TMA 31 kicks off in Brighton this week with co-stars Sir David Frost, Cable & Wireless chief, Graham Wallace and Carol Thatcher. The show promises voice, data and video technology from 400 exhibitors including some of the industry's leading vendors.
Cisco and 3Com will be exihibiting alongside the more traditional voice companies like BT, Cable and Wireless and Energis.
MCI and WorldCom will be formally announcing the new merged company, MCI WorldCom Advanced Networks with the launch of InterManage. This is a managed firewall service costing between #1,100 and #2,200 a month depending on the amount of reporting and testing your company requires.
The service is limited to managing only two firewalls: Checkpoint's Firewall 1 and Interlock, WorldCom's own product. If you'd rather hand this task over to experts and would like more information on what MCI WorldCom is offering check it out in the Grand Hotel - suite 427.
NTL (B213/B317) will be previewing a remote management project, CCTV which will be used in city centres. Other announcements will include voice and data satellite services and plans to bundle service offerings.
CTI Data Solutions (G618) will be previewing a range of call management systems including the Neptune billing system. Neptune is a 32-bit, Windows NT-based billing and customer care system which can format and process call records into invoices and other management reporting tools.
Cisco's European vice president, Richard Freemantle, will be presenting a conference on global network business or the "virtual village" and what this means to an organisation's bottom line. The Cisco stand is in the Metropole Clarence Room where company executives will be on hand.
3Com will be launching a virtual private network roadmap including the PathBuilder S500 family of purpose built VPN products. 3Com claims it offers users a saving of up to 50% on long distance calls. For more information see 3Com in the Grand Hotel - suite 225 and 226.
Network systems integrator K-NET is launching a number of ATM networking products including the ForeRunner ASX-4000 ATM switch from Fore Systems, ATM encryption software from Secant Network Technologies and ATM edge switching from Xylan. K-NET will be using Sony's MPEG-2 equipment to demonstrate live broadcast quality video over an ATM network.
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