Buffalo Joins 802.11g Herd

Buffalo Technology's Airstation G54 products will be upgraded to comply with the newly ratified 802.11g standard

June 13, 2003

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Buffalo Technology, the global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wireless networking solutions for home, SOHO and SMBs, announced today that all of its 802.11g products will be upgraded to comply with the newly ratified IEEE 802.11g standard.

"Buffalo Technology has come a long way with the development of its 802.11g products. We made a promise to our customers that their products will be upgraded and compliant with the final 802.11g standard," said Morikazu Sano, vice president of Buffalo Technology. "We're thrilled to honor our commitment and raise the bar with features that go beyond the standard. This is a great milestone for Buffalo as we continue to develop future-glimpsing products."

Buffalo's AirStation(TM) G54 products are based on Broadcom's 54g(TM) chipset and the software is now compliant with the final version of the 802.11g standard. In addition, Buffalo's products will be enabled with standards-based Xpress(TM) technology, also known as Frame Bursting - a new wireless technology that increases throughput over the wireless medium by creating more efficiency in the timing of transmitting data packets. Rather than causing a delay by transmitting individual data packets, multiple packets are sent at once to reduce latency. Frame Bursting also dramatically improves throughput rates for 11g clients in mixed environments.

Buffalo also introduces their new HotSpot features, which include Privacy Separator, which offers user security and privacy; WPA with support for third party RADIUS authentication; and TKIP re-keying support allows premium access control of individual users along with the most powerful wireless encryption available. Control over radio output power allows for multiple access points to be set at different RF levels. This allows a wireless network area to be shaped within a desired circumference.

"We are very excited about the new features we can offer our customers, who expect the very best the market has to offer at an affordable price," continued Mr. Sano. "With the ability to achieve 54Mbps of throughput, 802.11g is about speed. Our 802.11g solution is also about security and with our new HotSpot features, we are offering Wi-Fi users fast and secure Internet connectivity anytime, anywhere."

The latest 802.11g software will be available for download within a week. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company's Web site at www.buffalotech.com/wireless .

Buffalo Technology (USA) Inc.

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