Quatech Expands Airborne Wireless Line with the Industry’s Most Advanced Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Device Server Module

Quatech, Inc. , a leader in wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) networking and device connectivity solutions, has expanded the Airborne Wireless line to include the most advanced 802.11b/g embedded product for original equipment manufacturers, a highly secure Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Networking Module.

Quatech ‘ s Airborne Enterprise Class Wireless Device Server Module is the first in the industry to provide WPA2-Enterprise Class Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP) with support for authentication Certificates. The module provides Wireless Serial Device Server or Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge functionality and is designed to meet extended operating temperature range (-40 ° C to +85 ° C).

The new 802.11b/g module supports 802.11i, 802.1x, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with Certificates, WPA-PSK, WPA-LEAP and WEP. The module also includes support for EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP and LEAP with AES-CCMP supported in the hardware. The Airborne Wireless Device Server Module supports delivery of the certificates to the module and manages all authentication processes without requiring interaction from the host.

“ Quatech works closely with its OEM customers and listened to their input in developing the latest Airborne module, ” said Steve Runkel, President and CEO of Quatech. “ The addition of WPA2-Enterprise security with Certificates, makes this the first embedded device to fully support the latest IT standards being demanded by WLAN users. Quatech ‘ s introduction of the advanced security technology enables our partners to meet the demands of end-users in healthcare, industrial control and automation, retail and transportation. ”

The Airborne Enterprise Class Module combines the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi radio with a 32 bit ARM9 microprocessor, providing the industry ‘ s most powerful embedded wireless networking platform. The Airborne Wi-Fi Networking Module incorporates a fully integrated device server, serial bridge and TCP/IP network stacks. This enables Quatech partners to minimize integration costs and time-to-market, and reduce the need for OEMs to maintain their own RF, networking and communications expertise.

Equipped with the highest level of reliability available and backed by a five year limited warranty, the module ‘ s integrated 10/100 Ethernet PHY increases throughput in embedded Ethernet-to-Wireless applications. The latest Wi-Fi Networking Module supports NAT (network address translation) 3.0, simplifying integration into Ethernet bridging applications. The initial release of Quatech ‘ s Enterprise Class embedded module platform represents a major leap forward for OEM device manufacturers. Moreover, by leveraging its powerful network processing platform, Quatech will continue to expand UART and SPI connectivity, enhance performance, and add support for network based management and configuration in demonstrating its ongoing commitment to deliver the latest networking and wireless technology for M2M communications.

Quatech is a leading supplier of 802.11 embedded modules, radios and boards for M2M applications, including medical devices, industrial control and automation, telematics and mobile enterprise. For sales and ordering information on Quatech ‘ s Airborne Enterprise Class Wireless Device Server Modules, please visit www.Quatech.com .

About Quatech, Inc.

Quatech delivers high performance device networking and connectivity solutions to help companies improve their bottom line results. Its products enable reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) communications via secure 802.11 wireless or traditional wired networks, with industrial-grade embedded radios, modules, boards and external device servers, and bridges. For local and mobile connections, Quatech ‘ s serial adapters provide secure connectivity and port expansion via any interface option.

Satisfied customers worldwide rely on Quatech ‘ s unique combination of performance and support to improve operations through real-time remote monitoring and control, streamlined systems, and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Quatech markets its products through a global network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers in the transportation, instrumentation and industrial control, homeland security, medical equipment, and logistics markets. Founded in 1983, Quatech is headquartered in Hudson, Ohio. Quatech merged with DPAC Technologies (OTCBB: DPAC ) in February 2006. Information concerning DPAC is filed by DPAC with the SEC and is available on the SEC website, www.sec.gov . To learn more about Quatech ‘ s complete line of device networking and connectivity solutions, visit www.quatech.com .