Multi-Tech Launches MultiAccess Digital Remote Access Server

11/19/2003 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications company based in suburban Minneapolis is now shipping its new digital remote access server. The new MultiAccess Digital Remote Access Server provides dial-in/dial-out capabilities on a worldwide basis for ISP and enterprises requiring a medium-sized V.92/ISDN communications server platform, and enterprises looking for a means to provide communications network services to traveling workers, remote offices and telecommuters. The MultiAccess Server Model MA30120 is available in a basic configuration of 24/30 digitally terminated communications ports (modems/ISDN) which are expandable to 96/120 ports through up to 4 digital channelized T1, E1, or PRI (Primary rate ISDN) lines. The MA30120 sells for an MSRP of US$4999 for the basic 24/30 port model. Multi-Tech also plans to provide send/receive fax server functionality at a later date through a free firmware upgrade.

"The flexibility provided by the MultiAccess’s full range of communications options means organizations can standardize on a single model for worldwide deployment and any subsequent redeployments,” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “Tasks like configuration, training and network management are made less complicated and more efficient with only one SKU. All this flexibility is packaged in a small to mid-range remote access solution using V.92 and BRI-ISDN connectivity for the user coupled with T1, E1, and PRI-ISDN connectivity on the network end. There are very few solutions available on this end of the size spectrum because most current competitive offerings are in the carrier-class sized systems employing high port counts and expensive expandability. And with these larger systems, the small to mid-range users must pay for capacity they may never need. The MultiAccess was designed to address the needs of these moderate-sized installations. It’s a robust drop-in solution that integrates with existing RADIUS servers used by ISPs and enterprises for accounting and security needs.”

The MultiAccess digital remote access server is a Linux-based server housed in a 1U rack-mountable cabinet with a basic configuration of 24 or 30 digitally terminated communication ports, either V.92 modem or ISDN, expandable to 96 or 120 total ports. Supporting up to 4 digital channelized T1 and T1/E1 Primary Rate ISDN (PRI) lines in one system, this full-featured remote access server provides advanced security, web-based management and seamless interoperability with any TCP/IP network. Connections to the LAN/WAN is by two auto-sensing 10/100BaseT Ethernet interfaces.

The MultiAccess unit offers Internet Service Providers and enterprise network managers a flexible system that can receive V.92 client and HDLC/PPP ISDN client calls. Authentication is both RADIUS and local.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small 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 in embedded solutions from OEMs.

Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 U.S. patents and numerous international patents. The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets 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 or browse the company’s World Wide Web home page at

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