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No Wires Needed commits to WLANA's wireless industry educational effort

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA., September 20, 1999 — The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA), a trade association for the wireless local area and personal area networking industry, announced today that No Wires Needed, headquartered in The Netherlands, has joined WLANA.

"The Wireless LAN Association welcomes No Wires Needed," said Greg DiCillo, managing director of WLANA. "WLANA is responding to a tremendous increase in interest in wireless LANs and wireless PANs in the enterprise, small business and home markets. No Wires Needed's commitment to the wireless LAN industry and their enthusiasm for our mission strengthens the Alliance's ability to provide ongoing education about applications, technologies and trends in the wireless industry."

"No Wires Needed is pleased to participate in WLANA's educational efforts. The clearinghouse of information that WLANA maintains will provide a great service to our customers and to the industry at large," said Peter Murray, vice president business development and general manager, No Wires Needed.

About No Wires Needed
Headquartered in Bilthoven, The Netherlands, and founded in 1994, No Wires Needed (NWN) is a leader in high-speed, IEEE 802.11-based wireless LAN technology and products NWN is the first vendor to ship an 11 Mbps WLAN product that implements all IEEE 802.11 mandatory features including WEP security. In 1998, the company was the first vendor to ship a 5.5 Mbps product based on the IEEE 802.11 standard.

The Wireless LAN Association is a non-profit educational trade association, comprised of leading local area wireless technology vendors. WLANA provides a clearinghouse of information about wireless local area networking applications, issues and trends and serves as a resource to customers as well as industry press and analysts. The Alliance maintains an educational web site at www.wlana.com with industry studies, white papers, application stories and links to related topics and member web sites. During the last quarter of 1998, the Alliance commissioned a study to research the return-on-investment associated with the implementation of wireless LANs in five separate industries. An executive summary of these ROI study results is available on the WLANA web site, www.wlana.org.

Current WLANA members include:
3Com Corporation www.3com.com
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc. www.aironet.com
Alvarion Inc.www.breezecom.com
Cabletron Systems, Inc. www.cabletron.com/wireless
Intermec Technologies www.intermec.com
Intersil (formerly Harris Semiconductor) www.intersil.com
Lucent Technologies www.wavelan.com
Nokia www.nokia.com
Nortel Networks Wireless LAN Group www.nortelnetworks.com
No Wires Needed www.nwn.com
Symbol Technologies, Inc. www.symbol.com

WLANA Contact:
Greg DiCillo
Wireless Lan Association, Director
Voice: 440-602-WLANA (9526)Fax: 440-953-0039
E-mail: [email protected]
NO WIRES NEEDED Contact: Peter Murray
VP Business Development and General Manager NWN USA Inc
No Wires Needed
Voice: (908) 232-9054
Fax: (908) 232-9471
E-mail: [email protected]

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