Router provides remote access server solution.

Press Release Summary:

PocketPAD Router incorporates port-forwarding feature and provides web-based user interface designed to configure dial-in or dial-out PPP RAS connections using external serial modem. Featuring 2 RS232 serial interfaces and one 10/100 Ethernet interface, dial-in dial-out router is suited for use when setting up remote Ethernet networks and offers bridge between GPRS serial modems and small device networks.

Original Press Release:

Multenet Releases a Simple Dial-In Dial-Out Remote Access Server Solution Ideal for PPP over GSM/GPRS/PSTN.

Multenet, an established global supplier of serial to Ethernet connectivity products, recently announced the release of the PocketPAD Router. The company, a leading innovator in networking technology has announced the availability of a low cost dial-in dial-out router product.

Henry de Ruyter, the company's Managing Director says that the $220 PocketPAD Router will be available at our major distribution centers by 1 July 2005. If the recently completed field tests provide a measure if its capabilities, this range will be an industry beater.

Based on the entry-level PocketPAD 1 design, the PocketPAD Router comes with two RS232 serial interfaces and one 10/100 Ethernet interface. The unit provides a web based user interface, designed to easily configure dial-in or dial out PPP RAS connections using almost any external serial modem. With the port-forwarding feature, this product is ideal for use when setting up remote Ethernet networks for connectivity of equipment that supports Ethernet communication. An additional variant to be released in November 2005 will support four serial ports, and multi-linking with automatic bandwidth management.

With the recent acceptance of GPRS connectivity in both industrial automation monitoring applications, and retail in-store payment transaction processing, this product offers the ideal bridge between GPRS serial modems, and a small device networks.

About Multenet Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

Multenet is a developer and manufacturer of the EtherPAD and PocketPAD range of network connectivity and device server products. These are marketed via its international network of selected qualified resellers to ensure prompt service and local technical support. North American distribution is facilitated by distribution centre in Dallas Texas.

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