Yenra : Wireless : Faster WiFi : Wireless LAN technology increases wireless LAN speed more than five fold

On July 21, 2003, Metalink unveiled its strategic plan to expand the company's product offering to include innovative products serving the wireless LAN market. The company announced that it is developing a wireless LAN technology, WLANPlus, capable of increasing the speed more than five fold in comparison to the currently available wireless LAN 802.11x technology. Metalink will demonstrate its WLANPlus technology to potential alpha customers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Metalink's WLANPlus is designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for wireless LAN speed and reach, critical for home and office multi-media applications. WLANPlus' architecture features multiple antennas and utilizes advanced communication techniques such as space-time coding, in order to dramatically improve speed and reach. The technology is designed to be backward compatible with the currently available 802.11x standards and supports recent improvements in QoS (Quality of Service) and security. WLANPlus chipsets are designed to be price-competitive with currently available 802.11x chipsets.