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Xircom widens scope

Xircom widens scope

Long known for its PC Card-based networking and modem cards, Xircom has launched itself into the remote access market with the release of its MultiPort Modem card. Designed to slot into a standard PC chassis, the card features four V.34 data modems and is designed to provide a solution for companies implementing remote access.

Xircom country manager Neal Gemassmer says the new product does not represent a shift away from Xircom's traditional PC Card product set. He says users will see continuing developments in this area, taking advantage of new technologies such as card bus, and additional service delivery options such as ISDN. He says Xircom will also maintain a strong line of combination cards "to the point where Xircom really represents a Swiss Army knife, where you have a base card where you can add modules according to a company's needs." Xircom has recently released a new family of Global Access PC Card modem products, featuring combined V.34 33.6Kbit/sec modem throughput with 10Base-T Ethernet.

Also from Xircom (and just in time for Christmas) is the Modem Travel Kit, containing various international telephone adaptors that convert country-specific connectors to standard RJ-11.

The MultiPort Modem card is available through Xircom's distributors Tech Pacific and CHA, and carries a suggested retail price of $2,364.26.


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