February 19, 2004

Perle Systems Launches High Performance Integrated Modem Solution

Perle PCI-RAS Multimodem Cards with V.92 and 3.3v/5v signaling bus Means Lower Cost of ownership and Higher Performance

NASHVILLE, TN—February 19, 2004—As an established leader in the Remote Access Server market, Perle Systems, a developer and manufacturer of networking products for IP and e-business access, announces the release of the upgraded 3.3v/5v PCI-RAS Multimodem card with V.92 connectivity and Super G3 faxing. This next generation in modem based technology will provide better performance for business customers, remote workers and telecommuters.

The V.92 modem technology provides extensive cost saving features over solutions using V.90 modems, including 50% faster connect time and reduced data upload times.

In addition, the Perle PCI-RAS V.92 Multimodem cards now utilize Super G3 V.34 fax speeds of 33.6K bps -- more than double the speed of V.17/14.4K bps fax. Now, computer-based fax servers with integrated PCI-RAS Multimodem cards can achieve the speeds normally only found in dedicated fax machines.

According to Julie McDaniel, Vice President of Marketing for Perle Systems, "The new PCI-RAS V.92 Multimodem card combines all the features necessary for SME's to integrate cost saving features into dedicated remote access servers and fax servers".

The Perle PCI-RAS V.92 multimodem card is backed by Perle's limited lifetime warranty and highly trained technical support team.

About Perle Systems
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include terminal servers, console servers, cards, USB to serial adapters, routers, remote access servers, network controllers, emulation adapters, and print servers. Perle distinguishes through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices and representative offices in 13 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.

North American Contact
May Fong
Tel: 905-946-5068

EMEA Contact
Miriam Webster
Tel: +44 (0)1908 847140