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10/21/09Red Hot Internet Completes Integration of the Azotel Simpler Subscriber Management Latform for its Metro Mesh WiFi Network
Azotel announced during the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Canada led by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, Mary Coughlan TD, the successful integration of it's SIMPLer platform for the delivery of internet services over Red Hot Internet, a league leading metro mesh WiFi network now operating in downtown Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
10/07/09Yonder Media Broadband Wireless Architects Merge of BayHill Capital to Build Internet Commerce Platforms for Rural Markets
Yonder Media has signed a letter of intent to merge with BayHill Capital (OTCBB: BYHL) of South Jordan, Utah and its operating subsidiary, affiliate marketing company, Commission River to build wireless broadband Internet access networks exclusively for rural communities.
09/25/09Micrel to Exhibit Innovative Fiber, Ethernet and Broadband Wireless Solutions and Reference Designs for Industrial Applications at Fall Embedded Systems Conference, Boston
Micrel Inc., (NASDAQ: MCRL) announced that it will be showing the industry's newest and most innovative high-performance, low-power, low-cost IC solutions at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston. The show is being held at The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Micrel's booth is No. 326. Micrel will showcase new products for fiber optic and Ethernet as well as demonstrate a broadband wireless networking reference design, targeting low-data rate applications, utilizing Micrel RF transceivers, Zilog Microcontrollers and based upon Micrel's MicrelNet "Star Cluster-of-Trees" wireless networking solution.
09/24/09Synapse Wireless Joins Open Smart Grid Users Group to Promote Internet-enabled, Broadband Wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication
Synapse Wireless announced that it has joined the UCA International Users Group (UCAIug), home to Open Smart Grid (OpenSG). The UCAIug is a non-profit users group comprised of organizations involved in the electric utility industry that share a common goal of advancing interoperability for the utility enterprise and Smart Grid.
09/23/09Synapse Wireless Embraces OpenHAN for Smart Grid Home Area Network Systems
The UCAIug is a non-profit users group comprised of organizations involved in the electric utility industry's Smart Grid initiative. Its OpenHAN specification establishes the initial requirements and framework for the development of well managed and secure customer communications systems.
08/31/09WiMAX Broadband Wireless Equipment Market Jumps 12% in 2Q09; Defies America's Recession with More Than 140 Million WiMAX Subscribers Worldwide by 2013
Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released the second quarter (2Q09) edition of its WiMAX Equipment, Devices, and Subscribers market share forecast and research report.
08/26/09Tranzeo WiMAX Broadband Wireless Equipment To Be Deployed in Spain
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT), a premier manufacturer of wireless broadband and WiMAX communication systems announced that its family of WiMAX subscriber units will be used by Spanish telecommunications operator Nostracom. Nostracom recently announced the selection of Aperto Networks for their fixed wireless network and as a result, Tranzeo's subscriber units will be used.
08/20/09Synapse Wireless Doubles Mesh Broadband Wireless Machine-to-Machine Revenue - Again
Fueling Synapse's growth is SNAP, its award winning wireless mesh network software technology. A SNAP solution offers everything needed for complete M2M solutions, including a seamless connection to the internet, Sleepy Mesh for battery-powered mesh networking, AES encryption for added security, and over-the-air programming of devices.
08/19/09Fortress Technologies Launches Vehicle-Based Mesh Point, Mobile Ad Hoc Broadband Wireless Network Solutions
Fortress Technologies announced two new solutions to its product portfolio that enable secure, net-centric wireless communications via land, air, and sea. The Fortress ES820 Vehicle Mesh Point and Fortress FastPath Mesh allow vehicles to dynamically create ad hoc mesh networks on-the-move, and seamlessly leave and rejoin those networks during tactical missions.
08/05/09Proxim Wireless and NetLogix Partner to Help Organizations Prepare for the Upcoming ARRA Stimulus Deadline on August 14th
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) and NetLogix announced that the companies have partnered to make available a broad suite of stimulus grant application services and resources for organizations preparing stimulus grant applications in the United States. The combination of free resources and paid services is designed to help organizations identify the best funding options available and to have their grant applications prepared before the stimulus "Round One" deadline, which is Friday, August 14, 2009.
07/21/09Strix Systems Announces Versatile New Edge Solution
Strix Systems announced availability of the new Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Mesh Network System model MWS-100 HSx. The MWS-100 HSx is a powerful dual-radio system that is significantly more cost-effective to deploy than other mesh and point to multi-point systems, and provides robust features, functionality and industry proven performance. It includes the same architectural core competencies of Strix' low-latency Layer 2 switching architecture and Dynamic Mesh Algorithms (DMA) for an intelligent self-healing, self-configuring and self-tuning solution.
06/11/09National Broadband Wireless Stimulus Webcast Attracts Thousands, as White House Official, Experts Discuss Strategy
A June 4th National Broadband Stimulus Town Hall Meeting Webcast produced by the National League of Cities TV, in cooperation with TV Worldwide and BroadbandCensus.com, attracted an on-line audience of thousands of city officials and industry professionals as experts engaged in interactive discussions on how broadband stimulus money will be deployed.
06/08/09Milton Hydro Teams With Trilliant to Expand Time-of-Use Billing to All Residential Customers With Smart Meters
Milton Hydro, a local utility distribution company located in southern Ontario, along with Trilliant Incorporated, the leader in delivering Smart Grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, today announced the expansion of Milton's existing Smart Grid initiative. Milton, who first delivered Time-of-Use (TOU) billing to its customers in 2005, now provides TOU billing for over 21,000 consumers.
04/29/09SRI International and Ojo Technology Demonstrate Broadband Wireless Video Surveillance Solutions for Municipalities and School Districts at Public School Security Event
At an event to be held on Thursday, April 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., SRI International and Ojo Technology will demonstrate technology that can connect local schools and police departments by integrating wireless real-time video using SRI's Aware Mobile Mesh Solution and Ojo's Internet-enabled camera systems and services. The demonstration will take place at a public school security event at the Sequoia Union High School District office at 480 James Avenue in Redwood City, Calif. The event is open to the public.
04/07/09Xiocom Wireless Teams With aCure Technology to Deliver Broadband Wireless Campus-Wide Internet Access to 163 Year-Old College
Xiocom Wireless announced that aCure Technology, a value-added reseller and systems integration partner, has deployed a campus-wide indoor and outdoor wireless mesh network solution at Mercedes College in Perth, WA. Students will now be able to work wherever they are on campus, wirelessly accessing all of the college's resources online.
04/06/09Aruba Networks' Real-Time Broadband Wireless Location Systems Lower Costs by Leveraging Wi-Fi Infrastructure to Keep Tabs on Key Assets
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced three Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) that leverage customers' existing Aruba adaptive Wi-Fi network to lower deployment and operating costs. RTLS uses signal triangulation and propagation algorithms to locate the position of an asset, device or Wi-Fi tracking tag within a facility. Aruba offers an RTLS solution integrated into its AirWave Wireless Management Suite (AWMS), as well as interoperability with RTLS location-engines from AeroScout and Ekahau. Customers can select from among these three solutions based on required positioning accuracy and features.
03/27/09Home Builder Selects Proxim to Enable Complete Broadband Wireless Development in New Town at St. Charles
Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) announced that a new community in Missouri has been built using Proxim's wireless technology to provide the entire town the capability of broadband access, wireless VoIP, and video surveillance. The community, New Town at St. Charles, utilizes Proxim's wireless backhaul, WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies for a complete end-to-end wireless network that saves the town up to $4,000 per month in leased line costs.
03/25/09Active Control Plans to Install First Wi-Fi Mesh Network to Manage Mine Operations and Track Personnel and Equipment
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced that it will install its first MSHA-approved ActiveMine network. The new system, to be installed in a West Virginia underground coal mine next month, will consist of a 50-node network, making it the largest MSHA-approved underground Wi-Fi network anywhere.
03/23/09Split Rock Resort & Golf Club Deploys Its Proximities RFID Water Park Customer Tracking Solution
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club selected Bartronics America, Inc. (BAI), to provide its Proximities RFID system solution for their H20ooohh Indoor Family Waterpark.
03/16/09Airspan Selected for County-Wide Municipal and WiMAX Networks in Spain
Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN) announced that the government of La Xunta, Spain, through its service provider R, has selected Airspan equipment to create two networks, one used for the municipality to remotely connect offices throughout the region, while the second is connecting several industrial zones and businesses to WiMAX.
02/09/09IBM Unveils Building Blocks for 21st Century Smart Grid Infrastructures
IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new services and products to help clients build a new, more dynamic infrastructure that will bring more intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. As a result, it will enable businesses and governments to better respond to and manage challenges presented by today's globally integrated planet.
01/26/09Universidad del Valle de México, S. C. Selects Aruba Networks and IT21 to Supply Wireless Networks Across 35 Campuses
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced that Universidad del Valle de México, S. C. (UVM) is deploying Aruba's adaptive wireless LANs across its 35 campuses throughout Mexico. UVM is the second largest private university in Mexico with 85,000 students and 7,000 faculty members.
01/05/09Glenn International Chooses Tranzeo Wi-Fi and WiMAX Products for Its Caribbean and Central American Business
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT) is now represented throughout the Caribbean and Central America by Puerto Rico-based Glenn International, the region's leading supplier of electrical, communications and lighting equipment since 1967. Glenn International's decision to supply Tranzeo brand products to its network of integrators across Latin America was the result of two years of research evaluating wireless mesh, Wi-Fi and WiMAX equipment manufacturers.
12/17/08Quantenna Offerd Super Low Latency Full-HD Wireless Video Over 802.11n Networks
Quantenna Communications, Inc., a developer of silicon for intelligent high speed wireless networking, announced a partnership with W&W Communications, Inc., the leader in super low latency, full-HD H.264 video codecs, to deliver high definition television (HDTV) over plug-and-play standards-based Wi-Fi networks.
12/15/08Proxim Wireless Provides Broadband Wireless Internet Access for the Third Annual Commonwealth Youth Games in India
Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) announced that it successfully provided both the indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi connectivity as well as point-to-multipoint connectivity for the third annual Commonwealth Youth Games, which were hosted in Pune, India from October 12-18, 2008. IL & FS Ecosmart Pvt. Ltd. selected Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 WiMAX capable products and Proxim's ORiNOCO Wi-Fi Mesh to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to over 1,300 athletes and 350 officials across 15 locations.
12/08/08Radiant Networks Deploys Broadband Wireless Mesh Network for the City of Solon
Radiant Networks announced that the city of Solon, Ohio has deployed a public access mesh network using Proxim Wireless' (NASDAQ: PRXM ) ORiNOCO Wi-Fi Mesh and Tsunami MP.11 point-to-multipoint product lines as the foundation. Radiant Networks, one of the country's leading wireless engineering companies, performed the initial site survey and feasibility study to design a redundant wireless network.
11/18/08New Rugged Broadband Wireless Wrist Computer for Military and Emergency First Responder Field Communications
Parvus Corporation will preview the new Zypad WR1100 rugged wrist-worn personal computer (PC) at the San Diego Convention Center Booth 1109 of MILCOM 2008, this year's premier military communications event sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
11/12/08Ekahau Certifies Interoperability With Aerohive Wireless LANs
Ekahau Inc. and Aerohive Networks announced that Ekahau has certified Aerohive's wireless LAN equipment to work with Ekahau's RTLS products. This certification provides customers with the assurance that Ekahau RTLS may be quickly and easily deployed on Aerohive wireless LANs and that the wide range of Aerohive's advanced capabilities, such as mesh networking, work with Ekahau technology.
11/11/08Z-Wave Announces Broadband Wireless Energy Monitoring System for the Whole Home
The long wait for mass-market wireless home control solutions in retail stores is finally over. Today marks the availability of Z-Wave-based home management solutions in Fry's stores across the nation. Stores are located across nine states including California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
11/06/08Meraki Introduces 'Main Street WiFi' for Cities and Towns
Meraki announced its first-ever Main Street WiFi Starter Pack to assist any town or business district deploy broadband wireless access across a full square mile.
10/29/08School Districts Move Quickly to Smarter 802.11n Wi-Fi
Ruckus Wireless announced that it has been selected by fourteen school districts across the country -- including Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD), Schenectady Public Schools, Tonasket School District and Holland Christian Public Schools -- to supply state-of-the art Smart wireless LAN (WLAN) systems based on the emerging 802.11n high-speed wireless standard.
10/23/08No Market Slowdown for Synapse's SNAP Wireless Mesh Network Technology
Synapse announced a new release of its proven, wireless mesh network technology -- Synapse SNAP 2.1 -- for companies designing embedded products that need fast and reliable machine communication.
10/16/08Guatemala City Officials Meet in China to Finalize Wireless e-Ticketing Solution for Bus System
Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: ALYI) announced that Company CEO Henryk Dabrowski will lead a trade mission to China October 18-26, 2008. The trade mission concludes many months of negotiation with the city of Guatemala, Private Association of Bus Owners and other local partners to bring Alternet's wireless e-ticketing system to their municipality.
10/15/08Motorola Announces One Point Wireless Suite and Wireless Manager
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) unveiled its next-generation One Point Wireless Suite and announced the upcoming release of its Wireless Manager 2.0, a powerful network management tool that works with the indoor RF Management Suite to offer a single point of control for Motorola indoor and outdoor wireless networks, enabling a truly all-wireless enterprise.
10/07/08Brazilian Army School Selects Aruba Networks and Synergy to Build Secure Broadband Wireless Network
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced that its Synergy has deployed Aruba's wireless networks at the Escola de Aperfeiçoamento de Oficiais (EsAO) Brazilian Army School and surrounding housing complexes. Established in 1919, EsAO serves company- and field-grade officers at its 46 acre Rio de Janeiro campus and housing complexes.
10/03/08Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
10/02/08Motorola Updates Key Technology Milestones for XOHM's WiMAX Broadband Wireless Network Achievements
In advance of the planned commercial deployment of WiMAX technology in Chicago by Sprint's (NYSE: S) XOHM business unit, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that its WiMAX infrastructure has passed network acceptance tests vital to the provision of mobile broadband service to Chicagoland residents and businesses.
10/01/08Motorola Completes Acquires Leading Enterprise Security Software Company
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced the completion of its acquisition of AirDefense, Inc., a leading wireless LAN (WLAN) security provider. As previously announced on July 28, 2008, Motorola signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held AirDefense, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola integrated into Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business.
10/01/08First Broadband Wireless Radios Selected by U.S. Army for First Battlefield Deployment of System to Iraq
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) announced that its Highband Networking Radio system will be deployed to the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Assault Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team currently assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in its role as Multi-National Division-Baghdad (MND-B).
09/24/08 U.S. Troops in Iraq Receive Broadband Wireless Internet Access from Aruba Networks and Babylon Telecommunications
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced that its wireless networks have been deployed by Babylon Telecommunications Inc. at Joint Base Balad in Iraq to provide Internet access to over 20,000 soldiers. Prior to this deployment there was no authorized Internet access at the base for the individual soldiers, making it difficult for troops to stay in touch with loved ones and affecting morale. Babylon Telecommunications was awarded a contract by the Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) to handle the integration services and provide Internet service at Joint Base Balad, the largest US military base in the region.
