Combines Industry Technology Leadership
and Fastest, Most Secure Wireless Technology
Business Editors/Technology Writers
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2001--
Allows manufacturers to quickly offer enterprises 802.11a
strength and speed
TDK Corp. and Intermec Technologies Corp. have formed a joint
marketing initiative that will offer OEM manufacturers immediate
access to wireless network technology based on the now-emerging
802.11a wireless standard.
The 802.11a technology, which succeeds the earlier 802.11b
standard, provides significantly greater speed and enhanced security
features for enterprise wireless communication networks.
TDK, one of the world's leading suppliers of technology
components, and Intermec, a pioneer in wireless communications
throughout industry enterprises, are joining forces to offer OEM
manufacturers TDK PC client cards teamed with the new 2106 access
point from Intermec. The 2106 access point, unveiled this week at
NetWorld + Interop, is based on emerging 802.11a wireless technology.
The client card/access point technology package, which has been
jointly engineered, ensures and guarantees interoperability, said
Winston Guillory, Intermec vice president of Channel Partner Sales and
Worldwide OEM Operations.
The package uses the industry-leading 802.11a chip set developed
by Atheros Corp. Both TDK and Intermec are Atheros launch partners.
"These types of collaborations don't come along often," Guillory
said. "The Atheros 802.11a technology in an Intermec access point,
paired with TDK's client card -- all engineered to work seamlessly
together -- allows manufacturers to rapidly offer products that
feature the speed and security of an 802.11a wireless system."
"Companies around the world have been waiting for the reality of
802.11a," said Dr. Akira Okamoto of TDK. "This partnership allows us
to provide the benefits of this new technology wrapped around the
experience and tested expertise of TDK and Intermec. Our combined
years of experience mean OEM partners can confidently take advantage
of this package's capabilities when designing new products."
The much-anticipated 802.11a higher-speed wireless standard
promises to open new markets to the wireless segment, including the
enterprise and small office/home office, with its ability to handle
even the most demanding and bandwidth-heavy applications seamlessly
TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK) is a leading global electronics company
based in Japan. It was established in 1935, and today offers a broad
range of advanced mobile connectivity solutions, ferrite materials,
electronic components and ICs, magnetic heads TDK and for HDD, digital
recording hardware and advanced digital recording media. Net sales in
FY2000 were US $6.9 billion. For more information about TDK, please
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development,
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data
collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and
mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used
by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and
responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management
and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's
supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001
36th Ave. West, P.O. Box 4280, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone
800/347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To
learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
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