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Rockwell introduces 56KBPS high-speed modem technology
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ROCKWELL INTRODUCES 56 KBPS HIGH-SPEED MODEM TECHNOLOGY
Rockwell expands the applications for analog modems.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (September 10, 1996) -- Rockwell Semiconductor
Systems today announced a new modem technology
enabling internet connections at rates up to 56,000 bits per second across
standard phone lines. Supported by leading internet
communication equipment providers, the technology specifications will be
submitted to appropriate standardization bodies in an effort to
make the technology a world wide standard.
"This new technology gives web surfers the capability to connect to the
Internet at almost double the average connection
speed of today's fastest analog modems," said Armando Geday, vice president
and general manager, Rockwell Semiconductor
Systems, Multimedia Communications Division.
Bridging the gap between current analog transmission rates and fully digital
communication --such as Integrated Services Digital Network
(ISDN)-- this new technology offers substantially faster speeds without
requiring the added investment of installing digital, ISDN lines.
To achieve up to 56 Kbps internet access, both end users and internet
service providers must utilize modems that incorporate this
technology. For consumers, this transition will be as easy as migrating from
14.4 Kbps to 28.8 Kbps modems.
By leveraging its expertise in standard analog modem products and building
on existing industry technologies, Rockwell Semiconductor
Systems is devising techniques for overcoming the limitations of analog
connections to provide internet access at rates of up to 56 Kbps.
Unlike traditional modems, which assume an analog connection between the
users, this new technology takes advantage of the
high-speed, digital connection to the telephone network that internet
service providers and corporations already have. For example,
when a home subscriber places a local telephone call to an internet service
provider, in many cases, the only analog portion of the total
connection is the short distance from the user's home to the local telephone
company central office.
Rockwell expects to demonstrate 56 Kbps transmission capabilities at the
November, 1996 Comdex show in Las Vegas. Rockwell
intends to introduce a family of modem chipsets implementing its new
For more information on Rockwell products, contact the Rockwell Literature
Line at (800) 854-8099 inside the U.S., at (714)
221-6996 outside the U.S., or visit the Rockwell website at
Rockwell Semiconductor Systems is the fastest growing business segment
of Rockwell. Based in Newport Beach, Calif., it
comprises the Multimedia Communications Division and the Wireless
Communications Division. The Multimedia
Communications Division is the world leader in facsimile and PC modem
devices for personal communications electronics.
The Wireless Communications Division offers total system solutions for
advanced cordless telephony and global positioning
system (GPS) receiver engines and is developing products and
technologies to address the Personal Communications
Services (PCS) and wireless packet data markets.
Rockwell's industrial automation, semiconductor systems, avionics and
communications systems and automotive component
systems businesses are leading providers of technology solutions to
customers worldwide. The company has annual
revenues in excess of $10 billion and employs more than 56,000 people.
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