MANSFIELD, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's Information Systems Group, Network Systems Division (http://www.mot.com/networking), today announced support for standards-based packetized voice capability for IP and frame-relay networks in its series of Vanguard(R) multiservice access router platforms. Motorola's move to support both H.323 and G.723 standards promises to further expand the market for high-quality, bandwidth-efficient packet voice solutions into corporate networking environments. Also announced was Motorola's new series of Applications Ware(TM) software packages, which allow Vanguard products to be custom designed for specific applications. The packages support all varieties of IP (Internet protocol), legacy serial, SNA (systems network architecture) and packetized voice applications, including Motorola's VIPR functionality. "Incorporating standardized voice in our Vanguard products helps to move voice over IP from the early adopter stage to the practical business application era, providing true cost benefits and high-quality implementation," said Ray Wright, director, product marketing for Motorola ISG, Network Systems Division. "Bandwidth is the costliest single element of a voice or data network. With standardized voice-over-IP and voice-over-frame relay capability, Motorola gives customers a way to both lower bandwidth for top efficiency and increase quality for voice and data applications of all types." Standards-based packetized voice technology accelerates the IP-based voice/data network convergence while opening up numerous new applications. For example, it can let companies provide facilities available at main locations to users at remote sites while reducing costs. It also enables new telephony capabilities such as tone-based security systems over existing IP or frame relay networks. Applications Ware Packages Motorola's Applications Ware puts the networking intelligence of the Vanguards into easy-to-upgrade software packages to give customers the exact functionality needed at lowest cost, while providing the flexibility to easily migrate the network to support other functions, such as simultaneous support of voice and data. "By using Motorola's enhanced packetized voice options, a business can start saving telecom costs immediately while preparing for the quickly maturing IP-based future. This will help companies of any size 'manage their network pipe' rather than throw bandwidth money down it," Wright said. Depending on its networking appetites and resources, a company using Applications Ware can nimbly take advantage of competitive carrier services, migrate smoothly from dedicated services to the Internet or intranets, and cost-effectively enhance data networks with multimedia voice and video functions. The packages optimize wide area network performance and provide error recovery and prioritization capabilities and diagnostic tools. Applications Ware software can be upgraded through Motorola's new eTAC (Electronic Technical Assistance Center), a state-of-the-art secured Web site, or by using a licensed CD-ROM. Packages will be marketed in the Americas and Asia starting in June, with rollout in Europe scheduled for later in the summer. Pricing is scaled to match the platform and the breadth of functionality. Visit www.etac.motorola.com for more detailed information about Motorola ISG's new service and support Web site. About Motorola Motorola's Information Systems Group (ISG) develops, builds, and markets solutions that help customers profit from the power of multimedia business and personal communications. Product families include cable, corporate and software modems, and a broad range of internetworking equipment. ISG is part of Motorola's Messaging, Information and Media Sector (MIMS). Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of wireless communications, semiconductors, and advanced electronic systems, components, and services. Major equipment businesses include cellular telephone, two-way radio, paging and data communications, personal communications, automotive, defense and space electronics and computers. Motorola semiconductors power communication devices, computers and millions of other products. Motorola's 1997 sales were $29.8 billion. ISG information is available on the World Wide Web at www.motorola.com/isg.
SOURCE Motorola Information Systems Group