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their products, services or other offerings. The listing is, rather,
intended as an overview and sampling of private sector activity currently
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is described as "free Internet answering machine software" that lets
you use one incoming phone line for Internet access and for regular
voice access. If you're on the Internet when someone calls on that
line, the caller hears your announcement and can leave a message -
which you can hear through your PC's speakers at the same time. Your
phone line must be equipped with your carrier's Busy Call Forwarding
Centrepoint Technologies offers
the TalkSwitch desktop phone systems that provide PBX-like functionality
for small offices and home offices.
Electronics for Imaging
offers the PrintMe
Network, designed to let remote and mobile workers "print documents
from their personal computers, personal digital assistant (PDA) devices,
two-way pagers and even cell phones by simply "dialing" in to any
printer on the PrintMe Network." While the idea is intriguing and
could solve the frustrating problem of getting files printed while
out of the office, its success depends on EFI's ability to sign up
participating providers so their printers are on this "virtual network."
Ericsson - This Swedish
communications equipment company offers a variety of mobile phones
and terminals for mobile workers.
has a program of leasing rather than selling computers, with provisions
for easy upgrades to new models.
Laptop Travel sells a complete
line of telephone and power converters and chargers for mobile workers
who travel internationally.
Multi-Link makes a line of devices
to handle and route incoming voice, data and fax calls without the
need for dedicated lines.
The Netpulse exercising machine
lets you surf the Web, watch TV, read and listen to tapes while you
log your miles or hours in the fitness center.
Purchasing Power works with employers or associations to offer PC purchase at a discount through payroll deduction.
TeleAdapt sells a complete line of telephone and power adapters and converters for mobile workers who travel