Cisco, MS, Intel push networked multimedia apps

Cisco Systems, Intel and Microsoft are banding together to promote networked multimedia applications across the Internet and intranets.

Yesterday at Internet World in Los Angeles, the trio announced the Networked Multimedia Connection (NMC), a programme intended to simplify development and uptake of interactive learning, publishing and videoconferencing apps by working on standards and supporting developers, service providers and resellers with toolkits and lab testing facilities.

"We believe that Cisco, Intel and Microsoft together can help make multimedia, over intranets and the Internet, a business-critical technology in 1997," said David Cole, vice president of the Internet client and collaboration division at Microsoft.