09/12/08Azalea Networks Deploys Its 'Intelligent' Broadband Wireless Network Technology in China's City of Hangzhou
Azalea Networks announced a broadband wireless network deployment covering key areas throughout the City of Hangzhou in eastern China. This represents the latest in a series of wireless deployments for Azalea in major Chinese metropolitan areas this year.
08/27/08Firetide Launches WLAN Controller for Enterprise Wi-Fi Access Networks
Firetide Inc., a leading developer of wireless mesh and access networks, today announced the new Firetide WLAN Controller that enables network-wide management and control of Firetide access points from a single interface. With the launch of the WLAN controller product, Firetide addresses a growing convergence trend in the channel, where a single integrator, be it security or IT, now provides the entire spectrum of networking services to an enterprise – from IP video surveillance to Wi-Fi access for employees and guests. Firetide’s extended wireless portfolio – from high-performance mesh backhaul to feature-rich WLAN management – is an excellent solution for integrators looking to break into new markets.
08/26/08Applied Mesh Technologies' DCX Solution Certified on Aeris Network
Aeris Communications announced the certification of Applied Mesh Technologies on the Aeris network. Applied Mesh's DCX (Direct Connect eXternal) is the latest in automation communications technology to be certified on the Aeris CDMA2000(R) 1XRTT/EV-DO wireless network. As a wireless carrier focused on providing integrated communications into the utilities sector, the Aeris network coupled with the DCX solution offers utility companies expanded capability to reliably and securely receive wireless data.
08/06/08Motorola PremierOne Public Sector Applications Portfolio Optimizes New Technology Platform
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced its new public sector applications portfolio -- Motorola PremierOne -- the next evolution in public safety and service solutions, which transforms the way agencies operate, collaborate and share information.
08/06/08ROK Mobile International Acquires Wi-Max/Wi-Fi Network Solution Provider MeshLinx Wireless
ROK Mobile Intl, a UK-based telecoms service provider, announced that it has purchased a 51% interest in MeshLinx Wireless Inc., a US-based global network provider of Wi-Max and Wi-Fi network solutions.
07/21/08Magal Receives an Order to Install a Broadband Wireless Municipal Command & Control System in an Asian Capital
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ GMS: MAGS, TASE:MAGS) announced today that it has received an order for the installation of a broadband wireless municipal security command and control system in a capital city in Asia, based on its FORTIS System. The first stage of this order which is expected to be completed by the end of August 2008 is approximately US$ 650,000. Following completion of the initial stage, management expects the project to be expanded, and the total sum of the whole project is expected to reach approximately US$ 3 million.
07/17/08Next Generation Municipal Wi-Fi/WiMAX Service Alive and Well in Lompoc, California
The municipal Wi-Fi network in the City of Lompoc, California is achieving commercial success with a growing number of subscribers, using technology from Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for Service Management and Access Control for wireless networks including WiMAX , wireless mesh and Wi-Fi hotspots. Announced today, the City has replaced their existing service management system with the Aptilo Service Management Platform, which enables and manages Wi-Fi access and provides service control.
07/09/08BelAir Networks Provides Tessco Customers with Market-Leading Wireless Mesh Products
BelAir Networks, the market leader in broadband wireless mesh networks, has signed a distribution agreement with TESSCO Technologies, the leading provider of the product and supply chain solutions needed to build, operate and use wireless networks and systems. The distribution agreement provides easy access to BelAir Networks best of breed wireless mesh products for TESSCO’s wireless system operators, program managers, contractors, resellers, and self-maintained utility, transportation, enterprise and government organizations.
07/09/08Cresskill, N.J., High School Deploys Broadband Wireless Internet Access for 800 Students
Cresskill (N.J.) Junior and Senior High School has installed a wireless LAN from Meru Networks to provide its more than 800 students and faculty with mobile wireless access to the Internet and online educational materials.
07/08/08Midland Hotels Picks Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Mesh Wireless LANs to Provide High-Speed Internet Access for Guests
Ruckus Wireless announced that it was been selected by the Midland Hotel Corporation to provide Smart Wireless LAN systems as part of a $17 million renovation of Midland's group of Holiday Inn hotels throughout Massachusetts.
07/08/08Sandals Resorts Deploy Smart Mesh Networks to Deliver High-Speed Internet Access in 20 Caribbean Resorts
Ruckus Wireless announced that it has been selected by Sandals Resorts International to supply all of its Caribbean properties including Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and The Royal Plantation Collection with an all-802.11n, indoor/outdoor Wireless LAN infrastructure based on its award-winning Smart Mesh Networking technology.
07/07/08Redline and Tranzeo Collaborate on Broadband Wireless Interoperability for WiMAX Product Lines
Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX broadband wireless products, announced the addition of the Tranzeo Wireless Technologies' (TSX:TZT) WiMAX subscriber units to the Redline Ecosystem Verification ('REV') program. The Tranzeo products have achieved Silver status in the REV program which is designed to accelerate the deployment of interoperable WiMAX networks around the globe.
06/23/08Aruba Networks and Omni Data Secure Clinton Public School System With Wireless IP Video Surveillance Solution
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, announced that the Clinton Public School System in Connecticut has selected Aruba's wireless LAN technology for use in wireless video surveillance systems at the district's four elementary, intermediate, and high schools. Aruba partner OMNI Data LLC will be providing integration services.
06/20/08Motorola Develops One Point Wireless Network Management Control System for Wireless Internet Service Providers
Motorola, Inc. ( NYSE: MOT) announced the North American availability of its new set of software products for designing, deploying and managing outdoor wireless networks: the Motorola One Point Wireless Suite. The suite features MeshPlanner, PTP LINKPlanner and introduces Motorola's new Wireless Manager which provides IT managers and network operators enhanced visibility and control of Motorola's wireless broadband products.
06/19/08Wireless Matrix Signs Three-Year Agreement With Municipal Utility Company
Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX) announced that it has signed a three-year service agreement with a Midwestern municipal utility company to deploy the FleetOutlook solution suite with their vehicle fleet.
06/19/08Axtel's High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Arrives in Mazatlan, Mexico
Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AXTELCPO; OTC: AXTLY), a fixed-line integrated telecommunications company in Mexico, announced the initiation of operations in Mazatlan, in the state of Sinaloa. Mazatlan is AXTEL's 4th new city during 2008, reaching a total of 31 cities throughout Mexico, offering telephony, Internet, data and advanced telecommunications solutions.
06/18/08NOMOTECH Selects Redline's Products for $5 Million WiMAX Broadband Wireless Network in France and Africa
Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, announced that NOMOTECH, the largest alternative telecommunications network provider in France, has selected its WiMAX Forum Certified RedMAX products for its $5 million broadband wireless network expansion.
06/18/08Crowne Plaza Houston Upgrades to High-Speed Wireless Internet Access in Days with BelAir Networks
As the Crowne Plaza Houston North Greenspoint undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation, one element is critical to enhancing the guest experience at the hotel -- high-speed wireless Internet service. The Crowne Plaza is known for its excellence and commitment to customer service for those staying in the largest city in the state of Texas. With BelAir Networks and AFL Telecommunications, the hotel now offers high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access access throughout the facility giving guests access whenever and wherever they need it.
06/12/08Utilities See 'Municipal Broadband Wireless Smart Grids' as Best Way to Combat Rising Fuel Costs
Escalating energy costs, combined with growing energy demand and increased regulatory pressures, have led to substantial innovations within the energy industry. Chief among these is the growth of the Smart Grid, a vastly improved means of managing energy delivery that incorporates principals and best practices from the computer networking industry. Given this environment, Trilliant Incorporated, a leader in delivering intelligent networks that power the Smart Grid, is pleased to report that the company has now delivered more than 750,000 devices with integrated intelligent communications supporting advanced metering, demand response and other Smart Grid applications.
06/12/08Tractor Supply Builds Broadband Wireless Networks in 745 Stores Nationwide to Enhance Mobility, Improve Productivity, Achieve Better Inventory Management and Increase Store Profitability
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT ) and PartnerSelect Business Partner Quest Solution and PartnerSelect Premier Independent Software Vendor (ISV) StepOne Systems, announced that Tractor Supply, the largest retail farm and ranch chain in the United States, has deployed an end-to-end Motorola enterprise mobility solution that includes deployment of 802.11 wireless LAN (WLAN) across its 745 stores nationwide to improve productivity, inventory management and store profitability.
06/09/08Spectrum Interactive plc to Migrate All WiFi Services to Aptilo Networks' Service Management Platform
Aptilo Networks announced that Spectrum Interactive will migrate its entire WiFi network infrastructure -- which includes wireless hotspots in some of the UK's busiest airports, as well as Premium Inn, Travelodge and Radisson Edwardian hotels throughout the country -- to the Aptilo Service Management Platform, a solution that enables and manages WiFi access and provides service control. The move will unify Spectrum's back-end WiFi systems, standardizing on the Aptilo platform.
06/03/08Ruckus Wireless 802.11n Smart Mesh Networking Wins Award for Excellence in Networking Technology Innovation
Ruckus Wireless announced today that it was named a NXTcomm Eos Award winner for its pioneering 802.11n smart mesh networking technology. Selected for excellence in technology innovation in the Access Networking category, Ruckus and its Smart Wi-Fi meshing technology will be recognized at the NXTcomm 2008 conference June 16-19 in Las Vegas.
06/03/08Cambria County Activates Next-Generation Broadband Wireless Communication Network Designed by CONXX
Pennsylvania's Cambria County has activated its county-wide, multi-service communications network designed by CONXX. The highly versatile network enables the county to utilize a single, carrier-grade network for county government, education, public safety, commercial and residential applications.
05/28/08Motorola Launches Broadband Wireless Enterprise Partner Program
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced its Motorola Enterprise Broadband Wireless Partner Program designed to ensure the best deployment of WLANs for enterprise mobility with the ability of seamless wireless connectivity throughout the enterprise. Motorola has the industry's most comprehensive wireless portfolio, spanning from Wi-Fi to wireless wide area networking (WWAN) and covering indoors and outdoors to enable the all-wireless enterprise.
05/15/08Rogers Wireless Becomes First North American Carrier to Launch Yahoo! oneSearch(TM)
Rogers Wireless, Inc. (TSX:RCI)(NYSE:RCI) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) announced the availability of Yahoo! oneSearch, Yahoo!'s award-winning mobile search service, to Rogers Wireless and Fido customers across Canada. With this launch, Rogers becomes the first North American carrier to bring Yahoo!'s revolutionary mobile search service and starting point to the mobile Internet directly to its customers.
05/15/08Tranzeo Wireless to Equip Mexico's Largest Home Builder With Wireless Communications System
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT), a leading producer of high-performance wireless broadband and WiMAX communication systems, will be the exclusive supplier of wireless mesh network equipment to Desarrolladora Homex (NYSE:HXM), Mexico's leading homebuilder.
05/14/08Homeland Integrated Security Systems to Add Broadband Wireless Personal Tracking and Energy Management Modules
Homeland Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HISU) announced that the Company will be adding two new products to its existing line in 2008. The new products include a two-inch by two-inch personal tracking device and a "plug and play" energy management module for machine-to-machine applications.
05/13/08EarthLink to Discontinue Operation of Its Municipal Wi-Fi Network in Philadelphia
EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) notified its Wi-Fi customers in Philadelphia that EarthLink is terminating its Philadelphia Wi-Fi service and that EarthLink is providing its customers a thirty-day transition period through June 12, 2008.
05/12/08Aptilo Networks Selected as Finalist for Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Awards' Industry Choice
Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for Service Management and Access Control for wireless networks including WiMAX, wireless mesh and Wi-Fi hotspots, announced the company products have been selected as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World EMEA 2008 Industry Choice Award for its Aptilo WiMAX CSN System. The awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies.
05/09/08ActiveMine Broadband Wireless Mesh Network Provides Communications for Mining Opertations
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced a major enhancement of ActiveMine, the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines, that represents a breakthrough in underground mining communications.
05/07/08WiMax Will Be the Next DSL for More Than 5 Billion People Worldwide; LTE Years Away from Meaningful Existence
We believe there is a role for LTE as the natural evolution of GSM/HSPA-and probably also CDMA/EV-DO-but we believe it is years away. As such, it contrasts sharply with WiMax, which is being deployed today and for which spectrum has already been made available. WiMax already has an ecosystem which looks a lot like WiFi in terms of cost and diversity, whereas LTE simply is not even defined yet, much less available.
05/07/08SmartRiverside Unwires Riverside Convention Center with BelAir Networks
BelAir Networks announced that an industry-leading mobile broadband mesh technology is being deployed to provide high-speed wireless access at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, the largest city in one of the U.S.'s fastest growing metropolitan areas. The deployment supports the city's SmartRiverside initiative, which is focused on driving economic development and digital inclusion programs and fostering technology innovation in this fast growing high tech community.
05/06/08Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
04/29/08PacketHop Announces Availability of Draft IEEE 802.11s Broadband Wireless Mesh Networking Products
PacketHop, Inc., an SRI International company and an innovator in instant broadband wireless mesh networking communications systems, announced the commercial availability of its IEEE Draft 802.11s mesh product. PacketHop's implementation of the upcoming IEEE 802.11s industry standard enables the creation of meshed peer-to-peer communications structures -- as a standalone network or in conjunction with existing access points -- and opens new and strategic market opportunities for OEMs.
04/23/083G Wireless Carrier Upgrades GSM/HSPDA Network with WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology to Add Quality IP Data Services for Its Existing Base of 23 Million Customers
Airspan Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN) announced that Vodacom Lesotho, a subsidiary of Vodacom Group has selected Airspan as its preferred WiMAX supplier. Airspan will supply its MicroMAX base stations in the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz frequency band in addition to CPEs (customer premise equipment). The contract is through Airspan's reseller partner, TVS.
04/21/08eMeter Announces Interoperability Program with Leading Broadband Wireless Mesh Networking Meter Reading Companies
eMeter Corporation, a provider of meter data management (MDM) enterprise software to electric, gas, and water utilities, announced the launch of its IntegratedMDM Program with market-leading Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) companies Cellnet+Hunt, CURRENT Technologies, Eka Systems, Elster Group, Sensus Metering, and Trilliant Inc.
04/18/08Strix Systems Access/One Wireless Mesh Networks Deployed for the City of Thorold in Ontario Canada
Strix Systems announced the deployment of Strix Access/One® Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) for the City of Thorold in Ontario, Canada. ReliaClear Canada Inc. of Ontario, Canada is Strix Gold Partner deploying the solution and responsible for distribution, resale and deployment of Strix Access/One wireless mesh network systems and professional services throughout Canada.
04/17/08Strix Systems Deploys Broadband Wireless Mesh Surveillance Network for the City of Pittsburg in California
Strix Systems announced the deployment of Strix Access/One wireless systems for the City of Pittsburg, California. Strix Access/One was chosen for its ability to deliver the highest throughput and lowest latency wireless mesh network for high quality stationary and mobile IP-based video surveillance.
