Agere Systems Makes It Easy to Set Up and Manage Wireless Networks for Homes, Small Businesses and Enterprises.
ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2001
Agere Systems Agere Systems Inc. was an integrated circuit components company based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States. Effective April 2, 2007, it was merged into LSI Corporation. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : AGR AGR advanced gas-cooled reactor .A) today announced the availability of new ORiNOCO(tm) software that makes it easier than ever before to set up a high-speed, fully Wi-Fi(tm) compatible wireless network for the home or small office.
In just a few simple steps, users can now install and configure an entire home or office wireless network without reading a manual or consulting technical support. Along with making ORiNOCO products simple for users on all levels, the software also adds new functionality for corporate network managers.
"Since the introduction of the ORiNOCO wireless networking See wireless network. system, we have been consistently upgrading its performance and improving ease of installation," said Richard Edgar, ORiNOCO product manager. "Because we realize that people don't have time to spend installing a network, we created the new ORiNOCO installation wizard. Besides redesigning the set-up and installation process to be easier visually, our wizard automatically detects which version of Windows(tm) is being used and installs the coordinating ORiNOCO software drivers and client manager, without the user having to do anything."
The software provides a key added benefit for users who travel extensively between various company locations and public areas. It enables them to set up configuration profiles for up to 99 different network locations, which saves them from the time and effort of continually re-entering their network configurations as they move from place to place. Users can set up a configuration profile for home, a separate profile for the office, and still another profile for the local coffee shop or airport lounge An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). Many offer private meeting rooms, phone, fax, wireless and internet access and other business services, along with provisions to enhance comfort such as free drinks and snacks. . With a simple click on a specific profile, the ORiNOCO software automatically sets up the system for that specific network.
This new software also provides added benefits for users on the other side of the experience spectrum such as corporate IT managers for enterprises and network administrators. Using the AP Manager, an advanced configuration tool in this software release, IT managers now can remotely configure and manage ORiNOCO Residential Gateways (RG-1000) located in small offices, remote offices, or even in the home offices of employees. They also can identify and resolve computer and network problems from a central location, using SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. (Simple Network Management Protocol) and advanced diagnostic tools.
In addition, the AP Manager enables the use of advanced security measures Noun 1. security measures - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
security such as access control tables and it adds roaming as a feature on the RG-1000, giving users the ability to seamlessly move between multiple RG-1000's without losing their Internet or local network connection.
The software provides the following additional enhancements for ORiNOCO products
-- Multi-lingual documentation and help files, in English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Italian and French; -- Enhanced power management that extends battery life when used with a laptop computer; -- Serial port configuration for the AP-1000 enterprise access point; -- Improved network security that provides a more secure version of WEP by using random WEP initialization and MAC level support for the 802.1x Port-Based Network Access Control that is implemented in Windows XP; -- Status indicators for dial-up ISP connections; -- Support for Linux 2.4 OS and Mac OS 8.6, 9.0, and 9.1; -- Dual ASCII/Hex set-up encryption and contention awareness features that improve interoperability with other wireless systems; -- Wi-Fi certification for the RG-1000.
The new Summer Software package is available for free download from http://www.orinocowireless.com. Additional information on these improvements and technical details about the ORiNOCO product line also are available on the Web site.
Agere Systems' Wireless Communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. and Networking (WCN See Windows Connect Now. ) business is a global leader in wireless local area network (WLAN See wireless LAN.
WLAN - wireless local area network ) technology. It designs and sells ORiNOCO products through a network of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and customers including personal computer makers such as Apple Computer, Compaq Computer, Dell Computer, Gateway Computer, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , and Toshiba Corp. Agere Systems also has established WLAN sales channels to service providers through Lucent Technologies Inc., to enterprise customers through Avaya Inc., and to end-users through several e-commerce sites and a vast array of networking technology resellers. The ORiNOCO line of products encompasses a full range of Wi-Fi certified See Wi-Fi Alliance. indoor and outdoor WLAN products, as well as enhanced security products for public areas and security-conscious enterprises. More information about Agere Systems' ORiNOCO products is available at http://www.orinocowireless.com or at 1-866-ORiNOCO for callers within the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and +1+610-712-8081 for international callers.
Agere Systems is the world's No.1 provider of components for communications applications with leadership in optical components and integrated circuits Integrated circuits
Miniature electronic circuits produced within and upon a single semiconductor crystal, usually silicon. Integrated circuits range in complexity from simple logic circuits and amplifiers, about 1/20 in. (1. . This dual capability uniquely positions Agere to deliver integrated solutions that form the building blocks for advanced wired, wireless, and optical communications networks. Agere also designs and manufactures a wide range of semiconductor solutions used in electronic devices including cellular phones, modems, and hard disk drives for personal computers and workstations. In addition, the company supplies complete wireless computer networking solutions through the ORiNOCO(tm) product line. More information about Agere Systems is available from its Web site at http://www.agere.com.
Agere Systems, the Agere Systems logo, and ORiNOCO are trademarks of Agere Systems Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Wi-Fi is a trademark of WECA See Wi-Fi Alliance. .
Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer.
This release contains forward-looking statements based on information available to Agere as of the date hereof. Agere's actual results could differ materially from those results stated or implied by such forward-looking statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, completion of the distribution of Agere stock by Lucent Technologies Inc., price and product competition, keeping pace with technological change, dependence on new product development, reliance on major customers and suppliers, customer demand for our products and services, availability of manufacturing capacity, components and materials, control of costs and expenses, general industry and market conditions and growth rates Growth Rates
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Remember, historically high growth rates don't always mean a high rate of growth looking into the future. and general domestic and international economic conditions including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations. For a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see the prospectus filed by Agere with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2001. Agere disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.