Hayes Microcomputer will show a host of products at the Comdex show next week, indicating its strategy to continue its recovery from bankruptcy by diversifying its markets.
It recently announced its Century line of remote access servers and is now adding high speed modems and an upgrade to its Smartcom Message Center Pro.
It will also ship a family of ISDN terminal adapters next month as part of its move away from its traditional, but shrinking, analogue modem territory.
In the first quarter of next year, Hayes will ship an ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Service Line) modem and a 56Kbps modem. It also plans to offer a cable modem early next year that will support one and two-way transmissions for under $200.
The ADSL technology is "the horse to back" in the connectivity world, according to Hayes vice president Marshall Toplansky. Its product, the Optima ADSL, offers 6Mbps throughput and comes with an Ethernet adapter card.
The new version of Smartcom Message Center Pro now features digital fax and 'Talk n' Fax' options. Digital fax allows a fax to be sent between two Hayes modem users as an encoded binary file, saving connection time. Talk n' Fax allows digital fax users with DSVD (Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data) to talk on the telephone while faxing. This feature will ship with DSVD modems in December, while digital fax can be downloaded from the Hayes Web site for $49.
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