Gosford, NSW - 28 August, 2003 - Belkin Corporation, the leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions, today introduced its Bluetooth Access Point with USB Print Server (F8T030 - RRP$249.95). A winner of the US "Innovations 2003 Design and Engineering Award", the Bluetooth Access Point with USB Print Server from Belkin is an ideal solution for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and mobile road warriors with devices enabled with Bluetooth technology needing to connect to networks as well as printers. The Bluetooth Access Point with USB Print Server from Belkin will ship in Australia this month, August 2003.

Offering access to local area networks (LANs) with devices enabled with Bluetooth technology such as Pocket PC PDAs, Palm(tm) PDAs, notebooks, desktop PCs, and mobile phones, the Bluetooth Access Point with USB Print Server offers connectivity to the Internet, corporate LAN, and home networks. It also enables any USB printer to be accessed via a Bluetooth connection when connected through the Access Point's USB print server ports. At the same time, the product functions as a USB print server where the printer can be visible to the entire wired LAN, which allows the connected USB printer to be accessed by any client on the wired LAN. Up to seven users can simultaneously share the Internet, the LAN, or print to a USB printer via a Bluetooth connection. It features two USB type A connectors, an RJ45 Ethernet port, and the front has seven multicoloured LEDs that depict connection activity quickly and easily.

The Access Point requires no manual configuration. It can be installed and start running in under two minutes, needing only a power source and an Ethernet connection. The IP is obtained automatically via DHCP upon power-up or can be set by any Bluetooth client.

Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, offers a range of innovations for the computer, electronics, and mobile consumer. With a diverse and far-reaching product mix consisting of home and enterprise networking, KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and peripheral sharing, power protection and cabling, as well as USB and FireWireŽ devices, Belkin's reach extends also to Bluetooth(tm), cellular, PDA and other solutions for mobile computing. Belkin products are available through our website as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers and superstores.

Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used by Belkin Corporation under license.