November 2006
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Multi-Tech Announces Wi-Fi® Module for Embedded Applications

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SocketWireless® Wi-Fi® Product is Part of Universal Socket Connectivity Initiative

MINNEAPOLIS, OCTOBER 31, 2006 — Multi-Tech® Systems, Inc., a leading telecommunications and data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis, today announces its new 802.11b wireless networking embedded modules for designers needing a fast and efficient means of adding Wi-Fi connectivity to their applications.

The new SocketWirelessWi-Fi, models MT800SWM and MT800SWM-L, embedded modules are ready-to-integrate and space-efficient (1” x 2.5”) devices that are 802.11b compliant, integrate a complete TCP/IP protocol stack, and include a selectable-speed serial interface. The new 5V MT800SWM and 3V MT800SWM-L are RoHS (Restriction on Hazardous Substances) compliant.

“The new 802.11b modules add an important item to our family of Universal Socket Connectivity modules that encourages designs tailored to accommodate multiple communications requirements.” states Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. “These 802.11b modules are designed to handle data communications for OEMs needing to remotely monitor equipment over Wi-Fi networks. By making the modules part of the Universal Socket Connectivity initiative, they add one more communications technology option developers have available within the same footprint. Now, connectivity needs can smoothly migrate through technologies such as wired modem, Ethernet LAN, ISDN, cellular wireless, Bluetooth® and 802.11.b implementing the technology more easily. A two-year warranty ensures it will keep accomplishing its mission.”

PlantPROCORE The Multi-Tech SocketWirelessWi-Fi products feature 802.11b functionality, are available in 5VDC (model MT800SWM) and 3.3VDC (model MT800SWM-L) versions, are fully RoHS complaint, and have developer’s kits to assist in programming, testing and evaluation. The units support ad-hoc and infrastructure mode, include security using WEP, support serial interfaces DTE speeds to 230K bps, include LED driver outputs and programmable inputs/outputs, use AT commands, and include flash memory for firmware upgrading.

About Multi-Tech
Multi-Tech Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of award-winning telephony, Internet and device networking products that connect voice and data over IP networks, add connectivity to equipment using embedded technologies, and provide the latest in cellular wireless technologies. With a 35-year history of inventing products known for their reliability and performance, Multi-Tech Systems still employs the same mission on which the company was founded: to provide solutions that solve real business problems. To reinforce this philosophy, Multi-Tech Systems prides itself on developing and fostering mutually beneficial long-term relationships with its worldwide network of technology partners, sales channels and customers.

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