News | May 10, 1999

N+I 1999: 3Com to Showcase LAN Telephony

Using the 3Com NBX 100 LAN telephony communication system designed for small businesses, 3Com Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) will conduct live demonstrations of converged voice and data applications at Network Computing's Real-World Labs' voice over IP (VOIP) and quality of service (QoS) showcase. The NBX 100 system includes standard capabilities such as built-in LAN and WAN connections and support for the latest IP network industry standards including 802.1p/Q, IP-TOS and DiffServ.

The 3Com system will be used to show how phone calls can be made over routed IP data networks with the same quality and reliability as over a traditional public switched telephony network. To demonstrate that LAN telephony is available and deployable today, the NBX demonstrations will focus on VOIP and QoS capabilities with standard support for 802.1p/Q. Another demonstration will show how an NBX Ethernet LAN telephony system can be installed anywhere in the network carrying the communications services of a local NBX 100 user—all running over a routed IP network.

The 3Com LAN telephony demonstrations will be held at the Real-World Labs booth in the North Lobby between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., May 11-13th. For other 3Com information, visit the company's booth # 5653.