modem software was built into the operating system, Tradewind lead the way
by providing easy-to-support bundled solutions for such companies as
Intel, Zoom Supra, Rockwell, Micronics, IBM, Tandy, Best, Cardinal, GVC,
and many others.
The modem market is price-sensitive and highly competitive. Tradewind
helped companies compete and get ahead by including the exclusive features
they requested, long before other competitors could do so. Distinctive
ring, silent ring, ISDN, software MNP, data / fax call discrimination,
16550 (FIFO chip) support, software V42-bis, modem auto-detection, system
diagnostics, and Windows modem setup applets are among Tradewind
Software's many "implementation firsts" for OEMs.
COMit for Windows proved invaluable for modem manufactures by its
inclusion of a driver replacement for Com.Drv, the Windows communications
driver which was known to have bugs, and which performed poorly at speeds
above 19,200 bps. The Tradewind driver, Twscomm.Drv, allowed
Tradewind's OEM partners to break speed records (and sales records) in
Windows modem communications.
Another innovation helped modem manufacturers manage the difficult
transition to from 16 to 32 bit Windows. COMit for Windows, without
requiring two separate versions, was able to incorporate the ability to
choose TAPI or Comm, at the click of a mouse.