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December 11, 2001

Red-M shows first complete wirelessware solution integrating 802.11 and Bluetooth networks


Genos™ wirelessware brings secure connectivity and management to multi-technology voice and data wireless networks

Wexham Springs, UK (December 5, 2001) – Red-M™, a pioneer in advanced wireless networking solutions, today announces that it is showcasing Genos wirelessware technology at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from December 10. The demonstration heralds the future of wireless networking by simultaneously integrating 802.11 wireless LAN and Bluetooth, creating a seamless user experience in a highly secure environment.

Red-M will demonstrate a mixed, secure, 802.11 WLAN and Bluetooth network controlled by Genos, and accessed by a number of data and voice-enabled edge devices such as: laptops, cordless telephony profile (CTP) mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDA’s).

Genos wirelessware is the first wireless network architecture to offer a level of security that fully meets the needs of commercial networks, while bringing a host of other features to a wireless network, including the ability to push information to users’ end point devices in a format best suited to that device. Genos features secure user authentication, access control and session management to enable complete control over a corporate network.

Genos boasts a high degree of flexibility and scalability allowing it to encompass future developments in wireless technology such as 802.11a or 802.11g. This enables companies to future-proof and protect their infrastructure investment and move forward with wireless network deployment without committing to proprietary solutions.

Simon Gawne, vice-president and co-founder of Red-M comments: “Genos is the next step in the wireless journey, enabling a multi-technology environment which allows users to benefit from the inherent advantages of both 802.11 and Bluetooth. Genos also provides the security that is essential to drive widespread adoption of wireless networks.

Gawne continues, “Genos wirelessware stands at the centre of converging communications, acting as a linchpin to complementary technologies and devices. Genos opens up a world where phones, PDA’s, camcorders, 3G, Bluetooth, LANS and WLANS can all interconnect in an easily managed and very secure environment. The end result is a cost effective and seamless experience for users, which opens up vastly improved mobility at all levels of communications.”

Red-M will be exhibiting at the Bluetooth Developer’s conference, Moscone Centre,
San Francisco from 10th to 13th December. For more information, please visit
www.red-m.com
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About Red-M
Red-Mtm is a pioneer in advanced wireless networking solutions. Founded at the end of 1999, Red-M has consistently innovated in wireless hardware and software solutions that combine multiple local wireless technologies in a single networking platform. As the recognized leader in Bluetooth networking, Red-M has built a strong customer base where mobility and access to information is critical to the performance of the customer’s business. Red-M’s products include the 3000AS access server, 1000AP access point, and Blade personal digital assistant (PDA) expansion modules. Red-M’s unique Genos™ architecture and wirelessware technology provides a secure and fully managed environment for the delivery of voice, video and data services across a multitude of wireless technologies – including Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless LANs – to a broad range of mobile devices including laptops, PDAs, phones and handheld computers. Red-M supplies products through a global network of systems integrations, value-added resellers, distributors, OEMs and network operators.

Red-M is backed by two of the world’s leading venture capital firms, Apax Partners and Amadeus Capital Partners, as well as Intel Capital and Madge Networks (NASDAQ:MADGF). In April 2001, Red-M closed $35m in second round funding. Red-M has strategic relationships with a number of key industry players including Motorola, Computer Associates, Toshiba and Intel. Underpinning its pioneering strategy, Red-M has won numerous product and business awards including the first ever award for innovation at the annual Bluetooth Congress, June 2000; PC Magazine’s Technical Innovation Award; Tornado Insider Top-100 award; a CIO magazine Top-100 award. Red-M is an Associated Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and is an active member of the Personal Area Networking (PAN) working group.

Red-M has applied for numerous key patents in the areas of wireless communications and technology convergence. More information can be found at: www.red-m.com.

About Bluetooth
BluetoothTM wireless technology is set to revolutionize the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections. It is a specification for a small form-factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable and handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Agere Systems, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and more than 2,500 adopter companies.

Red-M, the Red-M logo and Genos, are trademarks, and in some jurisdictions may be registered trademarks of Red-M (Communications) Ltd. Other trademarks appearing in this release are the property of their respective owners.

Red-M, Wexham Springs, United Kingdom
Internet: www.red-m.com

Public Relations Contacts:
Red-M
Rob Forbes
Head of PR
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 661779
rob.forbes@red-m.com

USA
Billie Jo Weiss
Collaborative Communications, Inc.
Tel: +1 617 520 9138
bjweiss@collaborative.com

UK
Jeremy Wrench/ Helen Gorbutt
Companycare Communications, Ltd
Tel : +44 (0) 118 939 5900
jeremy@companycare.com
heleng@companycare.com

Germany
Arno Laxy / Anja Seubert
Unicat Communications
Tel : +49 897 434 5211
arno.laxy@unicat-communications.de
anja.seubert@unicat-communications.de


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