Multi-Tech will Manufacture and Distribute Conexant’s SocketModem

8/8/2002 - Multi-Tech will take over the manufacture and distribution of Conexant’s SocketModem business. The transition allows Multi-Tech to consolidate a position as the number one modem supplier of embedded modems worldwide. Multi-Tech will manufacture the SocketModem product line with the identical form, fit and function, and will retain the same Conexant marketing and manufacturing part numbers for the SocketModems, enabling customers to maintain any current agency certifications on their products.

Multi-Tech will continue to incorporate Conexant chipsets in its SocketModem product line. In addition, Multi-Tech will be able to distribute the SocketModem product line through Conexant’s and Multi-Tech’s worldwide distribution channel, as well as provide direct customer support.

Multi-Tech’s SocketModem family of pin-to-pin compatible modules allows OEMs to integrate a wide range of modem functions and speeds into various product platforms. Utilizing a variety of SocketModem modules, systems designers can now easily integrate multiple data, fax, and voice modem features within a single design. The small size of these modem engines (1" x 2.5") makes them ideally suited for applications where users demand remote communications.

"Maintaining continuity for our customers is a top priority," said Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "We are committed to building on the Conexant tradition of supplying world-class communications products for the embedded market. The SocketModem line, along with Multi-Tech’s telephony, internet access and remote access products, will enable us to provide our customers with a single source for a broad range of top quality communications products."

"Multi-Tech customers will have the ability to take advantage of 32 years of business-class communications products, top-notch support, and new embedded market product development. One example is a built-in TCP/IP protocol stack for Internet applications that does not require a connected PC," Harleman added.

An ISO 9001 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small- to to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech’s products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or embedded in solutions from OEMs.

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Privately held Multi-Tech Systems has over 57 US patents and numerous international patents including many dealing with multiplexing voice, data and video packets over a communications network used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874.

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