BelAir100T Node Bridges Gap Between City and Public Safety Wireless Networks



    Innovative, cost-effective multi-radio platform deployments converge
proven performance and 4.9 GHz public safety coverage

    KANATA, ONTARIO, June 25 /CNW/ - BelAir Networks, the mobile broadband
wireless networking leader, today announced that the BelAir100T, the latest
addition to its industry leading multi-service mesh product portfolio, has
been deployed in a number of municipal networks. The BelAir100T, a powerful
and cost-effective three-radio platform extends the company's popular
dual-radio architecture to deliver multi-radio, multi-service switched
networking capabilities in a compact form factor for public access, public
works and 4.9GHz public safety applications.

    The BelAir100T integrates seamlessly with the company's comprehensive
product portfolio and utilizes the full range of BelAir radio modules, BelView
NMS network management and the BelAirOS operating system.

    "Cities and service providers want to deploy separate and secure Wi-Fi,
WiMAX, and 4.9GHz Public Safety networks over a single mesh infrastructure at
the lowest possible cost - that's why the BelAir100T has been both a logical
and innovative addition to the BelAir Networks product family," said Jim
Freeze, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, BelAir Networks.
"Since initial deployments began, demand for the BelAir100T has been strong
resulting in a growing number of significant orders."

    The BelAir100T Wireless Mesh Node is a cost-effective multi-radio
platform offering a versatile architecture for multiple configurations of
licensed and unlicensed access and backhaul. Designed for municipal and public
safety network deployments, the 100T expands the capability of the dual-radio
BelAir100 by delivering a third radio slot that can be configured to support a
4.9GHz Public Safety network or an additional licensed or unlicensed backhaul
link. Also, with the 100T, BelAir delivers another industry first: a modular
design that can be configured with radios from BelAir's patented portfolio or
from certified third party suppliers, all under the control of the BelAirOS
and BelViewNMS. Offering true standards-based seamless mobility, the
BelAir100T provides uninterrupted service as users move throughout the
wireless mesh network.

    Extending BelAir Networks commitment to public safety and first responder
networks, the BelAir100T supports 4.9 GHz public safety services in the 5.0
/10.0/ 20.0 MHz channels to provide service for a variety of devices used by
law enforcement and emergency response personnel. It also delivers superior
transmit and receive performance for better range. The layer 2 networking
capabilities of the BelAir100T provide the extensive QoS, VLAN, network
security and traffic management capabilities necessary for transporting
mission-critical, time-sensitive applications including voice and video.

    Thousands of BelAir Networks wireless mesh nodes operate in hundreds of
deployments worldwide including leading cities such as Dallas, Boston,
Minneapolis, the City of London and Toronto, as well as high-profile venues
such as Dolphin Stadium in Miami and Lincoln Center in New York.

    Recognized with a Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award and an
InfoWorld 100 award, BelAir Networks offers a comprehensive product portfolio
that supports Wi-Fi, WiMAX mesh, 4.9 GHz Public Safety and cellular backhaul,
and includes the flagship four-radio BelAir200 Wireless Multi-service Switch
Router, the three-radio BelAir100T wireless mesh node, the dual-radio
BelAir100 Multi-service Node, the single- or dual-radio BelAir100C
Multi-service Node featuring point-to-multipoint backhaul, and the
strand-mounted BelAir100S all seamlessly using the BelAirOS and managed by
BelViewNMS. For cellular operators, BelAir also offers the BelAir300 Converged
Multi-service Wireless Node, combining cellular, Wi-Fi and wireless mesh on a
converged platform.

    About BelAir Networks

    BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, mobile wireless
broadband mesh networking solutions with the highest quality for data, voice
and video. The company teams with world-class global partners to deploy
proven, cost-effective wireless broadband mesh networks. BelAir's wireless
networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for
municipal wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G Cellular
networks. Built specifically for outdoor deployments, BelAir Networks'
patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and deploys in days,
blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts,
hotels and resorts, and campuses. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a
privately held company. For more info, visit www.belairnetworks.com.




For further information:

For further information: BelAir Networks Sheila Burpee Duncan,
613-254-7070 ext. 134 sburpeeduncan@belairnetworks.com or Breakaway
Communications for BelAir Networks Alicia Mickelsen, 212-616-6002
amick@breakawaycom.com

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