Australian developer Moreton Bay Ventures has appointed networking and data storage distributor Alloy Computer Products as a distributor of its line of RAStel dial-up network adaptors.
The RAStel adaptors, which are essentially multiple modems on a single card, are available in configurations of two, four or eight modem channels and have a dedicated communications accelerator.
Alloy marketing director, Karl Baker, said a single RAStel card may be installed in a network or server and multiple phone lines connected, providing a solution for end-users' remote access, modem pooling and online service connection needs.
"A RAStel card connected to a network like Novell or Windows NT can allow multiple users on the network to go out of either two, four or eight modem lines to Internet connections, for example," he said.
"Windows NT has built into it random access services which allow you via modem to connect to remote PCs and they look as though they are part of your network. So the RAStel adaptors are ideal if you're at home with your PC and want to be able to log in to your normal office network."
Baker said the two-modem RAStel adaptor will service the SOHO market and small businesses, while the four-and eight-modem adaptors will suit larger corporates.
The RAStel adaptors integrate 33.6K modems, are compatible with the standard operating systems and third party software, and are designed to be recognised by the server as a serial COM port.
Bundled with each of the RAStel products distributed by Alloy will be a FAXport and WINport CD with a two-user licence from LANsource, worth about $210 RRP.
RAStel2 RRP $995; RAStel4 RRP $1645; RAStel8 RRP $2615.
RAStel is also distributed by:
MUA, Unetix and Datapac.