Re: [802.3BA] 802.3ba XR ad hoc next step concern
At 06:35 PM 8/25/2008 , Swanson, Steven E wrote:
should we tell our customers who have link lengths longer than 100m and
want (or require) a standardized solution?
We should tell them the same thing that we tell our twisted pair
That would be that their market is not large enough to:
- Warrant a separate solution in the standard.
- Burden the 100 meter solution with the extra costs required to
meet their needs
There is nothing terrible or onorous about this. A line has to be drawn
for all volume products. For passenger automobiles, the standard is
clearly 5 passengers. Does a car salesman have to make excuses that the
bulk of his product line only has a 5 passenger capacity? Of course not.
Do some car companies think they can make money with larger vehicles? Of