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Cisco, Intel and Microsoft Join Forces to Accelerate the Use of Networked Multimedia in Business

LOS ANGELES – INTERNET WORLD — Mar. 12, 1997 – Cisco Systems, Inc., Intel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation today announced the Networked Multimedia Connection (NMC), a cooperative program to facilitate the widespread adoption of networked multimedia applications in businesses using intranets and the Internet. The NMC is dedicated to making it easier for developers to create applications such as interactive learning, rich information publishing and video conferencing and for businesses to deploy them this year. Through the NMC, the three companies will provide support and resources for multimedia applications developers, service providers and corporate information technology (IT) managers, collaborate on the development of networked multimedia technologies, and implement and promote industry standards.

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