Radionet Unveils Kit

Radionet introduces 5.8Ghz outdoor link system for the UK market, signs UK distributor agreement with Wireless Airware

April 1, 2004

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HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. -- Radionet, a leading supplier of Wi-Fi Hotzone technology, today announced its outdoor 54Mbps, 5.725-5.850 GHz frequency band Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Link products for the UK market.

Conforming to the 802.11a standard, the Radionet Link product family meets the requirements for fixed wireless connections on the 5.8 GHz "band C" set by the UK Office of Communications, including TPC (Transmit Power Control), DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection), 2W transmit power (max 33 dBm), and EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) requirements for outdoor installations. The Radionet Link product family is an integrated solution with weatherproof casing and advanced security features such as AES (Advanced Encryption standard).

"Radionet Link enables corporations and Wi-Fi Hotzone operators to build high-speed wireless backbone connections. Uniquely, the product family is designed for outdoor use from the outset and offers connection speeds of up to 54 Mbps", said Radionet's CTO Max Björkgren.

Radionet Link is available in two configurations - the RN-700UK features 54Mbps Point-to-Point functionality with an integrated high-gain link antenna; the RN-800UK offers Point-to-Multipoint functionality featuring two 54Mbps radios. The products integrate everything required for outdoor set-up including base stations and radio units into a rugged, weatherproof casing. Integrating all components into a single enclosure reduces installation costs and enhances sensitivity by significantly reducing noise from antenna cabling. This allows for faster connection speeds of up to 54 Mbps (throughput 24 Mbps; max 2km) or extended range up to 5 km (throughput approx. 10 Mbps).

The Radionet Link product family is available in the UK through Radionet's distributor AirWare and certified channel partners.

"The Radionet Link product line offers high speed, robustness and reliability. The products are designed to withstand demanding environmental conditions such as temperature changes, humidity and vibration. The products deliver the high quality required in large-scale, outdoor infrastructure installations, and reduce the need for costly manual maintenance and repairs", said Managing Director Jim Kernahan at AirWare Wireless Ltd.

In a separate release:

HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. -- Radionet Ltd, a leading supplier of Wi-Fi Hotzone technology, today announced that it has signed a Distributor Agreement for the UK market with the specialist wireless distributor Wireless AirWare Ltd. Through the Agreement, the companies will bring Radionet's wireless broadband technology to the UK market and address the growing demand for wireless broadband, Wi-Fi Hotzone and wireless backhaul connections.

According to the Agreement, AirWare will be the UK distributor for Radionet's products. In addition to distribution and logistics, AirWare will offer support and maintenance services as well as certification training for Radionet's VAR (Value Added Reseller) and SI (SystemIntegrator) partners in the UK.

"We see rapidly rising demand for bringing broadband access even to remote locations and sparsely populated areas. Wireless technology provides a quick and cost-effective way of doing this, and Radionet is now addressing this demand by bringing its wireless broadband technology and experience to the UK market. AirWare is an ideal partner for us as they have a very strong focus on wireless technology as well as extensive know-how and over 15 years of experience from the wireless field", said Radionet's CEO Robert Serén.

"Together with Radionet we are targeting three distinct markets - wireless building-to-building links for companies, wireless backhaul for network operators and Wi-Fi Hotzone networks offering wireless broadband access for large areas. When we were looking for a suitable vendor to provide technology for these applications, Radionet came out on top of the list with its robust, reliable products, which are ideally suited for outdoor use and can withstand very adverse weather conditions.

Radionet's technology has been proven in several large commercial Wi-Fi Hotzone networks in the Nordics and so is certainly applicable to these opportunities here in the UK", said AirWare's Managing Director Jim Kernahan.

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