Chantry integrates its AutoCell technology with Propagate's BeaconWorks suite to provide WLAN access with greater RF management

December 1, 2003

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chantry Networks, the provider of the industry-leading wireless LAN infrastructure solution, announced a strategic partnership with Propagate Networks, provider of AutoCell, a self-organizing network for 802.11 access and clients. By integrating the technology, Chantry and Propagate are lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) for wireless LANs, while also giving customers greater manageability of radio frequency (RF) resources, load balancing of wireless traffic and fully automated fault tolerance for the network.

"Propagate has been approached by a number of enterprise WLAN vendors to provide 'cruise control' capabilities for the RF domain - a self-organizing, fully managed, business-class Wi-Fi solution," said Gary Vacon, CEO, Propagate. "Chantry's leading-edge wireless router, BeaconWorks, is a great match up with AutoCell."

This integration enhances BeaconWorks' industry-leading availability features. Currently, BeaconWorks provides seamless roaming between access points (APs), called BeaconPoints(TM), with smooth handoffs between BeaconMasters(TM). Now, with the integration with AutoCell, the wireless network provides even stronger availability features through AutoCell's self-organization capabilities, which repair coverage holes during outages and balances traffic during peak usage times. This joint solution far surpasses any other wireless approach today.

"Our architecture of BeaconWorks allows for a very distributed large-scale WiFi solution," said Peter N. Vicars, president and CEO, Chantry Networks. "In our analysis of an RF resource management approach, Propagate's distributed architecture was very complementary to our BeaconWorks environment. This partnership will be of significant benefit to end users."

Chantry Networks Inc.

Propagate Networks Inc.

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