FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Mary Soules
Engage Communication, Inc.
Engage Ships WAN Router with an Integrated T1/Fractional T1 DSU/CSU
APTOS, Calif., August 5, 1995 -- The ExpressRouter, Engage Communication's expandable branch office/Internet access router is now available with an integrated T1/Fractional T1 DSU/CSU interface. The new ExpressRouter-T1, including the internal DSU/CSU, is priced at $2995.
The integration of this telecommunication interface into the router enables Engage to: -- Offer a complete LAN to T1 WAN solution in a modem size enclosure for less than $3,000; -- Distill the complexity of T1 installation to a single concise configuration screen; -- Support network managed diagnostics such as Local and Remote loopbacks. "We expect even more dramatic success with the integration of the T1/Frac T1 DSU/CSU into the ExpressRouter-T1 than we have had with the integration of the 56k DSU/CSU into the ExpressRouter-DDS, due to the much needed simplification of T1/Fractional T1 installations.
"The entire installation of the ExpressRouter-T1 can be done with our EngageView software or with Telnet," says Engage president Mark Doyle. "Also, the cost of T1/FracT1 lines have become affordable for a broad spectrum of organizations - especially Internet Access via Frame Relay at configurable fractions - such as 128/384/768kilobits - of T1's 1,544,000 bits per second. Even dedicated full T1 interconnections supported by the same Central Office can be as low as $330/month." The ExpressRouter-T1 is an unrivaled combination of low price-point, field expandability to 3 WAN ports (V.35/RS530/RS232), and RISC performance for speeds up to T1 (or E1).
Protocol support for TCP/IP, IPX, AppleTalk, Frame Relay, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), SNMP, and Telnet is included at no additional cost. Each ExpressRouter also ships with EngageView, the graphical management software for Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX platforms. For LAN to T1 WAN applications, this integrated solution eliminates the significant costs and time involved with installing and supporting a multiple vendor solution.
Also, the second and third WAN ports may be used for ISDN dial-in or back-up via a 128 or 512kilobit terminal adapter. The T1/FracT1 DSU/CSU option card has complete T1 support: ESF (AT&T/ANSI)/D4 Framing; B8ZS/AMI Data Format; 56/64k one to twenty four DS0s; Continuous/Alternate Channels; Loopup/down code transmission and detection. Other ExpressRouter models are also available.
The base ExpressRouter supports 1-3 WAN ports and starts at $1795; the ExpressRouter-DDS includes an integrated 56k DSU/CSU is priced at $2295; the ExpressRouter ISDN 1 BRI bundle is priced at $1995; the ExpressRouter ISDN 4 BRI bundle is priced at $3995;
Engage Communication, incorporated in September 1989, develops and manufactures a range of wide area networking, file transfer, and data broadcasting solutions. Designed for both simplicity and performance, Engage solutions are widely used in desktop publishing, imaging, education, Internet access, advertising, and many other corporate and small business applications.