Proxim Pushes 802.11 Pack

Proxim announces the availability of the industry's most complete family of enterprise-class IEEE 802.11b/g access points and client products

June 2, 2003

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Proxim Corporation (Nasdaq: PROX), a leading provider of high-performance wireless local area networking (WLAN) and wireless wide area networking (WWAN) products, today announced the availability of the industry's most complete family of enterprise class IEEE 802.11b/g access points and client products.

Proxim's ORiNOCO solutions are the only 802.11g products available that are designed for enterprise deployment with features including:

  • Best mixed 802.11b and 802.11g network performance: Up to 50% better throughput than currently shipping single radio 802.11g solutions and up to six times better throughput with the AP-2000 dual slot access point

  • Enterprise-class security: WPA ready, IEEE 802.1x user-based authentication with rotating keys and upgradeable to IEEE 802.11i

  • Lowest cost deployment: Support for IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet, saving up to $1000 per access point, and plenum rating

  • Flexible installation: Antenna connector for use with higher gain, shaped antennas to maximize coverage in difficult areas

"Proxim's release of enterprise-class 802.11g products is an indication that 802.11g is really ready for business deployments," said Gemma Paulo, senior analyst with InStat/MDR. "As 802.11g has been readily accepted into the home during the first half of 2003, it is expected that businesses will start to adopt 802.11g in second half of 2003."

"No other company provides customers with the flexibility and options for creating the optimal wireless network for their business regardless of its size," said Kevin Duffy, senior vice president at Proxim. "Proxim's solutions offer customers the highest levels of performance available, all at an economical price point."

IEEE 802.11g technology delivers speeds up to 54 Mbps and offers up to four times the real-world bandwidth of legacy 802.11b systems. Proxim's ORiNOCO 802.11g access points simultaneously support both 802.11b and 802.11g client devices, making it easy to migrate to the next generation of high performance wireless while maximizing your investment in existing 802.11b products.

Proxim Corp.

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