Lanner Electronics Rolls Out FW-8650 Unified Communication Appliance

Lanner Electronics Inc, a global leader in network hardware platforms, announced the release of the FW-8650, a Unified Communication Appliance designed for a broad array of network service applications; network security, QoS, bandwidth management, load balancing and VoIP.

“Lanner has added to its diverse portfolio of network technologies offering a universal platform to build multi-service network appliances,” stated Will Chen, CTO. “Based on the Intel® Q965 Express Chipset and Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo processor combo, and featuring two expansion slots, Lanner has delivered a system that is not only incredibly powerful, it also scales to meet the needs of your specific application.”

“The Intel® Q965 Express chipset offers features that specifically address key requirements in network service applications, such as; increased memory bandwidth, faster system bus and low power processor support,” said Rose Schooler, director of marketing, Embedded and Communication Processor Division, Intel. “When combined with the Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processor, it delivers a host of benefits that enable Lanner’s customers to deploy more responsive network service appliances with increased energy-efficient performance, flexibility and scalability.”

The system design focuses on scalable architecture with support for 1066/800/533 System bus processors including Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo processors, Intel® Pentium® 4 processors and Intel® Celeron® D processors. The inclusion of 6 Gigabit LAN ports with 3 pairs supporting segment bypass results in a ramp up in network traffic throughput performance.

System performance is increased through the integration of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM with 64-bit memory addressing, providing shorter access time for data.

Dual Expansion slots offer the user the ability to choose between two PCI or two PCI-express slots, giving a valuable advantage when designing an appliance for multitasking applications.

The FW-8650 is available this month in small quantities. For pricing and quantity availability, please contact your local distributor or email

About Lanner
Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of network security, storage and applied computing hardware platforms for first tier companies. Lanner’s expertise extends also includes driver and firmware support, enabling customers to optimize hardware and software communication. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in the U.S., India, and China, Lanner is uniquely positioned to deliver custom technical solutions with localized, value-added service.

About the Intel® Communications Alliance
Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel technologies.

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