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Slot in Symbol's Wireless Networker card to allow your Pocket PC
or Notebook Computer to wirelessly access the Internet anywhere, anytime


Symbol Technologies is partnering with A2000 Distribution to make
its Wireless NetworkerT available across Europe for the first
time. The Wireless Networker is the world's first Wi-Fi
certified 802.11b Compact Flash (CF) wireless LAN adapter. It
slips easily into the back of today's popular PDAs, handheld
computers and other devices, transforming them so that their
users can wirelessly connect to the Internet, access e-mails and
transfer files.


The card is available through A2000 Distribution by calling 00 44
(0)1483 852000 or by emailing sales@a2000d.com


This added functionality brings the world one step closer to the
dream of continuous network access, when anyone can access
business or entertainment information from anywhere, at any time.
Uses range from the convenient (business travellers logged in to
corporate networks from their PDAs whilst on the go) to the
highly practical (managing stock control in a warehouse).


The card can be used in any device with a CF Type I/II extended
card slot. As the Wireless Networker is interoperable with
multiple Wi-Fi vendors, Pocket PC users have the flexibility to
wirelessly connect not only within the office space but also from
home or public locations.


Symbol selected A2000 to help it deal more effectively with a
large anticipated demand in Europe.


"As one of the leaders in the sale of such devices, A2000 is an
ideal partner, allowing fast deployment due to their
relationships with key device suppliers and platform
manufacturers. Whilst in the early stages we are already seeing
many great opportunities for sales growth in Europe." Said Andy
McBain, product manager at Symbol Technologies.


"Symbol's latest product brings to market the key imperatives of
simple implementation, ease of use and cost effective wireless
network deployment, within reach of all users." said John
Bycroft, A2000 director and general manager. " We are especially
pleased that Symbol have chosen A2000 to take wireless networking
to the next stage in Europe and we look forward to a strong
working relationship with Symbol as the first European
distributor of the Wireless Networker."


The Wireless Networker offers fast wireless connectivity with
data rates up to 11 Mbps. Additionally it has advanced security
measures, supporting 40 and 128 bit WEP encryption and firmware
development to support Kerberos Version 5.0 when used with
Symbol's Spectrum24 High Rate wireless LAN infrastructure.


"Symbol sees the Wireless Networker as one of the last pieces in
the mobility jigsaw. With the use of the Networker, Compact
Flash devices can now take advantage of the wireless LAN
revolution," said McBain.


About Symbol Technologies


Symbol Technologies, winner of the 1999 US National Medal of
Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction
systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on
wireless local area networking for data and voice,
application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture.
Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical
world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping
pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10
million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless
LANs are utilised worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to
transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel
and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education.
Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity
from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and
out to the home.

Information about Symbol is available at http://www.symbol.com



About A2000 Distribution


As a specialist value-added distributor of mobile computing
solutions, A2000 Distribution works closely with many of the
world's leading hardware and software manufacturers in order to
provide its customers with a full range of 'best of breed'
solutions. Recently appointed as UK specialist mobile computing
distributor for Compaq, A2000 also has strong relationships with
Microsoft and other leading software developers, enabling it to
offer a broad spectrum of products and services to help the
increasing number of mobile users to work effectively and
securely. Among these solutions is the first biometric signature
recognition system for secure access to the Pocket PC.
Sign-On(tm) is a log on security system for handheld devices that
captures, verifies and encrypts a signature directly on the
Pocket PC to ensure data is kept safe.

Further information from
http://www.A2000D.com and http://www.PocketPC.uk.com


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