We use the Ascends, I have had experience with both and the Ascend is much
more reliable and easier to control remotely. Setup is easier too.
From: Dusan Janjic <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, December 05, 1997 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: Terminal Servers
>Robert H. Clugston wrote:
>> To All,
>> I know this doesn't belong here but I was wondering what other
people are using for terminal servers. I'm looking at either a Ascend Max
4048 or Livingston PM3. The Ascend unit is going for $164 /port and the
Livingston is going for $249 /port. Which is better?
>> Emerald Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org
>If you have these prices right, which is doubtful, go with Ascend. I can't
say I am familiar with Ascend box, but I can tell you little bit about PM-3.
When we were pricing our equipment which was months ago, Ascend was more
expensive. Maybe they dropped their prices?
>We have had a lot of trouble with PM3-s for months, on chanelized T-1 (PRI
or BRI is not available here). They released it months before it was
actually ready for production environment. Few weeks ago they released new
version of operating system 3.7.2 which had finaly
>fixed many bugs. But it took them months
>I have to say one thing though, it is a nice product now, easy to setup,
easy to manage and easy to integrate with Emerald Radius suite. You may
want to check with them if they printed the manuals for PM3 now, in the time
we ordered it, our units came with manuals for
>It is also good idea to subscribe to both manufacturers mailing lists for
awhile and see what kind of questions and troubles people have. That can
give you some ideas what kind of trouble you may get in to with any of those
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