Socket Communications Delivers Go Wi-Fi! P300 802.11g WLAN Card

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Blazingly Fast WLAN Card Facilitates Secure Connection for Windows Mobile Devices

Socket Communications, Inc., an innovative provider of mobile productivity products, today announced the availability of the Go Wi-Fi! P300 - 802.11g SDIO card. Designed for Pocket PCs or other mobile devices running Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE or Windows Mobile 5.0 software, the Go Wi-Fi! P300 provides a secure wireless connection that is five times faster than previous versions.

Wi-Fi growth is rapidly increasing as mobile users continue to embrace the technology for its convenience and as a means to improve productivity. Gartner predicts that wireless email users worldwide will reach 20 million in 2006 and 100 million in 2009. As Wi-Fi hotspots become increasingly available users are looking to add wireless functionality to their Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and converged phone devices. The Socket Go Wi-Fi! P300 makes it easy to add a fast and secure wireless connection.

The Socket Go Wi-Fi! P300 enables all of the features that users want in a mobile device, including enhanced roaming capabilities, enterprise-class security, network location, and mobile email access with intuitive, easy-to-use software. The Go Wi-Fi! P300 Card includes the highly acclaimed Socket Wi-Fi Companion software that makes Wi-Fi connectivity and management extremely easy for the user. In addition to having the lowest power consumption and smallest form factor of any 802.11g SDIO card available, the Go Wi-Fi! P300 provides significantly faster data throughput than wireless broadband and speeds up to 100 times faster than a standard phone connection.

"Due to the higher data rates and backward-compatibility with the 802.11b Wi-Fi standard, the Go Wi-Fi! P300 offers today's mobile user unprecedented functionality for their Windows Mobile devices," said Martin Croome, General Manager, Socket Communications Europe. "Users can easily find, connect and manage a secure Wireless LAN connection when they need it, whether at the office or working remotely from home, an airport, or coffee shop."

Key Product Features:
Supports Windows CE 4.2/5.0 drivers for several processor types for embedded devices
Supports 802.1x Enterprise-level security that fully protects data privacy
Supports Enterprise class enhanced roaming algorithms
Friendly, easy-to-use software -Wi-Fi Companion included
Graphics shows important connection properties at a glance
Supports Dell, HP, and Palm - Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE or Windows Mobile 5.0
Includes support for square screens and landscape mode
Tap on icons to quickly perform related functions - view IP addresses, install security certificates, browse the Web, find WLANs in range, and more
Power Save utility includes automatic power management option Works with all WLAN security protocols supported by Windows Mobile (WPA, WPA-PSK, 802.1x, 40/128-bit WEP, Open)

Specifications
The Socket Go Wi-Fi! P300 is supported on Windows Mobile and Windows CE based systems running Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE or Windows Mobile 5.0 software. For a complete list of supported devices, please visit the Socket website: http://www.socketcom.com/matrix/

Pricing and Availability
The Socket Go Wi-Fi! P300 is currently available through Socket worldwide distribution channels with an MSRP of 68 GPB. The Go Wi-Fi! P300 also includes Socket award winning Wi-Fi Companion software.

The Go Wi-Fi! P300 is available from the following distributors in the UK:

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