[futurebasic] 56k Standards[X-FB]

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From: tatewake@... (Terence Jordan)
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 22:07:51 -0400
A buddy forwarded this to me...

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>MODEM MAKERS REACH AGREEMENT ON STANDARDS
>The battle over technical standards for 56-Kbps modems appears to be over,
>with rival camps tentatively agreeing to a compromise between 3Com's X2 and
>Rockwell International's K56flex technologies.  The new international
>standard, approved by an International Telecommunication Union working
>committee, incorporates details from both transmission techniques, leaving
>both sides claiming victory:  "Everybody is a net winner in this one," says
>an analyst at a modem-market tracking firm.  With a new standard in place,
>it is expected that most 56K modems made this year can be upgraded fairly
>simply through the addition of new software.  (Wall Street Journal 8 Dec 97)

Sounds nice, to say the least.

I heard recently that 3Com bought USR; I was surprised.



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