PhoneNET


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PhoneNET

Communications products from the former Farallon Communications, Inc. that extended LocalTalk distances to 3,000 feet and used unshielded twisted phone lines instead of shielded twisted pair. In 2000, Proxim Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, a specialist in wireless broadband networking, acquired Farallon and integrated the PhoneNET product line into its home office and small business networking markets.
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The lab contained 15 Macintosh SE 20MB workstations connected to a Mac SE 30 80MB server, using AppleTalk networking software and Farallon PhoneNet connectors.
With the wide area router and PhoneNET connectors, Ferneding provides 168 school buildings with more than 3,000 LocalTalk connections, giving everyone the chance to explore the Internet and use its services.
One of the Macs is at the far end of our of building and the distance exceeds LocalTalk's limitation of 1,000 feet, so we connected this Mac to the network using plain Belden cable and Farallon's PhoneNet, which has a limit of 3,000 feet and can coexist with LocalTalk.
Long distance costs bite hard into the pocketbooks and profits of ordinary Canadians and businesses," says PhoneNet Communications CEO Marc Serre.
The Apples are served by a Macintosh Server that runs AppleShare and Aristotle, a menuing system for easy access to all the programs, over a Farallon Phonenet system comprising 1,200 feet of cable and two concentrators.
Software used by Risk Management includes Excel, Fourth Dimension, Microsoft Word, and Appletalk Network using PhoneNet.
His team included then graduate student David Crocker, who was responsible for Phonenet, dial-in telephone connections to relay servers for email exchange.
On the data side, three wires would be connected for the terminal users and two wires for LocalTalk connections (actually, we use Farallon PhoneNet connectors).
Brown has standardized on the IBM broadband PC Network (on BRUNET), PhoneNET (for AppleTalk) and Ethernet, is evaluating the IBM Token-Ring Network, and may install fiber-optic cable in sections of the campus.
The Netopia R3100's capabilities can also be enhanced by a range of inexpensive add-on kits that give growing businesses unmatched flexibility: in addition to the Analog Dial-In Kit (see above), an AppleTalk Kit can be ordered which offers LocalTalk to Ethernet routing, transparent Internet connections for LocalTalk or PhoneNET, as well as the ability to interconnect two remote AppleTalk networks via an IP tunnel (AURP).
LocalTalk and PhoneNet are variations on the original AppleTalk theme.
LanMinds was formed in 1991 by Dan Callaway and Gary Morrell, two former employees of Farallon Computing, the company that invented the PhoneNET connector.