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MICROCOM MNP 10 NOW AVAILABLE ON AT&T V.32bis./FAX COMPLETE MODEM CHIP SETS

 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) Microelectronics will offer the Microcom Network Protocol(TM) Class 10 (MNP (R) 10) as an option on its V.32bisFAX Complete Modem Chipsets. The capability will provide customers of AT&T chipsets yet another option for reliable data transmission over adverse telephone lines such as cellular channels.
 In addition, Microcom will become the latest customer of AT&T Microelectronics popular low-power V.32bis/FAX chipsets in a new product to be released this summer.
 MNP 10 is an enabling technology designed to support data transmission over particularly harsh connections, including cellular links and impaired land lines.
 AT&T Microelectronics Complete Modem Chipsets are the backbone of many popular V.32.bis/FAX end-user modems sold today. These complete modem chipsets support features like V.32bis (14,400bps), V.17 (14,400 bits per second), AT Command Set, V.42 Error Control, V.42bis Data Compression, and Class I and Class II PC Fax.
 "AT&T Microelectronics has been providing value-added features to modem chipset customers," said Sohail Khan, marketing director, DSPs, with AT&T Microelectronics. "MNP 10 is a much desired technology according to our customer base."
 "With the addition of MNP 10 to AT&T Microelectronics chipsets, more of the end-user base will see first hand the advantages of the technology," said Lewis Bergins, Microcom executive vice president. "MNP 10 will take the hassle out of transmitting data over the cellular network."
 According to Microcom, MNP 10 benefits individuals sending data over cellular networks or noisy land-based lines. First, it helps callers stay connected throughout a call even in the presence of severely impaired lines. Second, it allows the maximum data throughput for the duration of the dial-up call. Finally, it lowers overall cost since the faster data is transferred the less connect time is required, and thus the lower charges will be.
 AT&T Microelectronics line of V.32bis/FAX modem chipsets enjoy significant market share. AT&T has chipsets that are targeted at all the popular high-speed modem formats: box modems, pocket modems, and PCMCIA modems. AT&T will start to sample chipsets with MNP 10 immediately.
 For product literature, call the AT&T Customer Response Center, 1-800-372-2447, ext. 868 (in Canada, 1-800-553-2448, ext. 868); fax number 1-215-778-4106 (especially for customers outside North America); or write to AT&T Microelectronics, Dept. AL500404200, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown, Pa., 18103.
 Microcom(R) is a leading vendor in PC connectiveity with principal products including: Carbon Copy(TM) remote communications software, MicroPorte(TM) and QX(TM) high-speed portable and desktop modems, Microcom Bridge/Router(TM) remote internetworking products and LANlord(R) desktop management software for LANs. Microcom is also the developer of MNP(R), the modem protocol found in over 15 million modems worldwide. Based in Norwood, Mass., Microcom supports over 10,000 resellers located in more than 40 countries through a network of regional sales offices in North America and international offices in France, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
 AT&T Microelectronics produces a wide range of semiconductor and electronic components for applications such as personal computers, workstations, local-area networks, and telecommunications. It also possesses industry-leading design tools, standard-cell chip capability and programmable logic products.
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