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SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. (Nasdaq: VSIO) today announced its formation of the Visio® Manufacturer's Program, with the participation of more than 110 partners including American Power Conversion Corp., Data General Corp., GigaLabs Inc., Hubbell Premise Wiring, MOD-TAP, Motorola Inc., Mitel Corp., NEC America Inc., PictureTel Corp., Symbol Technologies Inc. and Xylan Corp. The program, originally founded by SysDraw Software Co., is the result of Visio's acquisition of SysDraw earlier this year. Manufacturers now can offer major resellers and end users shapes of their company's equipment in Visio format, thus providing tools that enhance the visibility of the manufacturer's products and improve the success rate of proposals by integrators, consultants and VARs.
"We've seen tremendous growth in this area as network design and documentation have become a requirement throughout the industry — ranging from internal use for proposal creation, to on-site design, to providing customers additional services such as future design planning or ongoing documentation services," said John Rigas, director of Visio network solutions. "Our relationships with leading manufacturers, combined with our state-of-the-art graphics technology and tools for the network professional, have uniquely positioned us as a leader in this field."
The Visio Manufacturer's Program is structured to offer a wide variety of services to participants. Many of the services employ a basic joint-marketing initiative that provides resellers and VARs special access to Visio network products based on their relationship or association with the participating manufacturer. Others request the creation of a customized version of Visio Network Equipment add-on that includes 100 percent of the specific manufacturer's products. Custom documentation, technical notes and help files related to a manufacturer's product line also are developed for inclusion in these customized editions. Resellers thus have valuable information to aid in the sales process of a manufacturer's product.
"Visio's ability to quickly create and deliver customized content, and its considerable expertise in the overall network tools market, have played an instrumental role in our efforts to enhance relations with our certified installers and networking consultants," said Brian McGlone, vice president and general manager at Hubbell Premise Wiring.
The increasing standardization on Visio for network design and documentation within the network industry has prompted resellers and corporate end users to request a solution built on the Visio platform. Manufacturers can now point to an add-on product to solve this problem. Examples include the following:
More information on Visio's Manufacturer's Program or any Visio product can be obtained by calling 800-24-VISIO [248-4746], ext. 93W. Additional information is also available on CompuServe [GO VISIO] and Visio's Web site at http://www.visio.com/.
Visio Corp., a leading supplier of enterprisewide business diagramming and technical drawing software, was founded in September 1990. The Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992 and has since released additional Microsoft Windows-based products for the creation and exchange of drawings and diagrams in business. Visio's powerful product architecture, combined with partner programs and third-party relationships in key market segments, is establishing Visio as a desktop platform standard for the creation of graphical solutions. The company markets the Visio product line in nine languages and in more than 35 countries throughout the world.
NOTE: Visio is either a trademark or registered trademark of Visio Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective companies.
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