NAMPA, Idaho - February 12, 2001 - Micron Electronics, Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced the availability of micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution. Micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution combines Micron's award-winning TransPort® line of notebook computers and Intel's high-performance wireless local area network (LAN) products, with a host of services to deliver a tailored solution for business.
"Wireless networking architecture is certain to become the mobile networking standard for businesses and government organizations," said Jeffrey K. Moeser, chief technology officer at micronpc.com. "We are excited to enter the wireless age with an industry leader like Intel. With today's announcement, micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution will deliver a single solution for customers by combining three key components -- Intel wireless LAN network connections, micronpc.com award-winning TransPort notebooks, and customized site-surveys, installations and onsite service from micronpc.com. This is hassle-free wireless computing."
About Micronpc.com's customized Wireless Network Solution
Design, installation and management of a wireless network is as critical to the quality of a wireless solution as the hardware itself. Micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution makes good on a promise to deliver more than just hardware by combining its industry-leading hardware technology with custom-tailored services and support. Micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution offers a completely tailored approach to establishing wireless LANs for business, and provides everything from initial site evaluation, to hardware installation and configuration, to ongoing network support. Staffed by more than 1,000 authorized service professionals, micronpc.com offers expert technical service and ongoing networking support. And, onsite services are available for up to three years following initial installation.
About Wireless LANs
Wireless Networking solutions from micronpc.com form a wireless LAN to offer flexibility and mobility for notebook users while operating within the wireless LAN coverage area. Micron's wireless LAN is made up of a combination of Intel access points and wireless LAN adapters, and can provide network access anytime, anywhere. Access points function as wireless equivalents to a LAN hub. They receive and transmit data between the wireless and wired LAN. Wireless LAN adapters receive and transmit signals to and from the access points, allowing individual users access to the network. Micronpc.com's Wireless Networking solution is customized to each customer's need.
About the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN Products
Intel's wireless LAN networking products are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11b High-Rate industry specification and help provide secure, reliable and high-speed access to real-time network activities, such as using voice over IP, managing e-mail, accessing the Internet or intranets and sharing files and applications. The products include the Intel® PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN PC Card and the Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN Access Point. Intel's wireless LAN products also offer up to 128-bit encryption to help protect the critical information and privacy of mobile workers. Intel's wireless LAN products are compatible with other products based on the IEEE 802.11b High-Rate industry specification, helping to ensure interoperability.
"Wireless networking enables greater productivity and creativity, removing mobility as an impediment to knowledge and information sharing," said Greg Lang, vice president and general manager of the Platform Networking Group at Intel. "Intel's wireless LAN products augment micronpc.com's offerings to provide customers with a compelling combination of technology and services for a seamless and cost-effective wireless networking implementation."
About Micron Electronics
Micron Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:MUEI; www.micronpc.com) is a leading Internet-centric computing company, providing award-winning computer products and services, Internet offerings, Web hosting and business-to-business e-commerce applications for the small- and medium-size business, government, education and consumer markets. In addition to its direct business-to-business sales channel, Micron products are sold in partnership with leading retailers nationwide. Micron Electronics and its subsidiaries have $1.6 billion in fiscal 2000 revenues. The company is based in Nampa, Idaho. More information regarding the company and its Internet-centric computing strategy can be found at http://about.micronpc.com/financials/reports.html