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EtherWAN Systems Switches used in Solar Car Team’s Racer

Oct 13 2009 California, USA –The University of Michigan Solar Car team is competing in the World Solar Challenge in Australia, October 2009. The Solar Car is a product of advanced engineering technologies designed and built by students at the University of Michigan. EtherWAN is proud that this year’s car will be using EtherWAN Ethernet switches as part of the communications system that keeps the car running at peak performance and the people communicating with each other.

The Car's name is Infinium and is five time more aerodynamic than a Corvette. This car employs gallium arsenide solar panels that convert sunshine into electricity that is stored in Lithium batteries. The batteries are capable of powering the car for 300 miles on a dark night and will recharge the next day while driving.

Infinium weighs about 400 pounds and has a top speed of 87 MPH. EtherWAN is proud to sponsor the University of Michigan Solar Car Team and we strongly support the important work students are doing for the school as they advance their career prospects. More importantly the work this team is doing will result in more efficient renewable energy sources for America's future.

About EtherWAN

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of network connectivity products specifically designed for harsh and demanding environments. Founded in 1996, EtherWAN specializes in the design and manufacture of Ethernet switches, media converters, Ethernet extenders and Power over Ethernet products for applications where connectivity is crucial. With a core focus on sustained connectivity in extreme environments, product reliability and quality are top priority. EtherWAN's product development, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance processes are structured to push the limits of stated specifications, resulting in products that surpass expectations.

The company's Pacific Rim headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Taipei, Taiwan. Leveraging marketing and engineering expertise on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, EtherWAN's world class production lines deliver products of the highest quality and comprehensive professional support.

EtherWAN – " When Connectivity is Crucial "