[NPL] Farallon's Cross-Platform Home Phoneline Networking Solution
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Farallon's Cross-Platform Home Phoneline Networking Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Farallon First to Ship Cross-Platform Home Phoneline Networking Solution

HomeLINE for Macs and PCs simplifies connectivity for sharing a
single Internet connection, multi-player games, printers, files and
more.

San Leandro, CA, May 24th, 1999 - Farallon Communications, Inc.,
developer of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for Macs
and PCs, ships their new, low-cost HomeLINE solution for networking
both Macs and PCs over existing phonelines in the home. HomeLINE
includes all the hardware and software users need for connecting
computers to share Internet access, multi-player games, printers,
files and more. Farallon is the only vendor with a cross-platform
solution using the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
standard geared towards networking in the home and small office over
phone wire.

Home networking represents a fast growing, rapidly emerging market
opportunity. Dataquest estimates that there will be 17 million
multiple computer homes in the US this year and the number is
expected to reach 26 million in 4 years. Additional research
indicates 60% of new consumer PC purchases are by families that
already have at least one computer and Forrester Research believes
there will be more than $1 billion spent on home networks by 2002.

Farallons 12 plus years of experience providing reliable,
plug-and-play networking to cross-platform users uniquely positions
the company to support homes with multiple Macs and PCs. The popular
Dr. Farallon free support program already advises users in homes,
small business and educational institutions on Mac and PC networking.

Farallon has leveraged internal expertise to develop the HomeLINE
Macintosh Install Wizard and driver software. Alliances with Intel
to provide the hardware plus Windows Internet, file and printer
sharing software, and with Vicomsoft for the Macintosh Internet
gateway solution, add additional functionality. "These best-of-breed
partnerships allow us to provide a high-quality, complete solution
for homes with Macs, PCs or a combination of both," states Ken Haase,
Director of Marketing for Farallon.

"Intel is pleased that Farallon has chosen AnyPoint hardware and
software to help bring robust networking capabilities to homes that
have both PCs and Macs," said Dan Sweeney, general manager of Intel's
Home Networking Operation. "Farallon's new HomeLINE products provide
an effective, simple networking solution for these homes."

"Sharing a single Internet connection over a home network is far more
cost effective than installing a second line in a home," says Brian
Morris, CEO of Vicomsoft. "The power of SurfDoubler 6.0 and ease of
use of HomeLINE offers families the unique ability to interconnect
their Macs and PCs so that everyone can surf simultaneously instead
of one at a time."

About HomeLINE

Farallons HomeLINE Starter Kit and Single Pack include all the
hardware and software needed to instantly network Macs or PCs with an
available PCI slot simply by plugging them into any standard phone
jack. HomeLINE network users can then share a single Internet
connection, multi-player games, printers, files and more. There is no
need to install new wires or network hubs.

* Mac & PC Software to Share an Internet Connection The HomeLINE
NetPack CD-ROM includes Macintosh and PC Internet gateway software to
allow users to share a single ISP Internet connection using an analog
modem, ISDN, xDSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable modem over their
HomeLINE network:

- HomeLINE Internet sharing software for Windows
(Uses Intel AnyPoint Home Network PC Technology)
- Vicomsoft SurfDoubler 6.0 for Macintosh

* Additional Software for Mac OS & Windows For the complete home
networking user experience, the HomeLINE NetPack CD-ROM contains
additional software, such as for printer sharing, file transferring
and web site installation:

- Miramar PC MacLAN free trial version for cross-platform printer &
file sharing
- Netopia Timbuktu Mac & PC free trial versions for cross-platform
collaboration
- Netopia Virtual Office personal web site software for Macs & PCs

* Dr. Farallon Offers Free Cross-Platform Technical Support Only a
phone call or an email away, Farallon's 12 plus years of experience
providing reliable, plug-and-play networking to both Mac and PC users
is available to home computer users prior to, during or after
installing a home network.

* Home Phoneline Network Certified
Based on the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) 1.0
industry specification, HomeLINE technology enables in-house
phonelines to transfer data at 1Mbps (megabits per second) without
interrupting regular telephone voice service (POTS) or feeds from
ISDN, Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL) or cable modem connections. With
HomeLINE, any standard telephone jack in the home is capable of
networking a Mac or PC. HomeLINE is home phoneline network certified
and also works with other HomePNA compliant products.
(www.homepna.org)

Academic researcher and HomeLINE beta user Thomas Rogers states,
"HomeLINE is a great value for my household. We are now sharing
computer resources and an Internet connection which helps save money.
One of my favorite hobbies is photography. With HomeLINE, color
photos scanned into my PC can be printed to the ink-jet printer
connected my wifes Power Mac. HomeLINE makes all this easy to do
using our phone wires that are already part of the residence."

