Convergence Blows Through Comdex
Diamond demonstrated a new "shotgun" modem, a dual-line 56Kbps modem card that can offer near ISDN connection speed with two regular phone lines.
Brother launched its first color Geo-Book. For under $800, the new GeoBook handles word processing, spreadsheets and will fax documents, create an addressbook, send e-mail, access the Internet and is Windows file compatible. It includes a 1.44 MB disk drive, PCMCIA-type II slot for flash memory, serial and parallel ports.
UMAX showed the Astra 610P and Astra 610S, flat-bed, 30-bit color scanners. The 610 scanners produce resolutions of 300 x 600 dpi with single-pass scanning, with a maximum interpolated resolution of 4800 dpi. The Astra 610P ($129 estimated street price) uses a pass-through parallel port interface. The Astra 610S ($149 estimated street price) offers PC and Mac compatibility.