|Accton Integrates Engim EN-3002, Demonstrates New Generation of Multi-Channel Access Point---Accton Demonstrates EAP2638E, First Multi-Function AP at Las Vegas' MandalayBay|
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Engim, Inc., a leading developer of wireless LAN infrastructure silicon solutions, and Accton Technology Corp. (TAIEX: 2345, www.accton.com), the world's leading ODM and supplier of choice for network systems vendors, today announced and demonstrated the EAP2638E, a new generation of multi-channel, multi-function access point that substantially expands the security, capacity and intelligence of Wi-Fi networks. Now available for OEMs, the EAP2638E enables rapid delivery of highly differentiated solutions that incorporate flexible, non-disruptive simultaneous support for services such as security and intrusion detection, advanced WLAN management and location determination, and ensures the quality and integrity of performance-sensitive applications such as VoWiFi.The EAP2638E is being demonstrated in Accton's Suite at the MandalayBay in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3-5, 2005.The MandalayBay is the host site for the 2005 Interop Conference.
With the availability of the EAP2638E, Engim and Accton are providing a new generation of Wi-Fi infrastructure by enabling access points to flexibly integrate a wide array of services that today typically require the installation of multiple hardware platforms.This All Services AP (ASAP™) capability enables AP solutions with the superior capacity, performance, and economics to best meet the needs of an increasingly mission-critical wireless network.
The EAP2638E, together with Engim's All-Services AP (ASAP™) technology, is the first available multi-functional AP.Its unique multi-channel capabilities support any combination of advanced security and full-time intrusion detection, data-voice convergence, 802.11s mesh networking, enhanced WLAN management and location determination.The EAP2638E also "future proofs" Wi-Fi networks for large-scale client growth, and for the ongoing addition of new real-time, business-critical applications and mesh networking capabilities.Engim's single-platform/multiple-services functionality eliminates the enterprise's need for diverse products from multiple vendors, which can dramatically reduce WLAN equipment and labor costs, and simplify WLAN administration and management.
"The EAP2638E is an ideal foundation for a new class of enterprise-class access point solutions that can provide the ever-vigilant security, performance guarantees, intelligence and capacity to serve growing enterprise WLANs and offer broader arrays of strategic services and applications," noted Dr. Ted Kuo of Accton's Vice President of Advanced Technologies. "We are pleased to extend our strong partnership with Engim through this distinctly powerful platform, and enable network systems vendors to introduce highly differentiating solutions."
Accton selected Engim's award-winning EN-3002 - the industry's first Intelligent Wideband WLAN chipset - both for its multi-channel capacity and RF monitoring, and for its unique, patented security and traffic management capabilities such as Wideband Spectral Processing.The key to intelligent broadband communications, Wideband Spectral Processing comprehensively captures and digitizes the available RF spectrum in real time, and intelligently isolates and mitigates RF interference, enabling huge gains in WLAN capacity.
The EAP2638E incorporates rich functionalities, providing an ideal platform for OEM innovation and differentiation. It incorporates support for:
Engim President and CEO Nick Finamore concluded: "We are thrilled to be working closely with Accton, one of the world leaders in networking infrastructure, to deliver the EAP2638E.This first-in-its-class AP design combines Accton's industry-leading software with Engim's award-winning multi-channel security and capacity capabilities, to provide a uniquely secure and powerful enterprise WLAN infrastructure platform."
About Engim, Inc.
Engim is a leading developer of intelligent, wideband chipsets with All Services AP (ASAP™) functionality designed from the ground up for a new generation of wireless infrastructure solutions that meet the needs for an increasingly mission-critical wireless network.Using its unique wideband spectral processing approach, Engim-enabled products make possible the unprecedented capacity, flexibility and manageability to provide ubiquitous and simultaneous services such as voice, data, and video with advanced system-level security for the enterprise WLAN.With Engim's award-winning ASAP™ chipsets, this new generation of equipment is able to rapidly and flexibly provide greatly increased functionality without sacrificing performance and reduce the total costs and complexity of the network. Engim's solutions are designed by world renowned experts in RF, analog and digital communications IC design from organizations such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT).
Formed in 2001, Engim is privately held and is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Benchmark Capital, Adams Street Partners and private investors.For more information, please visit www.engim.com.
About Accton Technology Corporation
For more than fifteen years, Accton (TAIEX: 2345) has been making partnership work; designing, developing and manufacturing innovative technology for top-tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. The company's robust and constantly-evolving core technology and highly-qualified employees allow Accton to produce the best in networking and communications technology that keeps people connected--around the world and across the office Headquartered in the heart of Taiwan's Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park, Accton's teams of engineers work on location with partners and from Accton R&D centers around the globe. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com .