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NEW IBM PRODUCTS BRING THE DESKTOP TO THE ENTERPRISE

 NEW IBM PRODUCTS BRING THE DESKTOP TO THE ENTERPRISE
 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today


announced new hardware and software products that will make it easier to share and manage information across many types of computer networks. The announcements will especially benefit businesses that want to integrate different kinds of personal computers and workstations into a wide variety of networks.
 The products include adapters for connecting personal computers to local area networks, or LANs, for sharing such resources as printers, applications and files. Also included are "hubs" for interconnecting different types of local area networks, as well as powerful new capabilities for managing these types of networks to ensure their reliability. Other announcements help customers to integrate LANs into larger networks, while improving the performance of their corporate-wide network communications.
 "With today's announcements, customers will be better able to build and manage their computing networks -- so that they can combine the productivity and ease-of-use of desktop applications with the data security and networking sophistication of mainframe-based computer centers," said Don Haile, Networking Systems director of local area networking systems. "The bottom line is helping our customers to do their computing where they want to do it -- whether it's a PC graphics package or a data-intensive mainframe application."
 Highlights of today's announcements include:
 -- Six new adapters for connecting personal computers to networks, including three supporting PCMCIA -- the industry's first family of networking adapters for laptops and notebooks.
 -- The 8250 Multiprotocol Intelligent Hub, designed to connect different types of computer networks into larger, enterprise networks. The 8250 is the first product resulting from the alliance that IBM announced with Chipcom Corporation on July 21, 1992.
 -- A new version of IBM's RISC-based network manager, the AIX(A) SystemView(A) NetView(A)/6000, that furthers its revolution towards being a general purpose distributed manager -- capable of managing many types of desktop networks and larger networks, with or without the support of mainframe computers. The AIX NetView Hub Management Program/6000 manages the 8250 multiprotocol hub.
 -- 3745 Communication Controller enhancements targeted at building more versatile and better performing networks through such technologies as new software support for frame relay networks, distributed computing, and ESCON(A) fiber connections that speed data between mainframe computers five times faster than before.
 -- CallPath(A)/6000 for businesses that want the benefits of integrated voice/data applications running on RISC System/6000(A) computers. It extends the proven benefits of IBM's CallPath products to a fast-growing segment of the computer industry.
 The announcements today help to fill in IBM's Networking Blueprint, announced on March 25, 1992. This framework helps customers collect, manage, share, access and integrate vital information in any format -- data, voice, video, text and image -- regardless of technological, geographical or organizational boundaries.
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