Adaptec Introduces Easy-to-Use Wireless Networking Products for Small Office/Home Office

11/12/2002 - Wireless networking for small office/home office (SOHO) consumers just got easier, thanks to a new suite of products introduced by Adaptec, a leading supplier of desktop PC solutions for connectivity, storage and multimedia.

The Adaptec UltraWireless family of products provides home office and small business computer users an easy way to share high-speed cable/DSL Internet connections and network their PCs. The five new products combine industry standard 802.11b technology with Adaptec's proven ability to make complex technologies simpler and easier for consumers to use. Gartner Dataquest is forecasting that one-third of all professional portable PCs in use will be equipped with a wireless LAN adapter by 2005.1

"Adaptec UltraWireless solutions make home networking simple, with wizards that guide users through a quick installation process, plug-and-play components, and informative, user-friendly product guides," said Jeff Loebbaka, vice president and general manager of Adaptec's Desktop Storage Group.

The Adaptec UltraWireless family of products delivers everything consumers need to set up a wireless LAN, whether connecting via PC or laptop computer:

1 "Wireless LAN Market Set for Strong Growth Through 2005," Andy Rolfe, Gartner Dataquest, March 11, 2002

About Adaptec
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides highly available storage access solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through OEMs and distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P SmallCap 600 Index member.

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