Xircom Launches Family of Bluetooth Wireless Access Products Friday 23 March 2001 PDF Print Xircom Bluetooth Product Line Provides Simple and Seamless Interaction Between Mobile Devices, Offers Users Choice in Form Factor London, March 23, 2001 - At the CeBIT 2001 show today, Xircom®, an Intel® company and the leading provider of mobile information access solutions, announced a complete line of BluetoothTM access products that provide wireless synchronization between devices within a personal-area network (PAN). Xircom will offer mobile professionals a breadth of Bluetooth access solutions within its popular product lines including the RealPort2 Integrated PC card and CreditCard PC card. A USB Adapter model and SpringPort module for the Handspring Visor handheld will also be available later this year. “Xircom is drawing upon its established expertise in the mobile information access market as one of the first companies to offer its customers a complete line of Bluetooth products,” said Wim Nagels, Product Manager for Bluetooth at Xircom EMEA. “These products will significantly simplify the lives of mobile professionals by providing cable-free, wireless synchronization of information between Bluetooth-enabled devices.” Xircom’s family of Bluetooth products facilitates reliable data transfers between devices within a 10m radius, reducing the time spent connecting and synchronizing mobile devices. Using Xircom Bluetooth access products, mobile professionals can create a wireless PAN that travels with them and their devices, in the office, on the road and at home. Notebook PCs, handheld devices and mobile phones within a PAN workspace emit short-range radio signals that trigger links between Bluetooth devices to seamlessly communicate and synchronize information without cables Mobile professionals can use the Xircom Bluetooth solutions to wirelessly access corporate networks or the Internet using a notebook computer and a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone wherever and whenever they need to. Since the user’s PAN travels with them, connectivity continues as the user moves to the office or home, connecting to a desktop PC to transfer files, or access wireless-enabled printers. Xircom Bluetooth solutions feature password protected user authentication, frequency hopping technology and 128-bit data encryption to ensure a secure transfer of information between devices. Xircom’s Bluetooth products span the company’s line of award-winning mobile access solutions. The products will be available through retailers, valued-added resellers (VARs), direct marketers, e-tailors and system integrators, and online at the Shop XircomSM store. Products announced today include: RealPort2 Integrated PC card The flexible RealPort2 Integrated PC Card form factor can be used alone or in conjunction with a variety of RealPort2 modules, including Ethernet, 56k modem, and ISDN modem. This form factor, with completely integrated antenna, enables Bluetooth users to expand their options as wireless technology matures. The RealPort2 Bluetooth adapter has a suggested retail price of £109 and will be available in April. CreditCard PC card This easy-to-use, high-performance PC card is designed for computers with only one Type II PC card slot. Bluetooth capabilities in this form factor offer mobile professionals a simple, streamlined solution for wireless connectivity. Xircom’s Bluetooth CreditCard will be available in May with a suggested retail price of £102. USB Bluetooth Adapter The Xircom USB Bluetooth Adapter extends the benefits of wireless communication to both mobile and desktop personal computers. The flexible design makes it easy to connect on the road, or set-up on a desktop. All of the benefits of Bluetooth wireless technology can be attained wherever there is a USB port. The module will be available in Q3 2001. SpringPort module for the Handspring Visor handheld The Xircom SpringPort Bluetooth module fits into the SpringBoard slot of a Handspring Visor handheld, enabling users to synchronize with a PC and communicate with other Bluetooth devices without wires or cables. This module will be available in Q3 2001. Bluetooth Benefits Eliminates the clutter of cables and expense of cable replacement Provides automatic communication and seamless connections within a radius of 10 meters Enables fast, easy access and data communication, at speeds up to 721 Kbps Offers secure data transmission with built-in authentication and data encryption Xircom Bluetooth products feature the proprietary BlueViewÔ software, which streamlines the process of sharing data between devices and provides complete user control for Bluetooth device management. Increases employee productivity by providing real-time access to network materials About Bluetooth Bluetooth wireless technology is a specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution providing cable-free synchronization between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, as well as data communication and connectivity to the Internet. Xircom is a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), an organization comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries that is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. For more information, visit http://www.bluetooth.com About Xircom, an Intel company Xircom, an Intel company, designs and develops innovative solutions that connect mobile users worldwide to corporate networks, the Internet, Intranets and other online resources. For over a decade mobile professionals around the world have relied on Xircom for access to their information anytime, anywhere. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Xircom sells and supports its products in over 100 countries through distributors, resellers, electronic channels and global OEM partnerships with regional headquarters in Belgium, Japan and Singapore Please visit http://www.xircom.com for more information. 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