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XIRCOM REDUCES PRICES ON LAN ADAPTERS; EASY-TO-USE, RELIABLE LAN ADAPTERS MAKE CONNECTIVITY MORE AFFORDABLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF USERS

XIRCOM REDUCES PRICES ON LAN ADAPTERS; EASY-TO-USE, RELIABLE LAN ADAPTERS MAKE CONNECTIVITY MORE AFFORDABLE TO A BROAD RANGE OF USERS
 CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Xircom (NASDAQ: XIRC) announced that it has reduced the suggested retail price of its family of LAN adapters making simple LAN connectivity more affordable to a broad range of portable computer users.
 Price reductions on Xircom LAN adapters are effective immediately, with prices lowered by an average of 11 percent on the company's Pocket LAN Adapters and 15 percent on External LAN Adapters. The new list prices for Xircom's Pocket LAN Adapters are: Pocket Ethernet Adapter II, $399; Pocket Token Ring Adapter II, $699; Pocket Arcnet Adapter II, $299; and Pocket 3270 Adapter, $529. Xircom's External Ethernet Adapter is now $499, and the External Token Ring Adapter is $799.
 "The new prices for our family of Pocket and External LAN Adapters make connectivity solutions more attractive to a wider range of computer users," said Dirk Gates, president and chief executive officer of Xircom. "We believe it is important in our industry to continue to pass cost reductions on to the end user. Since cost reductions generally parallel our advances in design and function, the users of Xircom products benefit from the latest technology at a very competitive price."
 Xircom Pocket and External LAN Adapters connect PC users through the parallel printer port to a network with support for a wide range of network operating systems. Xircom's second generation of Pocket LAN Adapters incorporate Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) technology for improved performance and parallel port throughput and feature Xircom's unique "tractor grip" for easy one-handed installation.
 Xircom's adapters come with a comprehensive two-year warranty including toll-free technical support and overnight shipment of replacement units. In addition, the LAN adapters are covered under Xircom's free lifetime Customer Assurance Pledge (CAP) program. This program allows users in the United States to trade in their current Xircom product and receive a 50 percent discount from the list price of their new purchase.
 Founded in 1988, Xircom is the leader in the development and manufacture of external connectivity solutions for the personal computer market. The company pioneered the use of the universal PC parallel port to connect PCs to a LAN and has sold more than 300,000 external LAN adapters to date. The company recently introduced the CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, a PCMCIA 2.0 compliant PC Card that is compatible with the internal slots on the newest generation of notebook PCs. Xircom's product line also includes a family of Pocket LAN Adapters and External LAN Adapters for Ethernet, Token Ring, 3270 and Arcnet networks, as well as Network Simplicity, the first integrated networking and connectivity solution that combines the simplicity of external LAN adapters and the convenience of a peer-to- peer based network operating system.
 Xircom's U.S. headquarters is located at 26025 Mureau Road, Calabasas, CA 91302. Telephone is 818-878-7600 or 800-874-7875. Fax is 818-878-7630. Xircom also has offices in Reston, Va., and Antwerp, Belgium.
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 /NOTE: Xircom is a registered trademark, and CreditCard Ethernet Adapter, Pocket LAN Adapter, Pocket Ethernet Adapter, Pocket Token Ring Adapter, Pocket 3270, Pocket Arcnet Adapter, Network Simplicity and Parallel Port Multiplexor are trademarks of Xircom Inc./
 /GENERAL NOTICE: Some of the product names herein have been used for identification purposes and may be trademarks of their respective companies./
 /CONTACT: Deb Cromer, 415-354-8800, or Donna Kather, 714-752-2216, both of White & Cromer, for Xircom/
 (XIRC) CO: Xircom Inc. ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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