ZyXEL Previews new 56Kbps External, PC Card and LAN/Modems

November 17, 1997 - This week at Comdex Fall '97 in Las Vegas ZyXEL will preview it's new 56Kbps External, PC Card and LAN Modems. Like their predecessor, the Comet 336, the new Comet 3356 series modems are designed for simple multi-functional operation at a low cost.

56K External Modem for High-Speed Communications
A comprehensive solution for Internet users who want the fastest technologies available, the new Comet 3356 integrates robust 56Kbps (K56flex) modem technology with V.34 data/voice/fax functionality. The Comet 3356 provides users with automatic data/fax call detection, voice digitization and compression, caller ID and distinctive ring services offered through most phone services. Its plug-and-play features together with built-in fax and voice operation/detection makes the Comet 3356 the ideal solution for users employing multiple communications technologies.

56K PC Card Modem for Users on the Go
For the road warrior on the go who needs the fastest technologies for transmitting data and fax today, the Comet 3356P is a 56Kbps PC Card modem with integrated fax technology. Designed for portable computers, the Comet 3356P employs K56flex and V.34bis for 56Kbps download and 33.6Kbps upload data rates.. The Comet 3356P also features automatic data/fax call detection, 14.4 Kbps fax send/receive speeds, and automatic sleep mode to extend battery life when not in use.

The Comet 3356P is designed for PC Card slots with full Card/Socket Service (CSS) support. This card can be hot swapped out quickly and easily, without shutting down the computer.

Combo PC Card Offers 56K Modem and Ethernet in One
The Comet 3356P-LAN is a multifunction PC Card adapter with integrated Ethernet LAN connectivity and powerful V.34 data/modem capabilities that allows users to perform multiple communications tasks simultaneously. The Comet 3356P-LAN supports 56Kbps (k56flex standard), robust 33.6 data/ITU-T V.34bis transmission and 14.4Kbps Fax Send and Receive transfer rates. It also provides users automatic data/fax call detection and simultaneous use of the modem, fax and LAN functions.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Inc., (http://www.zyxel.com), located in Anaheim, Calif., 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 strong reputation as a price/performance leader in connectivity devices by providing high quality and high performance at affordable prices.