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THEALE, 12 June 2001- Networking vendor ELSA has added a USB
(universal serial bus) adapter to its 11mbs LANCOM Wireless LAN range. With
a built-in antenna, the ELSA AirLancer USB-11 provides fast, convenient
connectivity for workstations on an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN and
complements the existing PC card (PCMCIA) and PCI based wireless LAN
interface cards. The ELSA AirLancer USB-11 conforms to the new WEP 128
security standard and is interoperable with other WiFi compliant IEEE
802.11b systems.

With the ELSA AirLancer USB-11, workstations can access the
office server via ELSA LANCOM Wireless access points or exchange files with
other users on a peer-to-peer basis.

ELSA's product manager for networking, Peter Huddleston
commented, "USB is a good choice for mobile workers who want quick
connectivity to the LAN when they visit the office or for IT managers who
want to free up PCI slots in desk top workstations. USB is flexible because
you can hot swap between users and simple to install, because it needs no
additional power supply."

ELSA Wireless solutions use the IEEE 802.11b 11mbs standard
to provide performance similar to conventional cabled network. With a range
up to 30 metres in offices with walls or other obstacles and up to 400
metres in an open plan environment, wireless LANs offer a practical cost
effective way to extend an existing LAN or to provide networking in a
building that would be difficult or costly to cable.

The ELSA AirLancer USB-11 costs £179.99 and has a 2-year
warranty.


Background

ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access and
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 (Japan)
as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy) and Eke (Belgium).
Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading
segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany.

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: http://www.elsa.co.uk

ELSA press contact: Steven Lowe, Kim Williams, Frank Smith,
The Edge Partnership,
Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967
Email: first name @edge-pr.co.uk

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