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MaxStream releases long-range wireless Ethernet bridge

May 12, 2005

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LINDON, Utah –- MaxStream, Inc. (www.maxstream.net) has introduced a long range wireless bridge that expands the capabilities of high-speed Ethernet networks. The XPress Ethernet Bridge allows host and client Ethernet connections to communicate at a range of up to 15 miles (line-of-sight with high gain antennas) at speeds up to 1.5 Mbps. The XPress Ethernet Bridge optimizes long-range, high-speed data transmission when the cost of laying CAT5 cable is impractical and 802.11 (Wi-Fi™) fails to meet range requirements or is over-saturated.

Operating in the 900 MHz ISM band, the XPress Ethernet Bridge (XEB™) is ideal for applications where the RF environment is full of interference from 2.4 GHz signals emanating from 802.11 networks, portable phones and microwave ovens. The 900 MHz band also yields more than twice the range of the 2.4 GHz band. In indoor/urban applications, the units can communicate through as many as 10 walls using the included 2.5 dBi omni-directional antennas.

“The XEB fills a significant need for engineers and IT managers looking to expand their Ethernet networks,” said Nick Mecham, Vice President of Business Development. “Unlike similarly marketed Ethernet bridges that operate at 100 Kbps or less, the feature rich XPress Ethernet Bridge transmits up to 1.5 Mbps and incorporates optional on-board multiple device switching.”

The matched-pair, point-to-point radios require no configuration or software and effectively replace an Ethernet cable. MaxStream offers the XEB radios in either an indoor or outdoor configuration. The external XPress Ethernet Bridge features a NEMA-4 rated enclosure and incorporates power-over-Ethernet injectors. Twelve non-overlapping user selectable channels allow multiple radio pairs to operate in proximity of each other without creating interfering signals.

MaxStream Inc.

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