ELSA MicroLink 56k Fun Modem now with USB Low Cost Easy Install Modem is V.92 Ready Friday 15 December 2000 PDF Print THEALE, 15 December, 2000-ELSA, one of the world's leading vendors of solutions for Internet access and computer graphics, is now shipping a Universal Serial Bus (USB) version of the MicroLink 56k Fun modem. As well as bringing the plug and play benefits of USB technology the new modem is V.92 ready. V.92 is the new standard for modems, which delivers faster connections and higher upstream data rates. With USB the modem takes its power from the PC so, no need for extra power cables. The hot swap facility in USB means that one modem can be shared among several PCs without having to re-boot the machine each time. At the same time, the user can save the serial port for other devices like mice or joysticks. The MicroLink 56k Fun USB comes with the software package, ELSA COMMUNICATE! Lite for easy-to-use fax and data communications. The modem supports the Plug & Play function under Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000, making the installation extremely easy. The MicroLink 56K Fun USB is already prepared for the new V.92 modem standard, and the firmware can be quickly and easily updated to V.92 via Flash-ROM, free-of-charge. ELSA's UK general manager Fiona Faulkner said, "The addition of USB and V.92 to this already successful product line should make the Fun modem a winner with home office and surfers alike." ELSA's MicroLink 56K Fun USB is priced at £59.99 and comes with a 2 year warranty. Background ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and computer graphics solutions for the PC. Its product range includes modems, ISDN adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics boards and monitors. ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has around 600 employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also maintains subsidiaries in San José, USA, as well as Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan. Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany. Names in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The ELSA logo is a registered trademark. ELSA G.B. Ltd, 1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire RG7 4TY Tel: 0118 965 7755 Fax: 0118 965 7756 Freephone sales no.: 08000 56 34 45 Web site: http://www.elsa.co.uk Press contact: Frank Smith, Michele Collier, The Edge Partnership, Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ELSA has also launched an extranet information service for UK journalists known as PressLounge. The PressLounge enables members to receive product and company information tailored to their precise needs and delivered in the format of their choice; email, post or both. Journalists can register with the ELSA UK PressLounge by visiting http://presslounge.elsa.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.