Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Strix Announces 802.11j Mesh Products for Japan

Strix Systems announced the availability of 802.11j wireless mesh products for the Japanese market. Strix has introduced support for 802.11j in its multi-radio, multi-channel, multi-RF wireless mesh platform to address the need for a high-performance mesh solution for use throughout Japan, where 802.11a is prohibited. Strix's 802.11j-compliant radios operate at the 4.9 to 5.0 Ghz frequency, providing a high-throughput mesh backhaul replacement. Strix has also announced its global expansion with the opening of its Japan offices, which will provide local support for its growing network of Japanese value-added distributors (VADs) and partners.

Strix also announced the addition of five new Japanese VADs to its network of global partners, including ALP Systems, Network Value Components, PSI Japan, Soliton, and Takabun. Strix currently has a network of over 15 value-added resellers (VARs) in Japan alone. These partnerships have resulted in Strix's first Japanese customer wins with KDDI and the Phoenix Seagaia Resort.

KDDI's Wi-Fi Hot Zone deployment in the shopping malls of Gifu uses Strix's wireless mesh nodes to provide simple, integrated Wi-Fi coverage over a 5,000 meters squared area. The service, which has been available since August 2005, provides Hot Zone Wi-Fi coverage for visitors. The Phoenix Seagaia Resort is using Strix's wireless mesh solutions to deliver triple-play services to its guests throughout the entire property.


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