Pots is remaking this co. right under all your noses. 2 years from now graphics will be a thing of the past for siii. Look at Gateway and Dell. In 3 to 4 years, computers will be but a drop in the bucket to them, their main attraction will be INTERET access and CONTENT. I can't wait......
VANCOUVER, Wash. and SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 1999-- Diamond Multimedia, a division of S3 Incorporated SIII , and Covad Communications COVD , today announced development plans for an online program that will empower consumers to purchase Covad's consumer high-speed Internet access and Diamond's HomeFree ADSL residential gateway from a single destination.
Diamond's Digital Dream Home Web site (www.thedigitaldreamhome.com) will provide a one-stop shopping approach to digital subscriber line access and home networking.
S3's Diamond division makes the industry's top-selling home networking products, which allow consumers to connect multiple PCs over home phone lines. Covad, the leading national broadband services provider utilizing DSL technology, provides high-speed, always-on Internet access to consumers' households at speeds up to 25 times faster than a 56K modem. According to a recent report by Cahners In-Stat Group, worldwide ADSL modem shipments grew 74 percent sequentially in Q3 1999, and are expected to top 1.2 million shipments worldwide by the end of 1999.
"The Diamond site is another way that Covad is working to make Internet access easy to buy and use," said Rich Wong, Covad's vice president of marketing. "The robust digital pipe that broadband home networking brings will dramatically change how people use the Internet and connect their digital appliances."
"Today's partnership with Covad, the nation's largest DSL service provider, underscores Diamond's leadership position in the residential gateway hardware market," said Ken Potashner, Chief Executive Officer of S3 Incorporated. "With analysts predicting the residential gateway hardware market to reach $2.4 billion by 2003, this is a significant step forward in our overall company efforts to expand and dominate in new high-growth markets."
How the Program Will Work
Consumers looking to upgrade to high-speed Internet access will be able to go directly to Diamond's Digital Dream Home Web site (www.thedigitaldreamhome.com) and enter their phone number and address. Using Covad's qualification technology, the Web site will then determine service availability, allowing consumers to order the gateway and broadband service immediately. Once ordered, Covad will install and configure both the Internet connection and the HomeFree Residential Gateway.
"This is another step toward building a digitally connected home," said Mike Reed, marketing director of Diamond's Communications Division. "We're eliminating confusion from the process of ordering, purchasing and installing high-speed Internet access and home networking."
HomeFree Residential Gateway
Diamond pioneered the home networking product category by launching its industry-leading HomeFree line in January. HomeFree Residential Gateway, Diamond's fifth home networking product, provides consumers with an always-on home network. Consumers can network multiple PCs and share Internet access through the gateway. Cahners In-Stat predicts residential gateway hardware sales to reach $2.4 billion by 2003.
HomeFree Residential Gateway combines an ADSL Internet connection with HomePNA and 10base-T products. Up to 25 users can access the Internet simultaneously while using the HomeFree Residential Gateway. The gateway product was developed to be compatible with the HomePNA 2.0 and 1.0 specifications of the Home Phoneline Network Alliance (HomePNA). The HomePNA 2.0 specification, due to be completed by the end of 1999, will maintain full backward compatibility and interoperability with the first-generation HomePNA 1.
If you get your dogs running in to many directions.....you can't hunt it down and kill it.
I'm worried and have been for sometime that we're running in too many directions at the same time and (not intentional folks) it causes you to "Flounder". That comment although will, wasn't intended to encourage you know who.
I would like to see a couple of the items that are on the stovetop come to fruition before the cook burns something and we end up having to go out for dinner. Trying to cook, bake and broil does have a way of taxing a cook's abilities to put a dinner on the table in a timely fashion.