Wireless Extender uses standard telephone outlets.

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Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) enables consumers to extend wireless signal of 802.11 wireless access point by using regular copper wires. It converts wireless signal and passes it through existing phone wires from outlet near access point to one or more remote outlets. Signal uses frequency range different than ADSL and voice, so it will not affect quality of other services on same line. There is no loss in transmission due to concrete walls, floors, or metal objects.

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TORNADO Introduces "Wireless over Copper" Solution at CeBIT 2006

Spijkenisse, the Netherlands, Februari 15th 2006 - TORNADO, supplier of computer peripherals, introduces their first "wireless over copper" solution: a wireless extender called Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM). The Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) enables consumers to easily extend the wireless signal of their 802.11 wireless access point by using regular copper (phone) wires. With this new solution, TORNADO provides full wireless broadband coverage at each location in a small office and home office environment.

The Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) is a wireless extender for existing wireless users that is plugged into telephone outlets. The Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) converts the wireless signal and passes it, through the existing copper phone wires, from an outlet near the access point to one or more remote outlets. The signal uses a frequency range different than ADSL and voice and therefore does not affect the quality of other services on the same line.

This new way of extending wireless connections reduces the transmission distance and guarantees the maximum bandwidth (higher speed) available from your 802.11 access point to the area in the building where it is needed.

Unlike wireless signals, Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) performance is not impaired by interference from other wireless applications such as cordless phones and endures no loss in transmission because of concrete walls, floors or metal objects. Dead spots and low quality reception issues are gone forever. The Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) delivers full wireless coverage in each corner of a building. More information about the Tornado 251 WirePlus(TM) can soon be found on www.TORNADO.nl.

CeBIT 2006
The Tornado 251 will be shown at CeBIT 2006 (March 9-15) in Hannover, Germany. At this international ICT event, Allied Data Technologies will also introduce Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) products and demonstrate Voice over IP (VoIP). You can find Tornado and Allied Data Technologies in Hall 13, booth D75/3.

TORNADO is the consumer line of Allied Data Technologies, a Dutch specialist of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) for the Local Loop (PSTN, ISDN, xDSL) and manufacturer of modems and other communication applications, ISDN equipment, PC Cards, Remote Access Servers and xDSL applications such as ADSL, SHDSL and VoDSL products. Allied Data's own R&D department has many years of experience and has an excellent reputation in the market when it comes to innovative and customer-specific applications. With a vast network of offices in Europe, Thailand, the US and its own production facilities in Rayong - Thailand, Allied Data Technologies is one of the key players on the worldwide datacom market. Further information can be found on the Internet site www.TORNADO.nl or www.allieddata.com.

Allied Data Technologies and Tornado are registered trademarks of Allied Data Technologies bv. WirePlus (tm) is a trademark of SercoNet, Ltd.

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