04/16/08Setting Marketing Trends in the Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) Industry
Due to mistakes made by Google, Earthlink, Sprint and other big companies in the broadband wireless industry, many members of the press seem to have lost their appetite for wireless Internet service provider stories. Regardless, of the media who now frown on the ability for broadband wireless technology to provide high-speed Internet access, the truth is that there are literally thousands and thousands of companies doing it successfully around the world.
04/10/08Motorola Receives Award for Innovative RFS7000 Broadband Wireless LAN Switch
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that its RFS7000 Wireless LAN (WLAN) switch was named Best of Show at the FOSE 2008 conference. The solution was also named the best new product in the "Networking Equipment" category.
04/08/08Fortified Holdings Announces NOMAD TAP System Sale to New York City Fire Department
Fortified Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: FFDH) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Fortified DataCom ( www.fortifieddatacom.com ) has been awarded a contract to deliver and support the field deployment of NOMAD Tactical Access Points from the New York City Fire Department (NYFD).
04/04/08Tranzeo Wireless To Equip Mexico's Largest Wireless Broadband System
Wireless mesh network equipment made by Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT), a leading producer of high-performance wireless broadband and WiMAX communication systems, will be used to provide wireless Internet access throughout the city of Culiacan, Mexico. The project, "Culiacan: Technological City" is part of an overall plan to improve one of the countries fastest growing cities through 2010.
04/02/08Motorola Launches PTP 45600 For U.S. Federal And NATO Wireless Broadband
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT ) announced it has expanded its portfolio of MOTOwi4(TM) Fixed Point-to-Point (PTP) Wireless Ethernet Bridges to include the PTP 45600 Integrated and Connectorized models. The systems provide U.S. Federal Government agencies and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) license holders in the 4.5 GHz band with the bandwidth, performance and reliability they need to support communications in difficult radio-frequency (RF) environments and geographies.
03/19/08Carnegie Mellon University Demonstrates that Wireless Mesh Network Deployments Still Growing Strong
The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that Carnegie Mellon University has deployed Motorola's enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure to provide seamless mobile connectivity indoors and outdoors to faculty and students. Motorola has the industry's most complete indoor and outdoor WLAN portfolio to enable the wireless enterprise.
03/19/08Active Control Signs $1.6 Million Exclusive Mesh Network Supply Agreement
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement with MeshDynamics Inc., the developers and suppliers of ActiveMine's third generation mesh network nodes. The agreement includes a prepayment of USD $1.6 million in exchange for certain exclusive rights to mesh network nodes that incorporate MeshDynamics' proprietary patented and patent-pending Wi-Fi technology.
03/18/08Micromini Wireless Mesh Station 'picoMesh LunchBox' Completed; Easily Expanding Wireless LAN's Communications Area
A trial model of the "picoMesh LunchBox" micromini wireless mesh station has been completed. This is small enough to be placed on the palm and has a high-level wireless multihop relay. Its self-configurable mesh networking capability immediately ensures a broadband communications area upon its installation.
03/04/08Storm Semiconductor and Meshcom Announce Broadband Wireless Mesh Network Solution
Meshcom Technologies and Storm Semiconductor announced a partnership to roll out a total solution for Wi-Fi mesh access point designs. The solution consists of Storm Semiconductor's Gemini, a powerful dual core network processor, Meshcom's mesh technology and a complete reference design will be available to access point manufacturers in 1H/2008.
03/04/08Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Builds Broadband Wireless Network to Connect 13 Library Branches
Bluesocket, Inc. announced that the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (FVRL) has selected Bluesocket's BlueSecure product family to launch a wireless local area network (WLAN) across 13 locations. The new network unifies wireless services and management across the library's many branches, making it more cost effective and less time consuming for the IT staff to offer high-bandwidth Internet connectivity to the district's 1.5 million annual visitors.
03/03/08Digi Releases 1-Mile Range RF Module Designed for ZigBee Mesh Networking
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) introduced the XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5, an extended-range RF module designed for ZigBee mesh networking. The powerful XBee-PRO ZNet 2.5 provides up to 1 mile (1.6 km) RF line-of-sight transmission, significantly increasing the number of applications in which ZigBee mesh networking can be used. It is the latest addition to Digi's Drop-in Networking product family and is fully compatible with any other XBee ZNet 2.5 Drop-in Networking product, including RF modules, adapters, wall routers and gateways.
03/03/08IPLogic, Inc. Recognized by Cisco as an Outdoor Broadband Wireless Mesh Authorized Technology Provider
IPLogic, Inc. announced that it has achieved the Outdoor Wireless Mesh Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes IPLogic as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco Outdoor Wireless Mesh solutions.
02/29/08Infonetics Research: WiMAX equipment market up 46% in 2007, forecast to hit $7.7B in 2011
The WiMAX market sequentially grew 11% for the quarter and 46% for the year, with worldwide sales of fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment hitting just under $800 million in 2007, says Infonetics Research in its latest "WiMAX and Mesh Network Equipment and Devices" report.
02/21/08Tranzeo Wireless Offers Turn-Key WiMAX Solution With New Family of Pico Base Stations Using Proximetry's AirSync
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT) announces a new family of turn-key WiMAX pico base stations using Proximetry's market-leading intelligent provisioning and management software, AirSync. The first product operates in the 3.5GHz licensed band, offering wireless internet service providers (WISPs) and emerging carriers a price/performance breakthrough and higher degrees of base station performance management.
02/14/08Chicago Transit Authority Deploys Wi-Fi Mesh Network
System Development Integration, Inc. and Tropos Networks announced the successful deployment of a sophisticated Wi-Fi mesh network in rail yards used by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the second largest public transit system in the nation. The CTA installed the network to cover ten of its rail yards, with the largest storing up to 282 railcars. The system enables the CTA to move its rail yard maintenance inspector's transactions from paper to high speed Wi-Fi networks.
02/14/08New Broadband Wireless Distributor to Deliver Tranzeo Wireless Products to Africa
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT) has partnered with Taurus Communications Ltd., a leading distributor of integrated wireless communications equipment to the rapidly growing areas of Nigeria and West Africa.
02/08/08AirWave Wireless Management Suite Version 5.3 Expands Options for Broadband Wireless Network Managers
AirWave Wireless announced the release of its new AirWave Wireless Management Suite Version 5.3 software, designed to help IT manage large scale and mission-critical wireless networks. By supporting a broad range of new products, including recently released enterprise-grade 802.11n wireless devices, AirWave 5.3 software offers network administrators an alternative to proprietary element management systems and enables IT to manage complex, heterogeneous networks from a single, integrated console.
02/06/08BelAir Networks Delivers Broadband Wireless Mesh Network for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston
BelAir Networks is delivering high-performance wireless mesh solutions for mission-critical Defense applications to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston (SSC Charleston). Two new products, the BelAir200D and BelAir100D Wireless Mesh Node for Defense Applications include 802.11n features and support for the 4.4 GHz frequency band.
02/05/08Google's 700MHz Wish Comes True
If you haven't heard yet, the nationwide block of spectrum in the 700MHz band being auctioned by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission received sufficient high dollar bids today to exceed the "reserve," or minimum price of US$4.6 billion, which will require any winning wirelesss operator to keep the spectrum open.
02/04/08University Builds First 802.11n Broadband Wireless Network in Canada
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Montreal's Concordia University has added the next chapter to its history as one of Canada's leading technology trailblazers by deploying the country's first 802.11n wireless network on a university campus and incorporating it as part of a larger, innovative indoor-outdoor wireless mobility infrastructure.
02/04/08U.S. Government Signs $655,000 Order for Broadband Wireless Video Surveillance Kits
Law Enforcement Associates Corporation (LEA) (AMEX: AID) announced it has received a $655,000 order for 30 of the company's Wireless Video Kits. The order was placed by an unnamed agency of the U.S. Government, which has purchased several dozen of the advanced surveillance systems following an initial order in May 2005. Total value of the kits purchased to date by the agency is approximately $3.5 million. LEA expects to recognize the full value of the latest contract during the current quarter ending March 31, 2008.
01/30/08City of Brunswick Completes First Phase of Broadband Wireless Implementation
The City of Brunswick, Georgia announces the completion of the first phase of its wireless mesh deployment. The City of Brunswick has been working with WindChannel Communications for the design, installation and servicing of wireless technologies to upgrade communications among its various government agencies, enhance the protection of its citizens and businesses, and contribute to economic development. The network is expected to go live this month.
01/28/08Strix Systems New In-Vehicle MWS 100 Delivers Fast-Roaming Broadband Wireless Mobility
Strix Systems announced the introduction of the company's highest-powered, highest performance Mobile Wireless System (MWS) 100 to its award winning Access/One product line. The MWS is one of the industry's highest performance mobile extension which enables on-board video surveillance, voice over IP and critical data applications for in-vehicle wired or wireless client connectivity in public safety, railway, municipal, strategic and tactical wireless broadband mesh networks.
01/21/08Wireless Innovation Alliance Encouraged by FCC Announcement of White Space Prototype Testing Schedule
The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) congratulated the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its commencement of TV 'white space' device testing, beginning on January 24, 2008. The testing process will allow for the FCC to gather additional data on prototype devices that will enable the development of clear and effective rules of the road to help guide future technological development within the vacant spaces of the broadcast television spectrum.
01/18/08Firetide Enhances Broadband Wireless Mesh Network Resiliency and Introduces Enterprise-class Access Features
Firetide Inc., a leading developer of broadband wireless mesh and Internet access networks, announced new enhancements to its unique architecture based on its AutoMesh routing protocol and HotView Pro network management software. Firetide products now offer the newest carrier-and enterprise-class features that bring the network intelligence on par with wired networks to advance the Firetide mission of reliable connectivity anywhere.
01/18/08Strix Systems New In-Vehicle MWS 100 Delivers the Industry's Highest Performance Fast-Roaming Broadband Wireless Mobility
Strix Systems, a leader in high-performance broadband wireless mesh networking, announced the introduction of the highest-powered, highest performance Mobile Wireless System (MWS) 100 to its award winning Access/One product line. The MWS is the industry ' s highest performance mobile extension which enables on-board video surveillance, voice over IP and critical data applications for in-vehicle wired or wireless client connectivity in public safety, railway, municipal, strategic and tactical wireless broadband mesh networks.
01/16/08New White Paper Available on Integrating Cellular and Wi-Fi Networks Using Unlicensed Broadband Wireless Access
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) announced the availability of a new white paper on Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) that explores how a modest investment in Wi-Fi infrastructure and Internet connectivity can enable the reliable use of cell phones at work. Poor cellular coverage has made it difficult for many companies to depend on cell phones. By leveraging an Aruba wireless network to both fill in coverage gaps and enable low-cost voice-over Wi-Fi calling, UMA can be transformed into reliable, business-critical tool.
01/08/08Zensys Announces Most Advanced RF System-on-Chip for Broadband Wireless Home Control Applications
Zensys announced the launch of its fourth generation Z-Wave single chip for Broadband Wireless Unified Home Control, the ZW0401, which is the ideal wireless RF control platform for unifying all AV and Home Control devices in an interoperable home network.
01/07/08In-Car WiFi Broadband Wireless Router Seeks Out High-Speed Internet Access While Driving
Autonet Mobile announced new product features to its service that let passengers simultaneously store personalized content and media within the car, while accessing the Internet from any WiFi enabled device through the Autonet Mobile WiFi Router. Together with Delphi, Autonet Mobile will feature its latest product next week at CES in Las Vegas in a Toyota Camry in Delphi's booth #5206, North Hall of the LVCC
12/26/07Stratus Technologies Group and LastMile Communications, Ltd. Partner to Deliver Unprecedented Wireless Performance and Safety for the Residents and Businesses of Doral, FL.
Stratus Technologies Group Inc. and LastMile Communications, Ltd. announced that they have partnered to deliver on-demand high performance services and high definition multi-media content within the Doral, FL wireless broadband network.
12/19/07Wireless Broadband Mesh Network Vendor Receives $17.5 Million of Investment Capital
BelAir Networks announced today $17.5 million in financing led by new investors Export Development Canada (EDC) and Wellington Financial. Existing investors Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund, Trilogy Equity Partners, Panorama Capital (formerly JPMorgan Partners), VenGrowth Capital Partners Inc., BDC Venture Capital, Ventures West Management, McLean Watson and MMV Financial also participated in this round.
12/14/07Clarendon Hills, Ill., Deploys 4.9GHz Municipal Wireless Broadband Network to Enhance Mobile Video Surveillance Security System
Federal Signal's Safety and Security Systems Group, a leader in advancing security and well-being, and the Village of Clarendon Hills, Ill., announced the deployment of a 4.9GHz municipal broadband wireless networked security system to enhance public safety and security around the village's downtown train station.
12/13/07Research Reports that Proxim Wireless Leads in Marketshare for the Broadband Municipal Wireless Mesh Network Industry
Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) announced that it has achieved unit share leadership for the Wi-Fi mesh market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Rest of World (ROW) geographies, according to the Dell'Oro Group's Wi-Fi mesh market share report for the third quarter of 2007.
12/13/07NewMarket Technology, Inc. Continues Momentum with Innovative Municipal Wireless Broadband Contract in Brazil
NewMarket Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) announced a contract with Associcao Paranaense De Cultura (APC) to deliver a municipal broadband wireless solution to Curitiba University and the surrounding neighborhoods. The APC is a Brazilian company that manages universities, hospitals and radio stations. The contract between APC and NewMarket is intended to build the Curitiba solution as a pilot to be subsequently expanded to additional cities throughout the Brazilian state of Parana.
12/10/07New XBee Wall Router Makes it Easy to Deploy and Extend ZigBee Broadband Wireless Networks
Digi International (Nasdaq: DGII) introduced the XBee wireless wall router, a ZigBee router used to expand a ZigBee network's range. By plugging into standard power sockets, XBee wall routers are easy-to-install building blocks for self-healing ZigBee networks and ideal for creating robust Drop-in Networks.
12/03/07Tropos Networks Number One in Wi-Fi Mesh Shipments Worldwide
Tropos Networks announced that it holds the number one position for units shipped worldwide in Q3, 2007, according to the Dell ' Oro Group ' s latest Wi-Fi mesh market share report just published.
11/15/07Hotspot Business Solutions Selects Leading WiMAX Vendor for National WiMAX Network in Tanzania
Redline Communications Inc. (TSX and AIM: RDL) announced that Hotspot Business Solutions, a regional telecommunications provider in Tanzania, has selected Redline's RedMAX products for the country's first national WiMAX network.
11/15/07 Siemens HiPath Broadband Wireless Network Provides Anywhere, Anytime Communications for Dominican College
College Sharpens Competitive Edge while Building Wireless Open Communications Foundation to Help College Community Be More Collaborative
11/15/07Siemens Releases Next Generation HiPath Wireless Convergence Software and New Outdoor Broadband Wireless Access Point
Siemens Communications, Inc. released the HiPath Wireless Outdoor Access Point (OAP) and V5 of the HiPath Wireless Convergence Software. These new Siemens WLAN offerings further extend the company's commitment to creating an open, wide-ranging wireless network environment for Voice over WLAN and Mobility-Enabled Business Processes - delivering Fixed Mobile Convenience (FMC) to the enterprise.
