SMC Networks today announced the appointment of its new distributor, Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd. This new appointment is a result of the expected growth of the Singapore market for SMC products, therein strengthening its channel presence and distribution. With over twenty four years of experience, Convergent Systems has established a strong foothold in the retail and System Integrator distribution channels. Convergent Systems is able to provide networking expertise and consultation in the enterprise arena, in addition to attending to the SOHO, consumer retail and new emerging channels. Based on its accumulated years of knowledge in distribution and wide channel coverage, Convergent Systems was chosen to provide a wider network of dealers offering the full range of SMC Networks products to customers.

SMC Networks (www.smc-asia.com), a leading technology provider of LAN
hardware, broadband connectivity devices and SOHO/Home wireless products, today
announced the appointment of its new distributor, Convergent Systems (S) Pte
Ltd. This new appointment is a result of the expected growth of the Singapore
market for SMC products, therein strengthening its channel presence and
distribution.

With over twenty four years of experience, Convergent Systems has established a
strong foothold in the retail and System Integrator distribution channels.
Convergent Systems is able to provide networking expertise and consultation in
the enterprise arena, in addition to attending to the SOHO, consumer retail and
new emerging channels. Based on its accumulated years of knowledge in
distribution and wide channel coverage, Convergent Systems was chosen to provide
a wider network of dealers offering the full range of SMC Networks products to
customers.

According to IDC report for WLAN in the Enterprise, the potential for WLAN in
the corporate environment is being tapped increasingly as businesses are
attracted to its convenience and ease of use, ease of network management, its
positive effect on enhancing business processes, as well as being compelled by
the rising need for mobility. Additionally, service providers and equipment
vendors are also aggressively addressing market acceptance, security concerns,
and corporate functionality requirements.

“The Singapore market is very important to SMC Networks’ overall success as this
is headquarters for Asia Pacific region,” said Charles Chen, General Manager,
SMC Networks Asia Pacific. “With the Singapore government looking into building
a wireless network infrastructure covering the entire island in the coming
years, this is the right time for us to partner with Convergent Systems and open
up more channels for our customers to source solutions that meet their
networking needs.”

"The prospects for network enabling devices and networked equipment continue to
look bright especially in Singapore with the recent announcement of the
country’s goal to provide free wireless surfing by June next year,” said Kelvin
Khong, Managing Director, Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd. “With the explosion of
WiFi enabled devices like cellphones, PDAs, notebook computers, Skypephones and
other mobile devices, there is continued demand for new purchases and upgrades
of networking products in offices and homes.”

“We are very excited to be appointed as a distributor for SMC. We believe
that SMC offers a complete range of technically proficient networking products
which are well poised to take advantage of the new opportunities that continue
to present themselves in today’s digital age, where connectivity has become a
necessity. SMC Networks will enhance our product offerings, along with our other
premier class manufacturers, to our channel partners," concluded Mr Khong.