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TDK cuts out the cables at Comdex with
Bluetooth technology

See TDK Bluetooth products in action at ...

TDK Systems: Bluetooth Pavilion : BT36, L6126 Level 1, South Hall 2

TDK/Palm: L6156 Level 1, South Hall 2

Silicon Wave: Bluetooth Pavilion : BT18, L6126 Level 1, South Hall 2

CSR: Bluetooth Pavilion : BT03, L6126 Level 1, South Hall 2


14 November 2000 - Mobile communications specialist TDK Systems
is cutting the cables at Comdex this Fall. With its new Bluetooth technology products TDK is showing how to connect notebook and Palm computers to networks and mobile phones without cumbersome cables. The company has a range of Bluetooth personal and business connectivity products planned to ship over the next year. The range will include:

Bluetooth PC Card provides a high performance Bluetooth 1.1 compliant connection with a range of over 30 yards (10 meters) to connect a laptop or handheld computer to a Bluetooth enabled phone, data point or other Bluetooth equipped device. The PC Card includes TDK’ s own high performance ceramic antenna in a compact extended design to make the most of performance, even in metal cased laptops. The Bluetooth PC Card is expected to ship in Q1 2001. TDK is also developing its next generation Bluetooth PC Card which will combine both a 10/100 Ethernet fixed LAN connection and a wireless Bluetooth combination to give the user ultimate flexibility yet only takes up one PC Card slot.

TDK’s Bluetooth USB Adapter conveniently plugs directly into the USB port and allows users to access other Bluetooth units as well as to connect to fixed PSTN or ISDN lines over a wireless Bluetooth link. The USB Adapter also allows users to synchronize with other Bluetooth peripherals and control their cellular/ mobile handsets. Expected ship date: Q1 2001.


USB ADAPTER

Bluetooth Access points for home and business allowing users to connect to network and Internet services in the office and in the home are also planned for later in 2001. In the home, the modem access point will come with V.90 (56K) modem support for high-speed data links to a corporate office or Internet provider. In the office, the LAN access range incorporates multiple Bluetooth radios to provide concurrent data links to Bluetooth peripherals. This design guarantees individual network bandwidth to each Bluetooth user, giving performance comparable with other wireless LAN systems, while keeping the flexibility of Bluetooth for use outside the office.


INS

TDK is a leading developer of Bluetooth technology and has been investing heavily in both its own development base in Europe and also in forging key industry partnerships with leading Bluetooth technology companies both at chip and final product level. Some months ago TDK announced it has taken a stake in Silicon Wave, the California based specialist in RF (radio frequency) chip technology and also has an active development partnership with British company CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio). As a result, two of the world’s two leading Bluetooth chip manufacturers have specially chosen TDK technology for their demonstrations at Comdex Fall. In addition, TDK is also developing Bluetooth products for IBM.

TDK is a leading and well respected proponent of this emerging new wireless technology and has announced at Comdex that all its Bluetooth products will conform to the definitive Bluetooth 1.1 specification once it is finalized.


For more information, go to http://www.tdksys.com/bluetooth


For editorial information, contact:

Sue Starie, PR Consultant for TDK Systems

Tel: + 44 20 8998 7089,

Fax: + 44 20 8998 9696

Email: sue.starie@tdksys.com


Mobile: + 44 7973 406469

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