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Vio First to Offer ADSL to the Graphics Community

Press release from the issuing company

2/12/01 - Vio Worldwide is the first applications services provider (ASP) to offer the graphic arts community access to the new Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) technology. With ADSL, Vio customers will benefit from improved service access, faster downloads and huge potential cost savings.   ADSL offers a number of improvements over traditional ISDN lines. An ADSL line is always “open”, with no engaged tones, and no call charges for digital data. In addition, ADSL uses existing analogue lines and is easy to install. It is particularly beneficial for transferring large files, especially for organisations that receive more data than they transmit, such as offset and digital print businesses. Vio ISDN customers who opt for ADSL will still benefit from Vio’s fully tracked and managed file transfer system. Vio ADSL can easily replace ISDN2 and ISDN4 in file transfer applications and is available immediately for as little as £175 per month. “Vio ADSL will give our ISDN customers some of the benefits of a dedicated leased line at very competitive rates,” said Vio Product Marketing Manager Jon Bracken. “We are confident that this new technology will replace the use of ISDN for point-to-point transfer,” he said. ADSL works by transforming a twisted copper pair of wires between a local telephone exchange and a customer’s telephone socket into a high-speed digital line. It is called “asymmetric” because it moves data more quickly from the exchange to the customer, than from the customer to the exchange. Vio ADSL is based on BT Ignite’s wholesale Broadband Service, BT IPStream. BT IPStream provides end users with high-speed access to a service provider’s content and applications or to an organisation’s Intranet.

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