Frost & Sullivan Awards Proxim Wireless Corporation for its Tsunami® Multipoint 820 Series Base Station Units That Deliver Excellent Price-Performance ValueThe product’s unmatched quality, reliability, and design make it well-suited for even the toughest urban and outdoor environments
Silicon Valley, CA, September 15, 2015 - Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTC Markets: PRXM), a pioneer and global leader in advanced Wi-Fi, point-to-point (PtP), and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) radio systems, today announced that it has been awarded the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Based on its recent analysis of the wireless base station market, Frost & Sullivan recognized Proxim Wireless’ Tsunami® Multipoint 820 series base station product with this award.
Proxim Wireless’ Tsunami Multipoint 820 series base station units are designed to meet customers’ needs at a lower cost than competing devices. Due to the two-board architecture that separates the radio and processor of the Tsunami 820 series base station units, the company’s scientists have managed to take advantage of cutting-edge radio and processing components. This has enabled the product to deliver the same performance as its previous-generation Tsunami® 8200 wireless base station units at a lower cost.
To ensure unfaltering performance, scientists at Proxim Wireless use global, license-free frequency bands that provide the Tsunami 820 series base station units with highly reliable wireless broadband. In addition, they have enabled the synchronization of the wireless base station unit’s internal clock with a pulse-per-second signal that the device can receive from a Global Positioning System module that can be connected to its RJ11 serial port or by the base station’s RJ45 Ethernet port.
“Furthermore, Proxim Wireless’ engineers have ensured that the Tsunami Multipoint 820 series has a compact form factor and made it mountable on a pole, next to a video camera, to provide citizen protection in metropolitan areas,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Mike Valenti. “The packaged version of the product measures only 300x275x135 millimeters and weighs 3.6 kilograms.”
Despite its small form factor, the Tsunami 820 series base station units boast an array of built-in features and functions. The product comprises of a 2x2 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO), high-power radio that is capable of 26 dBm transmission power and is available with either a 15 dBi integrated antenna or N-Type connectors. These features combine to give the device non-line-of-sight capability aboard transit buses and enable it to operate in other visually challenging environments. Moreover, if desired, end users can upgrade the 50 megabyte-per-second (Mbps) data transmission rate of the device to a 100 megabits-per-second license or 100 Mbps of throughput.
“End users can install the Tsunami 820 series base station units in the toughest urban and outdoor environments,” noted Valenti. “The product can function in temperatures ranging from -40 to +131 Fahrenheit, humidity up to 100 percent, and winds of 112 miles per hour. The product is also dust- and waterproof with an Ingress Protection rating of 67.”
With Tsunami 820 series base station units, end users’ dilemma over whether to purchase low-cost, compact wireless base stations with few features, or invest in expensive yet robust base stations, has become a thing of the past. Enterprises and governments considering the installation of smaller wireless networks can now make purchasing decisions with ease.
“We are gratified by this prestigious recognition by Frost & Sullivan of the thought and effort we put into developing our Tsunami Multipoint 820 series base station products,” stated Greg Marzullo, President and CEO, Proxim Wireless. “The 820 was designed to meet the stringent requirements of the wireless surveillance and Intelligent Transport infrastructure markets. Street-level deployments and challenging line-of-sight are typical of these markets, and high reliability and performance are a must. The compact size of the unit allows for low-profile implementations often desired in municipal and other deployments.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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- Dael A. Bartlett
- Vice President of Marketing
- Proxim Wireless
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