updated 06:05 pm EST, Mon November 12, 2001
TROY Wireless today released EtherWind, a full-featured 802.11b print server that allows multiple users to share a printer without physical cable connections.
EtherWind offers offers 64-bit (40-bit compatible) and 128-bit WEP encryption and includes a bidirectional IEEE 1284A parallel port and an RS-232 serial port for handling up to two printers simultaneously. It offers complete AppleTalk support and supports printing binary PostScript jobs on printers that support the HP Tagged Binary Communications Protocol, including almost all HP LaserJets. In addition, its bidirectional communications capabilities provide full compabitility with the LaserWriter drivers, Apple Printer Utility, and virtually any Macintosh printing application.
The device also offer Web-based administration, automatic DHCP or manual IP configuration, SNMP network diagnostic support, and a remote console that is via TELNET, NetWare, DEC NCP/NCL, or the serial port for more sophisticated diagnostics and configuration. Pricing not available.