News Release

Cisco Systems To Demonstrate Next Generation Networking Solutions at Networld+Interop 97 in Atlanta

First public demonstration of Cisco's Gigabit Networking solutions and Voice over IP in ATM infrastructures
Oct 10, 1997

  • WHAT:Cisco Systems will show end-to-end solutions for Gigabit Networking in campusintranets and the second will show how voice traffic can be effectively run over IP networks inconjunction with Tag Switching technology. For the first time the public will be able to seeCisco's Gigabit Ethernet technology in operation as well as understand how voice traffic can beseamlessly integrated with IP traffic over next-generation ATM infrastructures.

  • WHEN:From 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 9, and from10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 1997.

  • WHERE:Cisco Booth 5919 at the Georgia World Congress Center

  • WHO:Press, analysts and Networld+Interop attendees interested in the latest strategicnetworking technologies

Gigabit Networking Solutions

As the leading provider of switched internetworking solutions, Cisco is committed to thedevelopment of technology and products that provide gigabit transmission speeds for end-to-endnetworks. Gigabit Ethernet is a key technology for implementation of widespread gigabitnetworking in campus intranets. There will be a number of Gigabit Ethernet Solution elementson display running live applications in the booth. They include Gigabit Ethernet uplinks forthe Catalyst® 5X00 switch family, Gigabit Ethernet line cards, Gigabit Ethernet localswitching modules and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the Cisco 7500 series.

Cisco has been investing aggressively in Gigabit Ethernet technologies and will delivercomplete, standards-compliant solutions to customers soon after the 802.3z specification isratified by the IEEE. That decision is expected in March of 1998.

Voice over IP

Cisco Systems is demonstrating Voice over IP through an end-to-end ATM network consisting of Cisco 7X00 routers,