Quality of Service: To converge voice and data traffic onto a single frame relay trunk, voice-capable FRADs
must employ complex QoS features that rival those of asynchronous transfer mode.
A few years ago, many users of frame relay networks simply shopped around for the cheapest FRADs
, specifically designed to support routing, legacy data and voice requirements, differs from previous FRADs
in four crucial aspects:
The services are based on AT&T-installed FRADs
, which assemble packets from legacy SNA and bisynchronous traffic into data frames tailored for frame relay transport.
The ClariNet(TM) will provide local data flexibility by supplying standard 10BaseT Ethernet and optionally Frame Relay (over a local T1 or EIA 530 interface) for legacy FRAD
Making its debut is MetroLan(tm), a remote access router, based on FastComm's popular 9200 data FRAD
platform with integrated voice, fax, video and data over IP and Frame Relay capabilities.
Vertical Systems also named Motorola the leader in the voice FRAD
segment of the entire frame relay access equipment market with 24% market share in 1998.
The New York-based industry trade magazine published the products of the year round-up in its January 1999 issue, and selected Memotec's(R) CX800 as its choice for voice FRAD
of the year citing it as a "device that's perfect for branch offices, solid as a rock, and easy to configure.