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Radiant Networks Unwires City of Solon, Ohio with Proxim

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Radiant Networks Unwires City of Solon, OH


Radiant Networks Selects Proxim Wireless for Solon, Ohio’s Public WiFi Mesh Network


Solon, OH, December 3, 2008– Radiant Networks, with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky and regional offices throughout the Midwest, today announced that the city of Solon, Ohio has deployed a public access mesh network using Proxim Wireless’ (NASDAQ: PRXM) ORiNOCO® Wi-Fi Mesh and Tsunamiâ„¢ MP.11 point-to-multipoint product lines as the foundation. Radiant Networks, one of the country’s leading wireless engineering companies, performed the initial site survey and feasibility study to design a redundant wireless network. Working with Winncom Technologies Corporation – a Solon-based wireless distributor – to supply the hardware, Radiant then provided the turn-key installation and certification of the network.


Solon, Ohio is an affluent suburb approximately 20 miles east of Cleveland. With a population of approximately 24,000, the City planners have done an outstanding job blending its residential and business components into an ideal climate for living and working.  The success of the city allowed it to capture 42nd in Moneys “Best Places to Live” in 2005, and in 2007 it was named “Top Suburb” by Cleveland Magazine.  The city planners continue to work to improve the quality of life and business through this new wireless initiative.


The City of Solon envisioned using wireless technology as a key ingredient for community development and growth.  The initial network was to focus on two main applications to achieve this goal.  First, to provide free, public Wi-Fi access to their residents within their recently constructed Community Center and throughout their public parks area. And second, to create a wireless infrastructure that the city can use to provide low cost wireless access throughout the city of Solon. Radiant Networks designed the network using Proxim’s Tsunamiâ„¢ MP.11 WiMAX-capable point-to-multipoint products and Proxim’s ORiNOCO® AP4000MR-LR high capacity, ruggedized Wi-Fi® mesh access points because they support voice, video, and data while minimizing latency and working in the harshest outdoor environments.


Free Wi-Fi access is now available in the Community Center and the Community Park.  The Solon Community Center is a  94,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that contains meeting and banquet rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasium, jogging track, aerobics studio, free weight room, rock climbing wall and a fitness area. The Solon Community Park is situated adjacent to the Community Center. Students and families can now gather outside and utilize a free public Wi-Fi network. The 40 acre Community Center / Community Park area includes 10 baseball diamonds, tennis courts, two playgrounds, a sand volley ball court, wooded walking paths, and pavilion areas. The wireless network supporting this application uses true mesh technology to create Wi-Fi cells and backhaul bridging with multiple fail over locations. A resident can log into the network within the Community Center, decide to catch some sun at the pool, and then walk to the baseball fields to catch a quick game, without ever losing their session connection.


The City of Solon understands that cost effective, high bandwidth network connectivity can help lure companies into their community and provide existing companies with alternatives.  Therefore, they asked Radiant Networks to design a wireless infrastructure that would accomplish this goal.  The resulting design is a wireless multipoint network utilizing the City of Solon’s own 250′ RF tower, which is located at the center of the city. From this tower, the city plans on utilizing high-speed wireless access as an alternative option to either T1 replacements, or redundant links.


Jeffery Pokorny, Director of Information Technology for the City of Solon said, “This is another of many ways a city can work with their community to provide needed services and enhanced communications to a global market. Working with local Radiant Networks personnel and local firms provided a personal value to the success of the project.”


About Radiant Networks


Radiant Networks is one of the country’s leading Wireless Engineering Companies.  Radiant Networks draws on their broad experience, acquired from being a vendor agnostic organization. The company’s expertise stems from its strong RF engineering skill sets. Radiant Networks was founded by wireless engineers, and focuses exclusively on wireless solutions.  Areas of focus are wireless site surveys, indoor and outdoor WiFi mesh deployments, multipoint solutions, point to point back haul systems, leased line replacement, location/asset tracking, and inventory management/handheld scanners. Vertical markets include Government, Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing, and Retail. Information about Radiant Networks can be found at www.radiant-networks.com or by phone at 1-866-411-WLAN (9526).


About Proxim Wireless


Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN connectivity and Point-to-Point backhaul. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail ir@proxim.com or call +1 413-584-1425.

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WEFI S60 SOFTWARE SELECTED AS 2008 FORUM NOKIA EMEA APPLICATION OF THE YEAR

The WeFi S60 software application from Tel Aviv-based WeFi Inc. has been voted by the audience at the Forum Nokia Innovation event in Barcelona on December 1st as the 2008 Forum Nokia Europe, Middle East and Africa Application of the Year. WeFi competed in the event among applications from 10 carefully pre-selected, advanced developer companies from different parts of Europe, Middle East and Africa.


WeFi is an application and service enhancing the Wireless Network user experience with Mobile and portable devices. It provides a high performance, open global broadband virtual wireless network by combining a community-generated database, a smart connection manager and a dynamic Access Point/Hotspot directory.


