Press release

Business customers / 10.03.2003

devolo ships industrial ISDN modem


The devolo AG based in Aachen, Germany introduces the ISDN-based counterpart to its tried-and-trusted industrial analogue modem MicroLink 56k i, the new MicroLink ISDN i. The MicroLink ISDN i has been specifically designed for the rigours of industrial use and has been developed with special hardware and software features.

“We have observed a recent trend towards the use of ISDN connections in industry”, reports Heiko Harbers, devolo’s CEO. The reaction of the Aachen, Germany based data-communications specialists is the introduction of an ISDN modem for industrial applications to supplement its analogue version. This ISDN terminal adapter has also been specifically designed for the rigours of factory applications with special hardware and software features. Several security mechanisms ensure uninterrupted round-the-clock operation. For example, the so-called “hardware watchdog” not only detects broken connections or errors: it also restarts the modem automatically, thus preventing the system from locking up. This feature is most interesting when the modem is used in remote locations without operating personnel. Typical locations are wind-energy plants, waterworks or fully automated fabrication systems. Not limited to a 230V power supply, the MicroLink ISDN i also operates with AC voltages from 9V to 30V, and with DC voltages from 9V to 42V. The integrated flash memory facilitates the easy updating of firmware and new features. The MicroLink ISDN i also features a total of nine LEDs for monitoring and diagnostics. Along with the MicroLink 56k i for EUR 199.00, the ISDN professional modem MicroLink ISDN i is now available from dealers for EUR 159.90 incl. VAT.