Symbol Expands Wireless Portfolio with Client Bridge for Device Mobility

New solution to provide users with wireless connectivity in areas of businesses not usually connected to a network

New solution to provide users with wireless connectivity in areas of businesses not usually connected to a network

Holtsville, NY — July 26, 2005 — Symbol Technologies has debuted a new wireless device designed to help provide enterprise users with wireless connectivity and access to information in areas of businesses not usually connected to a network.

The new CB3000 client bridge will allow businesses to connect up to 16 Ethernet-enabled devices to a network at locations where installing Ethernet cable was not an option or cost-prohibitive or if the device required frequent location changes. The CB3000 client bridge also provides businesses with the flexibility needed for seasonal requirements and environment changes, without the time and expense of re-wiring, Symbol said.

"Wireless networking is becoming pervasive, as businesses continue to realize the cost benefits and productivity benefits of deployment," said Anthony Bartolo, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Infrastructure Division at Symbol. "Industries such as retail, manufacturing and warehousing have environments that change frequently or areas where cable and wiring cannot be installed. The CB3000 client bridge enables the changes to be executed quickly and easily, all while maintaining device connectivity to the network."

Symbol said that the CB3000 client bridge also provides a secure wireless network connection for such Ethernet-enabled devices as printers, scales, medical equipment, manufacturing machinery, time clocks and point-of-sale (POS) devices and systems.

The Symbol CB3000 client bridge is currently available to order in select regions through Symbol partners.

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