COMPAQ SELECTS CONEXANT'S LANFINITY SOLUTION.
Compaq has selected Conexant System's (Nasdaq:CNXT) LANfinity solution to deliver multifunction home networking and broadband connectivity in the new Compaq EZ2700 PC.
Conexant's LANfinity solution is the first to enable the development of a single peripheral component interconnect See PCI.
(hardware) Peripheral Component Interconnect - (PCI) A standard for connecting peripherals to a personal computer, designed by Intel and released around Autumn 1993. PCI is supported by most major manufacturers including Apple Computer. card that combines V.90 dial-up modem and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity plus home phoneline See HomePNA. networking in support of Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (communications, networking, protocol, standard) Home Phoneline Networking Alliance - (HomePNA) A non-profit association of more than 100 technology companies working together to ensure adoption of a phone line networking standard which should provide high-speed, affordable home standards.
The combination of multifunction networking and broadband connectivity will reduce telephone and service provider bills by enabling simultaneous shared Internet access See how to access the Internet. over a single 56Kbps dial-modem link or higher-speed broadband pipe Slang for a high-speed communications channel. The "pipe" is the metal wire or optical fiber. See broadband and fat pipe. into the home, without installing multiple external add-in cards or additional software drivers.
It will also eliminate conflicts between applications using the same phone line or cable link at home, while enabling high speed networking in enterprise LANs. Additionally, home networking products will enable users to share files, printers, scanners and storage devices among multiple family members, and are likely to spawn new capabilities for multi-system data backup and networked gaming.
"Conexant's technology provides the foundation for consumers to enjoy the benefits of home networking technology right out of the box," said Mark A. Carpenter, director, new desktop product marketing, Compaq Computer Corp.
"The LANfinity solution combines robust, industry-standard communications functionality with the flexibility needed to support new features such as linking to corporate LANs, external cable modems, or digital subscriber line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and modem technology."
"We're pleased to work with Compaq to combine multifunction networking and broadband connectivity in a single, affordable solution for their desktop PCs," said Chee Kwan, division director of broadband products at Conexant.
"This is a key endorsement for Conexant's home phoneline networking technology that provides PC OEMs with a unique multifunction architecture for the expanding broadband and networking markets. Compaq's new PCs will offer consumers a powerful connectivity solution both at home and in the office."
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3. Cahners In-Stat Group, more than 20 million U.S. households will have multiple PCs this year alone. Cahners In-Stat Group also estimates that the U.S. home networking marketplace will grow to $1.4 billion by 2003, with the vast majority based on products using HomePNA specifications.
Conexant is a founding member of the more-than-100-member HomePNA organization, an association of companies working together to ensure adoption of a single, unified phoneline networking standard.
With revenues of more than $1.2 billion, Conexant is the world's largest independent company providing semiconductor products for communications electronics.
With more than 30 years of experience in developing communications technology Noun 1. communications technology - the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry , the company delivers integrated systems and semiconductor products for a broad range of communications applications.
These products facilitate communications worldwide through wireline voice and data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. networks, cordless and cellular wireless telephony systems, personal imaging devices and equipment, and emerging cable and wireless broadband communications networks.
The company aligns its business into five product platforms: Network Access, Wireless Communications, Digital Infotainment, Personal Imaging, and Personal Computing. Conexant is a member of the Nasdaq-100 Index, which represents the largest and most active stocks listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market Nasdaq stock market
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