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ATM Endpoint is the point in an ATM network where an ATM connection is initiated or terminated. ATM endpoints include ATM-attached workstations, ATM-attached servers, ATM-to-LAN switches, and ATM routers. ATM is connection-oriented. An ATM endpoint establishes a defined path known as a virtual channel (VC), also called virtual circuit, to the destination endpoint prior to sending any data on the network. It then sends a series of same-size frames, called cells, along the virtual channel towards the destination.