Triple Treat PCMCIA: Ethernet + Fax Modem + Cellular
In one PCMCIA Type II slot, get an Ethernet connection, fax/ modem and cellular operation via one card&emdash;the Jack of Diamonds Trumpcard. One can use modem and network functions simultaneously or independently. Suited for those who need high-speed communications, including cellular, the card boasts 28.8 V.34 (or 14.4) fax/modem speeds plus the new MNP 10EC cellular protocol for maximum throughput and improved transmission reliability. An upgrade package lets one directly connect to a cell phone with one cable, eliminating bulky external pods. Power management features shut off power to functions in the card when not in use and "smart" drivers let it operate with minimum system resources. Fax and modem software is included, as are network drivers. Jack of Diamonds is one of the few to support Windows NT as well as the full plug-and-play features of Windows 95, like being hot-swappable. It is also the only card that automatically updates one's initialization string. The card has a five-year warranty. Ositech Communications, Inc., Guelph, Ontario, Canada, (800) 563-2386.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1995 issue of THE Journal.