3Com heeft een nieuw modempje in elkaar geschroefd speciaal gericht op gamers. Men claimt dat het apparaat op wonderbaarlijke wijze tot 43% hogere ping snelheden kan halen. Hier een stukje blij geblaat uit de press release:
Geared at serious online gamers looking for some extra kick in their connections, the new Internet Gaming modem from 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ:COMS) offers users a level of performance that goes above and beyond the traditional analog modem.
Optimized for faster ping times, more stable connections and reduced lag times, the 3Com ® U.S. Robotics® Internet Gaming modem gives users a smoother, more powerful game experience than analog modems currently on the market. Built around 3Com’s award-winning 56K* V.90 analog modem, the internal PCI-controller-based Internet Gaming modem makes the entire game experience more realistic. The chance of being disconnected during a key play or experiencing a frustrating pause in a key action sequence has been greatly reduced since 3Com has optimized the firmware to provide a better level of connection stability.
Ping times are significantly faster with the Internet Gaming modem, allowing players to get their games started quicker than ever before. In fact, Henderson Communications Laboratories, an independent testing lab, concluded that the 3Com Internet Gaming modem achieved up to 43 percent faster weighted average ping times than five other competitor modems tested this October when calling to 3Com Total Control® or Ascend Max server equipment.