre Channel hard drives. The APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure also comes with an optional 36, 73 or 180 gigabyte drive. Customers can easily incorporate other drives
for industry-specific needs.

Pricing and Availability
The APCON Fibre Channel Drive Enclosure is available immediately, with list pricing beginning at $695 (USD).

About APCON
APCON, Inc. develops high-speed network systemware to improve the
flexibility of enterprise-wide networks and interoperability labs, while enabling systems personnel to implement cost effective alternatives to high-priced hardware. APCON products include IntellaPatch physical layer switches, network monitoring software, failover solutions, and SCSI switches, extenders and boosters. IntellaPatch physical layer switches support a range of protocols and data rates (up to 2 Gb/s), including Fibre Channel, ATM (Telecom), Gigabit Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet. APCON SCSI switches and boosters support up to Ultral60. APCON customers include Brocade, INRANGE, JNI, Lockheed Martin, QLogic, Raytheon and Sun Microsystems. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, APCON also maintains sales offices in New York and South Carolina. For more information, please visit the APCON website at www.apcon.com.

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