National Semiconductor and 3e Technologies International Team to Deliver Wireless Gateway Solutions for Mission-Critical Applications
Santa Clara, CA --
National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM) and 3e Technologies International, Inc. (3eTI) today announced their collaboration to deliver new Wireless Gateway solutions. Powered by National's industry-leading Geode™ technology to achieve high performance and expandability, the 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways from 3eTI is designed to address users' specific, mission-critical needs in small office/home office (SOHO), factories, enterprise facilities, and military/industrial applications such as Navy ships and nuclear power plants.
"3eTI's new offering provides users with one of the most reliable and easy-to-use wireless gateway solutions available today, and National's high performance and low power Geode technology makes it possible," said Ziv Azmanov, director of thin client business unit at National Semiconductor.
The 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways is the first, fully functional 802.11b wireless LAN solutions and integrates the highest levels of 802.1X security while delivering industry-leading throughput/performance. It features a modular design, making it protocol-independent, and allows users to implement new, emerging wireless technologies as they become available (i.e. 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h, etc.) without replacing the entire gateway. For every environment, it provides users with performance of 4.8 Mbps with 128-bit WEP encryption enabled, which is among the industry's best. 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways provides wireless MAC address filtering for access restriction, as well as Layer 3, IP address packet filtering. For increased protection, the Gateways support VPN security and will offer 3DES and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in the near future.
"By using the Geode technology in our 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways, 3e Technologies International is providing our customers with a leading-edge wireless networking tool that provides unmatched flexibility and functionality, while incorporating the reliability our customers expect," said Steven Chen, President and CEO of 3e Technologies International, Inc. "The 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways offers customers a complete networking solution with the highest available security and performance, along with support for all major wired and wireless protocols. National Semiconductor's Geode SC3200 processors allow us to deliver all of this functionality within the smallest possible footprint."
3eTI's 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways uses National's Geode processors to deliver the smallest and most functional wireless networking solution available. The processors are members of National's Information Appliance-on-a-chip family of fully-integrated x86 processors. These single-chip system solutions include a Geode GX1 32-bit x86 compatible processor, a TFT video processor, core logic and selected Super I/O functions. These features, combined with the small form factor and low-power consumption, make it ideal as the core of the 3eTI's new Wireless Gateways.
The 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways is the only 802.11b wireless network product to support HomePNA, IrDA, Bluetooth™ wireless technology, 10/100 Ethernet for high-speed LAN & WAN connections, print serving and broadband connectivity. 3eTI plans to introduce 802.11a and 802.11g by the end of the year.
3e Technologies International's 3e-500 Family of Wireless Gateways currently support SOHO, factories, enterprise facilities, and military/industrial applications and range from $899 to $1,495. Over the next several months the company will introduce additional wireless gateway/access point solutions for SOHO and Enterprise environments starting at $169.
About 3e Technologies International, Inc.
3e Technologies International, Inc., also known as AEPTEC Microsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of wireless networking and telematics solutions. The company, headquartered in Rockville, Md., was founded in 1996, with the mission of delivering always-connected, gateway, monitoring and networking solutions for mobile users in the home, office, factory floor, or on the go. 3eTI is 100% self funded, profitable and has doubled its revenue and headcount every year for the last 5 years. 3eTI services and solutions encompass the wide spectrum of e-Devices, e-Infrastructures and e-Applications.
In addition to its Rockville, Md., headquarters, 3eTI operates offices in Blairsville, Penn., Reno, Nev., and Dahlgren, Va. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.3eti.com
About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless handsets; displays; information infrastructure, and information appliances. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for its last fiscal year and has about 9,800 employees worldwide.