The Ethernet Alliance was responsible for the emergence of Ethernet speeds, such as 2.5 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 25Gb/s and 50Gb/s. Markets were requiring these speeds, however the IEEE standards committees were not considering them. To allow discussion of these market demands, the Ethernet Alliance acts as a forum where requirements and developments can be discussed outside the IEEE standards committees between members such as Dell, Cisco, Broadcom, Intel and others. Valuable market intelligence from these discussions is then shared with IEEE committees. This knowledge sharing influences the development of leading edge interoperable technologies.
Ken Hodge, CTO of Brand-Rex, said, ‘Brand-Rex is proud to be part of the Ethernet Alliance, a valuable industry association. We look forward to engaging in progressive discussions between members in promoting the use of Ethernet installations and applications.’