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CeBIT 2002: FRITZ!Card DSL Successfully Launched - AVM Expects Growth and Fierce Competition in ADSL Terminal

    Berlin/Hanover (ots) - AVM expects increasing competition in the
ADSL terminal equipment market, according to Managing Director
Johannes Nill, speaking at the AVM press conference on the opening
day of CeBIT. At the same time, Nill gave a positive account of the
German market introduction of AVM's FRITZ!Card DSL. "Our idea of
combining ADSL and ISDN in one, and outfitting FRITZ!Card DSL with a
comprehensive software package, has met with enthusiastic
acceptance," This reception has been corroborated by numerous
victories in comparison tests, by dealers' feedback, and by network
operators' interest in the product. Right from the start, the
combined ADSL/ISDN card took up a leading position among the ADSL
terminal devices available since the market was thrown open. In the
future, Nill expects "fierce competition" in the ADSL terminal
equipment market. "The growing DSL market is attracting many
companies, even if some are only looking for short-term sales." AVM
is in a strong position, Nill continued, since quality is what counts
over the long term. "We want to stay out in front in the race for the
customers." Two new ADSL products from AVM are making their debut at
this year's CeBIT. One is the first product to transport ADSL data
over Bluetooth, while the other, FRITZ!Card DSL USB, brings AVM's
unique ADSL/ISDN controller to those who prefer external devices.
    
    Deutsche Telekom and Other Network Operators Interested in
FRITZ!Card DSL
    
    The success of FRITZ!Card DSL is the result of detailed
preparation. A complete hardware and software solution was developed
at AVM in Berlin especially for the typically European "ADSL over
ISDN" line. Before its official launch, FRITZ!Card DSL was successful
in a field test conducted by Deutsche Telekom AG and in
interoperability testing by the international DSL Forum, and passed
tests by the independent Cetecom institute. Deutsche Telekom was the
first network operator to include FRITZ!Card DSL in its own product
line under the name "Teledat 320 PCI". QSC, which claims to be
Germany's leading alternative ADSL provider, is now also introducing
the "ADSL over ISDN" line, and using FRITZ!Card DSL in its own field
tests. Swisscom has subjected the AVM product to extensive tests and
certified it for use in the Swiss network. Other European network
operators who are poised to adopt the "ADSL over ISDN" standard are
using FRITZ!Card DSL for interoperability tests.
    
    The Next Steps: ADSL on USB and ADSL over Bluetooth
    
    AVM presents still more firsts in DSL technology at CeBIT 2002.
FRITZ!Card DSL USB is the first external adapter to combine ADSL and
ISDN in one device. Furthermore, it is the first to combine the
connections to the ISDN NT and the ADSL splitter in one cable.
FRITZ!Card DSL USB is ideally suited for versatile use at different
locations, providing notebooks with a simple way to connect to ISDN
and the Internet. And in a technology demonstration, AVM presents the
advantages of wireless communication for ADSL and ISDN with "DSL over
Bluetooth". Another highlight: the internal PCI adapter FRITZ!Card
DSL shows its strength in video conferencing with the AVM software
Alice. FRITZ!Card DSL significantly lowers latency, thus attaining a
degree of user-friendliness unknown up to now in this type of
application.
    
    FRITZ!Card DSL Active: The New Web Service from AVM
    
    Also premiering at CeBIT is AVM's new Web service. As
international version the FRITZ!Card DSL is launched, AVM presents a
web site with complete information for DSL users at
www.avm.de/DSL/active. All important topics will be available at a
glance from one location: updates with a version history; current
tips and application examples; a direct feedback channel to the AVM
developers; and contact to AVM support. A five year warranty period
and AVM's familiar free support for the life of the product make
AVM's FRITZ!Card DSL complete.
    
    Dealers and Retail Markets are Primary Distribution Channels -
FRITZ!Card DSL from 1&1 and AOL
    
    The opening of the German market for ADSL terminal equipment also
opens a new growth segment for dealers. Specialty dealers and retail
markets are the main distribution channels for FRITZ!Card DSL.
Dealers now have access to all DSL products, from hardware to
software, and are able to offer comprehensive and customized
solutions. FRITZ!Card DSL completes the range of communications
peripherals with a DSL option. The main distribution channel is
supplemented by DSL providers such as 1&1 and AOL.
    
    Successful in Industry Press Testing
    
    Within two months of its introduction, FRITZ!Card DSL had already
undergone extensive tests by various industry magazines. The results
are consistently positive: first place in CHIP magazine's terminal
equipment test; winner of the PC Praxis comparison test; purchase
recommendation from GameStar; best connection benchmarks in PC
Professionell. FRITZ!Card DSL earned particular praise for its high
throughput rates, rapid response times (ping reply), and multi-user
support. The complete software package with FRITZ!web DSL for easy,
secure Internet dial-in and comprehensive diagnostic tools for more
transparency were also favorably mentioned.
    
    The Professional Solution: FRITZ!Card DSL Together with KEN! DSL
    
    Wide-ranging possibilities for small and medium-sized businesses
and personal LAN users are available when FRITZ!Card DSL teams up
with the LAN-based communications software KEN! DSL, as AVM's CeBIT
presentation demonstrates. The perfectly tuned single-supplier
combination provides small PC networks with high-speed Internet
access, e-mail over DSL and the full spectrum of ISDN communications,
from fax to telephony. Communication is made simpler and cheaper by a
built-in mail server for internal and external e-mail and a caching
proxy for still faster and safer Internet access.
    
    KEN! DSL at CeBIT with New Capabilities
    
    KEN! DSL also appears with new features at CeBIT 2002. The newest
version can filter out undesired e-mail and attachments, for example.
KEN!'s new spam filters keep such mail out of the network and away
from users. KEN! can block e-mail attachments that may contain
viruses, or quarantine them for inspection by a virus scanner.
Another new feature is the automatic e-mail reply function. In
addition to forwarding a user's mail to a substitute during
vacations, KEN! can now return a customized out-of-office message to
the sender. KEN! can perform this service for all users in the
network, regardless of the e-mail program they use and without
complicated, time-consuming configuration work on the provider's
server. Access control to the Internet has also been enhanced. The
new version of KEN! provides a new function in addition to the
existing content filter and ad blocker. The new option can be used to
specify which Internet sites are to be made accessible, while all
other sites are prohibited. All of the new features will be available
to KEN! users this summer as a free download, and will also be
implemented in the ISDN version of KEN!.
    
    
    
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