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Xircom Launches Wireless Ethernet Demo-action for European Resellers

Xircom to Give Away Harley Davidson Sportster to Promote ‘Wireless Freedom’

London, 12 June 2001 - Xircom, an Intel company and the leading provider of
mobile information access solutions, is launching a special Wireless LAN
demo-action to European resellers. The action offers resellers the
opportunity to buy a Wireless LAN starter kit at a considerably lower price
and to get a firsthand experience of wireless access. In addition, Xircom is
giving away a Harley Davidson Sportster in a unique competition to promote
its complete set of wireless access products.

Recently, Xircom announced its Wireless Ethernet starter kit, which consists
of the new Xircom® Wireless Ethernet access point and two Xircom Wireless
Ethernet adapters at an entry-level price of £432 (recommended retail price,
excl. VAT). Xircom is now extending this offer towards resellers with its
Wireless Ethernet demo-action. This reseller-only action runs through June
and July and enables resellers throughout Europe to purchase a demo Wireless
Ethernet starter kit for £279 (recommended reseller Buy price, excl. VAT) -
35% off the suggested retail price.

“Resellers are confronted with an increasing demand for wireless access
solutions”, says Tom Symoens, Channel Marketing Manager at Xircom EMEA. “At
Xircom we want to give resellers a firsthand experience with our Wireless
Ethernet product offering so they can experience the benefits of wireless
computing and eventually become experts in Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet

Xircom’s Wireless Ethernet starter kit has been specifically designed for
SME’s with or without an IT department and allows for a complete Wireless
Ethernet network to be installed without a dedicated IT-staff. It supports
10/100 Mbps networks, roaming, connects up to 64 users per access point and
is compatible with any WiFi 802.11b certified product.
To participate, resellers can contact their distributor, visit or call Xircom at 00800 7070 6060 (toll free)
for more information.

Mobile vision - mobile freedom

Additionally, Xircom has launched its Mobile Vision website - The site offers resellers a comprehensive and
understandable reference guide to wireless technologies including Bluetooth*
wireless technology, Wireless Ethernet and GPRS and provides useful
information on Xircom’s wireless access solutions. Resellers visiting the
site can get a taste of wireless freedom by entering Xircom’s Harley
Davidson competition and answering a few questions on wireless technology.
To promote its complete set of wireless access products Xircom will be
giving away a unique Harley Davidson Sportster C53 as the main prize. The
competition is open until the end of June for all resellers and can be
entered through the mobile vision website. “Xircom offers a wide array of
wireless access solutions”, explains Tom Symoens. “With our Harley Davidson
competition we want to make resellers aware of our wireless strategy and the
Xircom wireless access solutions. And what better way to promote a feeling
of freedom - wireless freedom - than by giving away a Harley Davidson”.

Xircom wireless access solutions

Xircom has recently announced a complete line of access products with
Bluetooth technology. In June, the RealPort2 Bluetooth Integrated PC Card
and the CreditCard Bluetooth will become available. Following, in the summer
timeframe, are the SpringPort Bluetooth module for the Handspring Visor
organiser and the USB Bluetooth dongle. Also due in the June timeframe is
Xircom’s own Wireless Ethernet access point, designed for the SME and also
available in a starterkit promotion together with two Xircom Wireless
Ethernet adapters. Earlier this year, Xircom announced a Type II GPRS PC
card that provides wireless wide-area network (WWAN) connectivity for
notebook PC users.

About Xircom, an Intel company

Intel completed the acquisition of Xircom in March 2001. As a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Intel, Xircom Mobile Communications Division will continue to
design and develop innovative solutions that connect mobile users worldwide
to corporate networks, the Internet, Intranets and other online resources.
For over a decade, mobile professionals around the world have relied on
Xircom for access to their information anytime, anywhere. Please visit for more information.

Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of
computer, networking and communications products. Additional information
about Intel is available at

Xircom press contacts:

PR Consultants
Bluegrass Communications
Nick Barrance, Emma Gurd
Tel: 01264 323141
Fax: 01264 323251

Press & Analyst Contact

Xircom UK Ltd
Jackie Parton
Tel: 01256 345607
Fax: 01256 332553

Gail Hall
Tel: 01793 404 717

For Sales information

General enquiry’s number: 01256 332552
International toll free number: 00800 7070 6060

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Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

This news release contains or may contain certain forward-looking statements
based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially. These
risks and uncertainties may include without limitation conditions in the
capital markets, the timing, market acceptance and success of Xircom, and
the growth rate(s) of applicable product markets.

Xircom is a registered trademark of Xircom, Inc., an Intel company.
Bluetooth is a trademark owned by its proprietor and used by Intel
Corporation under license.
Other company or product names have been used for identification purposes
only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective