Austin, TX – April 24, 2007 – Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced two new Wireless-G High-Gain USB 2.0 Adapters—the WLI-U2-SG54HG and the WLI-U2-G54HG. The new USB adapters offer consumers and small business customers a convenient way to add long-range, high performance wireless connectivity through an available USB port on any Windows PC or notebook. The products give users the ability to swiftly connect to the Internet from any home or office wireless network or public hotspot.
"We've added two new products to our existing family of USB adapters as our customer's need for more wireless USB solutions has increased,” said Morikazu Sano, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Buffalo Technology. "This high-gain line-up provides excellent range in two convenient form factors ideally suited for both desktop and notebook PCs.”
Both products are easy to install, plug-and-play devices that provide 802.11g wireless network connectivity with a range of up to 1,600 feet. The WLI-U2-SG54HG features a built-in omni-directional antenna for optimal connectivity range and performance. Due to the unique design, the adapter attaches with suction cups to the back of a notebook or desktop PC keeping it out of the way. The WLI-U2-G54HG has a directional antenna plus a signal strength indicator making it easy to position the user's PC for optimal signal strength. With a physical feature size of only 2.8” X 3.5” and weighing a slight 0.2 pounds, Buffalo's WLI-U2-G54HG takes up little storage space and is very compact and portable. Both devices receive their power via USB cable so there's no need for extra power cords.
Customers will also enjoy Buffalo's patent-pending ease-of-use technology AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSSTM) for easy set-up and connection on both products. In addition, IT administrators and safety-minded consumers will appreciate the advanced security features including Wi-Fi Protected AccessTM (WPA and WPA2) and 128/64-bit WEP.
Pricing and Availability
Backed by a limited two-year warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support, the WLI-U2-G54HG and WLI-U2-G54HG will be available in May at an estimated street price of $49. Both can be purchased from retailers, online resellers and Buffalo's web site. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit the company's Web site at www.buffalotech.com.
About Buffalo Technology
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, memory, storage and multi-media solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Technology and its products, please visit www.buffalotech.com.
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