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THEALE, 6 December, 2000 - ELSA, one of the world's
vendors of solutions for Internet access and computer graphics has been
granted the Wi-FiTM certification for ELSA's radio LAN solution, LANCOM
Wireless IL-11 and AirLancer MC­11. Awarded by WECA (Wireless Ethernet
Compatibility Alliance), the Wi-FiTM certification ensures unconditional
compatibility of ELSA devices to components from other manufacturers
conforming with the IEEE 802.11b standard.

ELSA Wireless LAN solutions enable mobile stations to
connect to existing local networks, as well as the flexible construction
complete wireless networks. Transparent Internet access via ISDN or DSL is
assured by the integrated router functions. Running at a speed of 11 Mbps,
these solutions are highly suited to application in companies, home
and public buildings such as schools and universities.

WECA is an association of around 70 of the top IT
manufacturers, from Apple to Xircom, the aim of which is to assure the
interoperability of IEEE 802.11b-products from different manufacturers as
well as to establish Wi-FiTM as the worldwide norm for wireless LANs.
has been a member of WECA since 1999.


ELSA is one of the leading providers of Internet access
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 more than 700
employees. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, it also
maintains subsidiaries in San José (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Tokyo
as well as in London (UK), Paris (France), Milan (Italy) and Eke
Since June 1998, ELSA AG shares are traded on the "Neuer Markt" trading
segment (WKN 507 360) of the Frankfurt stock exchange in Germany.

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ELSA G.B. Ltd.,

1210 Parkview,

Arlington Business Park,

Theale, Berkshire


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Phone: 01625 511966, Fax: 01625 511967


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