MetroNational Helps Houston Community Shop, Play and Work Using Proxim Hotspots
When MetroNational, a billion dollar real estate investment, development and
management company based in Houston, Texas, set out to renovate the local
shopping mall, it had working parents in mind. Looking to keep people in
touch while providing a place to shop and play, MetroNational turned to CDW
â€śThe Proxim Tsunami bridges delivered the reliability, coverage and central management we were looking
for at significantly lower costs than either leased lines or other broadband wireless solutions,
â€“ Brian Peterson, PC/LAN Coordinator for MetroNational.
â€śProximâ€™s Wi-Fi hot spot solution lets parents connect
to work or do their banking while watching their children ice-skate.â€ť Working with CDW, MetroNational implemented four Proxim Tsunami Point-to-Multipoint 20 Mbps
wireless Ethernet bridges within a few miles radius to connect the mall and three office buildings located
across a freeway. For the mall hot spots,
they deployed Proxim AP-4000s at the facilityâ€™s skating rink and
plan to expand hot spots to the food court area of the mall in the near future. Mobile workers can enjoy
the flexibility of working where their personal lives take them.