Phonex Unveils New USB Version of Award Winning NeverWire Product Line

New NeverWire USB Powerline adapter delivers a network connection with broadband speed through home electrical outlets

July 2, 2003 - Midvale, UT - Phonex Broadband TM Corporation (www.phonex.com), a world leader in Power Line Carrier (PLC) voice, audio and data communication technology, today unveiled new addition to award winning NeverWire product line - the NeverWire USB with sleek wall -mount design.


The NeverWire USB provides a convenient USB connection from the PC to the home electrical outlet. By placing a second NeverWire device into another electrical outlet in the home, an instant powerline data network is formed. Customers can share a broadband connection, share files, share printers or play games with fast, reliable broadband speed.

"As the leader in powerline communications, we are proud to offer another simple to use, easy to install powerline product to the market," said John Knab, CEO. "The NeverWire USB offers the speed, small size and easy to use features that customers desire."

The NeverWire product line offers innovative powerline communication devices for home networking. The product line includes NeverWire 14 (Ethernet port), NeverWire USB, and the NeverWire Combo (Ethernet and USB). The introductory product, NeverWire 14, boasts several awards including CES Best of Innovations. CES again honored Phonex by selecting the NeverWire Combo for an Innovations Award in 2003. The NeverWire USB is the latest innovation from Phonex with a sleek wall -mount design.

The NeverWire USB delivers 12MB speed and measures only 2.04" W x 3.12" H x 1.08" D, smaller than a business card at just over an inch thick. 3DES encryption keeps personal data protected and is easily enabled through software. The NeverWire USB is HomePlug compliant and will retail for $99.

For more information about NeverWire USB or about its availability, readers can contact Phonex at www.phonex.com.

Founded in 1988, Phonex Broadband Corporation, based in Midvale, Utah, is a privately held company recognized as the world's largest supplier of powerline -based voice, audio and data products. Phonex Broadband's proprietary technology enables telephone, audio and data devices to communicate reliably using standard electrical wiring. The technology is protected by multiple patents. Phonex has sold more than 10 million powerline products worldwide and was the first company to market a broadband networking device that turns any electrical outlet into a 10BaseT Ethernet port. Phonex is a member of CEA, the Consumer Electronics Association, and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. Phonex Broadband, and NeverWire are trademarks of Phonex Broadband Corporation. All other company names and trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

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