"Smart Link Ltd., a developer and supplier of soft communication
solutions for the PC industry, announced today that its
SmartRISER56 modems are now Linux compatible. This latest
improvement will allow Linux users worldwide to benefit from the
improved performance and reliability of the SmartRISERr56
"Smart Link is a market leader in modem riser card form factors
(AMR, ACR, and CNR), and Linux compatibility will continue to
expand our reach into a larger customer base," said Antonio
Visconti, vice president of marketing and business development of
Smart Link. "Linux is the preferred operating system for a growing
portion of the PC market, in particular for Internet appliances.
Our Linux modem solution will provide reliable, low-cost Internet
connectivity to that price-sensitive segment."
"According to linux.com, a website designed for Linux users,
millions have implemented the Linux operating system. Linux can be
found in a variety of environments and is often used as a mainstay
server operating system by websites and ISPs, a design workstation
by graphic artists and the platform of choice for C programmers.
Linux runs on a 32-bit architecture, uses preemptive multitasking,
protected memory, supports multiple users, and has rich support for
networking, including TCP/IP networking. Lately, Linux is emerging
as the choice operating system for low-cost Internet appliances