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Consumers searching for wider coverage can look to the first True MIMO products under $100
(Compton, CA) — August 1, 2005 — Belkin brings to consumers its new Wireless G Plus MIMO line, giving them wider wireless Internet coverage. Powered by Airgo Networks’ True MIMO technology, Wireless G Plus MIMO is a smart radio technology that enhances the 802.11g wireless standard by providing increased speed, coverage, and reliability for wireless systems. This line will be available in August 2005 in North America.
Ideal for homes with multiple wireless-enabled computers, Wireless G Plus MIMO provides a wider coverage area for downloading music from the Internet, sharing photos, and gaming online. Its design helps combat distortion and interference, allowing the Belkin products to send data streams farther and more reliably.
1) Up to 1000 ft. wireless range
2) 10x faster wireless speed than 802.11b
3) Improved resistance to interference from neighboring Wi-Fi systems and other 2.4GHz devices
4) Improved performance with 802.11b and 802.11g devices whether employed at the client, AP, or both.
5) Does not drop to the lowest common networking speed in mixed-mode environments
6) Seamless compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g
Belkin utilizes True MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) from Airgo Networks in its G Plus MIMO products. True MIMO is the first technology to address the issues of coverage, speed, and interference in larger homes and offices.
True MIMO is a smart-antenna technique that uses multiple radios and antennas to transmit and receive wireless signals. It reaches a step further than other smart-antenna technologies by transmitting separate signals on each radio through multiple antennas. As a result, Belkin’s G Plus MIMO products with True MIMO technology create a robust wireless connection while providing a larger coverage area with the bandwidth and quality of service needed to run advanced applications, such as streaming video or Voice over IP (VoIP).
The Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO line includes:
· Router (F5D9230-4 — MSRP $99.99)
· Notebook Card (F5D9010 — MSRP $79.99)
· USB Adapter (F5D9050 — MSRP $89.99) (Available December 2005)
About Belkin Corporation
Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, offers a range of innovations for the computer, electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of home and enterprise networking, audio video solutions, KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and peripheral sharing, power protection and cabling, as well as USB and FireWire devices, Belkin extends its reach to Bluetooth, cellular, PDA, iPod, and other solutions for mobile computing. Belkin has introduced multiple types of messaging services using VoIP technology to allow users to send or receive email, voice mail, faxes, and mobile text messages through one IP-based portal, from any computer and web-enabled device. Belkin products are available through www.belkin.com as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
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