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2003 Networld+Interop Best of Show Awards

Then the fun started. Front-runners were put on the hot seat as judging teams dug into the nitty-gritty of each product. After these face-to-face meetings, the judges convened to discuss the merits of each qualifier and selected a winner in each category. There were also two special awards: Best Start-Up, given to the outstanding product from a company less than two years old, and the coveted Best of Interop Grand Prize.

Now on to the winners...

Enterprise Network Infrastructure | Network Application Software | Network Servers and Peripherals | Convergence Technology | Wireless Technologies | Networked Storage | Network Test & Measurement | Network Management | Performance Enhancement | Security

Enterprise Network Infrastructure

Winner: 3Com Corp. NJ90 Network Jack (

3Com Corp. NJ90 Network Jack

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The NJ90 is a four-port, 10/100 switch packaged into a wall jack, giving new meaning to the term small footprint. It multiplies the capacity of cramped wiring closets by a factor of four while eliminating the disruption, cost and time involved in running and terminating new cable. The icing on the cake: a retail price of $99.


• EmergeCore Networks IT-100 "IT in a Box" (
• Sprint SprintLink Frame Relay (

Network Applications Software

Winner: Computer Associates International CleverPath Portal (

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