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Thrustmaster Develops A Handy New Device For Gamers: Play Your Video Game Console Online While Sharing Your PC's Internet Connection


Los Angeles, E3 Show, May 17, 2005 - Thrustmaster is bringing a clever device to the market that allows gamers to share their PC Internet connection with their video game console. With the USB to Ethernet adapter, you have the freedom to play your video game console online while another user surfs the Internet the same time.

The USB to Ethernet adapter is compatible with Playstation® 2, PS Two, Xbox®, GamecubeTM and PC, thus enabling users to share a single PC Internet connection with any one of the 3 major game consoles, with another PC desktop or a laptop. The adapter is designed so that it is not necessary to disconnect one system in order to connect to another.

The USB to Ethernet adapter comes with a small adapter with an Ethernet port plus a USB plug, and an RJ45 crossover Ethernet cable. Installation is simple: connect the USB plug on the adapter to your PC's USB port (the PC is connected to the Internet via a high-speed modem, usually called the "master PC"). Connect one end of the included Ethernet cable to the adapter's Ethernet port, and connect the end of the other cable to the Ethernet port on your game console (Playstation® 2*, PS Two, Xbox®, GamecubeTM*). On your PC, you only need to follow the procedure for creating a shared network, in 5 simple steps.

The USB to Ethernet adapter will be available for an MSRP of $49.99. For a product demonstration, visit the Thrustmaster room at E3, Room 304, South Hall, May 17-20.

*A network adapter is required for the Playstation® 2 and GamecubeTM consoles.


Winn Keaten

Marketing Manager



Founded in 1992, Thrustmaster enjoys a strong reputation for designing and developing the ultimate in flight and motor sports simulation accessories. Thrustmaster's technological and marketing expertise allows it to offer a complete range of PC and console gaming accessories, including peripherals developed under Xbox® license.

Licensing agreements with prestigious brands such as Ferrari®, Top Gun®, Beretta® and Splinter Cell®, as well as close collaboration with the US Air Force, contribute to offering perfectly-adapted, innovative accessories to gamers the world over. Thrustmaster has been a division of Guillemot Corporation since 1999.

Guillemot Corporation designs and manufactures a complete range of PC and console hardware and accessories under the Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. The group's mission is to offer innovative, high-quality products which provide heightened levels of emotion and enjoyment for gamers. Currently present in 12 countries, the group distributes its products across 45 countries in total. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange New Market, ISIN code FR00066722.

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