Salt Lake City, UT--May 21, 1997--U.S. Robotics (Salt Lake City, UT) announced the availability of MHz-brand x2 PC Cards for notebook computers and handheld computing devices. The new MHz-brand models XJ1560 and CC1560 give mobile users access to the Internet, corporate Intranets, and online connections over standard analog phone lines, with download speeds significantly faster than 28.8 modems. With x2 Technology PC Cards, mobile computing users can immediately take advantage of North America's most extensively deployed 56-kbps technology. Model XJ1560 features the exclusive XJACK connector system, allowing direct connection to any standard RJ11 telephone cord, while the CC1560 uses a standard modem cable.
MHz-brand x2 PC Cards began shipping today and are now available for customer purchase.
The XJ1560 and CC1560 are available through most major retailers, resellers, and distributors. The estimated selling price of both models is $269.
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Redmond, WA--May 21, 1997--Cisco Systems Inc. (San Jose, CA) and Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, WA) last week demonstrated interoperability of their layer 2 tunneling protocol (L2TP) implementations at the California ISDN Users Group meeting. L2TP is the emerging Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard protocol solution that allows users to create secure virtual private networks (VPNs) over public networks including the Internet.
Virtual private networks enable customers to use public networks such as the Internet to provide secure connection between remote users and their corporate networks without the expense of a dedicated private network. Cisco and Microsoft have been working with other industry leaders such as 3Com, Ascend, and U.S. Robotics within the IETF to create the L2TP standard. Interoperability between these industry leaders' technologies will offer customers choice and flexibility in virtual private networking.
Currently in its third draft, L2TP is expected to reach RFC status later this year. The L2TP specification is available at http://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-pppext-l2tp-03.txt to any company wishing to implement tunneling within its products.
Cisco Systems Inc.
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