11/15/07Tropos MetroMesh Wi-Fi System Selected for Derry's Broadband Wireless Coverage Zone
Tropos Networks has revealed that the Walled City and commercial centre of Derry, Ireland, is now live with Wi-Fi wireless coverage, using the company's MetroMesh Wi-Fi system and providing Digital Tour Guides and free Internet access services.
11/07/07Research Study Shows that Colleges and Universities Continue to Build Broadband Wireless Networks to Provide Students and Staff with High-Speed Internet Access
Despite the pervasiveness of wireless networks on campus, colleges and universities continue to aggressively build them out to expand coverage and eliminate areas of poor reception. That is one of the key findings from the latest survey of member schools by ACUTA, the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.
11/06/07Coastside Net Completes Broadband Wireless Network Deployment of Beamforming Wi-Fi Equipment to Provide High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Service in Northern California
GO Networks announced that Coastside Net has completed the upgrade of its downtown Half Moon Bay, CA, outdoor Wi-Fi network using GO Networks' innovative Mobile Broadband Wireless (MBW) products and technologies.
11/06/07Airspan's MicroMAX Wireless Broadband Access Solution Is Approved by the Rural Utility Service for U.S. Government Funded Projects
Airspan Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN) announced that its MicroMAX 5.8 GHz wireless broadband access solution and its corresponding subscriber terminals, the EasyST and the ProST, have been accepted by the Rural Utility Service (RUS) for purchases under the RUS Broadband Loan Program.
11/06/07MetroBridge to Acquire Wireless ISP Serving 3,000 Customers Six Counties in Utah for $5 Million
MetroBridge Networks International Inc. (TSX-V: MEB) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Utah Broadband, LLC, a Salt Lake City-based company with operations in six counties including the Salt Lake City, Provo, and Park City metropolitan areas for $5.4 million. Utah Broadband has approximately 3,000 customers with an Average Revenue per User (ARPU) of approximately US$55 per month. The company is a profitable operation with annual revenues exceeding US$2.2 million.
11/02/07Alcatel-Lucent Adds $11.8 Million Broadband Wireless Network to Children's Hospital Campus Contract
To date, UPMC's data center expansion projects are well underway; the optical and IP/MPLS metro backbone will be carrying live applications at the beginning of December; and the North American headquarters project for U.S. Steel Tower has been launched. In addition to moving forward within the scope of the original contract, Alcatel-Lucent, in conjunction with its new value-added reseller Johnson Controls, has been awarded an additional USD 11.8 million contract for a voice and data wireless infrastructure project at the new Lawrenceville campus for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
11/02/07Veriana Networks, Inc. Selects Marion, Indiana for New Headquarters Based on City-wide Wi-Fi Broadband Wireless Network
Veriana Networks, Inc. announced its plans to build a new global headquarters for Veriana, its subsidiaries and other future businesses here, a move that the company projects will create more than 280 technology jobs by 2012. The company, which specializes in technology, media and risk management for the entertainment industry, will site its new global headquarters on 252 acres adjacent to Interstate 69 and Highway 18.
11/02/07Ruby and Meshcom Partnering on Broadband Wireless Mesh Networking Wireless Access Points
Meshcom Technologies announced its cooperation with Ruby Corporation, a Taiwanese company which offers industrial grade wireless communication product series including L2 switch, EDGE router, and Outdoor Access Point. The integration of Meshcom's advanced mesh technology into these products will provide customized mesh networking solutions for various industrial applications.
10/29/07Proxim Wireless Introduces 4.9 GHz Broadband Wireless Public Safety Access Solutions for In-Vehicle Applications
Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) announced the mobile ORiNOCO AP-4900MR-LR mesh access point and the mobile Tsunami MP.11 Model 4954 point-to-multipoint subscriber unit. The new products provide mobile broadband data access in public safety vehicles using the 4.9 GHz spectrum dedicated for public safety applications in the United States.
10/29/07Rajant Corporation and SMR Solutions Announce Partnership to Provide Portable Wireless Mesh Solutions in India
Rajant Corporation announced a partnership agreement with India's SMR Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a multi-service technology integrator based in New Delhi, India. The partnership will leverage each company's unique strengths in wireless networking and applications to deliver a comprehensive solution for first responders, military and mining companies.
10/29/07Anixter, Firetide and OnSSI to Host Coast-to-Coast Seminar Series for Senior Law Enforcement Officials on Wireless Video Surveillance
To respond to escalating demand for information on using wireless video surveillance for Homeland Security and public safety initiatives, Anixter, Firetide, and OnSSI are hosting a four-city seminar series to provide the "roadmap for success" to public safety agencies. The seminars will deliver insights into policy, technology, funding and deployment issues facing law enforcement when implementing a wireless surveillance network.
10/29/07AudiSoft Technologies certified "Wireless Mesh Ready" by Strix Systems
AudiSoft Technologies, innovator and industry-leader in IP-based wearable mobile digital video surveillance and communications announced it has received Strix Systems "Wireless Mesh Ready" Certification for its Frontline Communicator solution.
10/29/07Firetide Closes $14.4 Million Series D Round to Fuel Growth in Response to Global Market Demand
Firetide Inc. announced that it has secured $14.4 million in Series D financing. The funding round includes existing investors plus the addition of Coral Capital Management, the lead investor in the round. Firetide will utilize the funds to further its global business strategy and to respond to growing market demand for its real-time video surveillance and mobile infrastructure solutions.
10/29/07ADI Engineering Releases New Broadband Wireless Products That Enable FCC Compliance for Wireless ISPs
ADI Engineering, Inc. announced availability of three new products that when used with ADI wireless router boards provide a simple and cost effective solution to system-level FCC compliance. ADI's newly announced RM1 high-power 802.11a/b/g MiniPCI radio with enhanced FCC modular approval, AE1 cast aluminum enclosure, and PS1 48-volt power supply enable immediate system-level FCC compliance of multi-radio systems built using ADI's Pronghorn Metro SBC(TM) quad radio wireless router board.
10/25/07USDA's Rural Development Utilities Program Approves $268 Million for Open Range Communications to Build Broadband Wireless Networks for 500 Rural Communities
Open Range Communications, a broadband wireless provider whose primary focus is delivering rural wireless broadband that is Simply Easier, announced it will build a national network offering high-speed data and voice services to hundreds of un-served and underserved rural communities across America.
10/24/07ArrowSpan Announces Compatibility with Sputnik Wi-Fi Mesh Network Control Center Service
ArrowSpan Inc. announced its compatibility with Sputnik Control Center Pro and Standard, and the Sputnik Gateway 700. Sputnik Inc. is a leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) that allows wireless service providers to offer free and paid Wi-Fi services and manage them over the Internet.
10/23/07KermanTel Selects Nortel to Provide IPTV Broadband Wireless Mesh Network Solutions
Regional service provider Kerman Telephone (KermanTel) has selected Nortel (NYSE: NT) to roll out wireless data and IPTV services to its customers in this central California town.
10/23/07Kentucky Deploys Municipal Wireless Mesh Network from Nortel Using WiMAX Broadband Wireless Technology
Visitors can experience the historic charm and striking landscapes of Kentucky's 22 state resort parks without sacrificing the safety and convenience of staying in touch thanks to a municipal broadband wireless mesh network solution from Nortel (NYSE: NT).
10/23/07SmartSynch and Burbank Water and Power Deploy World's Wi-Fi-Enabled SmartMeters
Because electricity reserve margins are diminishing and transmission grids are reaching their maximum load capacity, Burbank Water and Power (BWP) - in collaboration with SmartSynch - has begun deploying the world's first Wi-Fi-enabled SmartMeters, which will operate on a new municipal Wi-Fi network deployed by BWP. The utility serves 45,000 households and 6,000 businesses in Burbank, Calif., with water and electricity. Once fully deployed, the municipal Wi-Fi network will cover the entire city and SmartSynch ' s Wi-Fi-enabled SmartMeters will monitor BWP's entire energy load.
10/15/07Firetide Announces ''Switch to Firetide'' Trade-Up Program to Help Customers Migrate to Firetide Mesh Networks
Firetide Inc. announced a special, limited-time offer for resellers: a trade-up program that allows customers to submit any competitive mesh product--indoor or outdoor, single radio or multi-radio--for a rebate on the purchase of any Firetide HotPort 6000 series mesh node. The offer allows resellers to pass the entire rebate or a percentage of the rebate on to customers, providing a cost-effective way to migrate to Firetide for the duration of this 90-day program.
10/15/07Obregon, Mexico Deploys First City-Wide Wi-Fi Network in Mexico Using Tropos Networks' Solution
Tropos Networks announced that the Sonora Institute of Technology (ITSON) Public University is deploying a multi-user, multi-application Wi-Fi network covering 23 square miles of Obregon, Mexico located in the State of Sonora, bordering California and Arizona. The wireless network which uses the Tropos MetroMesh solution is part of the state and federally-owned university's initiative to create a knowledge-based and more productive economy in the region.
10/11/07Strix Systems' Access/One OWS Deployed for Belgium's First Multi-Use Wireless Mesh Network
Strix Systems announced that Citymesh bvba, a Strix premier partner founded by Mitch De Geest, Frederik Demets, Peter-Jan Pertry, Sven de Brabander and Freek Pauwels, specializing in the design and deployment of large-scale wireless mesh networks, has deployed Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Systems (OWS) for Belgium's first city-wide wireless mesh network.
10/10/072nd Annual Municipal Communications ConferenceEarly Bird Rates End October 12
Over a dozen experts in municipal communications will come together to present at the 2nd annual, "Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto on November 19 & 20 (early bird ends October 12).
10/10/07ICOP Digital and Strix Systems Partner for Broadband Wireless Video
ICOP Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOP) and Strix Systems jointly announced the formation of a co-marketing partnership and integrated video surveillance mobility solution enabling the companies to collaborate on pursuing mutually beneficial sales opportunities on a global basis for their advanced surveillance and wireless mesh networking solutions, respectively.
10/09/07FON's Citywide Wi-Fi Booming in the UK
At launch, new members will be part of an existing community of 500,000 members and will have access to more than 190,000 FON hotspots worldwide. Anyone joining in will be able to use those FON hotspots across the world and all the new BT FON hotspots free of charge.
10/04/07The Top Five Misconceptions About the Success of Municipal Wireless Networks
Reports of the market's demise aren't just exaggerated - they're wrong. In the past four years the municipal wireless industry has grown to become a $400 million market and is expected to grow another 35% over the next four years. The bottom line success of these municipal wireless networks is the fact that they streamline productivity and save cities millions of dollars when planned and managed properly.
10/03/07Siemens Building Technologies Pioneers Broadband Wireless Solution for St. Anthony's Sensitive Environment
At St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., recently demonstrated the potential of wireless building controls in hospitals. Without disrupting patient care or hospital operations, the APOGEE Wireless Field Level Network (WFLN) solution helped provide a flexible and reliable system.
10/03/07Michigan's Renowned Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Upgrades Internet Coverage With Firetide Wireless Mesh Network
Firetide Inc. announced that the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, one of the world's top 50 destinations according to Conde Nast, recently completed deploying a Firetide wireless mesh network throughout its 900-acre property. Using Firetide HotPort wireless mesh nodes and HotPoint access points, Grand Traverse installed a total of 50 nodes and 70 access points throughout the property to replace, expand and improve the resort's existing system. The project was part of the 26-year-old property's $14 million renovation project.
10/02/07Sweden Boasts World's First ZigBee City for Metro-Scale Wireless Meter Reading Solution
The city of Gothenburg (or Goteborg), Sweden, will soon form the world's largest ZigBee network when it deploys the NURI AiMiR Advanced Meter-reading Management (AMM) System for its 270,000 homes.
09/27/07Sprint Preparing to Dominate Broadband Wireless Industry with 190MHz of Spectrum and WiMAX Technology (3G Carriers Beware)
Mobility innovator Sprint (NYSE: S) announced increased momentum for its Xohm WiMAX mobile broadband initiative, citing new access device developments, simplified network connectivity and an international operator alliance. The progress was reported from the WiMAX World USA conference in Chicago, an initial launch market for the advanced mobile Internet service set for commercial launch in a number of U.S. cities beginning the second quarter of 2008, and reaching 100 million people by year end.
09/27/07Yankee Group Says Wireless Community Networks for Large Cities Could Generate Millions of Dollars in Advertising Revenue
Yankee Group announced that advertising should be part of a well-balanced business plan for wireless community networks. The plan also requires a broad portfolio of revenue sources that includes government anchor tenancy, subscribers and value-added business services. Cities with the population size and demographics of Minneapolis or Boston could realize as much as $7 million annually from advertising revenue once the network is fully built out. This projection underscores the impact web-based advertising for community wireless broadband networks can have in driving revenue and service opportunity in a market that is still in its infancy.
09/27/07European Governments Embrace Municipal Broadband Wireless Strategies to Raise Modern Government Reputation
An independent survey across Europe's government and IT community revealed a commitment to deploying local government wireless networks. Internal productivity issues and the desire to be seen as a modern government has led almost a third (30 per cent) of authorities in East and Western Europe, and North America, to have wireless networks up and running by summer 2008. A further 45 per cent are actively developing plans. However half of all respondents cited securing funding as the biggest hurdle in deploying municipal networks.
09/26/07Research Reports that Small Businesses in Atlanta Could Not Succeed without Broadband Wireless Communications
Atlanta's entrepreneurs and small business owners are leaders in using wireless capabilities to stay connected to their customers and gain a competitive advantage in their markets, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T ) has announced in a recent survey. The survey, conducted in 10 major business centers across the country, found that wireless devices are becoming indispensable for small business owners, who rely heavily on wireless technology to stay connected to business operations and customers when out of the office. Atlanta was ranked first in WiQ among the markets surveyed because the city's entrepreneurs and small business owners continue to absorb and leverage wireless capabilities.
09/26/07Tech Data U.S. Launches New Broadband Wireless Specialized Business Unit to Assist Computer Reseller Build Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Data Networks
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) established its Wireless Specialized Business Unit (SBU). The new SBU will provide sales, technical and product management resources to resellers capitalizing on the demand for indoor and outdoor wireless networking solutions like hotspots for small businesses, corporate campuses, universities and municipalities.
09/20/07Capgemini and Trilliant Networks Provide AMI Solution to Help Hydro One Win North American Award for Broadband Wireless Metering Solution
Capgemini Canada Inc. and Trilliant Networks, Inc. announced that they served as the AMI solution provider team for Hydro One's Smart Metering Project, winner of Utility Planning Network's (UPN) 2007 Metering Award. To date, Hydro One has installed more than 160,000 smart meters and is on track to have 240,000 installed by the end of 2007.
09/18/072nd Annual Municipal Communications Conference to Be Held in Toronto
Over a dozen experts in municipal communications will come together to present at the 2nd annual, "Municipal Communications Conference," in Toronto on November 19 & 20 (early bird ends October 12).
09/11/07Research Reports Says Mobile Broadband Wireless Business Services Will Create $100 Billion Market by 2012
Business is on the move: the benefits of working remotely now go well beyond telecommuting, and an increasingly complex ecosystem of applications that enable work to be done from mobile devices is developing. Mobile data applications and services used by business customers will generate over $100 billion in worldwide revenue by 2012, according to a recent forecast from ABI Research.
