Vivato Touts WiFi Base Station

Vivato introduces its 802.11g indoor WiFi base station, the VP2200, to extend coverage for large-scale deployments

May 6, 2004

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Vivato, a leading provider of wireless networking equipment, today introduced the 802.11g Indoor Wi-Fi Base Station, the VP2200.

The VP2200 employs Vivato's smart antenna technology based on its patented PacketSteering™ technology to extend 802.11b and 802.11g signals up to 12 times farther than industrial-grade access points. Just three inches deep, the two foot-by-two foot Vivato Wi-Fi Base Station is easily-mountable in a corner or on a wall, making it perfectly suited for large-scale indoor deployments at warehouses, shopping malls, airport and train terminals, university auditoriums and libraries and sports venues, hotels and resorts.

"One of the challenges of Wi-Fi is that the coverage degrades at higher data rates," said Philip Marshall, Director, Wireless/Mobile Technologies at The Yankee Group. "By focusing the radio signal toward the Wi-Fi users, Vivato's intelligent antenna solution offers improved coverage and data speeds. This is a key requirement for large Wi-Fi deployments."

The VP2200 operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band, supporting both the 11 Mbps and 54 Mbps data throughput rates of 802.11b and 802.11g, respectively. In addition, the new Vivato Indoor Wi-Fi Base Station features industry-leading security, with support for both WPA and 802.11i. Cutting-edge applications, such as high-power Power over Ethernet, are also supported by Vivato's second-generation device.

"Designing and implementing 802.11g deployments in large areas such as universities, hotels and warehouses, with standard access points is a lengthy and expensive process, with repeated site surveys, extensive wiring and large numbers of APs required," said Dave Fanning, CEO of Elandia Solutions, a Vivato Value Added Reseller. "The Vivato Indoor Wi-Fi Base Station offers maximum Wi-Fi coverage and range, and will allow us to quickly deploy cost-effective high-speed wireless access networks to large venues that require bandwidth-intensive support for their applications."

The VP2200 will be available through Vivato OEMs, Systems Integrators and Value Added Resellers in this summer.

"We leveraged our smart antenna technology in the VP2200 802.11g Indoor Wi-Fi Base Station to maximize performance and cost savings for large-scale indoor wireless networks," said Siavash Alamouti, chief technology officer for Vivato. "The VP2200 demonstrates our continued commitment to technology innovation."

Vivato Inc.

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