|Vecima Networks Launches 3.65 GHz WiMAX Solution for the US Market|
Posted: 14-Nov-2008 [Source: Vecima Networks]
[Vecima launches its FCC certified 3.65 GHz VistaMAX base and subscriber stations based on IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.]
Victoria -- Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima"), the Last Mile Solution(R) for broadband wired and wireless networks, today announced the launch of its Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified 3.65 GHz VistaMAX base and subscriber stations, the latest addition to Vecima's VistaMAX family of WiMAX compliant products. Based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, the FCC certified 3.65 GHz VistaMAX products, including both base and subscriber stations, offers US operators the opportunity to reap the benefits of WiMAX while operating in a lightly licensed piece of spectrum.
"Building on the success of our 900 MHz WaveRider and wireless DOCSIS solutions, we are focused on providing US customers with a cost effective and proven solution that will enable them to strengthen their business model and generate more revenue from their networks," said Robert Forget, Director of Wireless Product Management at Vecima. "After receiving FCC certification for our 3.65 GHz VistaMax equipment we are now ready to offer products that address the specific needs of the important US market."
Vecima believes that every community deserves to benefit from broadband access and with Vecima's VistaMAX products, bringing broadband to underserved rural areas has never been easier. The 3.65 GHz VistaMAX is based upon the same platform as Vecima's 3.5 GHz VistaMAX which has been successfully deployed in 25 different countries. In order to allow US operators to test Vecima's equipment in their own environment, and to address their different needs and budget constraints, Vecima has designed two cost-effective 3.65 GHz WiMAX starter kits. For a limited time Vecima is offering qualified US Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) the opportunity to evaluate the equipment for a 30-day period.
"With the low cost of ownership, our new 3.65 GHz VistaMAX should allow WISPs all over the United States to overcome the challenges they are facing with the overly cluttered 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz unlicensed bands and also address the heightened budgetary constraints that they are facing in the current economic climate," said Sumit Kumar, Vecima's VP of Corporate Strategy.
The VistaMAX product family is based on IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and is commercially available in the 1.9GHz, 3.5GHz and 3.65GHz frequencies. The VistaMAX base station is an all-outdoor base station that is contained in weatherproof sealed housing. The VistaMAX base station has an integrated 60, 90 or 120 degree antennas to offer a single box solution for WiMAX applications. External antennas can be accommodated with an optional N female connector. The VistaMAX system also offers both outdoor and indoor subscriber units with planned addition of USB and PCMCIA CPEs. The VistaMAX Network Management Server provides full control over all the networks' different elements. The VistaMAX has been successfully deployed and trialed worldwide.
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