SMC’s Enterprise-Class Universal Wireless Access Point Available Now

New EliteConnect Universal 802.11a/b/g Wireless Access Point brings security, performance and flexibility to Enterprise wireless applications

IRVINE, CA – December 23, 2003 – SMC Networks (www.smc.com), leading provider of networking solutions for the Enterprise, the SMB and all the way home, today announced that shipment of the new EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point began this week. Providing the ultimate in wireless networking flexibility, while at the same time meeting the Enterprise’s requirements for security, range and performance, the new EliteConnect Universal 2.4GHz/5GHz Wireless Access Point conforms to the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g standards to provide Universal a/b/g connectivity. Available now from select integrators and retailers, the EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point (SMC2555W-AG) carries an MSRP of $799.99.

“Security and range have been obstacles to widespread wireless adoption in the Enterprise, and the new EliteConnect access point addresses those concerns,” said SMC product manager, Betty Chan. “And, the flexibility of 802.11a, b and g compatibility lets users maximize performance and compatibility potential.”

Underscoring SMC’s commitment to making wireless connectivity truly practical for multiple applications, the EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point joins the EliteConnect Universal 2.4GHz/5GHz Wireless CardBus Adapter as the newest in SMC’s line of Universal wireless products for the Enterprise. Supporting all of the major wireless networking standards with Universal 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g connectivity, the new EliteConnect Universal Wireless Access Point (SMC2555W-AG) provides flexible, secure, high-performance wireless access to satisfy the mobile computing needs of 64 simultaneous users. Management is made easy by using the Web interface, Command Line Interface (CLI), or EliteView Management Software for SNMP-based management. Advanced authentication and encryption security features include the new WPA, up to 152-bit WEP encryption, 802.1x authentication and dynamic key management, support for FUNK Odyssey and Microsoft RADIUS Server, MAC address authentication, disabled SSID broadcast, and VLANs support.

About SMC Networks

A leading provider of networking solutions for the Enterprise, the SMB and all the way home, SMC puts its more than 30 years’ experience to work for every product and solution the company produces. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products. Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit http://www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).