For more than four decades, millions of businesses and consumers have relied on USR for dependable Internet access.
Founded in classic hi-tech start-up fashion in an Illinois garage in 1976, USRobotics was named after “the greatest company in the known galaxy” – U.S. Robot and Mechanical Men – from the science fiction classic I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. Early modem designs by founders Casey Cowell, Steve Muka, and Paul Collard produced the USR310, USR330, and the Phone Link 300 – acoustic couplers that transmitted analog signals at 300 baud, a painfully slow transmit speed compared to our 56K products of today. From these entrepreneurial beginnings, the company quickly emerged as the world’s leader in dial-up modem technology and has been at the forefront of that technology throughout its history.
While the company has maintained its focus on the analog modems that made the company a household name, USR has added powerful, versatile new products to simplify the often complex tasks of accessing, moving, and storing data.
Today, USR endeavors to continue the longstanding tradition of supporting successful businesses by providing equipment for data transfer, remote management, broadband backup, point-of-sale, machine-to-machine (M2M), IoT (Internet of Things) functions. USR strives to support the latest technologies through the development of new tools, which are known for their mobility, convenience, and reliability. USR products are designed for multiple environments, including data centers, remote networks, embedded solutions, and small-to medium-sized business markets.