Farallon Ships HomeLINE USB Adapter
Provides connectivity for Macs and PCs with USB to share a single Internet
connection, multi-player games, printers, files and more.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. May 31st, 2000 - Farallon Communications, Inc.,
developer of reliable, plug-and-play networking solutions for Macs and PCs,
today announced their HomeLINE USB Adapter, that connects Macs and PCs with
USB to the HomeLINE network, is now shipping.
The HomeLINE USB Adapter is ideal for USB-equipped Macs and PCs, including
the popular Apple iMac. The HomeLINE USB adapter joins the Farallon
HomeLINE PCI Card and HomeLINE Ethernet Adapter to complete the Farallon
HomeLINE product line. All HomeLINE solutions interoperate on the network,
so users can select the solution that best fits their requirements.
"The availability of the HomeLINE USB Adapter means that users with either
2 Windows PCs, 2 Macs, or 1 of each, can now get a complete HomePNA
compatible solution for all their computers from a single source," says Ken
Haase, VP of Marketing and Business Development. "Combined with our free
Dr. Farallon support, customers no longer need to be concerned about how to
integrate solutions from different manufacturers and where to go for
support if they need help."
Farallon is the only company to provide a complete Home Phoneline
Networking solution for both Windows PCs and Macintosh computers.
Perfect for home computing users with multiple machines or those planning
to add a second computer in their home. A HomeLINE network can be used to
share a single Internet connection, multi-player games, printers, files and
more. Farallons HomeLINE solutions include all the hardware and software
needed to instantly network Macs or PCs simply by plugging them into any
standard phone jack in the home. There is no need to install new wires or
network hubs. Additionally, Farallon HomeLINE solutions include Vicomsofts
SurfDoubler Internet sharing software for Macs and PCs to share a single
ISP Internet connection over an analog, cable, ISDN or DSL modem. More
product information can be found at
HomeLINE USB Adapter Features
-Includes everything you need to connect USB-equipped Macs or PCs over
existing phone lines in the home
- Vicomsoft SurfDoubler Mac & PC Internet sharing software to share a
single ISP Internet connection over an analog, cable, ISDN or DSL modem
- Dual phone-port eliminates need to install separate phone jack for
phone, fax or modem
- 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
- Works with USB equipped PCs running Windows 98 or NT and Macintoshes
running MacOS 8.6 and higher
- Supports HomePNA 1.1 specification and is fully interoperable with
other HomePNA solutions available on the market
- FCC Class B certified for safe use within the home
- Free Dr. Farallon technical support and one year warranty
Pricing & Availability
PN744-SP: HomeLINE USB Adapter Single Pack
(includes 1 USB-to-phoneline adapter, cables & Internet sharing
US Estimated Street Price: $89.00
PN744-SK: HomeLINE USB Adapter Starter Kit
(includes 2 USB-to-phoneline adapters, cables & Internet sharing
US Estimated Street Price: $165.00
HomeLINE is available through major North American distributors and
resellers. Farallon offers a full line of reliable, plug-and-play network
cards, adapters, hubs and switches. For a complete listing visit
Dr. Farallon Provides Free Cross-Platform Technical Support
Only a phone call or an email away, Farallon's 13 plus years of experience
providing technical support to both Mac and PC users is available prior to,
during or after installing a network. For a personal consultation, visit
http://www.farallon.com/dr.farallon or call toll free 800.613.4954.
The HomePNA Standard & Home Phoneline Networking Alliance
Based on the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) industry
specification, HomeLINE technology enables in-house phone lines 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. For more information, visit http://www.homepna.org
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Farallon offers a complete line of network cards, adapters, hubs and
switches. Further information can be obtained via phone 510.346.8000, web
site http://www.farallon.com or email mailto:email@example.com. The
Farallon headquarters are in San Leandro, California, with a European
office in the UK.