Network Solutions- Briefs
Newbridge Networks restructures
Newbridge Networks has announced what it describes as disappointing financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2000, which ended October 31. Revenue for the quarter was $C481 million and net earnings were $302 million. Newbridge CEO Terence Matthews said the disappointing results had compelled the company to accelerate its deployment of a `comprehensive strategic action plan'.
This included cutting overhead costs, streamlining operations, sharpening its product portfolio and R&D focus to concentrate on its strength areas such as ATM+IP switches, broadband access and digital subscriber line.
Fore/Marconi to make further announcementFurther announcements relating to the acquisition of Internet switching company Fore Systems Asia/Pacific by communications company Marconi Communications in May will be released in about six weeks. Fore Systems' Asia-Pacific marketing director, Tommy Nham, said it was also in the process of appointing a general manager to head up the merged Australian operations. Currently sales staff in Fore System's Sydney offices are reporting directly to its VP in Asia.
WAM!NET Transmission released
Digital network company WAM!NET has announced its WAM!NET Transmission manager, its next generation of WAM!NET/4-Sight iSDN manager software. It is available in single- and multi-user versions supporting Mac OS, Windows 95 and NT. New features include transmission plug-ins which allow users to send directly from DTP applications, WAM!NET MLP for high-speed ISDN Internet access and job tickets. One of the suite plug-ins includes a feature which automatically collects for output and saves users the time of finding all the graphics files associated with the job they are sending. The job ticket feature also allows important notes, special instructions and output requirements to be attached.
GBS distributes new software solution
Global Business Solutions (GBS) has announced it has been named Australasian distributor for DigiSAFE's NetProtect, which allows secure intranets and extranets to be established over public IP networks. NetProtect is compatible with dynamic IP addressing to support dial-up clients. It provides automatic key management, access control, authentication and data privacy.