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wire speed

The bandwidth of a particular transmission or networking system. When data are said to be transmitted at wire speed or at "wire rate," it implies there is little or no software overhead associated with the transmission and that the data travel at the maximum speed of the hardware.
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And now, PacketExpert 10G[TM] has been enhanced to support Wirespeed Record and Playback, Simulation of IP Links and Impairments (IPLinkSim[TM]), PacketBroker and Y.
RadiSys' latest addition to its family of AdvancedTCA-compliant products features dual Intel IXP28xx network processors and is designed to address 10 Gbps wirespeed packet processing in network applications that demand high bandwidth throughput such as security gateways, GGSN, Broadband-Remote Access Servers, edge routers and session controllers.
44-terabit backplane and supports up to 24 10-gigabit wirespeed ports and 288 gigabit wirespeed ports.
Telecomms solutions provider Westell Ltd has announced the launch date of its Wirespeed 2100 ADSL Dual Connect Router.
NASDAQ: WSTL) has debuted the the WireSpeed R517 Ethernet ADSL Modem.
WebShare Pro works together with a Westell WireSpeed Ethernet DSL modem and an Ethernet hub to provide a simple broadband solution.
a leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, has completed the acquisition of privately-held WireSpeed Communications Corporation Inc.
NASDAQ:RDCMF), a leader in internetworking test solutions, has introduced the WireSpeed 622 ATM analyzer capable of wire-speed operation and analysis of over 300 protocols as well as advanced backbone management features.
HX 100G NPU offers unique combination of programmable wirespeed processing, advanced traffic management, and low power consumption
It is enhanced with a highly precise non-intrusive Wirespeed Ethernet Tap referred to as PacketBroker.
With the successful integration between the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway and Netegrity TransactionMinder, this partnership provides organizations with industry leading policy-based identity management unified with the most comprehensive wirespeed Web Services security device.
Utilizing the "plug-and-play" connectivity of a USB port allows customers to self-install a WireSpeed USB modem without opening their PC to install an Ethernet card to interface with the modem.