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PRNewswire: PCTEL's New Linux-compatible Modem Provides Connectivity Solution for NIC's...

Jun 19, 2000, 19:40 (4 Talkback[s])

"PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading provider of personal connectivity and Internet access technology, announced today that its software-based Linux-compatible modem solution has been selected for The New Internet Computer Company's first low-cost Internet appliance. Available in its Limited Edition release, the $199 NIC links the Linux 2.2 operating system with PCTEL's 56K HSP56 MicroModem(TM), allowing consumers to connect to the Internet at an ultra-affordable price."

"PCTEL introduced the industry's first software-based Linux-compatible modem to respond to manufacturers' growing interest in producing affordable Internet connectivity products," noted Peter Chen, chief executive officer of PCTEL. "Our patented HSP technology allows us to deliver a cost-effective modem solution that manufacturers such as NIC can then couple with the flexibility and robustness of the Linux operating system. The end result is that consumers are the beneficiaries of a new breed of reliable and inexpensive Internet appliances."

"A spinoff of Oracle with Oracle chairman Larry Ellison as its primary investor, the New Internet Computer Company's goal is to popularize affordable access to the Internet and e-mail through a speedy and reliable Internet computer."

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