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RoamAD Announces 802.11b Breakthrough
Posted: 27-Aug-2002 [Source: RoamAD press release]

[RoamAD deploys three square kilometer demonstration network in Auckland, New Zealand providing users with 802.11b ubiquitous non-line-of-sight secure mobile broadband wireless Internet, office network, and PSTN coverage.]

Auckland, New Zealand -- RoamAD, a New Zealand based wireless technology company, announced a genuine breakthrough in mobile broadband technology. Utilizing its multipoint-to-multipoint non-line-of-sight network technology and proprietary enhancement to the IEEE 802,.11b (Wi-Fi) standard, RoamAD is able to deploy metropolitan-wide networks that give end-users an always-on secure mobile broadband connection.

RoamAD has already deployed a three square kilometer demonstration network within the CBD in support of the initial stage of its metropolitan-wide (100sq. km.) IEEE 802.11b network in Auckland, New Zealand. The RoamAD network provides end-users with secure, non-line-of-sight, always-on, mobile broadband connectivity to the Internet, office nteworks and the PSTN.

Within the RoamAD network, end-users already enjoy ubuiquitous coverage and the ability to roam seamlessly with 100% committed information rates of anything up to 300Kbps.

Because the technology is 100% compatible with 802.11b, end-users can connect to the RoamAD network with any Wi-Fi device. Many laptops are now being shipped with Wi-Fi capability built-in. In such cases a user account is all that is rqeuired to enable full broadband access to the Internet, office networks or the PSTN from anywhere within the city. Users of non-WiFi laptops and PDAs will require 802.11b PCMCIA cards, which sipmly slots into the credit-card sized port of the laptop or expansion sleeve of the PDA.

RoamAD is now the leader in the development of 802.11b services and is poised to become the leading network provider for mobile business communciations. RoamAD's easy-to-use and affordable enhancements unleash the mobile potential of devices such as laptops and PDAs, and the everyday functionality of e-mail, intranets and the Internet. By providing dedicated mobile broadband access across entire cities, RoamAD significantly extends the utility of these mobile devices for individuals who need or want access to the Internet, their corporate networks, e-mail or video-conferencing. "Simply put, RoamAD transforms the Internet into what it should be: something that is all around you, all the time," explains Paul Stoddart, RoamAD's CEO. "RoamAD provides 3G functionality right here, right now and on an everyday device. And without the 3G investment."


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