Duel Systems Expands Adapter Line with
the DuelAdapter CradleTM
ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus Adapter

The DuelAdapter Cradle - ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus Adapter (Photo: Business Wire)

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Duel Systems, a business unit of Methode Electronics, Inc., announces a new addition to its DuelAdapterTM product line with the DuelAdapter Cradle, the ExpressCard to PCMCIA and CardBus adapter. The DuelAdapter Cradle enables users of computers that only have PCMCIA or CardBus slots to use a new ExpressCard device (for memory, audio, video, broadband, etc.) without any need to upgrade their computers.

The DuelAdapter Cradle mechanically and electrically bridges the two formats with no compromise in speed and with plug-and-play ease of use. The Cradle seamlessly converts information and transfers data at the full PCMCIA and CardBus transfer rates supported by the computer. Moreover, the Cradle is hot pluggable, and requires no software driver. It is compatible with Windows XPTM, VistaTM, and Mac OS X 10.3.9TM and higher operating systems. The Cradle is FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant.

The DuelAdapter Cradle can be preordered now at the DuelAdapter e-commerce website at www.duel-systemsadapters.com. Standard retail price for the Cradle will be $49.95, but for a limited time, the DuelAdapter Cradle will be offered at $45.95 for advance orders received before July 31, 2007. The DuelAdapter Cradle will also be available through select re-sellers in North America, Europe, and the Far East.

For more information on the DuelAdapter Cradle, visit the product website at www.duel-systemsadapters.com. For more information on any of Duel Systems' products including PCMCIA, CompactFlash, ExpressCard packages, or any other metal/plastic packaging design, contact: Duel Systems, 1750 Junction Ave., San Jose, CA 95112. Phone: 408-436-4931. Fax: 408-436-6063. Email: info@duel-systems.com. Website: www.duel-systems.com.

Duel Systems is a leader in the design, development, and application of sonically welded metal and plastic frame kits used in telecommunications, data communications, and various other industries. Products include ExpressCard, PCMCIA, CompactFlash, adapters, miniature cards, and cost-effective, highly reliable customer-specific packaging designs. The company is a pioneer in the use of sonic welding to assemble PC Cards and continues to hold the original patents on this key process. Duel Systems is located in San Jose, California and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc. Further information can be found at Duels website: www.duel-systems.com.

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: METH) is a global manufacturer of component and subsystem devices with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in the United States, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, China and Singapore. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Distribution and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the following industries: automobile, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment. Further information can be found at Methode's website www.methode.com.

Contacts

Duel Systems, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc.
David Ciembronowicz
847-392-3500

Contacts

Duel Systems, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc.
David Ciembronowicz
847-392-3500