Telebit announces major enhancements to remote access software for NetBlazer family; New features include ISDN primary rate interface, ISDN compression coprocessor, improved security, new PPP client software.CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1996--Telebit Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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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 major software enhancements to the company's family of NetBlazer routers.
The new features included in release 3.1 significantly expand the flexibility, performance and security of your networking environment. "As the remote access market continues to expand with mobile workers and telecommuters, Telebit is committed to supporting enterprises of all sizes by providing access when and where they need it," said James D. Norrod, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Telebit. "The enhancements to our NetBlazer products will significantly improve reliability, scalability, and protocol support."
NetBlazer 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. Card
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. is becoming the remote access technology of choice. Telebit's NetBlazer PRI card provides a central site ISDN Primary Rate Interface adapter to efficiently aggregate up to 30 ISDN B channel calls per PRI. The NetBlazer PRI card provides a built-in ISDN primary rate terminal adapter that is the ideal solution for the central sites supplying high-speed, on-demand network access to remote sites. In addition, the NetBlazer PRI card includes support for several switch types for domestic and international use.
Increased Security With RADIUS
Remote Authentication Dial In User Service, (RADIUS), is an industry standard user authentication methodology used commonly in multiple remote access server environments. The NetBlazer operates as a client and is responsible for passing user information to a designated RADIUS server. RADIUS servers are responsible for regulating user connections, authenticating the user, then returning all the configuration information necessary for the NetBlazer to deliver service to the user. Distributed security separates user authentication and authorization from the communications process and creates a single, central location for user authentication data.
NetBlazer Compression Coprocessor
Given the relatively low bandwidth, low speed networks available for remote computing today, remote access solutions need to be very efficient about managing data traffic. Efficiency is achieved by compressing the data that is transmitted over the connections at the remote access server. The newly introduced Compression Coprocessor card (NICC See NIC. ) provides a hardware assisted compression of the data using the STAC 1. (language) STAC - Storage Allocation and Coding Program.
2. (company) STAC - The company responsible for Stacker and stac compression.
http://stac.com/. protocol for interoperability. In addition, using a hardware solution greatly enhances performance over previous available software solutions by freeing the NetBlazer's CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. from the need to do compression tasks.
Funk 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 Client Software
The Funk PPP client software allows a remote PC user to dial in to a remote access server over standard phone lines to establish an IPX (Internetwork Packet EXchange) The network layer protocol in the NetWare operating system. Similar to the IP layer in TCP/IP, it contains a network address and allows messages to be routed to a different network or subnet. connection to the LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. . The client software uses the standard PPP protocol. Once connected, the remote user becomes a node on the network -- gaining access to network resources such as file servers, printers and email. Users will enjoy the Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. for ease of use and network administrators can safely and easily implement this addition to their remote access solution.
Pricing & Availability
The NetBlazer family of products range in price from $899 to $11,198 depending on configuration and are available March 29, 1996. All NetBlazers include one Ethernet interface and are available in configurations to suit your network. Earlier versions of the NetBlazer family can be upgraded for $249 to $499 depending on the specific unit.
For more information about Telebit's remote access products and services, contact our Direct Marketing Representatives at 1.800.835.3248, or outside the U.S. by dialing 508.656.9400.
The statements in this release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. 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-Q and 10-K. Copies of these Forms are available from Telebit by contacting the Investor Relations 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-
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