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29th Mar 05

Linksys Network Hardware Solutions to be distributed throughout India by Redington


Mumbai, March 29, 2005 - Linksys, a division of Cisco, the recognized leading global provider of VoIP, wireless and networking hardware for the home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business environments, today announced the appointment of Redington India Ltd, a top-tier distributor of technology products and services, to sell Linksys network hardware solutions to resellers and end users throughout India. Linksys product lines to be distributed by Redington include broadband routers, 10/100 switches, gigabit products, wireless-B and Wireless-G LAN products and entertainment solutions.

Redington will offer the Linksys award winning and industry leading line of wired and wireless networking products throughout India. This appointment designates Linksys as one of the company's key SOHO, home networking and small business vendors. Linksys will have access to Redington training and marketing programs and benefit from the support of the company’s sales force.

"The collaboration with Redington strengthens our commitment to expand our presence in India," said Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Linksys Regional Sales Director, Cisco, Asia Pacific. "Linksys brings innovative, affordable, reliable network solutions to its customers and we are confident that Redington will provide the required impetus to Linksys' growth in the networked home and small businesses in the country."

Mr. Aniruddha Joshi, Vice President, Redington India said, "Redington has always believed in forging relationships that deliver value to the end customer. Through this alliance, Linksys will leverage our unmatched service levels and pan India reach for its range of products."

New products immediately available from Redington include Linksys home entertainment devices such as the Wireless-G media adapter (WGA54G), which allows gamers to wirelessly connect their PlayStation2, Xbox™, or GameCube™ consoles together for head-to-head gaming and to the Internet for live online multi-player gaming or the Wireless-G Internet Video Camera (WVC54G), a unique camera enabling users to monitor the home and office wirelessly via a web browser, from anywhere in the world.

For quick, effective flow of information, the 5, 8, 16 and 24-port Gigabit switches (SD2005, SD2008, SR2016, SR2024) provide users data transfer at a rate of up to 1000Mbps on each port enabling large amounts of bandwidth for higher capabilities. The switches also feature auto speed negotiation and auto MDI/MDI-X, which allow the switches to automatically sense and configure the cable type connected to each port.

The Linksys product line includes the world's leading 802.11 Wireless-B and Wireless-G LAN and router solutions, switches, access points and a new range of multimedia devices, ideal for the wireless home. Linksys also offers an extended line of Ethernet and Gigabit switches, network adapters, print servers, network storage, KVM and USB devices.

About Linksys
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a division of Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the recognized global leader in VoIP, Wireless and Ethernet networking solutions for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com.

About Redington
Redington (India) Ltd, founded in 1993 is a leading provider of IT products, Logistics Management and other services ranked 10th by DQ Top 20 issue of 2003. Redington serves more than 6700 IT resellers in India covering over 450 cities. Redington (India) represents more than 15 leading Global brands covering product categories like Systems, Software, Peripherals, Components, Network products, Mobile Phones etc. The company generated a sales turnover of Rs. 2081 crores ($476 million) in its last financial year which ended March 31st 2004.

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