FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Sandy Sanchez
Engage Communication, Inc.
(408) 688-1021; firstname.lastname@example.org
Engage Announces the IP*Express Series
of WAN Routers
APTOS, Calif., May 6, 1996 - The Engage IP*Express
is a low-cost, high-performance WAN router that is designed for
the Internet Access and Branch Office segment of the networking
Market. It is designed for users that only require routing of the
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
The IP*Express supports data rates from 56
Kbps to 2.048 Mbps via Frame Relay or PPP on RS232/RS530/V.35 synchronous
serial data ports and comes with standard ethernet connectors for
both 10BaseT (Twisted Pair) and 10Base2 (ThinNet) LANs.
Pricing for the product line is:
IP*Express WAN Router with a serial interface....................$995.-
There are 3 Telco interface optioned models
that provide a "one-unit" solution for LAN/WAN installations:
IP*Express *56 with 56Kbps DSU/CSU...................................$1,395.-
IP*Express *T1 with T1/FracT1 DSU/CSU...............................$1,795.-
IP*Express *E1 with E1/FracE1 CSU/DSU..............................$1,995.-
The combination of the Telco interface with
the router enables Engage to:
* Offer a complete, "one-unit"
single vendor LAN to WAN solution in a modem size enclosure for
56k, Fractional T1, full T1, or E1.
* Dramatically simplify installation and
of these installations. Telco option cards are configured using
a single screen.
The T1/Fractional T1 CSU/DSU supports ESF/D4
Framing; B8ZS/AMI Data Format; Fractional T1 - one to twenty four
DSO channels; and LoopUp/LoopDown code generation and detection.
Bill Woodcock, president of Zocalo Engineering
- a well known Internet Service Provider - says, "The ease
of installation and support has made Engage routers a standard for
Zocalo. We are looking forward to deploying the cost effective IP*Express
to customer locations that only require IP. The integration of the
fractional T1 CSU/DSU makes it possible for us to increase the bandwidth
of a customer's T1 internet access connection without having to
The IP*Express ships with EngageView management
software for Windows (3.x/95/NT), UNIX, and the Macintosh. EngageView
has concise configuration and status menu windows that enable non-networking
professionals to manage the product. The router also includes Telnet
and SNMP management interfaces.
"The monthly charges for Local Access
for T1 & Fractional T1 are expected to plummet. Engage is ready
to serve the needs of its customers as they take advantage of the
combination of a radical change in the cost of interconnecting at
1,536,000 bps (T1), and the explosive demand for high performance
Internet Access for users and Web Servers. These new products also
allow our customers to upgrade their Branch Office interconnections."
says Mark Doyle, President of Engage.
Engage Communication, incorporated in September
1989, develops, manufactures, sells and supports a range of wide
area networking, file transfer, and data broadcasting solutions.
Designed for both simplicity and performance, Engage solutions are
widely used in Publishing, Education, Internet Access, Advertising,
Telemedicine, and many other Corporate, Government and small Business
Engage Communication · 9565 Soquel
Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Tel: (831) 688-1021 · Fax: (831) 688-1421 · email@example.com