Unigroup's May '97 Meeting Announcement

LAN Technologies
Focusing on Fast Ethernet, Switching, Network Management and ATM.

Ike Mustafa and Tony Stramandinoli from SMC - Standard Microsystems Corporation

Thursday, May 15, 1997

Chase/Chemical Bank
55 Water Street, South Tower
13th Floor Conference Rooms B+C

6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Unigroup Business
6:45 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Note: Unigroup should be receiving Complimentary PC Expo passes shortly and plans on giving them out at this meeting.

Over the years, LAN design has become more and more complex. New protocols and products are constantly being introduced as network speeds continue to increase. This month's Unigroup presentation aims to not only present our members with general information about the latest network technologies, but also to provide us with some "down and dirty" details of LAN design.

This month's meeting topic is LAN Technologies and our speakers for this meeting are Ike Mustafa, Eastern Regional Sales Manager and Tony Stramandinoli, Systems Network Engineer from Standard Microsystems Corporation

Tony Stramandinoli will present and discuss emerging LAN technologies focusing on Fast Ethernet, Switching, Network Management and ATM.

SMC is a public company (SMSC-NASD) who is a market leader in LAN (Local Area Networks) and VLSI (Integrated Circuits) technologies for over twenty-five years. SMC manufactures network adapters (Token Ring, Ethernet & Arcnet), Hubs, MAUs, Switches, SNMP Management, ATM, Super I/O ICs, VLSI and other network products.

Here is a message from Ike Mustafa:

SMC's goal is to add value to each member by providing highly technical information on today's emerging LAN technologies. SMC invites all the members of Unigroup to play an interactive role during the presentation by asking questions and bringing any network case studies or network problems for discussion. In the spirit of having fun, SMC will be giving out door prizes to Unigroup members. Tony and I look forward to meeting everyone on Thursday, May 15, 1997.

The following is an outline of selected topics from a sample presentation that Unigroup received from SMC. While we do not know if this exact same presentation will be given, this outline will hopefully be representative of the topics SMC will be presenting at this meeting:

    Demand for Bandwidth                 Memory and Buffering
    100Base-T Fast Ethernet              Static / Dynamic Memory, Addressing
    100Base-T Advantages                 Blocking & Non-Blocking Architecture
    CSMA/CD MAC Protocol                 HOL Blocking
    Fast Ethernet Cabling Support        Latency
    Fast Ethernet 100Base-TX             Spanning Tree Protocol
    Fast Ethernet 100Base-T4             Packet Filtering
    Fast Ethernet 100Base-FX             Flow Control
    Fast Ethernet Repeaters              Full Duplex
    Class I Repeater Connectivity        VLANs
    Class II Repeater Connectivity       What is RMON, RMON2, RMON MIB
    What is an Ethernet Switch           Port Mirroring
    Why is Ethernet Switching Appealing  Segmented Ethernet Workgroups
    Why is Switching Important           Where is Fast Ethernet Headed
    Switch Forwarding

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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