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Eicon Technology Verifies Interoperability With Leading DSLAM Vendors' Equipment.

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Eicon's DIVA 2430 and DIVA ADSL See DSL.

ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
 Offer Full DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexor) A central office (CO) device for ADSL service that intermixes voice traffic and DSL traffic onto a customer's DSL line. It also separates incoming phone and data signals and directs them onto the appropriate carrier's network. See DSL.  Interoperability,

Reducing Customer Premise Installation Time and Costs

Eicon Technology (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.


1. See Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE).
:EIC EIC Editor-In-Chief
EIC Euro Info Centre (DIN)
EIC Earned Income Credit
EIC Excellence in Cities (UK)
EIC Enterprise Interaction Center (Interactive Intelligence) 
) recently demonstrated full interoperability of its DIVA 2430 Ethernet+USB Modem and DIVA ADSL USB with Full-Rate ADSL equipment (up to 8 Mbps) from leading DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer A Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) allows telephone lines to make faster connections to the Internet. It is a network device, located near the customer's location, that connects multiple customer Digital Subscriber Lines (DSLs) to a high-speed Internet ) manufacturers.

These include: Advance Fiber Communications, Alcatel, Cisco Systems, ECI Telecom (Hi-Focus), ECI Telecom (Pulse-Comm), Ericsson, Fujitsu Network Communications, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo,, An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd.
, Newbridge Networks, Next Level Communications, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Orckit Communications, PairGain Technologies, Paradyne, Samsung Telecommunications and Siemens.

Until now, widespread Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (communications, protocol) Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - (ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop) A form of Digital Subscriber Line in which the bandwidth available for downstream connection is significantly larger then for upstream.  (ADSL) product interoperability has been a major telecommunications industry challenge, due to the number of DSLAM vendors and the wide variety of available equipment. This has made it very difficult for telephone companies to cost-effectively deploy the high-speed Internet access technology and for consumers to successfully install and use ADSL as the broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.

Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a
 option of choice.

With Eicon having successfully demonstrated interoperability of its DIVA 2430 and DIVA ADSL USB with equipment from the leading DSLAM vendors, the company's ADSL solutions have been proven to reduce the many installation and configuration problems that the telcos are facing. In addition, Eicon's ADSL products offer consumers and businesses an easy way to take advantage of the speed of ADSL.

"Eicon's continued promotion of DSLAM interoperability will allow ISPs and telephone companies to confidently and easily deploy Eicon's ADSL products, providing users with guaranteed hassle-free connectivity," said Ken Gingrich, Eicon's Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing Operations. "By making our ADSL products interoperable with equipment from all the leading DSLAM vendors, we are guaranteeing the ease-of-use and deployment that Eicon products have always been known and recognized for."

DIVA 2430 Ethernet+USB ADSL Modem

Eicon's DIVA 2430 is a versatile user-friendly solution for Internet surfing and for connecting telecommuters and home office users to corporate networks over high-speed ADSL lines. The DIVA 2430 features both USB and Ethernet ports, enabling two users to enjoy simultaneous Internet access. Connecting the DIVA 2430 to a hub extends high-speed Internet access to many more users. It supports VPN technology, enabling secure connections to corporate networks over the Internet, saving long-distance WAN charges. The DIVA 2430 can be easily and speedily deployed with no intervention from service personnel, increasing profitability while reducing support requirements.


Eicon's DIVA ADSL USB modem is the ideal solution for home, telecommuter and SOHO Soho (sōhō`, sə–), district of Westminster, London, England, known for its continental restaurants. Once a fashionable quarter, it became popular among writers and artists in the 19th cent.  users to obtain Plug-and-Play high-speed Internet access. The DIVA ADSL USB requires no installation or support by telephone companies or ISPs, making it perfect for the non-technical user. In addition, its flexibility allows users to talk on the phone or send a fax, while surfing and downloading, all on a standard telephone line. In addition, the DIVA ADSL USB supports both Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) The most popular method for transporting IP packets over a serial link between the user and the ISP. Developed in 1994 by the IETF and superseding the SLIP protocol, PPP establishes the session between the user's computer and the ISP using ) over ATM (PPPoA) and PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE).

Firewall Application Included

Eicon's DIVA 2430 and DIVA ADSL USB are the first available ADSL modems to include ZoneAlarm(TM) from Zone Labs Inc. (, an easy-to-use Internet security utility to help provide protection against security risks associated with always-on broadband connections.

Eicon Technology Corporation

Eicon Technology Corporation is a worldwide provider of Internet access products. The Company develops, markets and supports hardware and software products for connecting PCs and network servers to the Internet and corporate networks and supplies communications cards for unified messaging servers and voice over IP gateways. Eicon's products are sold in more than 80 countries through a network of channel partners, telecommunications companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Eicon's shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE)

Canada's largest stock exchange, trading approximately 1,200 company stocks and 33 options.
 under the symbol "EIC." Information about Eicon and its products is available at

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information about Eicon Technology, please visit the Eicon Press Release Web page at
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