09/10/07Kordia Activates First Phase of Metro Wi-Fi Internet Access Roll Out in New Zealand
Kordia Metro Wi-Fi is Already Available in Two Cities with a Vision for Targeted Metro Wi-Fi Coverage in Every New Zealand City by 2010
09/07/07Champaign, Illinois Shows Other Big Cities How Municipal Broadband Wireless Internet Access Can Be a Boon to Economic Development
Networks, an innovative leader in carrier-class outdoor Wi-Fi solutions and a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc., (NASDAQ: WAVE), announced the launch of a downtown Champaign, IL Wi-Fi network that provides free wireless internet access to downtown Champaign outdoor cafes and the historic West Side Park.
09/06/07Firetide Names New Vice President, Business Development for Municipal and Public Safety Markets
Firetide, Inc. announced that it has named Michael Dillon to serve as the company's vice president of business development, reporting to Bo Larsson, chief executive officer. He will be responsible for leading the company's business development efforts specifically focused on the municipal and public safety markets.
09/05/07Municipal Wireless Mesh Network Capacity Expected to Rise from their Current Level of 1-5 Mbps to More than 100 Mbps
In a new report, "Municipal Broadband Strategy: Beyond Wireless," Diamond projects that within the next five years, capacity requirements will rise from their current level of 1 to 5 Mbps to more than 100 Mbps, according to the report. Cities that are crafting their broadband strategies completely or largely around Wi-Fi or Wi-Max networks will not be able contend with the exploding bandwidth requirements, but instead will be overwhelmed by an increasing need for capacity.
08/30/07In-stat Reports that Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Faces Slowing Growth
The Wi-Fi mesh networking equipment market had over 100% shipment growth in 2006, and will have over 90% growth in 2007, reports In-Stat. Strong growth will continue for Wi-Fi mesh access points (APs) for the next several years, as shipments grow more than three-fold between 2006 and 2011, the high-tech market research firm says. Most of that growth however will come between 2006 and 2008, with growth rates rapidly declining starting in 2009.
08/30/07Citywide Broadband Wireless: Moving Beyond Single-Use Public-Access Models: The Case for Anchor Tenancy and Operational Efficiency
Are the media missing a broader, ongoing story on broadband-wireless business-model planning? Before the public gives a final verdict on the failure or success of local-government broadband-wireless networks, W2i urges a close watch of network implementations in Minneapolis, Brookline and Riverside, which have been built largely on improving workforce productivity and on local-government anchor tenancy.
08/30/07Hopling Technologies Appoints Bob Kok Director of Metro Networks
Hopling Technologies, a rapidly growing leader in IP-based wireless networking equipment for enterprises, operators and service providers, is pleased to announce that it has appointed former Managing Director of Set Wireless Bob Kok as Director of Metro Networks.
08/29/07Azalea Networks to Deploy Largest Industrial Broadband Wireless Network in China
Azalea Networks announced that it has been selected by Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd. to deploy China's largest industrial wireless mesh broadband network. Daqing commissioned the project to support its requirements for wide area fixed and mobile video security and data collection. Located in Harbin province, China's Daqing Oilfield Company is one of the world's leading producers of oil and natural gas.
08/23/07Clark School Issues Guidelines for Fending Off Wireless WiFi 'Parasites,' Harm from Unauthorized WiFi Access Points
College students do it. Coffee shop customers do it too. Your neighbor in Apartment 3C is probably doing it right now. Many computer users search for an available wireless network to tap into -- whether at the mall, at school or at home -- and whether they have permission to use that network or not. Knowingly or unknowingly, these wireless "parasites" may be doing more than filching a signal. When they connect, they can open up the network -- and all the computers on it -- to an array of security breaches.
08/22/07Strong Growth Potential for High-Speed Wired/Wireless Data Communication Networks for Mobile U.S. Government Employees
Given their enormous impact on employee efficiency and productivity, high-speed wired/wireless data communication networks are attracting increased attention from the Federal as well as state and local governments in the U.S. Wireless services and solutions are especially beneficial for field workers, such as building, facility and health inspectors, social workers, emergency teams and event coordinators, allowing them to carry along their offices wherever they go.
08/22/07Strix Systems Introduces Industry's First Broadband Wireless Mesh Network Solution Set for Fully Distributed IP Video Surveillance
Strix Systems announced its Distributed IP Video Surveillance Solution Set, which is based on the Strix Access/One Outdoor and Indoor Wireless Systems (OWS/IWS). The Solution Set includes pre-tested products from industry leaders in IP video surveillance who have certified "Wireless Mesh Ready," making it easier for integrators to build a successful, fully distributed IP video surveillance system.
08/22/07Firetide Further Enables Large-Scale Broadband Wireless Internet Access and Mobility Deployments
Firetide, Inc. announced new enhancements to its HotView mesh management software and HotView Controller mobility software. Firetide products continue to extend intelligence to the edge of the network, enabling large-scale wireless access and mobility deployments, and providing new business opportunities to Firetide partners worldwide.
08/22/07Strix Systems Launches Mobility "Solution Set" for Broadband Wireless Mesh Applications
Strix Systems, the leader in high-performance wireless mesh networking, today announced the first in a series of "Solution Sets" designed to give integrators pre-tested, interoperable building blocks to simplify and speed the deployment for public safety and other key wireless mesh applications.
08/10/07WiCity Goes Live with Free City Wide Wi-Fi Network in Niagara Falls
Natco International, Inc. (OTCBB: NCII) is pleased to announce that the City of Niagara Falls, in cooperation with Photo Violations Technologies Corp., will make history again by becoming the first city to use WiCity.
08/09/07Global Backhaul The Bandwidth Explosion In Wireless Networks Identifies Key Network And Subscriber Trends And Assesses Their Impact By Region
"Global backhaul: The Bandwidth Explosion in Wireless Networks" is an analysis of the global wireless backhaul market. It identifies key network and subscriber trends and assesses their impact by region (Asia-Pacific, Middle-East Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, and North America).
08/01/07Pan American Games Turned to Motorola's Broadband Wireless Technoloogy for Event Security and Intelligence in Brazil
A consortium led by Motorola provided communication and mission critical solutions - including voice, data, video and images - for the Pan American Games, held in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, The consortium, Integração Pan, was made up of Rocha Bressan/GE, Dígitro, ISDS, OLM and Sisgraph along with Motorola.
08/01/07New Research Report Assesses End-User Opinion on Municipal Wireless Networks
Local governments are experimenting with municipal wireless networks to provide constituents with wireless internet access in outdoor areas of a community. This report provides information of the Internet applications provided by municipal wireless networks and assesses customer satisfaction
07/31/07MobilePro Corp. Spins Off Operating Unit that has been Managing Sprint's MMDS Broadband Wireless (WiMAX) Network for the Past Eight Years
Kite Networks is one of the leading pioneers in Municipal WiFi networks in the U.S. Kite Networks provides service to over 17,000 Sprint customers across 21 markets in 11 states on Sprint's 2.5GHz licensed broadband wireless networks. The company is now seeking private equity investments to expand its own broadband wireless network build-out as well as the capital needed to build out Sprint's WiMAX network.
07/26/07Strix Systems' Access/One Outdoor Wireless System Deployed by Korea Telecom for NESPOT Wi-Fi Internet Service
Strix Systems announced that KT Corp., the largest high-speed internet operator in Korea, is deploying Strix's Access/One® Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS). The Strix wireless mesh network enables seamless mobile access to KT's NESPOT Wi-Fi internet service; NESPOT integrates fixed-line and wireless services, offering wireless internet access to laptops, PDAs, and homes. In this first wave of deployments, Strix distributor Broadwave, Inc., of Korea installed the Strix network in cooperation with its sales partner, Hyundai HDS, at the award-winning Westin Chosun Hotel Busan beachfront hotel in Busan, Korea.
07/26/07MeshLinx to Build Software Configurable Multi-Radio Broadband Wireless Mesh Network that will Cover the City of Richardson, Texas
MeshLinx Inc. announced that Richardson, Texas will be home to the most advanced wireless mesh network deployed. It will feature software configurable, silicon chip radios delivering high-speed internet service to the entire city. Richardson will receive the network at no cost to the city and their residents will be offered a free service with burst rates up to 768Kbps.
07/26/07Motorola's MOTOMESH Series of Products Now Offer More Broadband Wireless Choices for Municipal Wireless Networks
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT ) announced two additional radio configurations for the MOTOMESH product series of municipal wireless networks. Motorola now offers 2.4/5.4GHz and 2.4/4.9GHz versions of MOTOMESH Duo, to expand its two radio meshed WiFi product, currently available in 2.4/5.8GHz configuration.
07/26/07Wireless ISP Expands Broadband Wireless Mesh Network in Ellis County, Texas
Tier One Networks announced the expansion of its Ellis County Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) mesh network. The expansion represents both an increase in territory and an improvement in signal quality for existing customers.
07/24/07Understand the Market Forces Affecting the Adoption of Municipal Broadband Wireless Networks
As the market for municipal wireless networks matures, municipalities and technology vendors have developed a variety of business models to deliver the best value for their communities. Three leading business models are the completely public model, the public-private partnership model, and the anchor tenant model.
07/12/07GO Networks' High-Performance, Mobile Broadband Wireless Solution Selected for State of Rio De Janeiro Wi-Fi Pilot
GO Networks announced that the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will pilot GO Networks' Mobile Broadband Wireless Wi-Fi solution in the city of Paraty. The pilot will help local authorities determine the range, quality and price-performance requirements for municipal wireless broadband networks in cities throughout Brazil. The pilot will require the deployment of GO Networks' MBW 2100 Micro and MBW 1100 Pico Cellular-Mesh Wi-Fi base stations which utilize the company's advanced xRF adaptive beamforming smart-antenna technology to deliver superior network performance.
07/10/07MeshDynamics Bolsters Broadband Wireless Border Security
In a rugged environment along a remote national border, field personnel have new access to vital applications thanks to a pilot network testbed operating over MeshDynamics MD4000 Wireless Mesh Nodes. A series of fixed-location MD4000 mesh nodes provides connectivity to additional MD4000 mobile mesh nodes in security vehicles where agents may access a variety of applications.
06/29/07Siemens Builds Broadband Wireless Mesh Network for Seabird Island First Nation
A new high-performance wireless mesh network solution from Siemens, a company working in areas such as communications, information, power, medical, automation and control, has been launched for the Seabird Island Band on Seabird Island First Nation, British Columbia, Canada.
06/29/07Rockville, Maryland Awards Contract to Build a Broadband Wireless Network to Provide Free Public WiFi Internet Access
The Mayor and Council of Rockville have awarded Advanced Engineering & Planning Corporation, Inc. (AEPCO) a license and right-of-way agreement to provide free Wi-Fi (broadband wireless Internet) service to the new Town Square development in Town Center.
06/27/07Broadband Wireless Video Surveillance Driving Public Safety Networks
Firetide, Inc. shared the company's forward-looking perspective for wireless networking in the public safety market based on its experience deploying public safety networks in 2006 and 2007. More than 50 percent of Firetide's installations include video applications, giving Firetide valuable insights into the challenges public safety agencies face while deploying wireless video surveillance.
06/27/07EarthLink Wi-Fi Adds Broadband Wireless Internet Access Tablets to CPE List
EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) announced that Nokia N800 Internet Tablets customers can now access EarthLink's Wi-Fi service, at no additional charge, on its municipal wireless networks in select cities throughout the United States.
06/27/07BelAir Networks Annnonces New Tri-Band Wireless Router to Build Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and 4.9GHz Public Safety Networks
BelAir Networks announced that the BelAir100T, the latest addition to its industry leading multi-service mesh product portfolio, has been deployed in a number of municipal networks. The BelAir100T, a powerful and cost-effective three-radio platform extends the company's popular dual-radio architecture to deliver multi-radio, multi-service switched networking capabilities in a compact form factor for public access, public works and 4.9GHz public safety applications.
06/25/07Colubris Introduces Tri-Radio Access Point to Deliver Continuous Wi-Fi Security and Uncompromising Network Performance
Colubris Networks, Inc. announced the Colubris MultiService Access Point 630 (MAP-630), a tri-radio access point that delivers simultaneous high performance access for 802.11a and b/g clients, plus dedicated, real-time RF security monitoring. The product's unique design allows for total access and total security, providing continuous protection from network intrusions, without compromising high-quality voice, video and data services. Enterprises can now enjoy reliable performance for high- bandwidth business applications as well as full-time network security.
06/22/07Motorola's Broadband Wireless WiMAX and Mesh Solutions Earn NXTcomm Eos Awards
Motorola (NYSE: MOT ) today received awards for two of its MOTOwi4 wireless broadband products in the inaugural competition of the NXTcomm Eos Excellence of Achievement Award. Motorola's WiMAX Flexible Access Point System won in the Technology Innovation Group: Access Networking category.
06/14/07New 3G Wireless Internet Access Service Provider Database Now Online
BWE adds new 3G Wireless Internet Access Service Provider Database to its existing array of wireless Internet access directories, which include Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Wi-Fi Hotspot Operators, Municipal Citywide Mesh Network Operators and Satellite Wireless Internet Service Providers.
06/13/07Cirronet Expands Its Lines of Wireless Sensor Network Modules That Enable M2M in Commercial & Industrial Applications
Cirronet, Inc. introduced the latest in its low-cost, low-power miniMESH and VersaMESH product lines of wireless sensor network modules at the recent Sensors Expo in Rosemont, IL. When integrated into commercial and industrial OEM applications, miniMESH and VersaMESH wireless sensor network modules connect a wide range of devices and machines to the Internet and are utilized in small to large networks with several hundred to several thousand field nodes.
06/12/07Azalea Networks Names John Elms as Chief Executive Officer
Azalea Networks, headquartered in Milpitas, Calif. and Beijing, China is a leading provider of wireless mesh broadband systems and solutions. Delivering the highest performance and industry leading scalability and support, Azalea is the number one mesh solution provider in China and among the fastest growing mesh vendors in the global market.
06/12/07Pacifica Net Launches Citywide Wi-Fi Mesh Network to Provide High-Speed Wireless Internet Access in California
Tropos Networks and Veraloft announced the launch of the Pacifica Net citywide Wi-Fi service in Pacifica, California at a "Surf Wirelessly" event at the Pacifica Pier to celebrate this significant event for the city. Pacifica Net's service offerings will focus on providing high-speed fixed and mobile Internet access for residential and business customers, in addition to enabling visitors and tourists to access the Internet, all at competitive prices. Pacifica customers can select form three symmetrical speed tiers of service; monthly pricing ranges from $19.95 for up to 1Mbps to $39.95 for up to 3Mbps.
06/06/07Veolia Transport Deploys Firetide Wireless Mesh Network to Capture Public Safety Operational Data
Veolia needed a fast and effective way to retrieve reporting data from busses. Using Firetide wireless mesh, NoWire, a Firetide partner in the Nordic region, provided a solution that exceeded company's requirements: not only does the system enables data transfer from the busses, but it also supports data transfer in the other direction, from the depot to the bus.
