5 December 2002, Gallatin Missouri – WideBand Corporation (OTCBB ZWBC) announced today that it has begun shipments of the new managed version of its Professional Gigabit Ethernet switches. WideBand manufactures high-performance networking products for tier-one customers including the U.S. military, education, and corporate America.
In these performance-critical applications, a single variety or configuration of network switches is not sufficient to satisfy demanding applications. For this reason, top-end networking switches must provide management capabilities which allow the user to reconfigure these devices to make them perfectly fit a specific network application or environment. (Network switches are the devices located in the center of the network which allow various computers to share information with servers and to connect with the Internet.)
The new WideBand switches provide a unique capability when compared to competing products already on the market. Customers can purchase the WideBand switches in the low-cost, unmanaged configuration and then perform a field upgrade by installing a token or key to activate the management features. This allows users the versatility of purchasing the unmanaged version of the switches yet still having the option of management when and if the need arises.
WideBand customers who have installed the professional series Gigabit switches over the past six months will now be able to purchase upgrade tokens via the Internet to take advantage of the state of the art management capabilities which are now available.
WideBand Corporation is the leading manufacturer of Gigabit Ethernet products that work over existing cables. Their products are manufactured in the United States to strict standards of quality assurance. WideBand markets its products to private industry, the education sector, and to state and federal government. More information on WideBand Corporation and its products is available at www.wband.com.
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This news release contains information that is ‘forward-looking’ in that it describes conditions which WideBand Corporation reasonably expects to occur in the future. Expectations for future performance of the business of WideBand is dependent on a number of factors, and there can be no assurance that WideBand will achieve the results as contemplated herein. The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed, as they are subject to a variety of risks, including the possibility that the described activities or events will not be completed or occur.