SMC Networks expands wireless family

SMC Networks has introduced its EliteConnect family into the region, with the release of its SMC2532WB 2.4 GHz 802.11b wireless PC card.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  April 15, 2003

SMC Networks has introduced its EliteConnect family into the region, with the release of its SMC2532WB 2.4 GHz 802.11b wireless PC card. The high power product is also capable of transmitting power up to 200 milliwatts and an operating range of 2,700 feet.

The PC card is both IEEE 802.11b compliant and Wi-Fi certified and can be configured for ad hoc (peer-to-peer) environments or infrastructure modes on any 802.11b network.

SMC has also tackled security concerns about wireless networks, by providing 64/128-bit WEP encryption and also complying with the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard.

“By launching the new wireless PC card, SMC aims at providing a better range and [improved] security to customers,” says Jamshed Mehdi, SMC Networks Middle East.

The networking vendor has also introduced its EZ Connect Universal 2.4-% GHz Wireless CardBus Adapter. The SMC2336W-AG model provides connectivity to wireless networks based on 802.11a, 802.11b and the draft 802.11g standards.

The 802.11a/g adapter offers users data rate speeds of up to 54 M/bits/s and up to 108 m/bits/s in 802.11a Turbo mode. The EZ Installation Wizard also facilitates installation and set up processes.

“The Universal wireless adapter provides the ultimate in versatility of connection,” says Syed Muneer Uddin, regional manager for wireless networking products, SMC Networks Middle East.

“SMC now offers customers an all-in-one solution that provides universal Wi-Fi access in home, business and public access environments,” he adds.

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