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Also called a "network interface card" (NIC), a network adapter is a plug-in card that enables a computer to transmit and receive data on a local network. Today, the term refers to an Ethernet adapter, although in the past, Token Ring, LocalTalk and FDDI networks were used. A network adapter may also refer to a Wi-Fi adapter (see wireless adapter). Ethernet circuitry is built onto the motherboard of every new desktop and laptop computer, and plug-in cards (NICs) are generally only used in servers and high-end workstations. See Ethernet adapter, Token Ring, LocalTalk, FDDI and OSI model.
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Consumers with an in-home Internet Service Provider (ISP) account and the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem) (for PlayStation(R)2) will be able to play friends and rivals across the Internet via PlayStation 2 games specifically designed to take advantage of this capability.
In August 2002 the company plans to release the Network Adaptor for PlayStation 2, a first-of-its kind console connectivity device, for a suggested retail price of $39.
Use of the Network Adaptor allows consumers simultaneous access and connection to multiple devices in the home through PlayStation 2.
BridgeCo's processor/firmware networking solution is a complete Entertainment Network Adaptor platform that includes a proprietary ARM-based DSP processor, a RTOS, and a proprietary application software stack.
Denon sets the standard for audio products, and their confidence in our IEEE1394 and Ethernet solutions is very gratifying, proving once again that BridgeCo's Entertainment Network Adaptor platform can be used in the most sophisticated applications," said BridgeCo CEO Angelo Ugge "Denon's decision to integrate home networking capabilities directly into their audio products is undoubtedly a sign that home networking will become widely embedded in consumer electronics products in the coming years.
CirTran continues to provide the United States Air Force as well as many United States government agencies its network adaptor units through this same relationship.
for its M8193 100FX Fiber Optic Network Adaptor Card, which is exclusively manufactured by CirTran Corp.
Modular Mix-and-Match Home Network Adaptor GC-100 Connects Common
Global Cache today announced at CEDIA EXPO 2002(a) the company's versatile new Home Network Adaptor GC-100, designed to IP-enable common household devices and appliances, connecting them to an Ethernet network.
Our debut product, the Home Network Adaptor, provides the means for PC-based home automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked home to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances.
Indeed, dependent on the application, the processing power of this network adaptor may obviate the need for a host processor in the system, offering integrators a substantial savings in system costs.

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