(2) As with the DSL "modem," the cable "modem" is really more than a simple analog modem
, so calling it a modem is again a bit of a misnomer.
An analog modem
will typically introduce 20 ms of delay on an error free channel.
The NetVanta 3130, priced at USD645, offers a fixed-port ADSL access router with single ADSL WAN interface, four-port managed Ethernet switch and analog modem
for dial-backup or remote management.
The company's analog modem
chipsets can be found in desktop and notebook PCs, handheld devices, video game consoles, set- top boxes, and other platforms such as point-of-sale terminals, and provide Internet access to millions of users worldwide.
NETGEAR's feature-rich ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Firewall with USB Print Server also incorporates an RS-232 serial port to accommodate many popular ISDN or analog modems
. With the ability to add an ISDN or analog modem
, users can have Internet access where cable or DSL service is not available or simply use the additional modem for an automatic fail-over backup connection.
The reorganization will include the sale of its PC card and analog modem
businesses, and will result in a one time charge of up to $300 million.
The analog and digital modem market share report discloses a continuing recovery of the analog modem
market, which grew 7% sequentially in Q4 98, representing 14 million modems shipped and $1.4 billion in sales.
Last year the company acquired RSA Communications Inc, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based supplier of analog modem
firmware, and said the combined company would concentrate on producing firmware for digital modems for digital subscriber line applications.
When a customer purchases an analog modem
Software installation from CD-ROMs--Prudential has eliminated diskette distribution and now delivers major software upgrades via CDs--it simply takes too long to download a 45-application suite with an analog modem
. Novadigm's desired-state management and fractional differencing technologies have cut download time--"a huge savings to our agents in terms of both speed and simplicity," says Piccirillo.
With more than 30 years of experience in developing analog modem
technology, the company leverages its expertise in mixed-signal processing and communications technology to deliver integrated systems and semiconductor products for a broad range of communications applications.