If you’ve wanted to buy a cable modem for your Mac but you’ve been put off by less-than-enthusiastic support for your platform of choice by the makers of the devices you’ve looked at, rejoice. Zoom Telephonics today announced the release of its
Global Village Cable Modem Kit for Macintosh. Zoom spokesperson Larry Hancock called the new offering “the first cable modem directed to the Macintosh user community.”
The product is a DOCSIS 1.0-compliant cable modem that is CableLabs certified and approved for use by AT&T Broadband and Excite@Home. The cable modem utilizes DOCSIS standard baseline privacy 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption.
The modem features a 10/100baseT interface and can plug directly into the Ethernet port of your Mac. The device can be configured using supplied software. It’s compatible with Mac OS 7.6.1 or later, including Mac OS X. It also comes with Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh and Norton Personal Firewall.
The Global Village Cable Modem Kit for Macintosh, Model 6011, carries a suggested retail price of US$199. The product can be found on store shelves at Comp USA, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center and other retailers.
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