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Singapore Firm Delivers ADSL Solution

Singapore's Aztech Systems Ltd., which has already entered the ranks of the top suppliers of OEM modem cards, has launched its first Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line product, DSL-700P.

The company, which has already developed a string of modem products, plans to target the product at both the business and consumer markets. This also includes supplying the product to OEM customers, the company's forte. The modem is capable of downloading data at speeds of up to 8Mbps at full rate ADSL and 1.5Mbps at G.Lite, it said.

Designed using chipsets from ITeX, the 32-bit, PCI-based modem complies with ADSL industry standard Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) encoding technique that provides full rate transmission of data rates of up to 8Mbps downstream and 640Kbps upstream over an existing telephone line, the company said in its launch.

The modem also supports all major ATM protocols for maximum interoperability, including point-to-point over ATM, Ethernet over ATM and IP over ATM. The modem also integrates seamlessly with operating systems such as Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 and 2000, it said.

The company said the new modem eliminates the need for a dedicated microcontroller, which reduces the cost of an owning an ADSL solution. The built-in splitter solution makes the modem easier to install and it also reduces the truck-roll of ADSL deployment, the company said.

"Aztech aims to gear itself to be a major player in the ADSL market. We are able to provide ... Customer Premises Equipment to Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer providers, telecommunications companies, internet service providers and PC OEM to ensure maximum ADSL interoperability and ease of installation," Aztec's senior vice president of marketing and sales Patricia Ng said.

The modem, which complies with existing standards like ITU-T G.992.2, ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, DMT line coding, is scalable, and thus provides for easy upgrade for future changes and standard migration.