New Apple IP Gateway Now Available - 10/1994
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PRODUCT UPDATE New Apple IP Gateway Now Available Dateline: CUPERTINO, California--October 18, 1994 Description: Apple Computer, Inc. today announced availability of the Apple IP Gateway, a new software server product for AppleTalk users that, in combination with Apple Remote Access products and MacTCP , enables easy-to-use dial-up access to IP-based services such as the Internet. The software can be used as a standalone IP Gateway server or in combination with other Apple products, such as the Apple Remote Access Personal Server 2.0.1, Apple Remote Access MultiPort Server 2.0.1 or the Apple Internet Router 3.0.1. Significance: The Apple IP Gateway works in conjunction with MacTCP, available on Apple's System 7.5 operating system or as a standalone product. MacTCP client software allows Macintosh computers on IP networks to communicate using TCP/IP protocols. With the Apple IP Gateway, the MacTCP client can now be used on Macintosh computers connected to an AppleTalk network. The Gateway acts as a translator between AppleTalk and TCP/IP network protocols, allowing Macintosh computers on AppleTalk networks to access IP services as if they were on the IP network. Together with MacTCP, the IP Gateway enables multiprotocol connectivity. While accessing TCP/IP services, using tools such as Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Gopher, World-Wide Web and Wide-Area Information Servers (WAIS), customers continue to have full access to their existing AppleTalk services. Customers can, for instance, simultaneously connect to an AppleShare file server through AppleTalk and a UNIX host through FTP. Macintosh customers can now easily get access to both AppleTalk and TCP/IP services from the office, home or on the road with Apple Remote Access. Availability and Pricing: The Apple IP Gateway is a standalone software package and is available through Apple authorized resellers at a Suggested Retail Price of $249 in the U.S. Current customers in the U.S. with the Apple Remote Access Personal Server 2.0.1 or MultiPort Server 2.0.1 or the Apple Internet Router 3.0.1 can purchase the IP Gateway at a reduced Apple Price of $69 (with proof of purchase) by calling 1-800-769-2775 (ext. 5922). Price and availability may vary outside the U.S.