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ELSA presents new plug&play broadband solutions at CeBIT

THEALE, 12 March, 2001-Internet access and computer
board vendor ELSA has been granted Euro DOCSIS certification for its ELSA
MicroLink Cable modems

Certification by the ECB (Euro DOCSIS Certification Board)
and compliance with European DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Interface
Specification) standards guarantees complete compatibility with the
technology of the leading European cable providers.

Already approved by the US standards body, CableLabs since
November 2000 the latest Euro DOCSIS certification opens the way for
further expansion in the European cable modem market.

After the US, Europe is the most significant market for
broadband access solutions over cable TV networks. Dataquest forecasts
approx. 1.3 million cable modems will be shipped in Europe this year, and
approx. 2 million in 2002. This corresponds to an annual market growth
of more than 53%.

At CeBIT 2001 (March 22-28 in Hannover, Germany), ELSA
9, Booth B64) will present an extensive range of broadband access
including cable and DSL products.


ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access
computer graphics solutions for the PC. Its product range includes modems,
ISDN adapters, ISDN and DSL routers, videoconferencing systems, graphics
boards and monitors. ELSA was founded in 1980 and today has around 700
employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also
maintains subsidiaries in San José (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo
as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain)
Stockholm (Sweden). Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the
Markt" trading segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt stock exchange in
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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

Web site:

Press contact: Frank Smith, Kim Williams, The Edge

Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967


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