February 9, 1998 9:23 AM EST
Shiva Provides Free Upgrades to the 56K ITU Standard for their Current 56K
BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiva Corporation (Nasdaq: SHVA) today
announced the availability of 56K ITU-standard upgrades for its 56K- ready products,
the LanRover D56 and LanRover Access Switch. Shiva shipped a production version
of V.pcm to select customers last week. Shiva has been testing a pre-Beta version
of the V.pcm code for several weeks and is the first remote access vendor to
supply its current 56K customers with free software upgrades to the V.pcm ITU
"Shiva has worked closely with Rockwell to ensure quick delivery of this technology
to our customers," said Dan McCall, senior director of product management for
Shiva Corporation. "For companies facing the bandwidth crunch, 56K technology
is a real relief to their over-stressed networks. Because of this, we have focused
on being the first remote access vendor to supply this standardized technology
to the market, and leading the effort to provide robust interoperability among
56K ITU capable modems while preserving support for legacy v.34 and earlier
"Shiva has been a strategic technology partner for Rockwell, supplying high
quality remote access servers that utilize Rockwell's industry-leading modems,"
said Raouf Halim, vice president, network access division, Rockwell Semiconductor
Corp. "Rockwell and Shiva are both very committed to our customers' needs, which
has resulted in quick delivery of fast, reliable network equipment that now
interoperates across the industry."
Shiva's 56K Offerings Provide Speed, Reliability for Entire Customer Base
Shiva provides 56K technology via the LanRover D56, a 12- or 24-port remote
access server for small to mid-sized businesses, and the LanRover Access Switch,
a remote access concentrator providing up to 72 ports for organizations needing
more density. Both solutions are based on Shiva's multi-processing architecture,
which enables all critical tasks to be done in parallel, delivering superior
performance under maximum load unlike pipelined single processor architectures.
In addition, the LanRover Access Switch preserves a customer's investment by
simultaneously housing v.34 or 56K digital modem cards in one chassis.
By providing a range of number of ports, Shiva can furnish small, mid- sized
and enterprise customers with 56K speeds.
Pricing and Availability
Free upgrades to the V.pcm standard for the Shiva LanRover D56 and LanRover
Access Switch will be available starting Monday February 16, 1998 for Shiva's
K56flex-ready products via Shiva's Web site. For customers who wish to upgrade
from their 33.6K analog modems, ITU-standard 56K modules can be purchased for
$5,950. The LanRover D56 is available starting at $6,999; the LanRover Access
Switch is available starting at $11,200 from an authorized Shiva reseller.
Founded in 1985, Shiva Corporation is a global, full-line provider of remote
access solutions, systems and services. Its products enable users and user sites
at enterprises of all sizes to connect with corporate information resources,
on-line services and the Internet. Shiva offers a full range of award-winning,
analog and digital remote access and communications servers. The company is
based in Bedford, Mass., with offices worldwide.
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by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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