Network Solutions- Briefs

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Com Tech revenue increases

Network integrator and Internet developer Com Tech Communications has announced $505 million in revenues for the 1998/99 financial year, a 53 per cent increase over last year's figure of $330 million. Net profit after tax for the year was up by 50 per cent on the previous year.

Com Tech's managing director, David Shein, said its networking integration and education services contributed around 70 per cent of group profits. For the coming 1999/2000 financial year, Com Tech forecasts voice/data and video integration, greater utilisation of IP networks, Windows 2000 implementations, and continuing development of e-commerce solutions around both Web and call centre technology, to generate significant releases wireless LAN devicesNetComm has launched its Smart Wireless products, based on radio frequency (RF) technology.

The products include an Access Point transmitter/receiver device for attaching to a fixed wire LAN connection. For peer-to-peer networking, the wireless PC cards can be used to set up an independent network whenever the notebooks are within range of each other.

The range varies from 70-80 metres in an enclosed space, up to 350 metres in an open environment, with ranges able to be extended using dicom aerials. In client/server networking, its NetComm Smart Wireless LAN cards with an Access Point link to the office's Ethernet Computing appoints new CEO3Com has appointed Carl Yankowski as chief executive officer of its Palm Computing division. He was formerly a top executive with a unit of Reebok International.

Yankowski has also been appoin-ted to Palm Computing's board of directors.

Alan Kessler remains Palm Computing's president, a position he assumed in June.

Yankowski joins the company as 3Com prepares to spin off part of the Palm Computing division in an initial public offering early next year.

In addition to Yankowski, Palm has named two other new board members: Eric Benhamou, 3Com's chairman and CEO; and Susan Swensen, president and chief operating officer of Leap Wireless International and CEO of Cricket

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