06/06/07Satellite Industry Sees First VSAT Satellite Internet Mesh Network Demonstration
This configuration effectively minimizes the need for a centralized uplink site and reduces bandwidth and delay by half. A high resolution TV conferencing system was successfully and convincingly demonstrated over a mesh network of three DVB- RCS VSAT terminals. Each VSAT terminal was able to communicate with other terminals via a single hop satellite link.
06/06/07Municipal Wireless Mesh Networks Get Service Level Agreement Performance Guarantee from BelAir Networks
BelAir Networks announced the industry's first and only Service Level Agreement (SLA) for broadband wireless equipment in city-wide wireless networks. For the first time, cities deploying metro-scale networks can specify and attain certified performance levels within wireless mesh networks deployed through BelAir Networks' Certified Network Design Program.
06/06/07Altai Technology Reduces Number of Wireless Internet Base Stations Required per Square Mile Compared to Wireless Mesh Networks
Heartland Communications announced that Heartland Communications has chosen Altai Technologies A8 base stations and related components as the centerpiece of the Municipal Wi-Fi wireless network now under construction in Crystal Lake, IL.
06/05/07Meraki Introduces Solar Powered Outdoor Wi-Fi Access Kit
Meraki Networks announced the new Meraki Outdoor repeater and the Meraki Solar accessory, that together can cover entire neighborhoods with Wi-Fi access. Priced at just $99, Meraki Outdoor can send a signal up to 700 feet. Paired with Meraki's existing indoor $49 Mini, the Meraki Outdoor repeater can power access for dozens of households sharing one high speed connection. Meraki Outdoor can be easily installed on a wall or even a pole outside the house. It marks another step forward in Meraki's efforts to change the economics of Wi-Fi access, driving the cost per household of high speed connections to $1 to $2 a month.
05/31/07Strix Systems Builds Citywide Municipal Wireless Mesh Network in Greece
Strix Systems announced that the municipality of Galatsi is using Strix's Access/One Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) to deploy the first wireless mesh network in Greece. Galatsi will provide fee-based broadband services to residents and businesses, free Internet access to students, and free Internet access and VoIP service for municipal employees. BGM Ltd., a wireless networking company based in Galatsi, has tested and deployed the Strix system, which covers an area of 4 sq. km. in the city center.
05/28/07City of Philadelphia Says Citywide Municipal Wi-Fi Project will be Completed by 3Q 2007
As municipalities across the country join the Wi-Fi race, the City of Philadelphia is entering the home stretch. Mayor John F. Street announced that Wireless Philadelphia, the non-profit created by the City to transform Philadelphia's neighborhoods by making high-speed Internet access more available and affordable, finally approved EarthLink's (Nasdaq: ELNK ) 15-square-mile Wi-Fi Proof of Concept (POC) area -- or test zone.
05/24/07Broadband Wireless Mesh Networks Bring Voice and Data Connectivity to Iceland
Four remote communities in and around Isafjordur, Iceland have completed their first arctic winter with wireless mesh network from Firetide. The network put new technologies within reach of the communities, enabling advanced communications and encouraging economic development in the farthest territories of Europe. Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords, the area of Iceland known for its fishing and tourism industries.
05/23/07Firetide Provides Secure Solution for Extending Reach of Outdoor Wireless Mesh Networks Indoors
Firetide announced at Interop Las Vegas the release of its Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) designed to extend the reach of outdoor wireless networks to the indoors. The Firetide CPE supports the industry's most advanced security to ensure privacy of customer communications and reduce service provider liability.
05/23/07Motorola Introduces Value-Added Broadband Wireless Reseller Channel Partner Program for North America
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced a value-added reseller (VAR) channel program for its wireless broadband solutions in North America. As part of the program, Motorola offers market development support and comprehensive technical training.
05/22/07Extricom Follows Industry By Introducing Quad-Radio Broadband Wireless Access Point to Provide Multiple Layers of Wireless Internet Access
Extricom announced another significant milestone in the evolution of WLAN with the unveiling of the EXRP-40, the copany's first four-radio access point. The EXRP-40 UltraThin Access Point brings unmatched new WLAN system capabilities to customers, including a quadrupling of capacity, predictable Quality of Service, and the flexibility to fully leverage all channels in both Wi-Fi unlicensed bands of operation.
05/22/07The Cloud Challenges 3G Carriers in the UK with Free Mobile Wi-Fi Voice over IP Service from fring
fring together with The Cloud announced the launch of the fring mobile VoIP (mVoIP) client, which will be specially optimized for The Cloud. The joint service facilitates fring mVoIP communication for all Cloud users, allowing them to call and chat for free to other fring users and to Skype, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger (MSN) and SIP contacts over The Cloud's Wi-Fi networks in addition to other Wi-Fi, 3G and GPRS networks.
05/22/07Nexus Communications Wins Contract for RF Coverage Design and Deployment Optimization Services for Multiple City-Wide Wi-Fi and WiMAX-based Networks throughout North America
(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2007) - Newcomer Nexus Communications Ltd has landed contracts with Superior Design International (SDI) to provide broadband data network design services for a Fortune 500 telecom company. The blanket agreement, which extends for the duration of 2007, includes RF coverage design and deployment optimization services for multiple city-wide WiFi and WiMAX-based networks throughout North America.
05/18/07Tropos Networks Optimizes Mobile TMCX Wireless Internet Access Device for Metro Wi-Fi Networks
Tropos Networks has issued Tropos Metro Compatible Extensions Version 2 (TMCX v2), a new edition of its groundbreaking TMCX specification. TMCX v2 improves mobile and embedded Wi-Fi client performance when the clients connect to metro-scale wireless Internet access networks. Also, Tropos is pleased to announce that Atheros XSPAN(TM) technology is the first Wi-Fi solution that meets the high standards of the new Tropos TMCX v2 criteria.
05/17/07Motorola's MOTOwi4 Extends Wireless Networks Indoors
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced it is expanding its MOTOwi4 solutions to provide and extend wireless and networking coverage to indoor spaces. With the new wi4 Indoor solution, Enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN), service providers, governments and enterprises now have their choice of connectivity solutions to meet their wireless coverage needs both indoors and outdoors.
05/17/07Glocalnet Launches First Wireless Internet Service Provider Network in Sweden
Proxim Wireless Corporation announced that Swedish residential broadband provider Glocalnet, a subsidiary of Norway's Telenor, has selected and deployed Proxim's AP-4000MR access points to launch Sweden's first outdoor internet access network to the country's twenty-five largest towns by June 2007. The new service, GlocalZone, is free of charge for its 500,000 customers, while for non-subscribers prices will range from SEK19 (USD$2.60) per hour to SEK99 for a full month.
05/17/07Firetide Wireless Mesh Network Lights Up Stockholm's Globe Arena
Stockholm's Globe Arena has completed its first winter with its dramatic new lighting system, and Firetide made it possible with advanced wireless technology. Firetide, Inc., a leading developer of multi-service wireless mesh networks, deployed its system to relay lighting control data instantly to 670 DMX-controlled multi-color- capable lighting assemblies.
05/16/07Perot Systems Targets First Municipal Wireless Broadband Mesh Network for 75 Acre Site in Downtown Dallas
Hillwood Development and Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) teaming up with BelAir Networks and Red One Network to deploy a next generation wireless broadband mesh network throughout the Victory Park Development, one of the country's most significant and innovative master-planned urban developments. The broadband wireless network provides high speed wireless access over the 75 acre urban development in the heart of downtown Dallas.
05/14/07Terabeam Recognized by California Innovation Corridor Partners as Innovation All-Star
Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM), a global pioneer of end-to-end solutions in Wi-Fi® mesh, WiMAX, WLAN, wireless backhaul and millimeter wave, announced its selection as one of the California Innovation Corridor's 75 Innovation All-Stars.
05/10/07QuikMesh Wireless Communications System Receives Three Purchase Orders
Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) has secured three initial purchase orders for QuikMesh, the company's new wireless mesh data communications system for the security industry, following successful demonstrations of the technology in varied and challenging applications.
05/09/07Coastcom Lauches New Wireless Mesh Network Access Points to Deliver High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Platforms
HotPort 6000 AutoMesh nodes enable multiple network services and standard Ethernet devices (such as digital video surveillance cameras, access points, or other network connected devices) to operate on the wireless backbone creating secure and reliable wireless networks for video, voice and data. Designed for maximum performance, scalability, and ease of use, the HotPort mesh network works seamlessly between indoor and outdoor environments and can operate in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrums.
05/09/07ValuePoint Networks Introduces 600mWatt Outdoor Mesh Network Wirelsss Router Priced Under $800
Early customers such as SpeediWiFi, a WISP serving residences and businesses throughout Northern Nevada, are achieving rapid Returns on Investment (ROI) using the SuperMesh 8000. "ValuePoint is helping us clean up our 'Wi-Fi pollution' and expand our network," said David Tonini, President of SpeediWiFi. "We have significant customer traffic going over the 802.11b/g channels already, and we needed to move the backhaul traffic to another channel.
05/08/07Gilat to Provide Broadband Wireless Access Solutions With Proxim WiMAX Products
Leveraging its strong global sales, turnkey project implementation, satellite backhaul solutions and local support capabilities, Gilat now offers WiMAX, Wi-Fi Mesh and other Broadband Wireless Access solutions, to its existing and potential customers.
05/07/07Strix Systems' Outdoor Wireless Mesh Edge Routers Move Indoors
Strix Systems introduced the industry's highest-powered mesh extension, the Access/One Network Edge Wireless System 150 (EWS 150). The EWS 150 provides a high-performance backhaul Wi-Fi connection to Strix's Access/One Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless Systems (IWS), enabling an end-to-end wireless experience and seamless inside/outside roaming.
05/07/07Mesh Network Surveillence Demonstration to Show School Officials How to Identify, Track and Enforce Security Measures for Breaches Like the Virginia Tech Massacre
Security With Advanced Technology (Nasdaq: SWAT) announced that in collaboration with Douglas County School District's Chief of Security, Larry Borland, and Douglas County Sheriff, David Weaver, it will demonstrate its new AgileMesh products, a line of wireless, mesh network video surveillance systems, at Castle View High School, 5254 North Meadows Drive, Castle Rock, Colo., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
05/07/07ADI Engineering Announces New Wireless Router Board as Replacement for Discontinued WRAP Boards
ADI Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of wireless router boards and turnkey wireless mesh equipment, announced immediate availability of a new version of its popular Pronghorn SBC wireless router board. ADI's Pronghorn SBC-210 fills the void created by the discontinued WRAP board while providing substantial improvements in throughput, high power radio support and standards compliance.
05/04/07Concierge Technologies Builds Wireless ISP Mesh Network in California
Concierge Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: CNCG) announced that their wholly owned subsidiary, Planet Halo, has completed the initial build-out of its advanced wireless network in Marina del Rey, California. The multi-node network is based on a MESH technology platform provided by Tropos Networks, a leader in metro-scale mesh networking solutions. MESH technology is growing in popularity all over the world due to its low implementation costs, high bandwidth and scalability.
05/04/07NewMarket Technology, Inc. Acquires Majority Interest in Wireless ISP, RedMoon, Inc.
NewMarket Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) announced executing an agreement to acquire the majority interest in RedMoon, Inc. NewMarket previously acquired a minority interest in RedMoon in 2004 and has since partnered to develop RedMoon into a recognized leading provider of broadband wireless mesh networks for multiple uses including municipal networks.
05/01/07Denver Adds City-Wide Wireless Mesh Video Surveillance Network to Arsenal of Municipal Public Safety Tools for Local and State Government Agencies
LenSec announced it is teaming with Firetide, Inc., a leading developer of multi-service wireless mesh networks, to jointly offer video surveillance solutions to local government entities. The focus of this agreement will be targeted at public safety and metropolitan wireless initiatives across the United States that include security cameras.
04/30/07Tranzeo Wireless Introduces its EnRoute500 Dual Radio Outdoor Wireless Mesh Router
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc. (TSX:TZT) has added the industry's most cost-effective wireless mesh solution to its product portfolio with the introduction of the EnRoute500 patented dual radio outdoor wireless mesh router.
04/26/07 Oregon's Fifth-Largest City Launches Broadband Wireless Public Safety Network
Beaverton, Oregon has launched a powerful mobile broadband wireless network to support the public safety communications requirements of its police force in this fast-growing community. The city is located seven miles west of Portland and encompasses 18.6 square miles. As Oregon's fifth-largest city and the largest incorporated city in Washington County, it is home to more than 83,000 residents.
04/25/07The Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine is Collecting Vendor Information for a Mesh Networking Buyer's Guide to Be Published on July 1, 2007
The Broadband Wireless Exchange Magaine is currently building the industry's first Mesh Networking Buyer's Guide to meet the demands from Municipal Wireless Network Planners and Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) worldwide that have been asking for a comprehensive buyer's guide to make purchase decisions on which vendors provide the best features and benefits to build wireless mesh networks on a citywide basis.
04/24/07More Than 350,000 Get Free Wireless Internet Access in the City of London from the Clouds Wi-Fi Network and Nokia
Europe's most advanced outdoor WiFi network will be switched on across the entire City of London - the famous Square Mile. More than 350,000 people who work in and visit the area now have wireless broadband access throughout the City. The network has been built and is operated by The Cloud, a leading wireless broadband provider. Free access for the first month will be provided in association with Nokia, allowing anyone with a WiFi-enabled device to get online in the City.
04/23/07Over 75 Percent of Americans Report They Are More Likely to Support Republicans and Democrats Who Promise Free Wireless Internet Access Via a Nationwide Wi-Fi Network
Republicans and Democrats across the country believe all Americans -- particularly low-income children -- should have equal access to broadband Internet according to a poll released by M2Z Networks, Inc. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed supported the FCC's leasing of spectrum to provide free broadband across the United States.
04/23/07NewMarket Technology Plans to Acquire Majority Interest in Texas-Based Wireless Internet Service Provider
NewMarket Technology is in the process of acquiring a majority interest in Texas-based RedMoon Broadband to further strengthen the new NewMarket subsidiary, NewMarket Broadband. An announcement on the closing is pending. RedMoon Broadband is a leader in municipal Wi-Fi and has designed, engineered and deployed wireless mesh network solutions, providing high-speed Internet service, security surveillance, automatic meter reading and mobile broadband for municipalities.
04/23/07Wireless Mesh Network to Provide High-Speed Internet Access and Economic Development in 200 Italian Rural Towns
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that the Italian Province of Brescia will use an outdoor wireless solution based on mesh technology to deliver wireless broadband connectivity and Internet Protocol (IP) services to its rural communities. The goal is to help stimulate economic growth and bridge the growing digital divide throughout the region. The solution will help the province deliver broadband Internet to local government organisations, citizens and businesses.
04/19/07Strategic Wireless Advisor Announced to Advise London Borough of Newham on Broadband Wireless Network for 2012 Olympic Games
Red-M announced that it has been appointed by the London Borough of Newham, a London borough hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, to advise and scope an advanced next generation wireless network that will form part of a borough-wide communications solution.
