Xircom Asia-Pacific has announced it is shipping the latest in its series of RealPort integrated PC cards for notebooks. They are the CardBus Ethernet 10/100, the Ethernet 10/100 and the Modem 56-GlobalACCESS.
The CardBus Ethernet 10/100 is Xircom's high-performance 32-bit solution for connecting CardBus-equipped notebooks to 10 or 100Mbps Ethernet networks. The 32-bit bus-mastering architecture is said to offer Ethernet throughput of 80Mbps.
It is also claimed to achieve up to 47 per cent lower power consumption through power-saving enhancements.
These include its BatterySave power management, 3.3 volt operation, Magic Packet Wakeup technology, wake-on-LAN and ACPI specifications. The RealPort Ethernet 10/100 is a 16-bit cable-free integrated PC card providing connection to 10 Mbps standard or 100 Mbps fast Ethernet.
The RealPort Modem 56-GlobalACCESS provides 56Kbps modem with telephone handset pass-thru via a cable-free card. As well as CountrySelect software, it includes ISDN capabilities and data support for GSM and AMPS cellular networks.
The built-in connectors on the RealPort integrated PC cards eliminate the need for external cables, overcoming broken, lost or forgotten cables and jacks.
Prices on the RealPort Ethernet cards start at $275 (RRP), with the Modem GlobalACCESS at $324.
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