SOURCE: 3K Computers, LLC

January 11, 2008 09:56 ET

3K Computers Verified as IPv6 Ready by UNH-IOL Technology Consortium

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - January 11, 2008) - 3K Computers, LLC (3K), a domestic, built-to-order manufacturer of computers, workstations, servers and storage equipment, announced that its computers have been verified as IPv6 Ready by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) technology consortium, the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.

Only three other PC manufacturers have been verified as IPv6 Ready by the UNH-IOL -- IBM Corp, Sun Microsytems, and Hewlett Packard Corp.

IPv6, short for Internet Protocol Version 6, is the "next generation" protocol designed to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 (IPv4). In an effort to enhance network security, the U.S. Government is requiring support for IPv6 in all new equipment, specifying that the network backbones of all federal agencies must deploy IPv6 by June 2008.

To help these agencies speed their technology evaluation and compliance at the desktop and server levels, 3K joined the UNH-IOL to demonstrate to the federal government that its line of computers, servers, laptops, and storage equipment supports IPv6 Ready operating systems.

"Our IPv6 initiative will empower many federal decision-makers to integrate the computer technology needed to become IPv6 compliant," said Dan Jacobs, CEO of 3K, which has been manufacturing computers in the U.S. for more than 18 years.

The UNH-IOL is a neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to testing data networking technologies through industry collaboration.

"The rigorous battery of tests the UNH-IOL performs for IPv6 Forum logo verification ensures the products that successfully complete these tests meet uncompromised third-party product validation," said Erica Johnson, IPv6 Consortium Manager at the UNH-IOL.

3K Computers sells to federal, state and local government entities, as well as corporate and education markets, through its VAR and distribution channel partners.

About 3K Computers

A subsidiary of Florida Micro, 3K Computers, LLC is a provider of U.S.-made, built-to-order computers, laptops, servers, workstations and storage equipment for federal, state and local governments, and the corporate and education markets. 3K customers have peace of mind in knowing that that each system is fully tested before shipment, arriving with a Certificate of Diagnostic Testing. 3K Computers also provides rapid IT response with its U.S.-based, Tier 1 technical support. For more information, call (888) 590-8215, or visit www.3kcomputers.com.

About the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

Established in 1988, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is a non-profit organization housed in more than 32,000 square feet of laboratory space, offering comprehensive interoperability and conformance-based testing in data communication technologies. Test solutions created at the UNH-IOL offer a set of methods to increase interoperability through protocol operations, signaling, point-to-point and multi-system scenarios. For more information, visit the UNH-IOL website at www.iol.unh.edu.

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