HomeLINE Features

- Includes everything you need to connect computers over existing
phonelines.
- Mac & PC Internet sharing software to share a single ISP Internet
connection over an analog, cable, ISDN or DSL modem.
- Installation Wizards for Mac OS, Windows 95 & Windows 98 to easily
configure Macs & PCs
- Dual phone-port on card eliminates need to install separate phone jack
for phone, fax or modem
- Based on Intels HPNA chipset for high-performance & reliability at a
low cost
- Support for simultaneous access to HomeLINE network, voice service and
high-bandwidth ISDN, DSL or cable modem service
- Up to 1Mbps transfer rate gives access speeds of roughly 18 times
faster than a 56 kbps (kilobits-per-second) modem
- Home Phoneline Network Certified for compatibility with other HomePNA
solutions
- FCC Class B certified for safe use within the home
- Dr. Farallon free technical support & software driver upgrades

HomeLINE Pricing & Availability

HomeLINE is available through major US distributors, resellers and
catalog retailers. HomeLINE is also available off the Farallon Web
(http://www.farallon.com).

Starter Kit: PN740-SK US Estimated Street Price $139 2 PCI cards,
NetPack Software CD, 2 cables, QuickStart card & User Guide

Single Pack: PN740-SP US Estimated Street Price $79 1 PCI card,
NetPack Software CD, 1 cable, QuickStart card & User Guide

HomeLINE Minimum System Requirements

Macs: Power Macintosh with System 7.5.5 or higher and 16MB RAM or
more. PCs: Pentium processor or higher with Windows 95 or 98 and 8MB
Ram of more.

18MB free hard disk space ~ free PCI slot ~ CD-ROM drive ~ telephone
jack near each computer NOTE: An ISP account on at least 1 computer
is required to share Internet access.

About the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance

The Home Phoneline Networking Alliance is an incorporated, non-profit
association of industry-leading companies, including Farallon,
working together to help ensure adoption of a single, unified
phoneline networking industry standard and rapidly bring to market a
range of interoperable home networking solutions. For more
information on HomePNA, contact Judy Richardson (415) 923-1660,
mailto:jrichardson@alexanderogilvy.com.

About Farallon Communications, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Farallon develops and markets reliable,
plug-and-play networking products designed to "Simplify Networking
Through Innovation." With over 8 million customers worldwide,
Farallon is dedicated to providing complete, easy-to-use networking
solutions and world-class technical support to the Home, Small
Business, Publishing and Education communities. Further information
can be obtained via phone 510.346.8000, web (http://www.farallon.com)
or email (mailto:info@farallon.com). Farallon is an affiliate of
Gores Technology Group, a worldwide high technology business
management company. The Farallon headquarters are in San Leandro,
California, with a European office in the UK.

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Bookends 12.8 - Reference management and...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use.... Read more
Apple iTunes 12.6 - Play Apple Music and...
Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and... Read more
Default Folder X 5.1.4 - Enhances Open a...
Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on... Read more
Amazon Chime 4.1.5587 - Amazon-based com...
Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can... Read more
CrossOver 16.2 - Run Windows apps on you...
CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office,... Read more
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.0.0.185 - Access...
Adobe Creative Cloud costs $19.99/month for a single app, or $49.99/month for the entire suite. Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC... Read more
MegaSeg 6.0.2 - Professional DJ and radi...
MegaSeg is a complete solution for pro audio/video DJ mixing, radio automation, and music scheduling with rock-solid performance and an easy-to-use design. Mix with visual waveforms and Magic... Read more
Bookends 12.8 - Reference management and...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use.... Read more
Adobe Creative Cloud 4.0.0.185 - Access...
Adobe Creative Cloud costs $19.99/month for a single app, or $49.99/month for the entire suite. Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, including Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC... Read more
Default Folder X 5.1.4 - Enhances Open a...
Default Folder X attaches a toolbar to the right side of the Open and Save dialogs in any OS X-native application. The toolbar gives you fast access to various folders and commands. You just click on... Read more

