Gillaspy Associates to Demonstrate Finisar's Latest Test Solutions for 1,2,4 & 10Gb Fibre Channel at the Storage World Conference Long Beach, CA

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Gillaspy Associates to Demonstrate Latest Test Solutions for 1,2,4 & 10Gb Fibre Channel at the Storage World Conference Long Beach.

Gillaspy Associates ( a leading provider of computer bus tools, protocol test and analysis solutions for development engineers and network professionals will demonstrate the latest test solutions from Finisar at the Storage World Conference in Long Beach, CA. from June 29th - July 1st 2004.

Gillaspy Associates will be at Booth 344 demonstrating Finisar's high performance network tools for SANs, LANs and MANs. The new Xgig analysis solutions advance Fibre Channel and Storage Area Network (SAN) development. These solutions allow customers to more efficiently design, develop and analyze SAN components and storage solutions.

The Xgig Analyzer platform is comprised of software, blades and a hardware chassis (rackmount, table top or laptop field service) unit. The latest enhancements to this platform provide SAN architects, Field Service Engineers and Test engineers with the ability to support the latest Fibre Channel speeds: 1, 2, 4 & 10 Gb Fibre Channel, as well as provide high channel count support of up to 64 ports.

Both these items are firsts in the industry, providing end users with the ability to develop and create leading-edge Storage Area Networking products. In addition, Finisar's Xgig Analyzer blades now provide enhanced "multi-functionality" allowing users to gain more value from their existing Finisar Xgig products and analyzer blades while reducing the need for physical hardware.

"We are committed to providing the best Fibre Channel and SAN test solutions for our customers and Finisar's products are well known as the leader in Fibre Channel and SAN network analysis. When we combine the Finisar product with the Gillaspy engineering approach to each of our customers needs, we have the best combination of product and support in the industry," said Joe Gillaspy, President – Gillaspy Associates.

"Competent and professional partners are a key part of Finisar's strategy of delivering the best network analysis products to the market," said Dr. Brian Staff, Vice President of Marketing at Finisar Network Tools. "We know from experience that Gillaspy Associates is a fine business organization that represents our products extremely skillfully and energetically. Together, Finisar and Gillaspy achieve very high satisfaction ratings with our mutual customers, both in terms of the quality of the products and the manner in which they are sold and supported."

Pricing and Availability

Finisar's Xgig Solutions are currently shipping to leading-edge customers. For more detailed information, product configurations and pricing please see us in Booth 344 at the Storage World Conference or contact Gillaspy Associates at 805-987-1718 and on the Internet at

About Gillaspy Associates

Since 1997, Gillaspy Associates has built a solid reputation for developing strong relationships with our customers by providing them with quality solutions and ongoing support. Our products and services include: Analysis instrumentation, testing, training, and consulting services. We have solutions for protocols such as: Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, Ethernet, Escon, iSCSI, SCSI, Sonet, PCI Express, PCI, CPCI, PMC, PC104, VME, USB, 1394, ATM, Voip, 802.11. Gillaspy Associates headquarters is in Camarillo, California, USA.

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