3Com's announcement of PC 98
certification for the Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card comes shortly after the January 19 announcement of the 3Com-Microsoft alliance -- a strategic relationship intended to accelerate deployment of a new generation of converged networks.
features include Microsoft OnNow ACPI power management, a slow blinking LED to indicate the system is in the sleep state, BIOS boot support for the USB (Universal Serial Bus), keyboard, and real time clock wake-up alarm.
It supports the most advanced OnNow requirements for network and communication device class, including all wake-up events, as required by the Microsoft PC 98
announced today that its parent company, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, has achieved PC 98 certification from Microsoft Corporation for its slimline 12.
Our successful PC 98 certification of our SuperDisk drives demonstrates Mitsubishi's commitment to keeping our products up-to-date with current computer industry standards," said Norman Hairston, senior marketing manager for disk drive storage products at Mitsubishi Electronics America.
Available in both PCI and CardBus interfaces, the device provides advanced management features and will meet the Network Device Class Power Management requirements under the OnNow Architecture for PC 98
and PC 99.
As part of the certification, both controllers are now authorized to carry the Microsoft Designed for Windows NT PC 97 and PC 98
The shift to PCI-based architecture is expected to be more dramatic in the second half of 1998 as OEMs adopt Microsoft's PC 98
specifications that call for new PCs to stop using ISA for audio by January of 1999," said David Gallagher, president of QSound Labs.