Xircom Expands Wireless Portfolio With Debut of GPRS PC Card Wednesday 21 February 2001 PDF Print Xircom’s CreditCardTM GPRS Wireless Modem Provides “Always On” Access to Corporate Networks and the Internet London, 21st February 2001 - At the 3GSM World Congress today, Xircom, Inc. (Nasdaq: XIRC), the leading provider of mobile information access products, introduced its CreditCardTM GPRS solution, a Type II PC card that provides wireless wide-area network (WWAN) connectivity for notebook PC users. Xircom’s new CreditCard GPRS solution will provide true mobility for notebook PC users with “always on” wireless Internet and corporate network access from virtually any location at speeds rivalling today’s analog modems. “For the first time, anytime, anywhere wireless access for notebook users is can be as simple as inserting a PC card into a laptop,” said Peter Stremus, Director of Marketing for Xircom EMEA. “We believe that Xircom’s CreditCard GPRS solution will have a dramatic impact on the way mobile professionals work and conduct business.” Using Xircom’s CreditCard GPRS solution, notebook users will be able to recreate their office environment at the airport, a hotel or anywhere there is GPRS coverage in the world. Based on “2.5G” wireless technology, Xircom’s solution provides continuous access to the Internet and corporate networks, creating the ability to immediately receive real time information. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a platform for wireless communications that uses packet-switched networks instead of traditional circuit-switched networks, which eliminates the need for call set-up time. GPRS supports bandwidth on demand and is well suited for accessing real time information such as corporate data, e-mail and the Internet. Benefits “Always on” connection provides continuous delivery of data any time, anywhere Provides high-speed wireless connectivity that rivals analog modem speeds Offers lower cost of ownership by standardizing on GPRS as a global technology Increases employee productivity by providing real-time access to network materials Provides reliable network and convenient access from virtually any location around the globe Features Class B device supports both GPRS and GSM to manage data, SMS, voice and fax transmissions Dual band 900/1800 & 900/1900 support ensures international access without the need for separate cards Supports GPRS multi-slot Class 10 to reach maximum performance, similar to analog modems Utilities manage voice calls, SMS messages and phonebook, monitor network conditions, and configure Internet/Network settings Full GSM voice support and headset jack to enable users to conduct voice calls Advanced thermal and power management techniques to optimise battery life and system performance Supports standard 3v mini-SIM Availability and Pricing Xircom will debut the CreditCard GPRS solution at GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, February 20-22, 2001 in booth C16. The CreditCard GPRS solution will be available in the third quarter of 2001 and is expected to have a suggested retail price of approximately £312. About Xircom, Inc. For over a decade mobile professionals around the world have relied on Xircom for access to their information anytime, anywhere. Xircom designs and develops innovative solutions that connect mobile users worldwide to corporate networks, the Internet, Intranets and other online resources. Xircom sells and supports its products in over 100 countries through distributors, resellers, electronic channels and global OEM partnerships. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., with regional headquarters in Belgium, Japan and Singapore, Xircom has 1,900 employees’ worldwide and trailing four-quarter revenue of $496 million. Please visit http://www.xircom.com for more information. 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