Phonex Wireless Web Jack Makes Internet Connection Possible from Any Electrical Outlet
September 3, 1997
Phonex Corp., the leading developer of wireless telephone extension systems, Tuesday announced a new product which makes access to the World Wide Web possible from any electrical outlet in the home, office, or classroom.
The new Phonex Wireless Web Jackô is robust enough to support data access over the Internet and fast enough to support modem speeds required by users on the Web who want to quickly download large quantities of data. It is the obvious solution for PC, laptop, and Internet TV users who want to connect to the Internet from any location.
The Wireless Web Jack is a wireless FM carrier current phone extension system designed to work with 28.8, V.34, or 33.6 modems for computers and Internet television systems like the Sony WebTV.
Using patented technology, the Wireless Web Jack turns any electrical outlet into a modem jack, transmitting data signals on 110v electrical wiring using closed-circuit, FM transmissions. It can be plugged into any electrical outlet in the home or office, providing an instant modem jack in any location.
The Wireless Web Jack is an obvious application for TV Internet box connection since a telephone outlet is rarely located behind the television set of users surfing the Web or those displaying information located on the Internet using PC-to-TV video scan conversion devices.
It eliminates costly installation of hardwired telephone jacks in difficult, if not impossible environments, and the inconvenience of coordinating an installation time with telephone companies. The Wireless Web Jack is easy to install in less than two minutes.
The Wireless Web Jack also has important applications for the SOHO (small office home office) market by providing a convenient, wireless connection for modems and fax machines, and allowing laptop computer users to connect to the Internet from any location in their home or office.
The Wireless Web Jack once again puts freedom to be mobile back into the definition of portable computing, eliminating the restriction of using a laptop only where a phone is located. In addition, it is perfect for the education market, offering a convenient modem connection in any classroom setting for teachers, educators, and trainers who wish to use the World Wide Web as part of their instruction.
"The Internet revolution has caused a sharp increase in the need for modem connections virtually anywhere in the home or office so users can browse the Web from their TV or computer -- the Wireless Web Jack is currently the only solution robust enough to gives users that option," said John Knab, President of Phonex.
"As the inventor of the original Wireless Phone Jack technology, Phonex's long-time experience and understanding of the market has allowed us to design smart, easy-to-use solutions like the Wireless Web Jack."
Pricing and Availability
The Wireless Web Jack has a suggested retail price of $99 and is available now through home centers, computer centers, and office supply houses.
It supports data sending and receiving for 28.8, V.34, and 33.6 modems and works with all dial-up services and Internet service providers such as America Online, WebTV, Compuserve, Sega Netlink, Bandai @World, and others. It is compatible with all IBM PC's, NC's (network computers), Macintosh computers, and TV Internet boxes with internal or external modems.
In addition to the Wireless Web Jack, Phonex is also the manufacturer of the original Wireless Phone Jack technology and produces wireless speaker adapters, wireless modem jacks, international 220 volt wireless phone jacks, and is currently developing surge suppresser and call routing systems using their patented wireless technology.
The company is also gaining recognition for its popular Easy Hang Up product which politely and easily gets rid of unwanted telesoliciting calls with the push of a button and notifies solicitors not to call again.
About Phonex Corp.
Founded in 1988, Phonex Corp., based in Midvale, is a privately held company recognized as the world market share leader of wireless phone jack technology, and the only manufacturer of the proprietary technology within the United States which enables telephone and telephone devices to communicate reliably using standard electrical wiring. The technology is strongly protected by multiple patents.
The company manufactures a broad base of telephone accessories, communication equipment, and Internet access products. The company markets its products through independent manufacturer's representatives in the United States and through distributors in 60 countries worldwide.
Domestically, the product is available through catalogs, specialty stores, home centers, department stores, mass-merchants, and office supply houses. Phonex products are sold under the RCA, GE, and Radio Shack brands through Thomson Consumer Electronics.
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