A2000 DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS WITH SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES TO TAKE THE WIRELESS NETWORKER(TM)TO EUROPE Monday 1 October 2001 PDF Print 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 email@example.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. 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