$4 Million GDC APEX ATM Agreement Inked between Cignal Global Communications & General DataComm.MIDDLEBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 1999--General DataComm Industries, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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Cignal is a global data carrier, which serves telecommunications carriers, Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
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In selecting the GDC multiservice switches, Cignal Chief Executive Officer Chris Rooney said that "since there's no room for error as we build our ATM backbone network A backbone network provides a path for the exchange of information between different LANs or subnetworks. A backbone can tie together diverse networks in the same building, in different buildings in a campus environment, or over wide areas. , we rely on the scalability, reliability and high-performance GDC APEX switches deliver."
GDC APEX switches are the world's most advanced standards-based wide-area ATM technology. This equipment offers a combination of Quality of Service (QoS) assurance and highly efficient bandwidth management Controlling the traffic flow in a network. See bandwidth manager. , which are unique in this telecommunications market segment.
Cignal has already deployed GDC APEX switches in the US, UK and Hong Kong. By the end of this year, Cignal plans to expand its network to 11 new locations, including Brazil, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
"Cignal's vision is to leverage its high-performance network to support even newer generations of broadband applications, including video and multimedia services," Cignal's CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Rooney said. "The GDC APEX architecture is well suited to integrate these emerging technologies while maintaining the highest levels of security and reliability."
"Cignal is an aggressive company with a keen focus on the close integration of technology and business economics to deliver superior telecommunications services around the globe," said GDC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles P. Johnson. "With their commitment to competitive value at superior price points, Cignal is rapidly establishing itself as a global telecommunications leader."
About Cignal Global Communications
Cignal Global Communications provides competitively-priced, toll-quality packetized voice and value-added Internet services to telecommunications carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), multimedia web content providers, and e-commerce companies. Cignal's facilities-based network uses a combination of Asynchronous Transfer Mode See ATM.
(communications) Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.
Indiana acronyms. (ATM), Internet Protocol (IP), and its patented SM-10 voice/data integration process (US Patent No. 5,751,7060 to offer carrier-quality packetized-voice calls and data transmission with transit time transit time
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About General DataComm
GDC (www.gdc.com) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of multiservice communications systems for service providers and enterprise businesses. The GDC APEX(R) multiservice switching platforms are used extensively within the world's largest public ATM Wide-Area Networks. A broad range of Advanced Network Access products provide universal access system DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary solutions; integrated analog, DDS (1) (Digital Data Storage) See DAT.
(2) (Data Dictionary System) See QuickBuild and OpenDDS.
(3) (Dataphone Digital S and T1/E1/T3 access products; all managed under a distributed, open network management framework, ProSphere(TM).
GDC is headquartered in Middlebury, CT, USA, and has an extensive network of subsidiaries and partners located throughout North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim.
All GDC products mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of General DataComm, Inc. a wholly owned operating subsidiary of General DataComm Industries, Inc.