6/4/2003 - Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications company based in suburban Minneapolis announced a new digital remote access server providing dial-in capabilities for ISP and enterprise operations. Shipping this year, the new MultiAccess server is designed for ISPs requiring a medium-sized V.92/ISDN dial-in server platform and enterprises looking for a means to provide dial-in network services to traveling workers, remote offices and telecommuters. The MultiAccess solution will be available in a basic configuration of 24 or 30 digitally terminated communications ports (modems/ISDN) expandable to 96 or 120 through up to 4 digital channelized T1 and T1/E1 Primary Rate ISDN (PRI) lines. Multi-Tech also plans to provide send/receive fax server functionality at a later date through a free firmware upgrade.
"ISPs and enterprise users, who need a small to mid-range remote access solution using V.92 and ISDN connectivity on a global basis, are candidates for this solution," states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "Current, competitive offerings for ISPs and enterprises for V.92 and ISDN connectivity are addressed by carrier-class sized systems employing high port counts and costly expandability far beyond the needs required for today’s independent ISP’s and small to medium enterprises. You are paying for expandability most companies will not take advantage of where the MultiAccess was designed to address this space forgotten by the high-end manufacturer’s. Then when expandability is needed, the MultiAccess can provide it and you pay for the new expansion only when you need it. It’s designed as a simple drop-in solution because it integrates with existing Radius servers used by ISPs and enterprises for accounting and security needs. If an ISP needs a POP with V.92 or ISDN access, or an enterprise user who wants to provide remote access dial-in for remote workers, this is a realistic, scaleable solution designed for this customer type."
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 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 61 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 www.multitech.com.
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