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Magis Demonstrates Wireless HDTV Network

Exhibition of a Live 5 GHz Wireless HDTV Transmission (November 14, 2001)
Magis Networks, Inc. today announced it will offer what it calls the world's first live demonstration of a wireless 5 GHz network transmitting HDTV. The company develops chipsets that enable wireless communications of TCP/IP data, high-quality video, and audio throughout the home and office. The demonstration will be featured by invitation only at the upcoming Western Cable Show, November 28-30, in Anaheim, California, in Magis' booth, number 1009.

"Up until now, the wireless network industry has witnessed simple wireless data technology in action from competing 802.11a and 802.11b products. At Magis, we are raising the bar beyond 802.11a to include not just support for video, but HDTV capabilities in our chipset," said Clarence Bruckner, president and CEO of Magis Networks, Inc. "We are ready to show the industry the first wireless HDTV transmission."

Magis develops chipsets for wireless unified networks that enable the simultaneous distribution of TCP/IP data, high-quality video, and audio throughout the home and office. The company's products are based on its Air5 technology which supports flexible wireless connections at bit rates up to 54 Mbps using the clear 5 GHz frequency band. Now multiple streams of cable and satellite digital video and audio can be distributed wirelessly while maintaining their original quality. This same network supports TCP/IP data throughput at ten times the performance of 802.11b.

The Western Cable Show demonstration will feature a wireless HDTV transmission from an access point to a remote terminal over-the-air in the company's booth.

About Magis' Air5 Technology
The architecture of Magis' Air5 technology encompasses IEEE 802.11a, HiperLAN2, and Wireless 1394 standards. Leveraging the advantages of the 5 GHz frequency band and Magis' advanced RF design techniques, this technology enables Magis' chipsets to exceed the performance, coverage, and range of other 5 GHz and 802.11b products. This advanced design also achieves a high level of integration, thereby significantly reducing build costs to manufacturers, and enabling them to quickly bring 5GHz wireless networking products to market.

Applications for Magis chipsets include digital cable set-top boxes and gateways, cable modems, satellite receivers, PCs, laptops and PDAs, and consumer electronics equipment such as televisions, personal video recorders (PVRs), DVDs, Internet appliances, and gaming consoles.

Key Air5 Technology Points

--Flexible, high-performance wireless products

--Up to 54 Mbps bit rate operating in the clear 5 GHz frequency band

--Supports multiple streams of data, video, and audio

--TCP/IP data throughput at 10 times 802.11b

--Cable and satellite digital video and audio

--Meets the quality of service (QoS) requirements of HDTV broadcast-quality video, DVD, wireline voice, and CD-quality audio

--3X range of competing networks-up to 40 Mbps throughput at up to 250 feet (75 meters)

--Single unified network

--Scalable system architecture capable of supporting low- and high-data rate applications-one network for data, video, and audio

--Standards-based design

--Air5 platform built upon 802.11a, HiperLAN2, and Wireless 1394 standards

--Security support at the Physical Layer

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