Motorola has pinned its colours to the frame relay mast with a raft of products set to arrive next month which the company claims will deliver better results for corporations.
Companies which have signed up to Motorola?s view of the future include Abbey National, Sainsburys with military operations also involved in the fight against IP, claimed Paul Beaumont, MD of Motorola?s ISG (information systems group) group in Emea.
He said: ?Corporate marketplaces will continue to grow but frame relay companies have shown that markets have almost doubled in a year?.
The products, said Beaumont, will supersede attempts by companies to put both data and voice over IP networks.
He said that while Motorola will continue to support a number of protocols already being used in large corporations, figures showed that 67 per cent of them were expected to migrate to frame relay, while IBM?s SNA protocol, while still growing, was a fading source.
In the next month, said Beaumont, Motorola ISG will deliver products that can offer multimedia including slow scan video, with far better identification of customers.
The real war zone, insisted Beaumont, was the battle between local area network vendors like Cisco and companies like Motorola which offered either frame relay or ATM systems.
Motorola, he confirmed, will use its own proprietary software to move people from old protocols to what it described as an integrated multiservice access device.
The ONS (operating network system) architecture, claimed Beaumont, spanned serial access protocols, Lan access protocols, network protocols and network services.
He said: ?Multimedia is the way we see the market going - the next thing is video. This is wide area network (Wan) technology and the future is frame relay.?
But it?s not only end users which will benefit from ONS, claimed Beaumont. Voice network end users include the Israeli police, BT Spain, Telefonica, the Central Bank Russia and the ACC Bank in Ireland.
Motorola?s partners for the new raft of products include Bull in the UK, France, Germany and Spain, IBM in Germany and Italy, DEC in Portugal and also Deutche Telekom in Germany.
Motorola was convinced that the two tier model was the best and would change its largely direct model, said Beaumont.
He said: ?Motorola does not give things away.? Beaumont was responsible for stopping consumer modems.
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