Cupertino, CA--July 23, 1996--Apple Computer Inc. (Cupertino, CA) announced a licensing agreement with FORE Systems (Warrendale, PA) to develop a common API for high-speed Asynchronous Transfer Mode technology. Under the agreement FORE will be able to develop an implementation of an ATM application programming interface, allowing applications to take advantage of native ATM services on both Macintosh and Unix platforms.
The ATM API is intended to be written to the X-Open XTI specification, and will provide the necessary interfaces, network, and OS integration that will be an integral part of Apple's ATM Middleware. Any application written to this API specification would work with FORE Systems ForeRunner ATM switches and adapter cards using Apple's Middleware.
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