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CHAPLET PERIPHERALS ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT LINES; TOTAL INTEGRATED PERIPHERAL TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTION FOR PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICES

 SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chaplet Peripherals, a division of the Chaplet Systems USA Inc. and Chaplet Systems in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the introduction and availability of two of their "Ego" series of PCMCIA products. The new product lines include the EgoLAN Card and EgoRAM SRAM Card.
 EgoLAN PCMCIA Card
 Chaplet's EgoLAN Card series is a new line of PCMCIA Ethernet adapter cards providing a LAN connection either in-house or remotely and offers performance 8-10 percent higher than any existing technology currently on the market.
 The EgoLAN cards are fully compatible with all versions of Netware (NE2000) and is supported with drivers for Novell NetWare, Novell Lite, Microsoft LAN Manager, Banyon Vines, Unix (Streams), FTP PC TCP/IP and the Netware File System or NFS (Packet Driver). EgoLAN supports all the advanced models of notebook PCs including the Chaplet NBD 486 notebook, Toshiba T3300, NCR Safari, Sharp 6781, IBM ThinkPad 720C and many more to come.
 EgoLAN is based on National Semiconductor's and IBM's industry standard Ethernet technology and is offered in a PCMCIA type 2 package featuring a high quality mechanical design for maximum durability.
 Jack Yu, director of Chaplet Peripherals, sees 1993 as the year that all the key factors are in place for mass market acceptance of EgoLAN cards, with the palmtop and notebook PC leading the way. He commented, "The computing power is moving toward the mobile user now. PCMCIA technology addresses this need and provides a viable solution. Companies such as National Semiconductor, Novell, IBM and Microsoft have created many great ways of utilizing the resource."
 The same EgoLAN card supports connectivity to either twisted pair (10Base-T) or thin coax (10Base-2) using interchangeable media couplers. The media couplers consist of a 15-pin I/O connector, 6-inch cable and the media interface. Ergonomically designed latches prevent accidental disengagement, important for notebook and palmtop users. The EgoLAN consumes only 0.8W of electrical power.
 The EgoLAN card, equivalent to the size of a stack of six credit cards and small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, can easily be connected or disconnected to any PC with a card slot meeting PCMCIA compliance. It features a rugged mechanical structure and a LED indicator for displaying network activity. The EgoLAN Card package includes the EgoLAN Card, a media coupler, convenient pouch, utility disks, drivers' disk and users' manual.
 Effective immediately, the EgoLAN Cards are being introduced at $299 for the 10Base-T version and $319 for the 10Base-2 version. The EgoLAN products are available through U.S. retail and direct channels and offer a two-year manufacturer's warranty.
 EgoRAM PCMCIA SRAM Card
 The EgoRAM line of memory cards, utilized for storing data and archiving files while conserving disk memory and space, are offered with four different capacities -- half, one, two and four megabytes and can store from 32 pages to 256 pages of information for notebook and palmtop personal computers.
 "There is no excuse not to have an EgoRAM now. It is as essential and reliable as a high performance floppy diskette," commented Yu.
 Two critical components of the portable peripheral computing technology are prudent power consumption and lightning data access speed. EgoRAM products take very little electric power from the computer in use. It takes the computer only one second to write 4 pages of WinWord data (approximately 64K bytes) to the EgoRAM card and consumes only 45 milliAmps (mA) of power. A floppy disk drive, on the other hand, needs 20 seconds and consumes 600 mA of the computer's main battery power. The data writing speed of the EgoRAM is twenty times faster than an IDE drive.
 A coin cell lithium battery is used to back up data within the card. The normal life of a lithium cell is typically fourteen months to four years depending on the user environment. EgoRAM offers extraordinary long battery life and replacement batteries for five years.
 The EgoRAM card is about the size of a stack of four credit cards with the battery pre-loaded and the card pre-formatted for the users' convenience. It easily slides into any PC that has a PCMCIA card slot, and features a rugged mechanical structure with a write protect switch to prevent accidental overwriting.
 EgoRAM is made with the best components available today that are supplied to the HP95LX palmtop and suitable for the applications on the HP100LX, Sharp PC3000/3001, Toshiba T4400, Zenith Z-Lite, IBM PC Radio, Chaplet NBD486, AST PowerExec, Poqet, CompuAdd, Dell, Zeos, and a variety of other new computers with PCMCIA slots.
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 /CONTACT: Jack Yu of Chaplet Peripherals, 408-732-7950; or Wendy Gibson, 415-694-7546, for Chaplet Peripherals/


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