ELSA launches AirLancer USB-11 adapter for wireless LAN Tuesday 12 June 2001 PDF Print 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 Register with the ELSA Press Lounge on: http://presslounge.elsa.co.uk * Tailored press information * Online product review requests * Comprehensive photo library This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Context PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.