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Proxim Wireless launches pioneering converged wireless technology in the Middle East

United Arab Emirates: Monday, April 02 - 2007 @ 09:52

The MeshMAX range of products are the first in the world to enable the convergence of Wi-Fi Mesh, WIMAX and Wi-Fi access all in a single integrated device, and strong demand is expected in the region.

Wireless mesh networking could allow people living in remote areas and small businesses operating in the region to connect their networks together for affordable Internet connections, so the availability of a new product range that simplifies its deployment is likely to be extremely popular in the Middle East and Africa.

“MeshMAX is a new multi-radio product that brings together WiMAX, Wi-Fi mesh and Wi-Fi access, which may sound technical, but which could actually deliver increased access and outdoor mobility to people and businesses across the region,”

said Faizal Saifullah. Sales Director Middle East, Proxim Wireless.

Proxim MeshMAX products are currently under evaluation by a number of the Middle East’s leading service providers, with strong interest in the products’ potential to integrate WiMAX and Wi-Fi mesh, thereby quickly and cost effectively bringing connectivity for both voice and video to remote regions.

Proxim Wireless is working with Online Distribution to help ensure that companies have access to these new solutions, by generating opportunities to raise awareness of the potential of wireless mesh networking in the Middle East through a series of client and partner meetings.

“Proxim’s MeshMAX is the right product line at the right time,” said Sushma Kajaria, Business Unit Manager – Security, Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa, Online Distribution.

“The convergence of WiMAX and mesh is a natural evolution in broadband wireless, as it maximizes the strengths of both technologies, and – given Proxim’s strong reputation in the Middle East – we anticipate strong demand for this product line,” she added.

Service providers, municipalities, and customers planning to deploy Wi-Fi mesh and WiMAX benefit from both Wi-Fi mesh and WiMAX to provide their customers with the most extensive and complete broadband wireless coverage.

Though both technologies are distinct – each with unique characteristics – they often are deployed in tandem using WiMAX for backhaul and Wi-Fi mesh to provide access to the growing base of Wi-Fi enabled devices and multi-mode Wi-Fi phones. Until now, the only solution was to install two separate units, one WiMAX and one Wi-Fi mesh. With MeshMAX, these technologies are now integrated in a single compact outdoor enclosure.

MeshMAX products’ unique architecture and compact form factor leads to low equipment cost, lower installation cost, lower OpEx, and a better return-on-investment. MeshMAX products minimize system latency and optimize Quality of Service (QoS) which is essential for services such as high speed broadband Internet access, video communication including security and surveillance, voice communication, and IPTV.

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