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IOGEAR Eliminates Wi-Fi ‘Dead Spots’ With Powerlines

IOGEAR Eliminates Wi-Fi ‘Dead Spots’ With Powerlines
Introduces a new way to expand networking throughout the home

Irvine, CA – May 2, 2005 – IOGEAR has launched its Powerline Networking
Kit, a connectivity tool that allows users to access home computers as
networking and gaming devices, share Internet connections, printers,
transfer files, play games and more through the most pervasive medium in
the house – the electric powerlines.

By connecting two computers with a 10/100 Base-T adapter through
powerlines, it improves the file transfer speed and quality of broadband
access. This device marks the arrival of a long-awaited tool for gamers who
play with a remote partner by connecting gaming devices to the broadband
router. With an improved Internet connection and smooth broadband
streaming, gamers can now have online access in isolated parts of the home
to prepare for and participate in online gaming tournaments.

With no extra wires, 56-bit DES hardware encryption, bandwidth up to 14
Mbps and a range of 990 feet, the Powerline Networking Kit is an
easy-to-use tool for every connected home. It can also be used to extend a
Wi-Fi network to the furthest part of the house or facility.

“Users often experience the loss of a Wi-Fi signal when moving away from
the room that has the router. A well connected home should allow people to
work or play from any room in the house, while maintaining their space and
privacy,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR
Inc. “By introducing the Powerline Networking Kit, we are giving users the
ability to stay connected, whether they are working on an important email
or playing their favorite online game.”

IOGEAR’s Powerline Networking Kit is priced at $99.95 (MSRP) and is
available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers
and selected retail outlets. It is compliant with HomePlug Powerline
Specifications 1.0 and worldwide compatible. The only requirement for a
successful installation is the 10/100 Base-connection. The Kit also comes
with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty.

For further information on IOGEAR products, please visit www.iogear.com.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading connectivity
manufacturer that provides complete KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse), Data
Storage, Networking, Wi-Fi, FireWire, USB (Universal Serial Bus),
Bluetooth, HomePlug and Peripheral solutions. The company targets home
users, mobile professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

IOGEAR has consistently provided products that incorporate innovative
technology, delivering to the end-user outstanding functionality and
capability. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR
offers high quality products backed by the service and support that
consumers demand.

The company distributes products throughout North and South America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please
visit IOGEAR’s Web site at www.iogear.com.

IOGEAR University is an online resource developed for consumers to grow and
expand their knowledge of IOGEAR’s KVM, Data Storage, Networking, FireWire,
USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and other peripheral technologies. For further
information, please visit http://iu.iogear.com.

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