Dallas, TX--December 23, 1996--Efficient Networks Inc. (Dallas, TX), General DataComm Inc. (Middlebury, CT), and Whitetree Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) announced a cooperative marketing agreement designed to enable users to easily deploy Ethernet-to-ATM and end-to-end ATM networking solutions with advantages that include end-to-end quality of service (QoS) for multimedia applications, scalability, and high bandwidth. The three companies will leverage their complementary and interoperable product lines by offering users complete ATM networking solutions for the desktop, workgroup, and WAN backbone.
Through formalized joint marketing and reseller agreements, as well as reference selling and inter-company training, each company will augment their own product lines by leveraging the others' product technology and brand recognition. This three-way agreement offers users a means to easily build multi-vendor, interoperable ATM networks--from the desktop to the wide area. Technical support will be provided by each individual company for their respective products, and users will benefit from each company's familiarity with each others' products.
With this agreement, users will be able to employ Efficient Network's 25.6 Mbits per second ATM PCI adapter and its ATM155 adapters to provide desktop and server connections. Whitetree's Ethernet and ATM combination switching products will provide connectivity at the departmental level, and GDC will provide the backbone connection through its high-speed, scaleable WAN and campus switching products.
Return to Headlines