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The following listing of providers does not imply our endorsement of any of their products, services or other offerings. The listing is, rather, intended as an overview and sampling of private sector activity currently ongoing.


In addition to the 11 categories of products and services relating to telecommuting and teleworking, we also have telecommuting consultants and online resources that may be of help and interest to you.
CallWave 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 feature.

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.

Gateway 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 internationally.

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