From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For example, when the Courier V. First off, a word to the wise: Not to be confused with U. Everything modem owners with a limited-time free offer of an X2 firmware upgrade , which added 56K speed capability. As the price differential decreased, however, V. During the s it became a major consumer brand with its Sportster line.

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Surprisingly, the Sportster is shipped fairly loose in a cardboard insert and, as a result, has an inclination to fall from its packaging once free of the outer box.

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Everything line, released in Robots and Mechanical Men. The firmware could be loaded onto the modem, but it would work in “degraded” V. During this period, USR differentiated between its high and low-end product lines by supporting only the V.


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USR developed its own 56k standard known as X2while a consortium of other companies introduced its own K56flex. The Sportster used the same motherboard as the Couriers, and on certain The company had a reputation for high quality and support for the latest communications standards as they emerged, notably in its V.

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USR was founded in in ChicagoIllinois and later moved to Skokie, Illinoisby a group of entrepreneurs, including Casey Cowellwho served as CEO for most of the company’s history, and Paul Collard who designed modems into the mids.

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Now under the wing of networking giant 3Com, U. Bundled Software some are demos: Views Read Edit View history. There are some names in the computing industry that are synonymous with quality, among them Intel, Micron, Quantum and, of course, U.

This page was last edited on 14 Julyat USR then quickly built up its device portfolio, including not only traditional dial-up modems, but also wired- and wireless-networking components. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. If you do drop your modem, fear not! USR then surprised many early Courier V. The evaluation Sportster dropped 36 inches a meter onto a marble floor and came through without a scratch.


After the introduction of V. With the reduced usage of analog or voiceband modems in North America in mdem early 21st century, USR began branching out into new markets. Installation went very smoothly. Everything modem owners with a limited-time free offer of an X2 firmware upgrademoxem added 56K speed capability.

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After attaching the external modem cable to my test system I powered up the modem and system and waiting for plug and pray…um, play, to do its thing.

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