Adaptix Opens Up

Adaptix, developer of broadband wireless access equipment, announces its commercial launch

August 23, 2004

2 Min Read

SEATTLE -- ADAPTIX(R), Inc. today announced its formation and the commercial launch of its broadband wireless product lines.

ADAPTIX develops and manufacturers' wireless equipment for point-to-multipoint, broadband, non-line-of-sight (NLOS), last-mile access and backhaul solutions that supplement, extend, or replace wire line infrastructure. The Company was founded by an experienced team of engineers and innovative management that recently secured a major round of funding from Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. Among the ADAPTIX assets are all of the pioneering OFDMA patent filings and intellectual property of Broadstorm, Inc.

ADAPTIX is a full participating member in the WiMAX Forum, which was established to commercialize and ensure system interoperability of systems based on the IEEE 802.16 standard. WiMAX is the technology that extends the reach of IP broadband metropolitan Fiber networks well beyond the relatively small local area network coverage of WiFi in offices, homes or public access hot spots. The ADAPTIX products and intellectual property support and complement the pending mobility version (802.16e) of the WiMAX standard which is expected to be finalized in late 2005.

The company's products address an emerging market known as Broadband Wireless Access or "BWA," which is gaining increasing attention in the broader telecom marketplace as a newly viable, enterprise class "broadband" (defined as greater than 1 Megabit per second (Mbps) average user transmission speed) voice and data service. The BWA market is beginning to gain commercial traction due to the break out in the capabilities of the technology, the emergence of global standards, the escalating demandpull of both broadband-starved regions and the massive growth of the Internet into a fully converged network delivering voice, audio, image and video in addition to data.

The system is software driven, providing high modularity and granular control over the critical operational aspects in wireless communications delivery. The company's products are engineered to fit seamlessly into existing wireless infrastructure base stations and network architectures. The ADAPTIX infrastructure is extremely flexible, and can be configured to deliver rural services up to 30 Km in radius, or to serve very high density urban markets with base stations spaced between 1-4 Km. The system can operate in radio spectrum frequency bands between 700 MHz and 6 GHz, thus making the solution available to a broad market of network service providers using either the unlicensed or licensed frequency domains.

Vern Fotheringham, ADAPTIX CEO, stated "Ultimately, ADAPTIX is a software company, pioneering in both software defined radio technologies and leveraging our patent pending interference tolerant and frequency adaptive techniques. Our human resources and technology assets provide ADAPTIX with the key elements necessary for success. These factors combine to put us in a strong position to hasten the widespread adoption of standards-based mobile and fixed wireless broadband connectivity, which will be the next significant development of wireless communications."

Adaptix Inc.

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