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ProSoft Technology's RadioLinx Industrial Wireless Solutions Named Product of the Year

New RadioLinx Wireless Ethernet Switches garner coveted award from Plant Engineering Magazine.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., January 10, 2003

RadioLinx industrial wireless Ethernet solutions have been named Product of the Year in the Control Equipment category of Plant Engineering’s 15th annual Product of the Year Awards. Designed to maximize network flexibility, reliability and performance in industrial control applications, RadioLinx provides a unique combination of advanced features, including:

* Dual antenna support for increased reliability and flexibility in adverse locations and rotating and moving applications

* Operation in the globally available and unsaturated 2.4 GHz frequency range

* Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum for improved reliability and increased security

* Radio flexibility: all radios can serve as master, remote, or repeater with local control

* DIN rail mountability

* Intuitive, Windows-based software

* Rugged industrial grade packaging and design meeting CE0122, CSA, and cUL Class 1, Div. 2, Group A-D certifications, and an operating temperature range of -40C to 75C ambient

RadioLinx wireless products serve Ethernet or serial applications and offer global compatibility due to programmable frequency and power. RadioLinx technology enables up to 32 network channels (250 kb/s throughput per channel) per site, each with up to 78 repeaters and 2000 modems. Network durability and security is ensured by hardened ARC4 data encryption with 40/128 bit keys.

RadioLinx industrial wireless modems are ideal for new installations, as well as cable replacement applications. These wireless Ethernet solutions provide significant cost savings for:
* In-plant, wireless SCADA
* Pipeline, sewage treatment and tank farm monitoring
* Remote LED display control
* Reduced network cable, installation, support, and labor costs
* Elimination of regulatory costs for leased line or ongoing service fees
* Access to areas where running cable is cost prohibited

By combining RadioLinx wireless connectivity with ProSoft’s longstanding expertise in protocol interoperability for device and network layers, customers benefit by obtaining end-to-end industrial communications solutions and support from one source.

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