Xircom Provides Complete Wireless LAN Solution to Small and Medium Business Users Friday 23 March 2001 PDF Print 802.11b Access Point Offers Fast, Affordable Wireless Data Communications London, 23rd March 2001 - At the CeBIT 2001 show in Hannover today, Xircom®, an Intel® company and the leading provider of mobile information access solutions, today announced the new Xircom Wireless Ethernet Access Point to complement its CreditCard Wireless Ethernet Adapter. This complete solution is ideal for small and medium businesses that require an affordable and secure Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) solution that is easy to install and manage. Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet Access Point is based on the IEEE 802.11b specification and provides data rates of up to 11 megabits per second. The design is sleek, compact, and flexible without compromising features or functionality. Performance and security standards are comparable to wired networks, with the added convenience of simple installation, remote management and the freedom for users to stay connected while roaming within a building. “The new Wireless Ethernet Access Point enables Xircom to provide small and medium-sized customers a total wireless solution that is easy to set up and use, without installing wires or reconfiguring work space,” said Annick Evenepoel, Access Products Business Unit Manager, Xircom EMEA. “It is compact and stylish yet delivers high performance and a wide array of features. This, combined with security, roaming, remote management, affordable pricing, and our world class warranty and customer service make Xircom’s solution a perfect fit for this market segment.” The Wireless Ethernet Access Point is the latest addition to Xircom's extensive WLAN product range that includes the CreditCard Wireless Ethernet and will soon contain the SpringPort Wireless Ethernet module for the Handspring Visor handheld and a USB Wireless Ethernet solution for desktop and notebook PCs (Q2CY2001). This way Xircom offers solutions for both notebook PCs, desktop PCs, and handhelds. Xircom’s new WLAN product line will address a rapidly expanding market for enterprise WLAN products, with forecasted annual growth worldwide increasing from $624 million in 1999 to $3 billion in 2002, according to a December 2000 Cahners In-Stat Group published report by analyst Gemma Paulo. Product Compatibility Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet Access Point works with Wi-Fi certified products such as Xircom’s CreditCard Wireless Ethernet Adapters, and others. Features and Benefits Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet Access Point: · Offers high-speed 11 Mbps performance · Provides secure access for up to 30m indoors at 11 Mbps and up to 90m at lower speeds · Supports up to 64 simultaneous users per access point · Suits any office environment with its sleek, compact design · Adheres to the IEEE 802.11b high rate standard including roaming · 40 bit and 128 WEP encryption security options · Supports remote management and SNMP · 10/100 base-T autosensing Availability and Pricing Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet Access Point will be available through Xircom’s network of distributors, value-added resellers (VARs), catalogue and online channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in May. The Wireless Ethernet Access Point (Models: APWE1120 and APWE1130) has a suggested retail price of £240. A Wireless Ethernet Starter Kit (Model: APWE-STRKIT), which includes the Access Point and two Xircom CreditCard Wireless Ethernet Adapters, will also be available at a suggested retail price of £446. For more information on Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet Access Point visit http://www.xircom.com/wireless Additional information on other Xircom access products can be found at http://www.xircom.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. Xircom press contacts: PR Consultants Bluegrass Communications Nick Barrance, Emma Gurd Tel: 01264 323141 Fax: 01264 323251 email@example.com Press & Analyst Contact Xircom UK Ltd Jackie Parton Tel: 01256 345607 Fax: 01256 332553 firstname.lastname@example.org For Sales information General enquiry’s number: 01256 332552 International toll free number: 00800 7070 6060 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.xircom.com This news release contains or may contain certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially. 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