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New VoxOx features help even old cell phones

VoIP and multi-protocol chat client VoxOx introduces a slew of new features for its Personal Assistant, but the biggest one is remote access support for all phone models.

By January 7, 2010


Trillian critical security update released

"Highly critical" flaw patched in Cerulean Studios' multi-protocol chat software, which supports several popular IM services.

By June 19, 2007


Short Take: AT&T to use Cisco IP network tech

AT&T plans to use technology from Cisco Systems as a means to integrate elements of its network based on Internet protocol (IP), and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM). AT&T plans to deploy Cisco switches that support both transmission methods, and will utilize multi-protocol label switching (MPLS), an emerging protocol used to better manage and classify various forms of network traffic.

April 6, 1999


Short Take: Ascend releases new switching line

Ascend Communications announced new options for its line of switching devices based on asynchronous transfer mode, or ATM. The new modules add support for an emerging protocol, dubbed Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS), that allows services based on IP to be switched across an ATM-based network. The enhancements for Ascend's CBX 500 switch line will be available this quarter.

February 8, 1999


Short Take: Fore Systems to support new standard

Networking specialist Fore Systems, maker of switching devices based on asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology, announced that it will support an emerging standard that adds intelligence to the Internet protocol, or IP. Fore will add support for the multi-protocol label switching specification, or MPLS, to its line of ATM switches by the second half of this year. The MPLS protocol was created to ease the addition of complex services using IP and may also serve as a way to easily integrate IP-based technology with ATM. Fore also announced a significant equipment upgrade contract with the U.S. division of Cable & Wireless.

January 14, 1999


Short take: Ascend access software

Ascend Communications announced a new line of access software for both desktops and the company's remote access hardware. Called Intragy, the new tools allow for multi-protocol routing, including support for IPX and AppleTalk protocols, as well as bridging capability for support for older environments like SNA. The desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows 3.1, 95, and NT Workstation, as well as the Apple Computer Macintosh. Server-side software for Ascend's MAX 4000 and TNT remote access platforms is priced at $4,000 and $20,000, respectively. The tools will ship next month.

October 24, 1997


Short Take: ATM protocol ratified

The ATM Forum announced the final ratification of two key enabling protocol technologies that allow high-speed ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) pipes to integrate with routers and LAN technologies. The organization announced the completion of MPOA (multi-protocol over ATM) 1.0 and LANE (local area network emulation) services 2.0. Thes first protocol allows ATM to be tied to router-based Internetworks running a variety of protocols over the wide area; the second integrates with LAN-based gear running workgroup network technologies such as Ethernet.

By August 4, 1997