Summit Picks Vivato

Summit Technologies picks Vivato's base stations and access points to enable a public hotspot at Montreal's historic Westmount Square

May 19, 2004

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Vivato, a leading provider of wireless networking equipment, announced today that Summit Technologies, a wireless network solutions provider, has chosen Vivato base stations and access points to enable a public hot zone at Montreal’s historic Westmount Square. The deployment provides wireless access to residents, guests and enterprise users in a complex of three 22-story skyscrapers that includes an office building, an upscale mall and two residential towers.

Deploying a wireless network in Westmount Square posed site-specific challenges due to each building’s aesthetics and unique design. Tadaa Wireless, a leading high-speed wireless Internet access provider, contracted Summit Technologies to design a network that would provide the structure for wireless applications, such as inventory management and security systems, for the complex. To meet the guidelines of the deployment, Summit selected Vivato equipment to build a wireless network that required minimal equipment and wiring but extended wireless access to users both in the buildings and within a 1.5-mile radius.

“Our initial site surveys indicated that more than 160 traditional access points would be required to provide Wi-Fi throughout these three skyscrapers, with independent wiring to each device,” said Johannes Jobst, CTO of Summit Technologies. “Not only was this prohibitive from a cost standpoint, but it was impossible if we wanted to preserve the integrity and aesthetics of historic Westmount Square. Vivato was the only viable solution for a deployment of this size and nature.”

Summit Technologies deployed three Vivato VP1200 Wi-Fi Base Stations and six VivatoVA 2200 Wi-Fi AP/Bridges as its network blueprint. Vivato’s extended range allowed Summit Technologies to take an unconventional “inside-out” approach, installing the Vivato equipment inside a window of one building to provide Wi-Fi to an adjacent building, which preserves the structural and design aesthetics of the buildings.

“The Westmount Square deployment is the most unique extension and ambitious project of its kind in Canada, because we have been able to provide wireless access in an environment where it was previously unimaginable,” said Daniel Yeboah, president of Tadaa Wireless. “This deployment proves that Vivato’s smart antenna technology enables extended Wi-Fi in diverse areas.”

“The Vivato solution at Westmount Square demonstrates Vivato’s versatility, and its unique suitability for large scale deployments,” said Kevin Ryan, vice president of marketing and business development for Vivato. “This particular opportunity to work with Tadaa Wireless and Summit Technologies demonstrated how Vivato has the technology best-suited for cost-effective extended wireless deployments.”

Vivato Inc.

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