Cisco Systems is the undisputed leader in the networking space, but HP has acquired 3Com in an effort to close the gap. In addition, Juniper Networks is a strong No. 2 to Cisco among telecommunication firms and enterprises. With video consumption set to explode, networking requirements will boom too.
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As an entry point into high-definition video conferencing (telepresence), LifeSize Express is hard to beat. It's a standalone solution that occupies the middle ground between PC-plus-webcam systems and vastly expensive telepresence suite installations.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to share USB devices and gain remote accessibility, the UBox from Lantronix does the job.
HP's ProCurve 2610-24-PWR is not cheap for a 100kbps switch, even with PoE, but it has plenty of features and is a quality machine.
Vodafone's USB Modem 7.2 and USB Modem Stick support the latest 3.5G networks. It's a shame, then, that high-speed network coverage is so sparse.
NETGEAR has produced complementary hardware products designed to take the frustration out of deploying and securing wireless infrastructure at the enterprise level, and we were very impressive with what they came up with.
A reasonably-priced office handset that can be bought in multi-packs, the Gigaset S450 IP is a decent VoIP dual-mode handset. However, there are some drawbacks that limit its appeal.
It's not particularly stylish and the desktop software is short on features, but if you want a reliable USB 3G modem that's ready for 7.2Mbps operation, Orange's Option ICON2 seems like a good choice.
Are you looking for a new IP phone for your office? Aastra's 53i is an attractive and very usable phone without the shocking price tag.
The Google Mini just keeps getting better. It's not the cheapest way of searching your content, but it's probably the simplest to get working, yet highly capable and configurable.
T-Mobile's web'n'walk USB modem is an obvious option for mobile notebook users. However, it could also come in handy if your main broadband internet connection decides to go to sleep for a while.
We found this to be an impressive unit and, while it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, if you need to facilitate up to 25 concurrent SSL VPN user sessions then the NETGEAR SSL312 is definitely worthy of short-listing for evaluation.
These Axtor cages are a great way to add caddy-free SATA hot-swap capability to a system. Some small design changes would increase mounting flexibility.
Work in an environment where employees spend much of their time away from desks? If so, the 3108 is worth a look.
The EX-750 is expensive compared to other small-business SSL VPN appliances, but it's worth it for the extra scalability, wide platform support and end point security controls.
This is a solid wireless router in the familiar Linksys mould, which benefits from good interoperability with other Atheros-based products.