Hexagon Wireless and Axis co-operate on Bluetooth

Hexagon Wireless subsidiary gigaAnt AB and Axis Communications co-operate on Bluetooth Wireless Technology Today gigaAnt, a Hexagon Wireless subsidiary, and Axis announced its co- operation. gigaAnt will supply antennas for Axis' wireless products based on Bluetooth , such as the Bluetooth Access Point from Axis that will be introduced to the market before the end of this year. "We are very satisfied with the co-operation with gigaAnt, who were among the first on the market with antennas for Bluetooth and have a proven track-record in antenna design. We feel very confident with gigaAnt as a supplier," says Torbjörn Wård, General Manager of Axis' Mobile Internet Division. gigaAnt focus on antenna design for Bluetooth applications, and work close with customers to optimize the wireless connectivity in their applications. gigaAnt also provides services like testing and verification in own laboratories. "Making gigaAnt Your Strategic partner for antennas helps to reduce the time to market of wireless technology products," says Ric Roetering, Vice President of gigaAnt. Axis will demonstrate its Bluetooth Access Point with a gigaAnt antenna during the Nordic Bluetooth Conference, which takes place in Stockholm on October 4-5. Both Axis and gigaAnt will participate in the conference. In order to illustrate how the gigaAnt antennas can be used; gigaAnt will show Axis wireless products at various trade shows this year such as World PC EXPO in Tokyo. The Bluetooth Access Point from Axis enables broadband access to the Internet and Intranets for a wide range of mobile devices. This wireless solution supports both voice- and data applications, which makes wireless and fixed network resources more efficient and user friendly. About gigaAnt AB gigaAnt is a company owned by Hexagon Wireless. gigaAnt is a leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying a range of high-performance antennas dedicated to short-range wireless communication in the 2,4 GHz band e.g. with Bluetooth devices. The company's aim is to be the natural antenna partner for adopters of the Bluetooth wireless technology worldwide within the next three years. gigaAnt was formed by Hexagon Wireless spring 2000. Although new, gigaAnt is a subsidiary of Moteco, one of the world's leading suppliers of terminal antennas for mobile telephone, with customers like Ericsson, Siemens and Philips. Moteco has developed and manufactured antennas for mobile applications for more than 25 years and have today more than 300 employees and production units in Sweden, China and Malaysia. Both gigaAnt and Moteco belong to the Hexagon Group, which is listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange. Information about the companies can be found at: www.gigaAnt.com, www.moteco.se and www.hexagon.se About Axis The Axis Communications Group, with the parent company Axis AB, is a leader in network connectivity and emerging wireless Internet based services. The company is at the forefront of developing network appliance solutions that enable people and organizations to get easy and immediate access to devices and services. Axis is one of the global leaders in several key thin server and network device markets, such as printer, storage and video connectivity, and is doing pioneering work in the rapidly expanding markets of wireless and mobile communications. Founded in 1984, Axis employs more than 500 people worldwide, including the 50 percent owned subsidiary, Netch Technologies. The group had a turnover of approximately 695 MSEK in the financial year 1999/2000. Axis is headquartered in Lund, Sweden and has a total of 28 offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Axis is a publicly traded company on the OM Stockholm Exchange's O-list. Information about Axis can be found at http://www.axis.com. For more information, please contact: Morten Smedstad tel +46 70 582 8240 Ric Roetering tel +46 70 365 21 66 VD Hexagon Wireless vVD gigaAnt AB morten.smedstad@moteco.se ric.roetering@gigaAnt.com # # # Axis is a registered trademark of Axis Communications AB. BLUETOOTH is a trademark owned by Aktiebolaget LM Ericsson and licensed to Axis. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/02/20001002BIT00330/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/02/20001002BIT00330/bit0002.pdf