Recently acquired by Compaq Computer Corp, modem manufacturer Microcom Inc has announced release 3.1 of its Microcom Access Integrator, a remote access switch using the company’s ADAPTive Switching technology which, says the company, through a single phone line dynamically assigns remote access ports to diverse applications, including LAN-based and asynchronous applications. Microcom claims the new switch reduces the total cost of setting up remote access by up to 40%, in part because it is able to dynamically routes network user calls to Ethernet and asynchronous-based applications including the Internet, LANs, databases, and corporate resources. This reduces the number of ports needed, along with recurring costs, such as multiple modem and ISDN pools, as new applications and services come on line. Lastly, the flexibility of the solution extends the complete range of resources and services to remote users, lowering overall cost of ownership, says Microcom. The Microcom Access Integrator prices range from $35,000 to $62,000, depending on configuration. ISDNet introduces Stealth IP capability on NetRouter 1040; lowers Internet access costs, increases security, and eases IP address management.