BelAir Commits to WiFi

BelAir Networks joins the Wi-Fi Alliance; introduces optical line interface module for direct connection between its networks and metro fiber optic networks

April 15, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- BelAir Networks, the leading supplier of cellular LAN infrastructure solutions, today announced its membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of wireless local area network (WLAN) products based on IEEE 802.11 specification.

"Joining the Wi-Fi Alliance demonstrates our ongoing commitment to current and future Wi-Fi standards," said Phil Belanger, Vice-President of Marketing, BelAir Networks. "Our wireless infrastructure products are designed to enhance Wi-Fi for large enterprise and metro scale deployments. Participating in the Wi-Fi Alliance gives us the opportunity to work with other member companies to expand the applications for Wi-Fi."

"We are pleased to have BelAir Networks, one of the wireless communications industry leaders, join the Wi-Fi Alliance," said Frank Hanzlik, Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director. "As a strong supporter of interoperability and the 802.11 technology, we are confident that BelAir will help our organization in achieving our goal of enhancing the user experience through product interoperability."

In a separate release:

WASHINGTON -- Wi-Fi infrastructure equipment connected to the optical network today with the introduction of the industry's first optical line interface by BelAir Networks, the leading supplier of wireless internetworking infrastructure solutions.

Available in volume by June as an option for the BelAir200 and BelAir100 wireless networking platforms, the new optical line interface module (LIM) will allow for a direct connection between BelAir metro-scale Wi-Fi networks and existing metro fiber optic networks.

"The optical LIM leverages the modularity of the BelAir200 and BelAir100 wireless networking platforms and offers our customers a new way to connect their systems," said Phil Belanger, vice-president of marketing, BelAir Networks. "A direct optical connection to the wired world will deliver enhanced speed and capacity and is well suited for outdoor deployments."

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