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Quatech Adds New Mobile Connectivity Products

October 072004
GPS Receivers and Bluetooth Adapters Extend Industry-leading Mobile Connectivity Line

Hudson OH, October 6, 2004 -- Quatech Inc., a world-class manufacturer of data connectivity products, introduced two new product lines to its industry-leading line of mobile connectivity products: Bluetooth Adapters and Global Position System (GPS) Receivers. Both lines reflect the reliable, high-quality products Quatech has earned a reputation for providing.

Unique among competing brands, the battery life for the Quatech GPS Receiver with Bluetooth interface is one of the longest in the industry (up to 20 hours).

"We are proud to introduce these new products into our product mix," says Steve Runkel, Quatech's President and CEO. "With the addition of Bluetooth Adapters and GPS Receivers, Quatech further enhances what is already the industry's most complete mobile connectivity line."

Bluetooth provides short-range wireless connectivity, even through walls and other obstacles, that makes communication between computers and peripheral devices easier than ever. Quatech offers three Bluetooth adapter models. The CompactFlash adapter provides Class II Bluetooth connectivity capable of communication within a radius of 32 feet (10 meters). It uses a Type I CompactFlash interface, and can also be used in a standard PCMCIA slot using an optional adapter. USB adapters are available in Class I and Class II versions. The Class II adapter has an integrated antenna and can communicate within a radius of 32 feet. The Class I adapter has an attached external antenna which enables communication within a radius of 328 Feet (198SE, Me, 2000, XP and Pocket PC operating systems.

Quatech's line of GPS Receivers, available with Bluetooth, USB or CompactFlash interfaces, is designed to GPS-enable Laptop, Notebook, Tablet and Handheld PCs. The high-power GPS receiver combines proven technologies that allow computers to receive highly accurate positioning data for reliable tracking capabilities. Quatech GPS receivers are supported under Pocket PC-based PDA platforms, and under Windows 98/2000/XP operating systems. GPSInfo testing software is included with all Quatech GPS receivers. Microsoft Streets and Trips 2005 software is available as an option.

Quatech's other data connectivity products for mobile computing include PCMCIA-serial cards, PCMCIA-parallel cards, CompactFlash-serial cards and USB-serial adapters. Quatech also provides data connectivity products for desktops, networks, embedded and standalone systems.

Quatech GPS Receivers start at $159, and Bluetooth adapters start at $39.00. For complete product features and detailed specifications, please go to www.quatech.com or call 800-655-9000.

About Quatech
Quatech delivers the industry's most reliable data connectivity solutions. Through quality design, superior performance and world-class support, Quatech maintains the highest levels of reliability that enable our customers to achieve lower total cost of ownership. Satisfied customers include OEMs, VARs and System Integrators, as well as companies of all sizes in virtually all industries, including banking, retail/POS, industrial
process control, building automation and security, and testing/ measurement. Quatech is the number one data connectivity supplier to financial institutions, serving five of the top 10 U.S. banks. Founded in 1983 and
headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, Quatech sells and supports its solutions both direct and through a global network of resellers and distributors. www.quatech.com.
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