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Short Take: PC-TEL shipping 56-kbps software modem

PC-Tel is shipping its 56-kbps software-based modem to Fujitsu for use in the "Biblo" mini-notebook computer. The HSP56 56-kbps modem, which dispenses with the use of a digital signal processor and various other chips, supposedly uses one-eighth the power of a PC Card modem, according to PC-Tel. The unit price is $30 in quantities of 1,000.

PC-Tel is shipping its 56-kbps software-based modem to Fujitsu for use in the "Biblo" mini-notebook computer. The HSP56 56-kbps modem, which dispenses with the use of a digital signal processor and various other chips, supposedly uses one-eighth the power of a PC Card modem, according to PC-Tel. The unit price is $30 in quantities of 1,000.