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Practical Peripherals Unveils Full Line of 28.8kbps Modem

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Practical Peripherals Unveils Full Line of 28.8kbps Modem

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Practical Peripherals now offers a family of nine V.FAST Class modems, all featuring data communications speeds up to 28,800bps and 14,400bps Fax speeds. This wide range of new products provides a solution for anyone requiring high-speed data communications--from the Fortune 500 MIS director to the home user.

The ProClass 288LCD is a desktop modem with a three-line LCD offering more than 50 real-time session status messages such as length of time online, number of data characters transmitted or received per second, Fax and caller ID strings, and line quality. This asynchronous/synchronous modem is fully configurable from its front panel, provides an external speaker volume control, and supports DTE (computer to modem) speeds up to 115,200bps. The MacClass 288LCD offers the same feature set but includes a Mac cable and MacComCenter data and Fax software.

Ideal for high-volume datacom users, the ProClass 288SA offers high throughput with its enhanced data compression and DTE speeds up to 230,400bps when used in conjunction with Practical's High Speed Serial Port (ProClass PC-HSSP). Transfer rates over one megabyte per minute are possible.

The Practical PM288PKT is a miniature pocket modem that easily fits into the palm of one's hand. Unlike most pocket modems, the PM288PKT was designed with users in mind, offering eight LEDs for operation status and a real speaker. It also has two RJ-11 ports, enabling use of a telephone without unplugging the modem. The modem comes with serial cable, battery pack and leather carrying case. …

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