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U.S. Robotics Becomes ‘Xerox Alliance Partner’ in Europe

7.25.2005

Chicago (25 July 2005)– U.S. Robotics announced today that it has been accepted into the Xerox Alliance Partner program in Europe. Long recognised as a leader in network access delivering the highest quality and most innovative products available, U.S. Robotics now provides users of Xerox products in Europe with solutions designed to provide an entire workforce with wireless access to networked devices.

“We have worked to support Xerox and ensure their products’ seamless integration with ours,” says Peter Blampied, U.S. Robotics’ director, EMEA sales and operations. “This designation as an Alliance Partner further cements our commitment to providing solutions for users worldwide.”

Initially developed in Italy by U.S. Robotics’ Country Manager Maurizio Negri, the solution allows an entire workforce to connect to printers, faxes and scanners through a wireless network designed around the USR5450 802.11g Wireless Turbo Multi-Function Access Point. The access point, connected directly to the router providing Internet access, can transmit its signal throughout large offices, providing wireless users with access to all networked devices. The solution was first implemented at MC Informatica*, a company that specializes in the design, creation and development of advanced integrated systems for medium and large companies.

Individual workstations are connected to the wireless network through PC Cards, PCI Adapters and other wireless adapters, such as the USR5410 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and the USR5416 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter. Network intrusion by outsiders is minimized through WEP encryption with 256-byte keys, while a cable-free solution improves the office’s efficiency and aesthetic appearance without affecting productivity.

The partnership is part of Xerox’s commitment to meeting and exceeding customers’ document-related challenges in the office, and ensuring Xerox products integrate easily and securely into their networks. The European-based Xerox Alliance Partner programme combines advanced applications from a wide variety of providers to create customized solutions that extend the functionality of Xerox products and services. Working together, the program allows Xerox and manufacturers to meet virtually any customers’ requirements.

*A case study detailing the wireless networking solution at MC Informatica is available for review.


About Xerox Europe

Xerox Europe, the European operations of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.

Xerox Europe also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France. For more information visit, www.xerox.com

Xerox® is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. All non-Xerox brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


About U.S. Robotics

For three decades, U.S. Robotics has been a leader in network access, delivering the highest quality and most innovative products available. Without losing its focus on the analog modems that made the company a household name, U.S. Robotics is rapidly expanding its category leadership by offering high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices to the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. U.S. Robotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information, please visit the Web site at www.usr.com.

U.S. Robotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.