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THEALE, 15 December, 2000-ELSA, one of the world's leading
vendors of solutions for Internet access and computer graphics, is now
shipping a Universal Serial Bus (USB) version of the MicroLink 56k Fun
modem. As well as bringing the plug and play benefits of USB technology
new modem is V.92 ready. V.92 is the new standard for modems, which
delivers faster connections and higher upstream data rates.

With USB the modem takes its power from the PC so, no need
for extra power cables. The hot swap facility in USB means that one modem
can be shared among several PCs without having to re-boot the machine each
time. At the same time, the user can save the serial port for other
like mice or joysticks.

The MicroLink 56k Fun USB comes with the software package,
ELSA COMMUNICATE! Lite for easy-to-use fax and data communications. The
modem supports the Plug & Play function under Windows 98, Windows ME and
Windows 2000, making the installation extremely easy.

The MicroLink 56K Fun USB is already prepared for the new
V.92 modem standard, and the firmware can be quickly and easily updated to
V.92 via Flash-ROM, free-of-charge.

ELSA's UK general manager Fiona Faulkner said, "The
of USB and V.92 to this already successful product line should make the
modem a winner with home office and surfers alike."

ELSA's MicroLink 56K Fun USB is priced at £59.99 and comes
with a 2 year warranty.
ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access
computer graphics solutions for the PC. Its product range includes
ISDN adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics
boards and monitors. ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has around 600
employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also
maintains subsidiaries in San José, USA, as well as Taipei, Taiwan and
Tokyo, Japan. Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer
Markt" trading segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany.

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ELSA G.B. Ltd,

1210 Parkview, Arlington Business Park,

Theale, Berkshire RG7 4TY

Tel: 0118 965 7755 Fax: 0118 965 7756

Freephone sales no.: 08000 56 34 45

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Press contact: Frank Smith, Michele Collier, The Edge

Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967


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