3COM Connecting people with information
Since 3Com was founded in 1979 and the creation of the Ethernet standard more than 30 years ago, the world embraced 3Com`s vision of pervasive networking in which every PC has a network connection. Businesses are fundamentally built around a flow of information carried by a network. Enterprises large and small are increasingly adopting converged networks that include IP telephony technologies to achieve significant cost savings and dramatic new functionality and features that enhance the bottom-line.
Today, 3Com is focused exclusively on serving the enterprise data and voice networking market and has a strong balance sheet, renowned brand, large intellectual property portfolio and a global presence.
3Com`s mission is to connect more people and organisations to information in more innovative, simple and reliable ways than any other networking company in the world. 3Com`s user-centric approach focuses on customised access and services for users, wherever they are. This anytime, anywhere access is ensured by robust network infrastructures that guarantee application availability and optimise traffic to meet a broad spectrum of requirements. The company’s focus is on the emerging high-growth areas of broadband connectivity, home networking, wireless systems, enterprise networking and LAN (Local Area Network) telephony.
3Com holds market-leading positions in solutions for business and consumers, all with the common benefits of simplicity and reliability. They include fixed-port and stackable Ethernet switches, Ethernet hubs, multi-services access platforms, LAN and modem PC cards, desktop and wireless technologies. This broad spectrum of solutions enables customers to buy complete networking solutions for any network application.
3Com continues to define the way networks are built through superior engineering and by averaging standards to reduce complexity, unlocking the hold of proprietary systems and lowering cost of ownership.
As a market leader and innovator in networking and Internet solutions for small businesses, 3Com is dedicated to developing products, programs and resources specifically with the small business customer in mind. It is the only networking company that offers products designed from the ground up for the small business networking environment. 3Com`s small business solutions, which include the OfficeConnect family of desktop networking products, provide the reliability, compatibility, ease of use and high performance that small businesses require.
Enterprise 3Com is committed to total network availability. The company provides reliable networking solutions that support missioncritical e-business applications and gives users secure access to those applications, regardless of their physical location.
3Com`s total network availability helps enterprises in a variety of sectors, such as education, healthcare and retail, gain competitive advantage, get closer to customers and partners, improve customer service and streamline operations.
3Com has introduced new switch architecture – XRN (eXpandable Resilient Networking). XRN is unique to 3Com and is an integral component of 3Com’s new enterprise switch range, which gives users benefits in terms of speed and functionality. The major drive behind XRN is the ability to use an XRN link to enable two Gigabit switches to function as a single high-performance, high-availability core. XRN will help ensure 3Com’s dominance in the Gigabit Ethernet market and forms part of 3Com’s platform for 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
In order to ensure the best possible service to resellers and their customers, Comztek and 3Com have established a service centre. This is unique in that 3Com has just two other service centres worldwide. The aim of the service centre is to provide a swap-out service for faulty 3Com equipment where the equipment carries a 3Com Lifetime Limited Warranty. Faulty goods that carry the Warranty can simply be brought to the service centre, where a replacement unit will be issued. If there is no replacement stock, an Advanced Hardware Replacement is requested.