Tradewind Software has worked side-by-side with Rockwell
International and other leading technology companies from prototype to
Pictured here is the Rockwell International "world
class" modem that was instrumental in testing and development of
many new capabilities, most of which where implemented on the PC host
computer instead of in the modem's chips, through Windows and DOS based
software. This design strategy resulted in smaller devices and lower
manufacturing costs for the numerous manufacturers of modems utilizing the
Tradewind was the first software provider to develop a software-based
implementation of MNP (Microcom Networking Protocol.) This allowed modems
to communicate 3 to 5 times faster by compressing data as it is
transmitted. Tradewind was the only company to include the fastest level
of the MNP standard - MNP 7.
In more recent years, Tradewind was a leader in the integration of
V.42bis (error correction and data compression) by providing software to
for the Windows implementation.
Tradewind has also
been a leader in flash technology, including utilities for flashing modems
on the production line (for IBM) and by end-users over the Internet, for
Rockwell International. The upgrade wizard, developed by Tradewind,
was instrumental in allowing consumers to cross the gap between the
proprietary K56Flex modem technology, and V.90 when it became available.