Apcom releases Compex SDX1208 Ethernet switch in India

By : |June 24, 1999 0

Apcom Computers Ltd has released 8-port, 10/100Mbps fast Ethernet switch Compex SDX 1208
to the Indian market.

The new Ethernet switch features separate collision domain on each port for varied network
topology implementation, `Store-and-Forward’ technology for high speed, error-free data
transfer, auto negotiation mechanism for all the 8 ports to support 10/1000Mbps and
virtual bandwidth of 1.6 Gbps.

Deepak Mirza, Director, Apcom, said, “It is especially suited for power-user
workgroups in an enterprise like graphics designers, multimedia developers and large
database and mission critical implementation users. SDX1208 would enable those workgroups
that do not have the luxury of wire room to host the 19″ racks, to be wired over the
desktop.”

Apcom Computers is the distributor for Singapore based Compex networking solutions in
India. Compex Systems Pte Ltd has an installed base of over 7.5 lakh large and small
network products across India

India keen to participate in ITU E-commerce project

India, along with Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Ecuador and Egypt, has shown keen interest to
participate in the Electronic Commerce for Developing Countries (EC-DC) of International
Telecom Union (ITU). Having successfully run a pilot project in South Africa, ITU is
currently coordinating EC-DC projects in Morocco and Venezuela. It is result of
implementation of this project that today African merchants are able to sell African
artifacts and other goods to consumer worldwide.

Launched in 1998, EC-DC is an ITU special development initiative with global scope and has
the following objectives:
1. Enable developing and least developed countries to use existing infrastructures and
services to participate in e-commerce by: (a) coordinating the design, development and
implementation of e-commerce systems and (b) providing cost-effective solutions to
integrate e-commerce with existing infrastructure and services.
2. Facilitate the transfer of e-commerce technology and increase public awareness by: (a)
suggesting technologies and assisting in the definitions of e-commerce policies and
strategies;
3. Stimulate the planning and deployment of the telecommunication infrastructure by: (a)
demonstrating the value of Internet-connected telecommunications to broaden markets
through applications like e-commerce and (b) provide value added services to the ICT
infrastructure that will encourage investments in the telecom infrastructure.

EC-DC uses a geographically distributed architecture that separates the components for
building an e-commerce system. This enables the developing countries to implement those
components that use their current infrastructure.

EC-DC covers most mainstream business models like direct selling, corporate purchasing,
value chain, etc for e-commerce. In a typical scenario, a business presents goods or
services on an online catalogue. A consumer or business partner can select desired items
from the business site and confirm purchase. When the purchase is confirmed, control is
passed to the commerce server, which transparently and securely processes the payment in
real time. The commerce server performs all the necessary security, authentication and
encryption procedures and informs the business to deliver the goods or services if the
payment is valid.

Being a developing nation, India has several limitations in the world market today in
terms of reach, cost and delivery. It has rightly recognized the importance of E-commerce
something as great leveler. Project EC-DC is a step forward in that direction which
empowers developing nations as global players to market their products and services and
receive a fair return on their investments.

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