Don Castella (
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 11:52:25 -0600

Most ISDN terminal adapters that connect via serial are an easy install.
They have special alphabetic ordering codes for configuring the ISDN line
at the phone company. If you know in advance what your terminal equipment
requires, line configuration should not be a problem.

> From: Mary Burger <>
> To:
> Subject: ISDN
> Date: Thursday, November 21, 1996 1:33 PM
> I am getting ready to launch a new service to my customers using desktop
> videoconferencing so I have been checking out software, equip. etc. I
> saw a newspaper article where PacBell announced a new service at Comdex
> where they combine ISDN services. For $500 you get a modem, installation
> of ISDN line and and internet ISDN account. Then you pay $50 per mo for
> internet access plus $25 for the ISDN line. This seems awfully expensive
> to me. Their selling point is that it solves the problem of setting up a
> modem to operate correctly with both the phone company and a separate
> ISP. Is it really that hard to get the system working? Are ISDN modems
> that finicky? Any other advice is appreciated as my knowledge is
> presently researched based, rather than from actual experience.