SOURCE: Artimi

October 03, 2007 15:23 ET

AboCom Achieves TELEC Certification for Ultra-Wideband Wireless System

AboCom Wireless USB Dongle Using Artimi MAC and WiMedia-Compliant Third-Party PHY Achieves Certification of Conformance to Technical Regulations From TELEC Japan

TOKYO--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - AboCom, a leading provider of wireless communication solutions, has achieved certification of conformance to the Radio Law of Japan, for its ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless system, as enforced by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), using an Artimi A-150MAC and a WiMedia PHY. The certification demonstrates AboCom's commitment to delivering production-ready Wireless USB solutions in partnership with leading UWB vendors.

This certification follows an extensive testing process carried out by Telecom Engineering Center (TELEC) Foundation, and states that UWU6D00/H00 can be legally operated according to the technical regulations of the Radio Law of Japan, operating wirelessly within 4.2GHz to 4.8GHz (Band 3 of Band Group One).

The AboCom UWB family of products will be demonstrated at the Artimi booth this week at CEATEC Japan, which runs through October 6, 2007. Artimi is demonstrating ultra simple wireless multimedia file transfer between portable consumer devices. Artimi's CEATEC Japan booth is located at 2A 61, Hall 2, Home & Personal Zone.

Calvin Chang, executive vice president of AboCom, noted: "We are pleased to introduce such an exciting technology here in Japan, and have been delighted with the cooperation of our partners, especially Artimi. Our integration and product development was rapid and the product will be available for evaluation this month."

According to Colin Macnab, CEO of Artimi: "Whilst we've focused on making UWB ultra simple for consumers, we have also ensured ease of integration for our partners, thereby adding to their competitive advantage, and accelerating their route to market."

About AboCom

Founded in 1995, AboCom is a leading provider of wireless communication solutions. Since its inception, AboCom has positioned itself to provide world class quality products at competitive prices. Headquartered in HsinChu Science-Based Industrial Park, known as "Taiwan Silicon Valley," AboCom's mission is to provide a strong engineering service for ODM/OEM needs. For more information, see www.abocom.com.

About Artimi

Artimi®, Inc. provides semiconductors, software and reference designs for high data rate wireless connectivity, including Certified Wireless USB, high-speed Bluetooth® and WiMedia® Logical Link Control Protocol (WLP). Artimi's products employ WiMedia-based ultra-wideband (UWB) radio techniques to enable high-speed wireless bulk data transfer between portable consumer electronics products. Artimi, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with research and development in Cambridge, UK, and sales offices in Japan and Taiwan. For more information, see www.artimi.com.

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