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Radford Deploys Proxim

City of Radford, Va. deploys a Proxim Wireless mesh network

April 19, 2007

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Proxim Wireless Corporation, a global pioneer of end-to-end solutions in Wi-Fi® mesh, WiMAX, WLAN, and wireless backhaul and wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM), today announced that the City of Radford, Virginia with the assistance of Designed Telecommunications, Inc., has deployed hundreds of Proxim Wireless ORiNOCO® AP4000 mesh access points as the communications platform for “Radnet,” the wireless network of Radford, Virginia. Situated in the heart of Virginia’s New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, the City of Radford covers approximately 9.5 square miles and is a diverse city full of commercial and recreational opportunity. Home to Radford University and two of Virginia’s former Governors, Radford was recently ranked in the top ten emerging metropolitan areas in the U.S.

“On behalf of the City, D-Tel evaluated a number of mesh products before recommending Proxim. The final choice of Proxim mesh equipment was based on price, performance, functionality, feature set, and reliability,” said, Patrick McHugh, VP Operations, Designed Telecommunications. “The Proxim wireless equipment is an important component of the Radnet network and one that will serve the wireless needs of Radford into the future.”

The City of Radford selected Proxim Wireless because, among other reasons, Proxim's Wi-Fi mesh products feature a dual-radio configuration that increases system capacity by allowing one radio to focus on Wi-Fi access and the other radio to perform mesh backhaul duties, and because Proxim's mesh technology is simplifying deployment through the ORiNOCO Mesh Creation Protocol (OMCP), which allows creation of self-forming and self-healing non-line of sight (NLOS) mesh networks.

Today “Radnet” offers up to 3 Megabits per second connections to residents and business customers in two square miles of town centered by the Radford University campus. When the network is completed in 2007, it is expected to connect all homes and businesses within the City.

“We are pleased to be working with an outstanding integrator such as D-Tel and the City of Radford to build a robust municipal network on which the City’s residents and businesses can rely,” said Len Gee, Vice President of Sales, Proxim Wireless. “As their muni network continues to expand, the City of Radford can depend on Proxim Wireless to continue to deliver the right solutions to meet community needs and expectations.”

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