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Acal Electronics Networks Division today announced that it has been appointed as the sole distributor of Agere Systems’ industry-leading ORiNOCO™ wireless networking products in the UK. Acal Networks will be responsible for distribution to retailers, e-tailers, service providers, VARs, direct marketers and computer dealers throughout the UK.

The ORiNOCO family of wireless networking products from Agere Systems provides complete Wi-Fi™ compatible (802.11b) wireless networking and Internet access systems for homes, small offices, enterprises, service providers, outdoor environments as well as high security applications. Acal Electronics will distribute and provide customer support for the entire range of products, enabling resellers to more effectively market ORiNOCO wireless systems.

About Acal

Acal’s Networks Division offers a wide range of wired and wireless access products from many of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Allied Telesyn, ORiNOCO, Cablefree, MultiTech VOIP, and Cablefree . In common with Acal’s other divisions, it has established a reputation for supporting its resellers and customers by adding value in many ways, including assistance with system and product design, installation and maintenance services.

About Agere Systems

Agere Systems' Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN) business is a global leader in wireless local area network (WLAN) technology. The ORiNOCO line of products encompasses a full range of Wi-Fi certified indoor and outdoor WLAN products, as well as enhanced security products for public areas and security-conscious enterprises. More information about Agere Systems' ORiNOCO products is available at or at 1-866-ORiNOCO for callers within the United States and +1-610-712-8081 for international callers.

Agere Systems is the world’s No.1 provider of components for communications applications with leadership in optical components and integrated circuits. This dual capability uniquely positions Agere to deliver integrated solutions that form the building blocks for advanced wired, wireless, and optical communications networks. Agere also designs and manufactures a wide range of semiconductor solutions for communications-related devices used by consumers such as cellular phones, modems, and hard disk drives for personal computers and workstations. In addition, the company supplies complete wireless computer networking solutions through the ORiNOCO™ product line.

More information about Agere Systems is available from its Web site at

Note to Editors:

For further information, please contact:

Nick Hall, Acal Networks
Tel: 01252 858070


Suzy Kenyon,
Napier Partnership.
Tel: 01243 531123

Agere Systems, the Agere Systems logo, and ORiNOCO are trademarks of Agere Systems Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of WECA.

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