The best deals on the App Store this wee...
Deals, deals, deals. We're all about a good bargain here on 148Apps, and luckily this was another fine week in App Store discounts. There's a big board game sale happening right now, and a few fine indies are still discounted through the weekend.... | Read more »
The best new games we played this week
It's been quite the week, but now that all of that business is out of the way, it's time to hunker down with some of the excellent games that were released over the past few days. There's a fair few to help you relax in your down time or if you're... | Read more »
Orphan Black: The Game (Games)
Orphan Black: The Game 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Dive into a dark and twisted puzzle-adventure that retells the pivotal events of Orphan Black. | Read more »
The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now availa...
| Read more »
Ticket to Earth beginner's guide: H...
Robot Circus launched Ticket to Earth as part of the App Store's indie games event last week. If you're not quite digging the space operatics Mass Effect: Andromeda is serving up, you'll be pleased to know that there's a surprising alternative on... | Read more »
Leap to victory in Nexx Studios new plat...
You’re always a hop, skip, and a jump away from a fiery death in Temple Jump, a new platformer-cum-endless runner from Nexx Studio. It’s out now on both iOS and Android if you’re an adventurer seeking treasure in a crumbling, pixel-laden temple. | Read more »
Failbetter Games details changes coming...
Sunless Sea, Failbetter Games' dark and gloomy sea explorer, sets sail for the iPad tomorrow. Ahead of the game's launch, Failbetter took to Twitter to discuss what will be different in the mobile version of the game. Many of the changes make... | Read more »
Splish, splash! The Pokémon GO Water Fes...
Niantic is back with a new festival for dedicated Pokémon GO collectors. The Water Festival officially kicks off today at 1 P.M. PDT and runs through March 29. Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their assorted evolved forms will be appearing at... | Read more »
Death Road to Canada (Games)
Death Road to Canada 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $7.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Get it now at the low launch price! Price will go up a dollar every major update. Update news at the bottom of this... | Read more »
Bean's Quest Beginner's Guide:...
Bean's Quest is a new take on both the classic platformer and the endless runner, and it's free on the App Store for the time being. Instead of running constantly, you can't stop jumping. That adds a surprising new level of challenge to the game... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

2.6GHz Mac mini on sale for $559, $140 off MS...
Guitar Center has the 2.6GHz Mac mini (MGEN2LL/A) on sale for $559 including free shipping. Their price is $140 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model. Read more
SSD Speeder RAM Disk SSD Life Extender App Fo...
Fehraltorf, Switzerland based B-Eng has announced they are making their SSD Speeder app for macOS publicly available for purchase on their website. SSD Speeder is a RAM disk utility that prevents... Read more
iPhone Scores Highest Overall in Smartphone D...
Customer satisfaction is much higher among smartphone owners who use their device to operate other connected home services such as smart thermostats and smart appliances, according to the J.D. Power... Read more
Swipe CRM Free Photo-Centric CRM Sales DEal C...
Swipe CRM LLC has introduced Swipe CRM: Visual Sales 1.0 for iPad, an app for creating, managing, and sharing visually stunning sales deals. Swipe CRM is targeted to small-and-medium creative... Read more
13-inch 2.0GHz Apple MacBook Pros on sale for...
B&H has the non-Touch Bar 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pro Space Gray (... Read more
15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for up...
B&H Photo has the new 2016 15″ Apple Touch Bar MacBook Pros in stock today and on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY sales tax only: - 15″ 2.7GHz Touch Bar... Read more
Apple’s iPhone 6s Tops Best-Selling Smartphon...
In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.... Read more
Logitech Rugged Combo Protective iPad Case an...
Logitech has announced its Logitech Rugged Combo, Logitech Rugged Case, and Logitech Add-on Keyboard for Rugged Case for Apple’s new, more affordable $329 9.7-inch iPad, a complete solution designed... Read more
T-Mobile To Offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus...
T-Mobile has announced it will offer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a vibrant red aluminum finish. The introduction of this special edition iPhone celebrates Apple’s 10... Read more
9-inch 128GB iPad Pros on sale for $50-$70 of...
B&H Photo has 9.7″ 128GB Apple WiFi iPad Pros on sale for up to $70 off MSRP, each including free shipping. B&H charges sales tax in NY only: - 9″ Space Gray 128GB WiFi iPad Pro: $649 $50... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Fulltime aan de slag als shopmanager in een h...
Ben jij helemaal gek van Apple -producten en vind je het helemaal super om fulltime shopmanager te zijn in een jonge en hippe elektronicazaak? Wil jij werken in Read more
Starte Dein Karriere-Abenteuer in den Hauptst...
…mehrsprachigen Teams betreust Du Kunden von bekannten globale Marken wie Apple , Mercedes, Facebook, Expedia, und vielen anderen! Funktion Du wolltest schon Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Chicago...
SalesSpecialist - Retail Customer Service and SalesTransform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
Fulltime aan de slag als shopmanager in een h...
Ben jij helemaal gek van Apple -producten en vind je het helemaal super om fulltime shopmanager te zijn in een jonge en hippe elektronicazaak? Wil jij werken in Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.