Wireless Accessories facilitate enterprise networking.

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EliteConnect(TM) 2.4 GHz, 500 mW PoE Amplifier, Model SMCAMP-500G increases signal strength and operating distance of 802.11b/g enterprise access points, bridges, and high-gain antennas. Suited for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications, EliteConnect SMCANT-OOM5P Omni-Directional Antenna provides 360° coverage at distances up to 1.5 miles. For building-to-building connections, EliteConnect SMCANT-WB NEMA 3 Outdoor Weatherproof Box shields network components from contaminants.

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SMC Expands Enterprise Wireless Solution Set to Extend Enterprise Networking

New EliteConnect(TM) 802.11b/g wireless accessories extend network reach with the security, range, flexibility, interoperability and throughput that Enterprise wireless applications demand

IRVINE, CA - May 23, 2005 - SMC(TM) Networks (www.smc.com) today announced the newest additions to its arsenal of solutions for extending Enterprise connectivity with the flexibility of secure, robust wireless. Designed to expand the range, placement options and throughput of the Enterprise wireless network for cross-campus and multi-story applications, SMC's newest antenna and amplifier solutions help networks go the distance-indoors and out, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint.

Compatibility being paramount for easy set-up and expansion-and reliable connection-SMC's wireless solutions for the Enterprise comply with the 802.11g standard to provide speedy, long-range connections for users, whether via 802.11g or 802.11b adapters, or for end-to-end applications. Among the newest products for easy network expansion, the new EliteConnect(TM) 2.4GHz 500mW Power over Ethernet Amplifier (SMCAMP-500G) increases the signal strength and operating distance of any in SMC's suite of 802.11b/g Enterprise Access Points, Bridges and High-Gain Antennas. And, Power over Ethernet support via SMCAMP-INJ means that placement restrictions due to lack of electrical power are lifted, as it takes its power from the CAT5 network cable.

Another easy addition for boosting 802.11b/g wireless network range is the EliteConnect Wireless High Gain 5 dBi Omni-Directional Antenna (SMCANT-OOM5P), the newest in SMC's line of existing indoor short-range and outdoor mid- to long-range antennas. The SMCANT-OOM5P Omni-Directional Antenna is designed for indoor mid-range point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications, it provides 360° coverage-at distances up to 1.5 miles-to enable more connections, for better productivity.

For building-to-building or cross-campus connections, the new EliteConnect Outdoor Weatherproof Box (SMCANT-WB) brings outdoor mount flexibility to any of SMC's full line of Enterprise Access Points and Wireless Bridges. A NEMA 3 enclosure, the SMCANT-WB accommodates any number of configurations, thanks to its adaptable form factor; and its outdoor weather protection shields those vital network components from dirt, rain, sleet, snow and dust. It also has openings in the bottom for CAT5 PoE connections as well as for the addition of an optional SMCANT-LP lightning protector.

These new accessory additions to SMC's line of wireless products for the Enterprise underscore SMC's commitment to providing the whole solution for Enterprise wireless-from access points and amplifiers to the small but critical accessories, SMC's wireless solutions enable long-range Enterprise applications-up to three to four stories indoors, and as far as 10 mile outdoors-with all of the management, security, bandwidth and expandability that the Enterprise demands. With SMC's full line of EliteConnect Antennas, Amplifiers, and Accessories, customers have a myriad of options when it comes to accommodating their wireless applications and users' expanding demands.

SMC's newest and amplifier solutions are available now, priced as follows:
o EliteConnect 2.4GHz 500mW Power over Ethernet Amplifier (SMCAMP-500G), $499.99 MSRP
o EliteConnect Wireless High Gain 5 dBi Omni-Directional Antenna (SMC-ANT-OOM5P), $84.99 MSRP
o EliteConnect Outdoor Weatherproof Box (SMCANT-WB), $119.99 MSRP
o EliteConnect Antenna Cable (SMCANT-CAB25FNN), $89.99 MSRP

About SMC Networks
A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and all the way home, SMC puts its more than 30 years' experience to work for every product and solution the company produces. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance products. Headquartered in Irvine, California, U.S.A, SMC Networks supports its worldwide market through regional offices located throughout the United States and 20 other countries. For more information about SMC Networks or its products, visit www.smc.com, or call 800-SMC-4You (800-762-4968).

SMC Networks Contact:
Tony Stramandinoli

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