Radicom Research Rolls Out V92HU-E2 Dongle Modem

Radicom Research, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of dial-up and wireless modems for PC and Industrial Computers, introduces its new compact USB dongle modems. This USB dongle modem processes data using its own hardware and does not utilize any processing power of the host computer. Because it is a hardware modem, it can be easily adopted in non-x86 CPU and non-Windows OS based systems. The modem will operate with any system that has a USB CDC (Communication Device Class) driver.

The V92HU-E2 dongle modem measures just 0.55″(W) x 0.75″(H) x 2.50″(D), weighing less than 1 oz., it can be easily tucked away in the smallest of notebook cases and enables consumers to easily connect their notebook and desktop computers to the Internet over standard telephone lines. The USB dongle modem contains a hardware controller, a data pump and an International DAA (Data Access Arrangement). The International DAA in these modems does not draw power from the telephone line, but only draws low power from the USB port. They thus operate reliably when line current is low due to long lines or poor line conditions.

The modem provides 300 bps to 56k bps data rates, 14.4k bps fax, on line voice playback and recording, and a hotswappable USB interface. Other features include Caller ID, Modem-on-Hold, Caller waiting detection, Data/Fax/Voice call discrimination, Quick connect, and Extension pickup detection. Modem customization is available through patch code that can be stored in modems on board memory.

The V92HU-E2 is designed to meet global Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards including IEC60950-1 and CE Marking. It meets RoHS compliance directives, and conforms to Telecom standards required for immediate shipping to US, Canada, Europe and other major industrial countries around the world.

Compact USB Hardware Modems
“Radicom engineers designed these USB hardware modems at the request of OEM designers who wanted compact USB hardware modems that would work with Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems and have all the features found in larger packages,” said Alex Tsau, Vice President of Operations for Radicom Research. “Their small size and low power requirements, quick connect and rapid dial-up make them particularly well suited for home security, home care and remote control applications.

Summary of Features:

  • Works with Linux, Windows and Mac OS
  • RoHS complaint
  • Fax / voice playback and recording
  • Hot swappable USB 1.1, 2.0 interface
  • Low power consumption from USB, not line current
  • AT command set support
  • Microsoft CDC compliant
  • Linux CDC-ACM compliant
  • Supports V.92 analog data
  • Supports V.44 data compression
  • Supports remote telephone answering machines (TAM)
  • Up to 56 kbps data speeds downstream
  • Generates and detects DTMF tones in voice mode
  • Line-in use, remote hang-up, extension pick-up detection
  • Automatic format and speed sensing
  • Caller ID type I and II for select countries

Line-in-use and connection detection features allow the modem to share a phone line with other equipment, eliminating the cost of a dedicated phone line, allowing field personnel to check status and receive reports on remote facilities and respond to abnormal conditions immediately.

Agency approvals: Transferable FCC68, FCC15B, CS03 and CTR21 certifications. IEC60950-1, EN55022 and EN55024 compliant, with CE Marking.

Applications
Its small size, low power consumption, compliance with international standards, makes Radicom’s USB hardware modems suitable for Notebooks, PC desktop computers and Industrial Small Board Computers (SMC) using either Linux or Windows O/S that need to have reliable dial-up connectivity.

Pricing and Availability
Radicom Research’s USB Dongle Modem is available now. Prices begin at US$49.00 each.

OEM private labeling is available.

About Radicom Research, Inc.
Founded in 1993, Radicom Research is committed to developing reliable, high quality, simple to implement dial-up and wireless modems, competitively priced for OEMs, designers, PC and industrial computer manufacturers. Headquartered in San Jose, California, with offshore manufacturing capabilities, Radicom’s OEM customers include Cisco Systems, Diebold, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens and Xerox. Radicom is highly responsive to its OEM clients. Radicom application engineers are always ready to adapt its award-winning hardware modems to meet specific application requirements. Radicom works with it clients to ensure that their data communications systems are successfully integrated at the lowest cost with the highest capability. Its R&D efforts are focused on raising performance standards for small footprint data-communication components embedded in applications across a wide spectrum of industries. Radicom leads with the shortest design-to-delivery time in the industry. OEMs and designers are invited to contact Radicom Research for consultation on modems for their systems applications. Phone: 1-408-383-9006, ext. 112; Fax: 1-408-383-9007; Email: sales@radi.com