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Teledex Wins 2004 Editors' Choice Award
at IH/M&RS for ExpressNet® AirLink
AirLink Voted Best New Technbology Product at
Annual Trade Show and Conference
New York, NY - November 16, 2004 --- Teledex announced today at the 2004 International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show that it has won the prestigious Editors' Choice Award for Best New Technology Product for its innovative ExpressNet AirLink high-speed Internet access solution. Over 130 entries in six categories competed for top honors at this annual trade show and conference, the industry's largest such event. The awards were announced during grand opening ceremonies held just before the opening of this three-day event in New York City.

Utilizing existing phone wiring (Cat3) infrastructure and VDSL (very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line) transport technology, ExpressNet AirLink allows any lodging property to simultaneously deploy both wireless and wired HSIA in a very cost-effective manner. The innovative, tri-mode AirLink ExpressPort can function in a combination of three different configurations: 1) as an ultra-fast 802.11g wireless access point, delivering 54 Mbps of bandwidth; 2) as a wireless Ethernet client (also referred to as a wireless "bridge"), which provides a convenient plug-in connection to a wireless network for users who are not wireless-enabled; and 3) a hard-wired VDSL converter that delivers blazing connection speeds over conventional telephone wiring.
The transport technology to the AirLink wireless access points is VDSL, which delivers a tested consistent throughput of over 10 Mbps over existing Cat3 phone wiring, and in many common operating conditions is quite capable of sustaining throughputs of 15 to 20 Mbps. These blazing speeds are more than sufficient to deliver and manage the broadband-dependent content and services popular today with the hospitality industry, while helping to keep infrastructure costs under control.

Comments Dean Compoginis, director of marketing for Teledex, "We're honored to receive this prestigious award for AirLink, and and welcome the attention this innovative high-speed Internet access solution is receiving here at the IHMRS show. AirLink is truly a groundbreaking new product and technology, combining for the very first time an 802.11g wireless access point, a wireless bridge, and an ultra-fast VDSL converter in one compact package that tucks neatly underneath Teledex guestroom telephones. What's more, because ExpressNet uses existing Cat2/3 phone wiring to deliver blazing fast access speeds, in the range of 15-20 Mbps, there's no expensive and disruptive recabling necessary to provide best-in-class service that enables new revenue-generating content and services to the guestroom."

About Teledex

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2005, Teledex has shipped over 8 million guestroom telephones shipped to over 125 countries, and is the preferred supplier of guestroom telephones to all major global hotel chains, as well as a number of other multinational corporations. Teledex award-winning ExpressNet® solutions enable the delivery of both wired and wireless high-speed Internet access at very low cost. For more information, please visit



Dean Compoginis
Director of Marketing Communications
Teledex, LLC
Telephone: (408) 363-3100
Also See: Sheraton World Resort Orlando to Install ExpressNet® AirLink; Over 1100 Guestrooms Plus Meeting Rooms Get Teledex High Speed Internet Solution / November 2004
Teledex Announces Availability of New ExpressNet WiFi Wireless Access Points / October 2003
Teledex, Percipia Announce Strategic VoIP Alliance / January 2003
Teledex Announces New High Speed Internet Access Solution - ExpressNet™ package provides economical solution for delivering guestroom broadband / November 2002

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