Peribit has expanded its range of bandwidth optimisation products and has claimed to have improved the operating system that runs them.
The vendor has launched the SR 100 - claiming it provides the industry's first OC-3 compressed output, aimed at firms with large WAN links - and the SM 500, the first of a new range intended to pick up the inter-site cacheing and mirroring issues that fuelled the growth of cacheing vendors.
Peribit has also updated its Sequence Reduction System (SRS) to version five, to support features such as path selection over multiple WAN links, forward error correction and what the vendor has termed Active Flow Pipelining. The software will work on all of Peribit's existing products and the new hardware.
"We have been testing a beta version of V5, and it's an incredible piece of software because it deals with latency," said Adam Woolhouse, managing director of VAR Network Alliance.
"However, it's a competitive market out there, and new products are being released all of the time. It's no good saying you've got only compression. The big problem these days is latency."
Mike Banic, Peribit's vice-president of corporate marketing, said: "One thing we expect is managers using the new version of SRS to push less time-critical traffic, such as email, over internet links on Digital Subscriber Line or ISDN, and more latency-sensitive applications such as voice over WAN links.
"With V5 of SRS, you can mail one of our boxes to a remote office, get someone to plug it in and it will set itself up using another Peribit device on the network."
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