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Abcde, which comes in three versions--Abcde-S, Abcde-ST, and Abcde-B--is a multi-featured, multi-access dial-router for use in TCP/IP, IPX, and Apple Remote Access Protocol environments.
Why has XXX developed a multi-featured, multi-access dial router? To save customers money when they have to connect their local LANs to distant offices. Abcde provides an inexpensive way to access distant sites by avoiding the high costs of leased lines or high-level routers and provides many features that enhance productivity and efficiency.
Remotely located sales, support, and retail sites are an important part of the infrastructure of most companies, and whenever data has to be sent between them, leased lines has been the principal method of passing this data. Yet leased lines are expensive and difficult to justify in small, remote environments. Abcde was developed to reduce the cost of such connections by eliminating them when they are not required.
Abcde is very versatile. Not only does it come in a family of three, it can function as a 10Base-T hub, a link between independent LAN segments, a PAD, and a dial-router which multiplexes traffic across PSTNs. Each unit accommodates modem, Ethernet, asynchronous, and synchronous boards. The Abcde-B also accommodates a multi-I/O board which provides the built in features of the Abcde-S and the Abcde-ST, such as four serial ports and a parallel port.