Aperto Launches PacketWave 200

Aperto Networks launches PacketWave 200 series subscriber unit

November 15, 2004

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX-class broadband wireless access (BWA) systems provider, has launched its newest product innovation, the PacketWave(R) 200 Series subscriber unit, to great carrier acclaim in North America and key international markets.

The PacketWave 200 Series is a highly integrated all-outdoor version of Aperto's popular PacketWave 100 Series subscriber units for small-to-medium business applications. It lets operators pre-configure all subscriber unit settings at their central site and drop-ship units directly to the business location for simple customer set-up and service activation. Installation is virtually tools-free and requires no CPE-based instructions or drivers for on-site configuration.

Because PacketWave 200 uses audible indicators to signal to the person installing the unit the precise moment when they have aligned the antenna for optimal combination of signal strength and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), installation and service activation can be done in as little as ten minutes and will ensure peak performance from the unit without technician intervention.

"This is a breakthrough for our cost model, since it has the potential to basically eliminate truck rolls for many installations and move us to a self-install process," stated Jeff Thompson, president of TowerStream, an early PacketWave 200 user, long-standing Aperto customer and one of the largest wireless broadband operators in the US. "Installation is much easier than the typical satellite dish installation, and in our service territory, users can pick which tower they want to aim at with their antenna, self-selecting for the best performance by location. This unit will have great benefits for our customer service and cost savings, as well as help speed our national rollout."

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