Telebit announces MICAblazer, MICA for NetWare and the MICA OEM product family; New integrated modem & ISDN technology, highest density digital modems, PC remote access server family, MICA standard now available for third party developers.LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 1996--Telebit Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :TBIT See terabit. ), today announced at NetWorld+Interop, MICAblazer, a dedicated remote access server; MICA for NetWare, combining the strength of MICA technology with Novell's comprehensive remote access platforms and MICA digital modem technology for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and developers.
Modem ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. Channel Aggregation (MICA)
Companies building today's integrated analog modem and ISDN central site remote access systems are required to minimize transmission, wiring, space and per port expenses while maximizing interoperability, reliability and per port performance. Telebit's new MICA technology integrates next generation hardware design with a suite of software functionality which together delivers these objectives.
MICAblazer is a preconfigured Set up ahead of time. It implies that the device or software application has been modified to suit the customer or situation. See ghosting server. member of the NetBlazer family, providing the highest density, lowest cost per port, pure digital modem solution. The remote access server and dial-up router is as comfortable in a TCP/IP TCP/IP
in full Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Standard Internet communications protocols that allow digital computers to communicate over long distances. protocol environment as that of AppleTalk or Novell's NetWare.
MICAblazer is available in two models, configured for T1 or E1 interface requirements. The T1 model is equipped with a dual T1 PRI PRI: see Institutional Revolutionary party.
(Primary Rate Interface) An ISDN service that provides 23 64 Kbps B (Bearer) channels and one 64 Kbps D (Data) channel (23B+D), which is equivalent to the 24 channels of a T1 line. ready, single T1 PRI-enabled port, 24 internal digital modems, a system-wide, hardware-based STAC Compression Card, a single tri-media ethernet port, and 8 MB of system memory standard. The E1 model is identical with the exception of the dual E1 PRI ready, single E1 PRI-enabled port and its companion 30 internal modems. The base configuration may be upgraded by adding two ethernet ports, one additional T1 or E1 port and an additional 24 or 30 modem ports. Planned availability for both models is July 1996. The T1 version is priced at $17,999 and the E1 version is priced at $19,799.
PC Remote Access Server Family
Telebit is also developing a family of MICA WAN Interface Card (WIC WIC - WAN Interface Card ) sets targeted at the PC LAN server market. The first of these is MICA for NetWare.
MICA for NetWare -- Native Novell Remote Access Solution
MICA for NetWare is a low cost, state-of-the-art, high density ISDN and digital modem remote access server card set that integrates seamlessly with NetWare Connect 2 and NetWare MultiProtocol Router. It is a native Novell remote access solution that provides a combination of devices ranging up to 60 ISDN B Channels and 60 V.34bis digital modems. Telebit plans to make MICA for NetWare available in July 1996. T1 or E1 configurations for 6-60 modems are priced from $8,499 to $16,499.
MICA OEM Strategy
At the core of MICA technology lies Telebit's multinational V.34 DSP (1) (Digital Signal Processor) A special-purpose CPU used for digital signal processing applications (see definition #2 below). It provides ultra-fast instruction sequences, such as shift and add, and multiply and add, which are commonly used in math-intensive modem software. Telebit has designed a next-generation hardware architecture to support an unprecedented high density, low cost, all-digital modem solution. For the first time, remote access and telco system manufacturers have the means to build the high-density modem solutions their customers demand. OEM pricing for modules, boards, reference designs and software licenses is volume dependent. The OEM products and services available today include:
Hex hex, witchcraft or one who works it. The word is of German origin, and beliefs connected with it spread from Europe to the United States, especially to the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Module -- The Base Building Block
The base building block of the MICA digital modem solution is the Hex (6) Module. This unique hardware configuration consists of a high performance RISC processor and three digital signal processors (DSPs). Acting in concert with MICA digital modem software, a total of six complete V.34bis modems operate in less than eight square inches of board space. The Hex Module is available in a standard SIMM form factor, a dual connector, flat-mount configuration or custom configurations to meet manufacturers' requirements.
MICA Granite Card
System integrators, OEMs and other technical professionals can use the ISA/MVIP MICA Granite Card to build applications on PC-based hardware platforms. This standard PC card provides the highest density, lowest cost per port digital modem solution by utilizing one to five Hex Modules for up to 30 digital modems per card. For instance, the Granite 30, designed to complement E1/Primary Rate ISDN, is equipped with 30 digital modems, while the Granite 24 is designed to complement T1/Primary Rate ISDN and offers 24 digital modems.
Telebit is committed to supporting industry standards. To ensure that the MICA technology can be reliably incorporated into equipment from as many vendors as possible, the Granite Cards are built with two industry standards in mind: Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol The Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (MVIP) is a hardware bus for Audiotex equipment, a PCM data highway for interconnecting expansion boards inside a PC. It was invented and brought to market by Natural Microsystems Inc (now NMS Communications). (MVIP (MultiVendor Integration Protocol) A voice bus and switching protocol developed by Natural Microsystems, Natick, MA, and others. Used to build call center equipment using regular PCs, MVIP provides a second communications bus within the computer that can ), the leading standard for PC-based computer telephony; and Industry Standard Architecture (ISA (1) (Instruction Set Architecture) See instruction set.
(2) (Interactive Services Association) See Internet Alliance.
(3) (Internet Security and Acceleration) See .NET. ), the most prevalent bus in the PC industry.
Reference Designs and Software Licenses
Some manufacturers may prefer to layout MICA designs directly on their hardware. For this purpose, Telebit has prepared hardware specifications, engineering consultation and software licenses to enable incorporation into native, third-party products.
For more information about Telebit's remote access products and services, contact a Telebit Direct Marketing Representative at 1.800.835.3248 within the U.S., or 508.656.9400 outside the U.S.
The statements in this release relating to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainty. Actual results may differ materially due to a variety of risk factors. Information about certain of these factors is contained in our most recently filed Report on Form 10-K Form 10-K
A report required by the SEC from exchange-listed companies that provides for annual disclosure of certain financial information.
See 10-K. . Copies of these Forms are available from Telebit by contacting the Investor Relations Investor relations
The process by which the corporation communicates with its investors. Department.
Telebit Corporation is an innovator in developing remote access solutions for computer networks. Telebit's products are used worldwide in commercial applications. The company has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Telebit markets its products worldwide through value-added resellers, wholesale distributors and OEMs. -0-
Telebit and NetBlazer are registered trademarks, and MICAblazer and Granite are trademarks of Telebit Corp. All other trademarks are respective of their holders.
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