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GENERAL DATACOMM INTRODUCES SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT NEW PRODUCTS

 GENERAL DATACOMM INTRODUCES SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT NEW PRODUCTS
 MIDDLEBURY, Conn., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- General DataComm, Inc.


unveiled several significant new products at the Tele-Communications Association's annual trade show and conference in San Diego held Sept. 22-24, 1992. The products included the office communications Manager(asterisk)Transport Management System (OCM(asterisk)TMS), the SpectraComm Shelf system and the SpectraComm 500A, and the DataComm 500F/AXR.
 OCM(asterisk)TMS -- A New Internetworking Platform
 The OCM(asterisk)TMS is designed to interconnect small, remote offices onto high capacity corporate backbone networks. It integrates LAN, voice, FAX, data and video applications over common digital facilities for significant network transport savings. The OCM(asterisk)TMS allows users to take full advantage of a wide variety of carrier service offerings like fractional T-1/E-1, enabling them to acquire bandwidth in smaller increments more closely matched to their actual needs. Substantial savings can be realized for companies with remote locations needing access to the corporate backbone network.
 The OCM(asterisk)TMS supports a wide range of applications including full LAN interconnectivity across the backbone network, even if the LANs employ different architectures, such as Ethernet or Token Ring. When integrated with General DataComm's LAN(asterisk)TMS, the OCM(asterisk)TMS adds the functionality of a bridge/router, thereby turning the node into an intelligent network hub. The OCM(asterisk)TMS is also fully channel compatible with GDC's high-end internetworking platform, the Transport Management System (TMS).
 Priced at under $4,000, the OCM(asterisk)TMS is available now in both standalone and rackmount versions.
 GDC's SpectraComm Shelf and packaging system
 GDC continues to affirm its position as the industry leader in the digital data market by introducing two new data sets and a new intelligent rackmount packaging system, called SpectraComm. The SpectraComm shelf is a compact building block in an intelligent rackmount packaging system. Up to nine shelves can be installed into one 76-inch high cabinet, or they can be mounted into existing installations of 19-inch or 23-inch cabinets. The SpectraComm packaging concept, like the popular DataComm concept, will let data sets of different types and speeds share the same shelf, power, etc. The shelf's modularity allows simple expansion, and reduces the cost of installation and maintenance. Data sets and power supplies can be plugged in and removed from the front without powering down the shelf, disrupting other units, or recabling.
 SpectraComm shelf system users can also tailor the product mix, network interfaces, and terminal interfaces to accommodate all existing as well as future network access applications. Its bus oriented backplane will enable support of SNMP, and other sophisticated, integral management capabilities in the future.
 SpectraComm 500A -- Universal rate clear channel DSU
 The SpectraComm 500A is a universal rate clear channel digital service unit (DSU) for central site locations, and is housed in GDC's new SpectraComm shelf system. The SpectraComm 500A supports all standard subrates and both 56 Kbps and 64 Kbps (clear channel) high speed rates. Up to 16 SpectraComm 500A's can be accommodated in a compact 7" shelf, for optimum use of data center resources.
 A variety of features helps the user quickly isolate and resolve system faults. For example, the SpectraComm 500A has the unique ability to determine whether the transmit and receive pairs have been accidentally transposed. This is a common installation mistake which can waste hours of trouble shooting. The front panel Electronic Display window displays this error automatically, as well as providing a wide range of other pertinent management information such as the current operating rate, active alarms and the results of any user initiated diagnostic testing.
 The SpectraComm 500A also offers performance capabilities unique to the industry, such as our anti-lock feature that protects against remote DSU or OCU (Telco Central Office equipment) lockup of 64 Kbps circuits caused by data signals that resemble in-band loopback signals. The Extended Dynamic Range feature assures trouble free operation, even over marginal lines such as those found in unusually long subscriber loops.
 The SpectraComm 500A is available in October and is priced at $700.
 DataComm 500F/AXR expands GDC's DataComm family
 The DataComm 500F/AXR offers the same capabilities as the SpectraComm 500A, but it fits into the existing DataComm shelf packaging. Like all DataComm data sets, regardless of type or speed, the DataComm 500F/AXR can be housed in a DataComm shelf or a compact standalone enclosure.
 The DataComm 500F/AXR is available in October and is priced from $950.
 General DataComm, Inc. (GDC) is a leading provider of multimedia networks and telecommunications equipment worldwide. Based in Connecticut, GDC serves corporate customers and telephone operating companies throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Shea of General DataComm, 203-574-1118, ext. 6954/
 (GDC) CO: General DataComm, Inc. ST: Connecticut IN: TLS SU: PDT


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