ZyXEL LAUNCHES 33.6Kbps DATA/FAX MODEM FOR CORPORATE USERS

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Full-Featured High-Speed Modem Features Menu-Driven LCD Display and Operation on Dial-Up and Leased Lines
February 03, 1997

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 3, 1997 - ZyXEL Communications announces its U-336S high speed data/fax modem, an "industrial strength" unit with a menu-driven display, aimed squarely at the corporate network and remote access service marketplace.

In addition to its higher speed, the new product has been designed with very broad compatibility to support a wide range of users including international customers. The U-336S also provides operational and reliability features typically required by corporate network administrators.

Compatibility
Compatibility features of the U-336S include:

  • Compatibility with all common modem standards from 33.6Kbps to 300bps.
  • Operation on 2-wire dial-up or 2/4-wire leased lines.
  • Compatibility with all popular fax transmission standards from V.27ter (4800bps) to V.17 (14.4Kbps).
  • Compatibility with all popular computer and network operating systems including DOS? Windows?3.x/95/NT, Unix? Novell NetWare? Macintosh? and IBM?AS400/RS6000, among others.
  • Compatibility with U.S. domestic and international line voltages.

 

Operating and Management Features
The U-336S' high performance levels -- including support for DTE speeds to 460.8Kbps -- are supplemented with several other monitoring and management features network administrators will appreciate, including:

  • A 20-character LCD display plus 10 status LEDs.
  • On-line line condition monitoring and reporting.
  • Auto call-back with password protection for security.
  • Distinctive Ring and Caller ID display.
  • Adjustable transmitting level for leased line operation.
  • Read/write remote configuration.
  • Error correction which includes V.42 with selective reject and MNP 3 & 4.
  • V.42 bis and MNP 5 data compression.
  • Flash memory for easy firmware uploading.
  • Reliability backed by a two-year parts and labor warranty.

 

Pricing and Availability
Previewed at Comdex Fall in November ��96, the U-336S high speed data/fax modem is scheduled to ship late February. Suggested list price is $599, and the product is available through major distributors, resellers, VARs, retailers and mail-order catalogs.

The U-336S is the latest in a series of ZyXEL high speed access products. Other recent announcements include the Prestige 128 ISDN Bridge/Router, the Omni Series of ISDN access products for small office/home office applications and the Elite Series products which feature analog modem, voice and ISDN access.

Company Background
ZyXEL Communications, Corp. (http://www.zyxel.com), located in Taiwan, is a leading supplier of high-speed ISDN terminal adapters, ISDN remote access routers, modems and compatible LAN/WAN data communications products. Since its inception, ZyXEL has built a reputation as the price/performance leader in modems by providing high-quality products at affordable prices.