WeFi is helping make mobile Internet connections faster and easier-to-use for S60 based devices. After downloading and installing the software from WeFi’s website, www.wefi.com, when asked to choose an access point, users can simply select “Automatic – WeFi”, and WeFi will connect their device to the best connection. Users can connect to a growing list of more than 10 million Wi-Fi access points across 215 countries and territories.


“We are truly honored by this recognition,” said Uri Neeman, WeFi’s Vice President of Business Development. “WeFi has always valued innovation, quality of service, and flexibility in our service. To be recognized by Nokia at such a high level is further testament that WeFi continues to grow stronger as a leader in the wireless industry.”


WeFi CEO Zur Feldman added, “This is a great way to end what had been a fantastic 2008 for WeFi. We trust that in 2009, WeFi will continue to put open Wi-Fi on the map, literally, for millions of users around the world.”


“Nokia is proud to recognize outstanding developers from Europe, Middle East and Africa as participants in our 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation event. Forum Nokia is dedicated to provide the technical and business support services for innovators like WeFi and is excited to continue putting applications like this in front of consumers,” said Seppo Oksa, Director, Forum Nokia EMEA. “WeFi is a great example of an innovative solution utilizing Nokia platforms and the power of the community to enhance mobile end user experience.”


About WeFi


Founded in 2006, WeFi Inc. is the creator of the world’s first open and free global Wi-Fi network. Leveraging the power of Wi-Fi, WeFi brings free wireless Internet communications to everyone, everywhere with easy-to-use downloadable software that enables automatic connection to the fastest Wi-Fi hotspot around. WeFi is a social network, whose members benefit from a free, fun and interactive experience, while helping to build a truly seamless global Wi-Fi network by mapping open access points in any given location worldwide. Established in February 2006, WeFi Inc. is backed by leading VC companies Lightspeed, Pitango and Gemini Ventures. The company is incorporated in Delaware, U.S. with R&D facilities in Israel. For additional information on WeFi, contact Uri Neeman at WeFi: uri@wefi.com, +972 37699406 or visit www.wefi.com.


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Cisco IP Telecommunications User Group Selects Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router as Best in Class

Attendees at the CIPTUG 2008 Annual Conference Choose Agito RoamAnywhere as a Winner in Show Floor Application Bake-Off Competition for its Innovation Driving Unified Communications


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2008 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that its RoamAnywhere Mobility Router was voted by attendees at last month’s Cisco IP Telecommunications User Group (CIPTUG) 2008 Annual Conference as one of the best products showcased driving Unified Communications. CIPTUG is the official organization for users of Cisco Unified Communications products.  Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere, which won as the Best Manufacturing Application, was highlighted in the event’s Application Bake-Off, a competition of products demonstrated on the exhibition show floor held to drive innovative application development for Unified Communications.  


“Agito has won more than 15 awards in 2008 so far, and this one is especially gratifying because it is a result of voting from real-world users of technology who saw the capabilities of RoamAnywhere in action at the exhibition,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing.  “While we are also seeing success in a number of vertical markets, RoamAnywhere clearly provides unique benefits for mobile workers in the manufacturing industry.  Like in other industries, access to applications and information is critical in manufacturing.  Users tell us they are particularly impressed with the high-quality voice and resiliency RoamAnywhere delivers, especially in areas where cellular coverage is problematic.”


At the 2008 Annual Conference, CIPTUG hosted the Application Bake-Off Competition where end users and vendors demonstrated applications that solve unique, complex business problems across a variety of vertical markets.  The Application Bake-Off provided an opportunity for attendees to give direct, valuable feedback to developers to help drive innovative application development for Unified Communications, and to provide an avenue for communicating between customers and developers.  Participants in the Application Bake-Off Competition included CIPTUG member and non-member IPT vendors, as well as CIPTUG end user members.  The program offered a rare opportunity for application development teams worldwide to showcase the latest uses of IP technology, and to be judged by the very people who buy and use the technology.  For more on the awards and a list of the award winners, see https://www.ciptug.org/ApplicationBakeOff.php.


Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses WiFi, cellular, IP telephony, and location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products).  RoamAnywhere mobilizes voice and unified communications for enterprises of all sizes, extending PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones.  In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading handover between WiFi and cellular networks to reduce cellular costs and improve in-building coverage.  Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support.  It works with all cellular network technology, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.


 About CIPTUG


CIPTUG is the official organization for anyone using Cisco Unified Communications products.  Whether users are just beginning an installation or are looking for ways to push their systems to the next level, CIPTUG provides a forum where the global IP telecommunications community can share their experiences, insights, concerns and solutions.  CIPTUG is committed to providing its members with the most comprehensive, highest quality user information that can help keep each Cisco IP Telecommunications product operating at peak performance levels.  Members enjoy a dedicated website providing collaborative opportunities, insightful users-only conferences, special discounts on training, books, and much more.  For more information, visit https://www.ciptug.org/about.php.


About Agito Networks


Agito Networks is the award-winning technology leader in enterprise mobility.  Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones.  RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors.  Agito enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers.  A Red Herring 100 winner, Agito was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008 by CRN.  RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning CTIA Emerging Technology and eWEEK Excellence awards, and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines.  CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the Best CTOs of 2008 by InfoWorld.  Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International.  Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.

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