Shiva Announces First V.pcm Implementation in the Field

February 9, 1998 9:23 AM EST

Shiva Provides Free Upgrades to the 56K ITU Standard for their Current 56K Installed Base

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 standard code. 

"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 modems." 

"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.

NOTE: All Shiva news releases are available via the Shiva Corp. World Wide Web site For additional information, Shiva can be accessed by E-mail at

Shiva, Shiva with design (the company logo), NetModem, NetModem/E, NetBridge, NetSerial, TeleBridge, Hublet, LanRover, LanRover Access Switch, AirSoft, ShivaPPP, ShivaIntegrator, ShivaPort, PowerBurst, WebRover and EtherGate are registered trademarks of Shiva Corporation. VantagePath, ShivOS, Tariff Management, PowerSurf, ShivaRemote, Shiva Dial-In SDK, Shiva AccessPort, ISSAK, Remote-Centric and DIAT are trademarks of Shiva Corporation. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

SOURCE Shiva Corporation

© PR Newswire. All rights reserved.

Why Mac?

Last noodled with March 1998.
This page maintained by Jeff Powell. Send comments and suggestions to: