"There is a growing trend within the industry to only offer dial-up functionality in notebooks as an optional feature, which is creating a new market for portable analog modems
," said Bernd Lienhard, senior vice president and general manager of Conexant's Imaging and PC Media business.
Data Port Anywhere ($159) lets you use your analog modem
with most office or hotel digital phone systems by connecting to the phone's handset cord.
It has four connections--power, cable input, Ethernet, and analog modem
. The cable signal connects directly to the modem; it provides the downstream connection.
Robotics recently enhanced its Courier I-Modem with ISDN/V.M, which combines the features of an ISDN terminal adapter and analog modem
in a single device.
Use of conventional analog modems
on the TACS network was considered to be such a barrier to data usage that Vodafone developed a completely new analog modem
error detection and correction protocol termed cellular data link control (CDLC), which significantly improved the data performance on its TACS network.
Otherwise you go from digital data to an analog modem
to a digital phone system, which doesn't work.
Cosimini explained that the one analog modem
into a Mac serial port is now four modems connected to a Mac card with its own processor.
PageGate requires Windows XP or newer (supports up to Server 2016), 1 Gb or better processor, 1 Gigabyte of available RAM and 100 Mb of free hard drive space, and an analog modem
for dialup connections, serial cable for direct connections, mobile phone or wireless modem that supports the GSM AT command set for wireless connections, or a dedicated (always on) internet connection.
The NetVanta 3100 Series includes the NetVanta 3120 fixed-port Ethernet router, priced at USD595, with 10/100Base-T Ethernet WAN interface, four-port managed Ethernet switch and analog modem
for remote management or dial-backup.
Conexant delivered the world's first analog modem
integrated circuit, and their technology has connected more people to the Internet than all of our competitors combined, said Mark Duvall, vice president and general manager of the Universal and Voice Access business for Conexant.
Lucent's DP2V90DX chip set is also upgradable to the emerging V.92 analog modem
standard, which enables faster Internet data transmission speeds and faster connection times compared with V.90 modem technology.
Intel Corp has added analog modem
bonding to its InBusiness Internet Station, a thin server aimed at the small business connectivity market.
"Our goal was to create a solution that will give consumers the broadest possible utility from their home or small-business networks, which includes the ability to make Wide Area Network access available to anyone on the network." Rockwell's customers will either bundle the RS7111A into off-the-shelf PCs, or use the chip to create an add-in PCI card that presents one convenient RJ11 jack to the user for analog modem
connectivity and home networking.
For example, Motorola's Hybrid Modem TA 200 combines ISDN/digital data and high-speed analog modem
capabilities in a single platform.