04/17/07Wi-Fi Deployment Best Practices for Municipalities Worldwide Highlighted in Firetide Presentation
Firetide, Inc. and iCELL, Singapore's leading IT solution provider, on 19 April 2007 will present a conference panel at WIMAX World covering progress made and lessons learned during the first phase of Wireless@SG, the Wi-Fi deployment blanketing Singapore. Firetide, iCELL and partnering Singapore distributor D-Synergy, are currently deploying the network which consists of more than 1,000 indoor and outdoor mesh nodes and access points.
04/17/07MetroFi Rolls Out 250 Free Wireless Internet Access Points in Concord, California
MetroFi announced the initial roll-out of a citywide, Wi-Fi network in Concord, California. This first phase of the network deployment covers 10.5 square miles, spans more than 60% of the developed areas of Concord, and includes over 250 Access Points (APs). This network communicates with a user's Wi-Fi enabled device for connection to the Internet. Once full deployment of the network is complete (summer 2007), MetroFi will deliver the mobility and convenience of free wireless Internet access to 95% of Concord's outdoor and indoor spaces.
04/17/07Research Shows that US Consumers Prefer WiMAX over Cellular Data Because 3G Rates Are Cost Prohibitive
In a head-to-head comparison, respondents to a U.S. consumer survey indicated a significant preference for WiMAX over cellular data and Wi-Fi services, reports In-Stat. This comes from a survey conducted earlier this year with over 1,200 respondents. The respondents were asked a series of questions by the high-tech market research firm regarding their interest in various wireless broadband services, with each service description based on what is currently or will soon be available per technology.
04/17/07Historic Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles Gets High-Speed Internet Access from Community Wi-Fi Mesh Network
The Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC), PRO 911 Systems and Tropos Networks will launch this Thursday, April 19, a community Wi-Fi mesh network providing free Internet access for residences, businesses and visitors in Little Tokyo, part of the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles. The Wi-Fi mesh employs a solution from Tropos and PRO 911 Systems.
04/13/07Meru Networks Delivers the Largest Campus-Wide Wireless Mesh Network in Belgium
Meru Networks announced that the Brussels Regional Informatics Centre (BRIC), on behalf of the Brussels-Capital Region, has deployed Meru Networks' Wireless LAN (WLAN) System and its innovative Wireless Backbone System (WBS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Universite libre de Bruxelles (VUB/ULB) in Brussels, making it the largest mesh network in Belgium.
04/10/07SOHOware New AeroMesh Broadband Wireless Mesh Solution Supports Voice over IP Wi-Fi, Wireless IP Surveillance and Wi-Fi Cellular Convergence
SOHOware, Inc. launches AeroMesh Solution, a unified in-building and outdoor integrated enterprise Wireless LAN for killer applications such as wireless voice over IP or voice over WiFi (VoWiFi), IP video Surveillance and Fixed Mobile convergence (FMC).
04/10/07Devicescape Enables Mac OS X Laptops to Automatically Connect to Wi-Fi Hotspots and Municipal Broadband Wireless Networks
Devicescape Software announced that it has added support for Mac OS X. With Devicescape, Mac laptop users can now automatically connect to any Wi-Fi hotspots and municipal networks without having to click through log in screens or re-enter user names and passwords.
04/06/07Arlington Selects EarthLink to Build Municipal Wi-Fi Mesh Network
The Wi-Fi mesh network will provide the approximately 26 square-mile Arlington County a broadband alternative for residents and visitors to the County. It will also enable County employees to work in the field without having to return to an office and a traditional landline to complete their tasks. EarthLink will also enable Internet access for to-be-determined nonprofit partners of Arlington County, as well as create wireless hotspots at a number of Arlington parks, community centers and libraries.
04/05/07Strix Systems Deploys Broadband Wireless Mesh Networking for 70,000 Seats in America's Center
Strix Systems announced that the America's Center convention complex of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the largest in the U.S., has installed Strix Systems' wireless mesh network solutions to provide high-speed voice, video, and data access throughout the complex. Strix's Access/One Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) is deployed in the Edward Jones Dome, which holds 70,000 people and is the home of the St. Louis Rams football team.
04/03/07Ricochet to Provide Broadband Wireless Internet Access to City and County of Denver via Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Wireless Mesh Networking Technology
Ricochet Networks, a wireless Internet service provider (WISP) headquartered in Denver, Colorado, announced that it has reached an agreement with the City and County of Denver, Colorado, to incorporate Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and other broadband services into the City's existing right-of-way contract with Ricochet. This will allow Ricochet to provide "Wi-Fi in the Mile High" eventually to the entire footprint of the City and County of Denver.
04/03/07Broadband Wireless Internet Access Operators Grow Dramatically in Recent Years
Research and Marketshas announced the addition of "Broadband Wireless Access Operators: A Global Survey and Analysis" to their offering. An analysis of the findings collected from a study of 179 broadband wireless operators worldwide.
03/29/07Verint Video Portfolio Provides New Broadband Wireless Solutions to Enhance Municipal Security
Verint Systems Inc. announced the expansion of its Nextiva video portfolio with new Wireless Intelligent Edge solutions designed to deliver actionable intelligence to municipal security and public safety organizations. Designed to leverage ongoing deployment of broadband wireless networks in metropolitan areas, the new Intelligent Edge Solutions provide flexibility and security to work within Wi-Fi, mesh and municipal wireless networks, enabling law enforcement, emergency services providers and private organizations to create robust, citywide video surveillance systems.
03/29/07PacketHop Announces Broadband Wireless Video Surveillance System for Emergency First Fesponders, Private Security and Government Agencies, Schools, Ports, Hotels/Resorts and Airports
PacketHop, Inc. announced the PacketHop Communication System 3.0, which includes new system components that enable mobile users - like first responders and private security officers - to access and securely share video from surveillance systems. This new capability provides greater situational awareness, enables users to safely plan and execute responses and improves facility protection. Version 3.0 will be used by first responders, private security and government agencies, schools, ports, public transportation departments, hotels/resorts and airports.
03/29/07Anixter Distributes Firetide Broadband Wireless Mesh Networking Products
Firetide Inc. and Anixter Inc. announced that Anixter will distribute and support Firetide's products worldwide. Firetide offers wireless mesh network products and access points that let users create wireless Ethernet networks anywhere, easily and quickly. Distribution and support from Anixter means that customers will have one-stop shopping as well as superior technical support.
03/29/07Wireless High-Speed Internet Access Flows to Boat Commuters on the Thames River
Proxim Wireless Corporation announced that Global Reach Group, a premier service provider based in London, England, has selected and deployed Proxim's ORiNOCO's AP-4000MR outdoor Wi-Fi mesh network access points to provide Internet access to the river Thames community and commercial, public safety and private boat traffic. The network extends over 20 kilometers (approximately 12 1/2 miles) of the river. Now from Greenwich in South East London, to Milbank in the West, anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device can connect to the Internet at almost any location along the Thames.
03/29/07Essential Wireless Mesh Announces EWM License Agreement with City of Murrieta California
IPCo, LLC announced that they have assigned a license of their Essential Wireless Mesh patent portfolio (EWM) to Mesh City, Inc. Mesh City is one the first companies in the United States to be authorized to use the EWM patents for citywide municipal wireless mesh networks.
03/29/07ArrowSpan Adds High-Power Multiple Frequency Products to Its Wi-Fi Mesh Network Solutions
ArrowSpan Inc. announced the availability of the MeshAP 2180, designed for outdoor network deployments. The high power 200mW (23dBm) outdoor access point provides greater coverage to outdoor solutions and covers hot zones over hundreds of square miles. This industrial strength Wi-Fi mesh solution can boost the signal strength to 400m (1,300 ft) in open space and provide multi-frequency support. Users will have the ability to choose between 5.8GHz, 5.3GHz, or 2.4GHz, depending on their requirements. A 4.9GHz spectrum version of the MeshAP will also be available in the upcoming months when the MeshAP 2182 is released.
03/28/07Tropos and Redline Communications Partner Up to Deploy Metro Wi-Fi Mesh Network Solutions
Tropos Networks and Redline Communications announced that the two companies are cooperating to improve the Mobile Internet experience in metro-scale wireless networks. Through their alliance agreement, the companies will ensure interoperability when Redline point-to-multipoint broadband products are used to provide capacity injection for Tropos MetroMesh metro-scale wireless networks. In addition, the companies will work together to bring the joint solution to more companies around the world.
03/28/07CTIA Highlights the Power of Mobile Internet Access Provided by Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and Mesh Networks
The mobile digital lifestyle may first have been defined by bulky laptops at Wi-Fi hotspots but, with the growth of the Mobile Internet, what's happening now is all about digitally savvy users communicating via an increasingly vast array of mobile multi-media devices and services. Location-based services, dual-mode handsets, and mobile entertainment and advertising are all driving demand for higher mobile bandwidth.
03/28/07Tropos Announces Mobile WiMAX Meshed Multi-Protocol Picocell System
Tropos Networks announced MetroMesh NG, one of the world's first meshed multi-protocol picocell system. The new system leverages the patented Tropos MetroMesh OS, including the Spectrum and Application Based Routing Engine (SABRE), to provide the low-cost, uniform coverage, symmetrical bandwidth and high capacity required to meet the needs of Mobile Internet devices.
03/27/07Phazar Corp Announces the micro-Mesh Radio Product Series
PHAZAR CORP, (Nasdaq: ANTP) announced its development achievements in the unveiling of the micro-Mesh Radio (mMR) product series. These Military grade wireless mesh networking systems deliver not only robust mesh network security, but also unsurpassed mesh networking efficiency.
03/27/07Cheetah Wireless Technologies Bets on Broadband Wireless Network to Provide High-Speed Internet Access
Visitors to the Las Vegas Strip, famous for its bright lights and big bets, can now take advantage of an exciting new amenity - wireless broadband Internet access at several of Las Vegas' most prominent resorts. Cheetah Wireless Technologies (CWTI) and BelAir Networks announced that the companies have launched a broadband mesh network delivering high speed Wi-Fi access along the Las Vegas Strip, including inside and outside of the country's largest hotels and casinos.
03/23/07Motorola Wins Four Year Managed Service Contract from Warid Telecom's Wireless Network
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has been awarded a four-year full-operations and managed services contract by Warid Telecom for its GSM and Canopy networks in major cities and sub-districts in the eastern part of Bangladesh.
03/23/07Proxim Wireless Expands 4.9GHz Public Safety and Homeland Security Product Portfolio
Proxim Wireless Corporation announced that it has expanded its Public Safety and Homeland Security product line to include the Tsunami MP.11 4954-R and Tsunami QuickBridge.11 4954-R. These products can be used together with Proxim's AP4900MR-LR mesh access point products to extend a network operating in the 4.9 GHz frequency band by using high bandwidth licensed point-to-multipoint and point-to-point backhaul. This results in a secure connection, using a licensed backhaul product, to extend a network back to the wired infrastructure.
03/23/07Wi-Next Building Italy's Largest Municipal Wireless Mesh Network Providing Broadband Internet Access to 21 Remote Villages
Wi-Next, the pioneering open-source Wi-Fi company, is to provide broadband access to the Italian region of Alta Langa for the first time as part of Europe's largest ever wide-area Wi-Fi mesh project.
03/23/07Kissimmee Deploys City-Wide Municipal Wireless Mesh Network for High-Speed Internet Access
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that the City of Kissimmee, FL has deployed its HotZone Duo and Mesh Enabled Architecture (MEA) networks for municipal wireless connectivity. The two-tier wireless system will be paid for by a partnership between the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), the City of Kissimmee and the Toho Water Authority. In addition to providing public access, the network will also benefit Kissimmee's government agencies, utilities workers and first responders. Scientel Wireless, a Motorola value-added reseller, provided the network design, project management and systems integration for the Kissimmee network.
03/20/07Los Angeles Deploys Motorolas MOTOMESH Network for Public Safety and Wireless Internet Access Connectivity
Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Chief of Police William Bratton to unveil a municipal wireless network and video surveillance system in the city's Jordan Downs public housing complex.
03/20/07SkyPilot Enhances Wireless VoIP Support with Upgrade to SyncMesh
SkyPilot Networks announced the availability of SyncMesh software version 1.5, which enhances the voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities across SkyPilot's mesh products. The upgrade includes support for Wi-Fi VoIP handsets and improvements to SkyPilot's quality of service (QoS) algorithms throughout the mesh.
03/20/07Dallas Police Department Deploys Wireless Video Surveillance Network to Reduce Crime in Downtown Business District
Firetide Inc. announced today that the Dallas Police Department has deployed the company's mesh networks for video surveillance to combat crime throughout the downtown business district. The city selected a solution from BearCom, a Dallas-based wireless system integrator, which included Firetide wireless mesh nodes, Sony IP cameras, and BridgeWave transfer units. The wireless video surveillance network was funded by a grant from the Meadows Foundation.
03/15/07Municipal Wireless Expert Forecasts Big Increase in Canadian Projects in 2007
Canadian Cities and Provinces Appear to Be Surging to Keep Pace With Their Southern Colleagues' Muni Wireless Projects, Based on Feedback From the Recent Wireless Cities Summit in Toronto
03/14/07BCM Controls Teams With Firetide to Deliver Public Safety Solutions for City Wide Deployments and Large Residential Communities
Firetide Inc. announced a public safety partnership with BCM Controls, a Massachusetts-based systems integrator and a wholly owned subsidiary of Comfort Systems USA. With wireless mesh capabilities from Firetide, BCM Controls is able to offer complete security solutions to large residential complexes, such as housing authorities and apartment complexes.
03/14/07PacketHop Announces Reseller Relationship With IBAX to Deliver Mobile-mesh Solutions in Italy
PacketHop, Inc. announced that it has signed an exclusive reseller agreement with IBAX to sell and deliver PacketHop-based solutions in the Italian market. IBAX, based near Milan, is established as a leading provider of WiFi- and WiMAX-based broadband solutions throughout Italy.
03/13/07SkyPilot Debuts SkyAccess DualBand Mesh Network Access Points for Municipalities that Want to Deploy Municipal Broadband Wirelesss Networks
SkyPilot Networks launched the SkyAccess DualBand, a low-cost dual-radio product designed to complement SkyPilot's existing line of citywide Wi-Fi products. With one radio dedicated to the SyncMesh backhaul and a second radio providing Wi-Fi access, the SkyAccess DualBand's architecture is similar to SkyPilot's flagship product, the SkyExtender DualBand.
03/13/07SkyPilot Reaches Milestone of 25,000 Units Shipped and 300 Customers
SkyPilot Networks announced that it has surpassed 25,000 units shipped and has mesh networks deployed by more than 300 customers in 50 countries. This milestone occurred less than a year after SkyPilot reached its 10,000 unit goal, which took 18 months to achieve.
03/12/07Tropos Unveils MetroMesh OS 6, Including New Mesh Edge Service Management, for Large-Scale Carrier Networks
Tropos® Networks announced MetroMesh OS 6 featuring the new Mesh Edge Service Management (MESM), BGP routing and pre-configured operating templates. MESM provides network operators with the means to exercise control, detect threats and enforce policies at the very edge of the mesh network. As a result, carriers can efficiently manage their wireless mesh networks and can create new revenue generating services.
