Atto embraces Fibre Channel
Branching out from its SCSI roots, Atto Technology introduced a number of Fibre Channel products at last month`s Comdex. The ExpressPCI FC is a 64-bit PCI-to-Fibre Channel host adapter that supports up to 126 devices in an Arbitrated Loop configuration. The board uses Atto`s Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology, which includes such features as full multiple block buffering, an embedded RISC processor, optimized Fibre Channel and SCSI-3 algorithms, and an improved data interleave architecture.
Atto`s AccelNet FC Fibre Channel hub ($1,195) is a five-port device for use in FC-AL configurations. The managed hub uses Atto`s FibreChain expansion ports, which enable AccelNet FC hubs to be interconnected to the FC-AL limit of 127 devices without consuming Fibre Channel ports. Contact Atto Technology Inc. at (716) 691-1999, www.attotech.com.