Monday, January 17, 2005

Lucent to Resell BelAir Wireless Switch Routers

Lucent Technologies will resell wide-area Wi-Fi solutions from BelAir Networks, a la start-up based in Kanata, Ontario. Lucent Worldwide Services will also enhance BelAir's offer by providing a full suite of services including deployment, maintenance, professional and managed services.

The companies have already collaborated on a deployment in St. Maarten, where a Wi-Fi network built on BelAir200 units provides wireless Internet and email access to island residents and the more than 2 million tourists that visit annually. The initial phase of the network covers Frontstreet, the main street in the downtown area in Philipsburg, the Dutch capital of the Caribbean island, and the Boardwalk at the beach.

The BelAir200 is a four-radio, wireless switch router that enables wireless networks with the highest network capacity and broadest reach especially in challenging deployments such as high-density metro centers. The BelAir200 access radio modules use the 2.4 GHz band to support Wi-Fi client access. Separate 5 GHz backhaul radio modules create the point-to-point links that form the wireless backhaul mesh that interconnects all of the BelAir nodes.

  • BelAir Networks is based in Kanata, Ontario.

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