With bandwidth bought from neighboring Raleigh ISP Interlan
Technologies, QSP says its ability to provide one source of contact will mean a smoother service than ISP's who have to bring application developers on board.
He addressed the problem in part with a softwaree package called Etherway which, when used with the appropriate controller from Interlan of Chlmsford, Massachusetts (now a part of Micom Systems), links Ehternet with Digital's network architecture.
Component suppliers 3Com of Mountain View, California, and Interlan both began by targeting Digital systems and Ethernet, and both have since expanded their offerings to encompass IBM, Apple and other popular computers.
The Internet router also allows Interlan's Ethernet Direct Connect for the IBM PC to access systems and resources on a remote Ethernet, and it supports file transfers between distributed PC, VAX/VMS and Unix systems.
In March, Interlan merged with Micom Systems of Simi Valley, California.
At the same time, the work of the computer and office systems vendors is being supplemented by an active group of component suppliers, such as 3Com and Interlan, and firms that provide general-purpose local-area networks, such as Ungermann-Bass and Sytek.
Component supplier Interlan of Westford, Massachusetts also links Ethernet with Digital's network architecture through a software package called Etherway.
In August, Interlan announced significant additions to its Net/Plus Ethernet product family, including direct Ethernet connection and network protocol software for the IBM PC and protocol software for Data General MV processors.
Both are manufactured by Interlan
of Westford, Massachusetts.