03/12/07SkyPilot Integrates SkyControl with Google Earth Mapping Service
SkyPilot Networks introduced version 1.5 of the SkyControl mesh management system, which integrates seamlessly with the Google Earth mapping service. Using the GPS positioning capabilities of SkyPilot's mesh infrastructure products, the new functionality provides automatic and dynamic mesh network visualization within the Google Earth Pro application, the commercial version of the free Google Earth application. Combining these two powerful tools provides service providers and municipalities with more flexibility in designing, building and operating wireless mesh networks.
03/09/07BelAir Networks Signs Up CH2M Hill for Its Broadband Wireless Value Added Reseller Channel Program to Distribute Metro-Scale Mesh Networks
BelAir Networks announced CH2M HILL's Enterprise Management Solutions (EMS) group, has joined the company's Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Channel Program as a Platinum Partner. BelAir Networks offers the industry's most comprehensive wireless mesh product portfolio, delivering industry-leading broadband performance and scalability, and carrier-class capacity and reliability to metro-scale wireless networks.
03/08/07EarthLink Municipal Networks Barters Corpus Christi Wi-Fi Network for Broadband Wireless Franchise Agreement
EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) Wi-Fi continues to make its way across the country as the company reached a deal with the City of Corpus Christi, TX. Under this agreement, EarthLink takes ownership of the Wi-Fi network currently deployed in Corpus Christi and enters into a franchise agreement that enables EarthLink Municipal Networks business unit (EMN) to provide residents and businesses with retail Wi-Fi Internet service.
03/07/07Civitium Conducts Broadband Wireless Research Study for the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada to Determine Benefits of High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access
Civitium, LLC, the market-leading consulting firm for municipal broadband and Digital Community initiatives, has been retained to provide advisory services for the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada, one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States.
03/07/07City of Lompoc, California, Subcribes to Broadband Wireless Managed Service Platform from Siemens
Siemens Communications Inc. (NYSE: SI) announced that the City of Lompoc, Calif., has selected Siemens HiPath Managed Services to provide support and continuous monitoring of the city's wireless network.
03/07/074G Metro Builds Municipal Wireless Solution, Including Wireless Mesh, WiMAX and Free Space Optics
4G Metro, the wireless network operator for Trinity Railway Express (TRE), has selected Nortel (NYSE: NT) and Colubris Networks to provide equipment for what is expected to be the first end-to-end broadband wireless service offered by a major U.S. public railway.
03/07/07Meraki Networks Provides Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Using Mesh Network Technology in San Francisco
Meraki Networks announced that it is sponsoring and supporting a network that it calls the "The First Mile in Unwiring the World" in San Francisco. Over the next several weeks and months, the company will be working with the community and deploying their powerful and simple technology to bring the 15,000 residents online for free.
03/06/07MeshDynamics Builds Wireless ISP in Underserved California Communities Using Mesh Network Broadband Wireless Technology
In a continuing movement to third generation mesh network solutions, MeshDynamics has been selected as the mesh networking provider for DLS-IT, a provider of computing, networking, and Internet services based in Parlier, California. The 20+ node network has been installed and is operational today in Parlier, Sanger and San Joaquin, adjacent towns located in California's Central Valley about 120 miles south-east of Silicon Valley.
03/06/07March Madness Hits the Wi-Fi Mesh Network Industry
ArrowSpan Inc. has gone mad, but not for basketball, for Wi-Fi mesh. For the month of March, ArrowSpan is offering its Indoor MeshAP 1100 for only $99 dollars. The MeshAP 1100 can provide hotels, airports, and even construction sites with a dependable, secure, affordable and scalable Wi-Fi mesh network. The 25mW (13dBm) full duplex access point can reach a signal strength of up to 91m (300ft) at 54Mbps speed 168m (550ft) in open space.
03/06/07Tropos Seeks ''Coolest Use of Citywide Wi-Fi'' Photographs for Wireless Contest
Are you on the go? Taking the broadband Internet mobile with a Wi-Fi enabled device? If so, submit a photo of your coolest use of a citywide Wi-Fi service to http://www.tropos.com/contest  by April 12th. Judges will pick 12 semi-finalists who will each win a Sony mylo personal communicator device, retail value: $349. Wi-Fi users from across North America will then vote for their favorite among the semi-finalists.
03/06/07ADI Engineering Releases New Dual-Radio Residential Gateway for RoamAD Wireless Mesh Networks
ADI Engineering, Inc. and RoamAD announced immediate availability of MeshLink, the new dual-radio, tri-band fixed residential gateway for RoamAD metro Wi-Fi networks.
03/02/07Brownsville Turns to IBM to Build Wireless Internet Service Provider Network Using WiMAX Technology
The $4 million agreement includes IBM consulting to assess the implementation of a citywide security-enhanced wireless network. The model developed by IBM is projected to save the city more than $1.4 million over the potential 10-year service period compared to other commercial wireless mobility offerings.
03/01/07Tropos Networks Announces Broadband Wireless 4.9 GHz Public Safety Solution for Emergency Response Teams that Need Instant Communications and Wireless Internet Access
Tropos Networks announced the Tropos 9000 family of 4.9 GHz-equipped MetroMesh routers for the public safety market. The new product family is the first to provide policy-based routing for multi-band metro-scale wireless mesh networks that employ the 4.9 GHz frequency band for public safety use.
03/01/07Strix Wins Metro Product of the Year 2007 Award at NetEvents
Strix Systems announced it has won the NetEvents 2007 "Metro Product of the Year" Technology Leader Award for its Strix Access/One® Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Systems (IWS and OWS).
02/26/07Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine Seeks Nominations for the Top 10 Wireless ISPs in the United States
Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine is seeking nominations for it annual Top 10 Wireless ISP List for 2007. Each year BWE searches for the Top 10 Wireless Internet Service Providers in the United States based on the number of fixed wireless subscribers. If you work for a Wireless Internet Service Provider and have more than 1,000 monthly subscribers, we want to know who you are.
02/23/07AT&T to Build Metro Wi-Fi Network to Provide Wireless ISP Services for the City of Napa
The planned Wi-Fi network will add publicly accessible wireless broadband capabilities to the extensive, advanced AT&T communications network in Napa, enabling residents, visitors, city employees and businesses to tap into the unsurpassed AT&T network from virtually all developed areas within the city. Users will be able to choose from a variety of connectivity options, including a free, advertising-supported access choice or higher-speed access tiers offered by AT&T.
02/22/07Concierge Technologies to Deploy Wireless Mesh Networks Under Planet Halo Brand
Planet Halo has selected Mesh networking technology and has been appointed by Tropos as an authorized dealer of their proprietary technology and equipment. Planet Halo will initially construct two networks in Southern California and estimates that commercial operations may begin within the next 45 days.
02/22/07ArrowSpan Inc. Offers a Health-Friendly Wireless Mesh Network Alternative
ArrowSpan Inc. is putting an earth-friendly spin on wireless networks. The MeshAP 1100 Indoor uses only 25mW of RF power, and is able to provide a large scale Wi-Fi mesh deployment for the RF sensitive environment. ArrowSpan's cutting-edge Wi-Fi mesh technology provides a dependable and secure Wi-Fi deployment and at the same time enables hotels, malls, airports and enterprises to achieve a green workplace environment.
02/22/07RoamAD and Omera Ink Municipal Wireless Wi-Fi OEM Deal
Under the multi-million dollar deal, RoamAD's software will power OmeraMesh, Omera's new turnkey infrastructure-mesh Wi-Fi solution, that it will supply to North American municipalities and campuses.
02/21/07EFJ, Inc.'s 3e Technologies International Subsidiary Receives $1.2M Mesh Network Contract From U.S. Navy
EFJ, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a contract for $1.2 million to further enhance its Vessel Boarding Inspection System (VBIS) designed for the U.S. Navy. This award builds upon the secure wireless mesh network solution that 3eTI developed to provide for continuous communication between inspection personnel boarding foreign vessels and the U.S. Navy's host ship.
02/20/07What is the Best Way to Get FREE Exposure for WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Mesh Network Products and Services?
If you are a broadband wireless product vendor that is selling to wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) such as Wi-Fi hotspots, municipal wireless networks, WiMAX networks, public safety emergency first responders or even the 3G carriers that are now providing high-speed wireless Internet connections, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get some free exposure on the BWE site.
02/20/07Proxim Wireless Announces New Development Center to Support Escalating Demand for WiMAX and Mesh Network Products
Proxim Wireless Corporation announced that it has opened a new facility in Hyderabad, India to accelerate the development and deployment of its Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX, and MeshMAX product lines and to support its burgeoning Indian customer base.
02/16/07Strix Systems Showcases World's Largest Functional City-Wide Municipal Mesh Network at W2i Digital Cities Convention
Tempe's wireless mesh network, in place for over a year, today provides the critical wireless broadband infrastructure for the city's municipal operations and public safety organizations, including the fire department, police department, and emergency services, as well as other government agencies.
02/14/07Hopling Technologies Launches its Premier Partner Program for VARs Seeking to Resell Municipal Wireless Mesh Networking Solution
Hopling Technologies, a leading wireless mesh networking vendor for enterprises, operators, municipal governments and service providers, announced the launch of its Premier Partner Program - each with a set of distinct revenue, educational and support requirements - for new and existing Value Added Resellers, and to the company's customers.
02/13/07BelAir Networks Awarded Key Patent for Municipal Wireless Mesh Network Technology
BelAir Networks announced that the company has been issued a key U.S. patent for its innovative, carrier-grade wireless mesh backhaul technologies already deployed in over 250 networks worldwide. The patent discloses innovative technology for providing true carrier-grade, mobile broadband multi-service mesh networks. BelAir Networks will be exhibiting at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 12th – 15th at Booth #2C63, Hall 2.
02/13/07Wireless Internet Institute Announces Sponsors for Municipal Wireless Network Tradeshow in Tempe to Educate Local Government Offiicials on Broadband Wireless Strategies and Technologies
To provide local-government technology stakeholders with a firsthand understanding of broadband-wireless infrastructure planning, applications, and services available to their communities, the Wireless Internet Institute (W2i) and the City of Tempe, Arizona, co-host the Digital Cities Convention, February 13–14, 2007, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.
02/07/07Proxim Wireless First to Mesh Wi-Fi and WiMAX Technologies Together for Wireless ISPs
Proxim Wireless Corporation announced MeshMAX, a new multi-radio product line that incorporates WiMAX, Wi-Fi mesh, and Wi-Fi access. Proxim MeshMAX products are available in both the unlicensed and licensed frequency bands. Proxim Wireless is the first company to enable the convergence of Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX, and Wi-Fi access in a single integrated device. MeshMAX provides significant benefits to service providers, municipalities, and customers planning to deploy Wi-Fi mesh and WiMAX. MeshMAX enables a new deployment architecture that increases the capacity of mesh networks, simplifies their deployment, and provides outdoor mobility for the 300 million-plus Wi-Fi clients.
02/07/07BWE Opens New Broadband Wireless Job Center to Meet Growing Demand for Municipal Wireless Mesh Network Engineers
BWE announced a new "Broadband Wireless Career Center" to promote job openings created by the booming market for municipal wireless mesh network planners, wireless mesh network engineers, business developers, systems integrators and consultants.
02/01/07Tropos Signs 500th Customer with New Mexico Citywide Wi-Fi Mesh Network Win
Tropos Networks announced that Las Vegas, New Mexico will deploy the Tropos MetroMesh system in the city for public safety use, bringing the total number of Tropos customers to 500. The milestone caps a banner 2006 for the company in which the Tropos' Q4CY05 to Q4CY06 node shipments grew by more than 120% -- faster than the overall market.
02/01/07LifeStyle Networks Selects Strix Systems Mesh Networking Solution for Citywide Municipal Wi-Fi Network in India
The Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) from Strix Systems has been selected by network services provider LifeStyle Networks Pvt Ltd of Mumbai, India, for a city-wide wireless mesh network deployment.
01/30/07Jersey's Police Department to Deploy First 4.9 GHz Broadband Mobile Mesh Network with PacketHop
PacketHop, Inc. announced that the Lakewood, N.J., Police Department has purchased the PacketHop Communications System to enhance communications during patrols, provide surveillance during tactical operations and manage scenes during emergencies and events.
01/28/07Dallas Basestation Conference on Broadband Wireless Delivers as Promised
With Vodafone, Sprint and Verizon sharing the first morning platform, the 4th International Basestation Conference immediately delivered on its promise to tackle the key issues facing the carriers, OEMs and subsystem/chip manufacturers in the rush to deliver cost effective broadband wireless services to the mobile public.
01/26/07Wireless ISP and the Nantucket Police Department to Provide Critical Mobile Broadband Solution for Cruisers and Command Vehicle
WiBlast Communications, LLC together with the Nantucket Police Department, will provide secure mobile broadband access to police cruisers when they are within WiBlast Broadband's coverage area on the Island using Tropos Networks' MetroMesh Mobile system.
01/26/07Tropos Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Mesh Networks Surpass 3G Networks for Customer Satisfaction
Four of the top five metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks for overall user experience are powered by the Tropos MetroMesh architecture, according to a new report from Novarum, a firm providing strategic consulting and analysis for the wireless broadband data industry.
01/24/07Siemens Builds Wireless ISP Infrastructure for High-Speed Wireless Internet Access in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Siemens Communications, Inc. announced that Internet Service Provider 20/20 Communications of Ann Arbor Michigan is using Siemens solutions and services on the “Wireless Washtenaw” project in Michigan’s Washtenaw County. County officials developed the project to bring wireless broadband service to all areas of the county, especially to suburban and rural residents who could only access the Internet using slower-speed dialup connections. Siemens and 20/20 have already began installing wireless infrastructure in Ann Arbor, Saline, and Manchester as part of a pilot program that county officials expect will pave the way for full-scale deployment of services in 2007.
01/24/07One Zone Claims to Outperform Wireless Philadelphia's and Google’s Wi-Fi Network Performance by Delivering 5 Mbps of Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
Toronto Hydro Telecom, Inc. announced the results of independent third-party performance testing of its broadband wireless network, known as One Zone -- the largest ubiquitous Wi-Fi zone of its kind in Canada. One Zone consistently delivered Internet upload and download rates at a blistering 5 Mbps, far surpassing the performance of all other tested networks including Wireless Philadelphia, a citywide Wi-Fi initiative currently still under construction, and Google’s Wi-Fi network in Mountain View, California.
01/23/07Firetide Challenges the Industry with the Claim of Providing the Wireless Industry's Fastest Mesh Network Nodes
Firetide, Inc. announced its new HotPort 6000 indoor and outdoor mesh nodes featuring a dual radio backhaul that enables systems integrators and administrators to provide increased bandwidth and overall reliability for large municipal, industrial, and long range transportation networks.
01/22/07Insurance Sets Up Merger with Mesh Networking Vendor
Prevention Insurance (OTCBB: PVNC) has entered into discussions with MeshCity, a manufacturer of hardware and software that supports broadband, VoIP, and security solutions and allows high-speed WIFI and GPS to communicate with each other all in one reliable network.
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