A sound network foundation is the key to your business's effectiveness and productivity. Your network infrastructure should be the invisible plumbing that enables the transport of company data and communications. At the core of this foundation are the hard-working infrastructure components that you might take for granted. Your routers and switches pave the way for the movement of data inside and outside your business. If you've implemented a wireless network, wireless APs and NICs enable safe and secure communications out in the ether. KVM switches, fax gateways, and VoIP solutions let you implement other key business functionality. Here are the winners in our Network Infrastructure category.


NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

802.11a/b/g Wireless AP
1st—Cisco Systems Cisco 1200 Aironet Series AP
http://www.cisco.com
2nd—SMC Networks SMC2870W EZ Connect g Wireless Ethernet Bridge
http://www.smc.com

802.11a/b/g Wireless NIC
1st— Linksys Wireless-G PC Card with SpeedBooster
http://www.linksys.com
2nd—Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Card Adapter
http://www.cisco.com
3rd—SMC Networks SMC2835W EZ Connect g Wireless Cardbus Adapter
http://www.smc.com

Keyboard/Video/Mouse (KVM) Switch
1st—Linksys ProConnect 4-Port KVM Switch
http://www.linksys.com
2nd—Dell KVM over IP Console Switches
http://www.dell.com
3rd—ATEN Technology KM0432 Matrix 32-Port KVM Switch
http://www.aten-usa.com

Fax Gateway
1st—Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003's Shared Fax Service
http://www.microsoft.com
2nd—GFI Software GFI FAXmaker for Exchange/SMTP
http://www.gfi.com
3rd—Captaris RightFax
http://www.captaris.com

Router
1st—Cisco Systems Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Router
http://www.cisco.com
2nd—Microsoft Windows Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com
3rd—ADTRAN NetVanta Routers
http://www.adtran.com

Switch
1st—Linksys EtherFast 8-Port 10/100 Workgroup Switch
http://www.linksys.com
2nd—Dell PowerConnect Switches
http://www.dell.com
3rd—SMC Networks SMC6752AL2 48-Port 10/100 Managed Switch with 2 Gigabit Ports and 2 Gigabit Combo Ports
http://www.smc.com

VoIP Solution
1st—Linksys Phone Adapter with 2 Phone Ports (PAP2)
http://www.linksys.com
2nd—WildPackets EtherPeek VX
http://www.wildpackets.com
3rd—ADTRAN NetVanta 1224STR PoE
http://www.adtran.com