PC Card modem handles ISDN and analog links
- By Mark A. Kellner
- Jul 27, 1998
The first multifunction PC Card modem will make seamless links between an Integrated
Services Digital Network line and the analog public switched telephone network.
The MultiGear ISDN+56K+Phone card, from SysGear Technology Inc. of Rowland Heights,
Calif., could be on the General Services Administrations Information Technology
Schedule soon, SysGear vice president Mark Erickson said at a recent trade show.
The multifunction card, which sells for $359, will permit high-speed digital data
transfer while maintaining analog voice communications without switching between cards.
The company already sells a 10/100-Mbps, full-duplex 32-bit Fast Ethernet CardBus LAN
adapter in PC Card format. Another modem card and a LAN adapter for the Macintosh are
in the works.
He said SysGear gives a lifetime warranty and guarantees card compatibility.
One advantage of the combo card for systems administrators and support staff, he said,
is that one dial-up adapter can handle all the communications functions on Microsoft
Windows and Windows NT platforms.
It reduces the risk of conflicts and overloading the operating systems
SysGear includes a configuration checklist and instructions for setting up the ISDN
Erickson said drivers are available for several flavors of Unix, IBM OS/2 and various
LAN operating systems.
More information appears on the Web at http://sales.sysgen.com.
Contact SysGen at 626-839-4311.