Accton teams with Propagate Networks to develop self-optimizing WLAN access points for Accton's OEM partners

October 29, 2004

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ACTON, Mass. and HSINCHU, Taiwan -- Propagate Networks, Inc., developer of AutoCell® cognitive radio firmware for 802.11 wireless networks, and Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345), a leading outsourcing partner of advanced communication products, today announced that they will develop self-optimizing wireless local area network (WLAN) access points available to Accton OEM partners. Accton has selected Propagate’s AutoCell firmware to integrate into multiple reference designs for its WLAN access points ranging from the low-end to the high-end.

“The proliferation of WLANs and Wi-Fi devices in business creates noise interference issues which substantially degrades overall WLAN performance. This creates the need for intelligent Radio Frequency (RF) capabilities to help address this growing problem,” said Cashew Chen, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Accton Technology. “Accton chose Propagate’s AutoCell because of its superior automatic client load balancing, channel selection and AP and client power control that dramatically increase performance while requiring minimal or no manual configuration beyond the initial set up. Combining Propagate’s technology with Accton’s existing platform will give future wireless solutions “plug and play” capabilities, make it easy to set up and eliminate many configuration steps to accomplish optimal performance. In environments with large-scale wireless deployments, devices will automatically communicate and negotiate with each other to provide the best network availability and throughput performance for users on the network.”

“Accton, by choosing AutoCell, enables its partners to bring optimized access points and client devices to enterprise and small business customers so they can realize the genuine advantages of wireless networking,” said Gary Vacon, co-founder and CEO, Propagate Networks. “Propagate is committed to making the Wi-Fi experience as painless as possible so users can simply plug in a new access point and never worry about neighboring interference and administrative headaches and still recognize maximum WLAN performance, automatically.”

“It’s no surprise that Accton has decided to integrate AutoCell into its products,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless advisory firm Farpoint Group. “Our testing of AutoCell shows that it automatically optimizes load balancing, and thus throughput, with clear benefits for both users and wireless network managers alike.”

Accton Technology Corp.

Propagate Networks Inc.

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