"="" rel="nofollow" class="c-regularLink" target="_blank">(CSCO) today introduced new software tools to ease management and
increase the ability to scale Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks.
Cisco's ATMDirector helps administrators configure, monitor, and
troubleshoot a network of ATM switches, routers, and LAN gear. Integrated with the company's CiscoView device management application, ATMDirector can
map an ATM network topology and display real-time linking information.
The software can also trace the path of ATM links and create Permanent
Virtual Connections (PVC) over an ATM network.
The company also announced support for Private Network-to-Network Interface
(P-NNI) Phase 1 software within the LightStream 1010 ATM. The P-NNI
specification provides a sophisticated set of protocols that let
ATM switches exchange information. The P-NNI can scale to any size ATM
network, according to company officials.
Cisco's ATMDirector software costs $4.995 when ordered alone and $2,995 as
an upgrade to the CiscoWorks suite. The P-NNI software for the LightStream
1010 as an individual tool feature within the Cisco IOS internetworking
operating system costs $2,500. All products are available now.