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Strix Systems Introduces MWS-100 HSX product low cost solution for rural deployments


High-powered MWS-100 HSx delivers robust data, video surveillance, VoIP, and mobility solutions that address unmet needs for several vertical market applications, including rural networks

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — July 21, 2009 - Strix Systems, the market and technology leader in high-performance wireless mesh networking, today announced availability of the new Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless System model MWS-100 HSx. The MWS-100 HSx is a powerful dual-radio system that is significantly more cost-effective to deploy than other mesh and point to multi-point systems, and provides robust features, functionality and industry proven performance. It includes the same architectural core competencies of Strix’ low-latency Layer 2 switching architecture and Dynamic Mesh Algorithms (DMA™) for an intelligent self-healing, self-configuring and self-tuning solution.

MWS-100 HSx employs Strix System’s award winning Access/One™ and Manager/One software platform; providing fully functional complimentary infrastructure AP to other Strix outdoor or indoor wireless systems. The new HSx architecture, designed specifically to target hot zones, rural deployments and mesh extensions, enables the high-powered device to efficiently extend signals over greater distances.

Centralized system level provisioning and monitoring capabilities along with Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology make the system easy to deploy — even in extremely rugged environments where mounting assets are unavailable.

"As a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering economic progress, OneCommunity is building one of the largest and fastest fiber-optic and wireless broadband networks in the world," said Mark Ansboury, senior vice president/chief technology officer of OneCommunity. "As we expand our network beyond the 1,000 public and nonprofit institutions that already depend on us, it is critical that our suppliers deliver unparalleled performance and scalability at the industry’s lowest cost of ownership. Strix Systems has repeatedly delivered affordable high-performance solutions. We are enthusiastic about the performance enhancements for larger networks that the new MWS-100 HSx will bring to our aggressive wireless growth plans."

The MWS-100 HSx and Access/OneTM software boast many new features and enhancements, including large scalable network support for thousands of nodes, improved web management response time, performance enhanced reporting of internetwork node communication, efficient dynamic handling of low data rate users that slow down networks and packet bursting and packet compression for increased throughput over longer distances.

MWS-100 HSx is packaged in a small form factor rugged IP67 enclosure, weighs a mere 2.4 lbs and measures 8 ¼ W x 7 ¼ H x 2 ¼ D. It packs a punch with 400mW and 500mW radio transmit power in the frequency bands of 5.2 – 5.8 GHz, 2.4 GHz and Public Safety 4.9 GHz. The system has a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port and also supports High Power PoE in addition to 12 – 48 VDC.

About Strix Systems

Strix Systems is a worldwide leader in Wireless Mesh Networking, in market share (according to Heavy Reading, Infonetics and In-Stat) and technology (Iometrix). Strix’s Access/One products are the industry’s only modular (chassis-based) mesh systems, delivering the largest capacity, highest throughput and best scalability. This new generation of products provides the broadband mobility and reach to support voice, video, and data applications. Access/One solutions have been deployed in hundreds of networks worldwide, outdoor and indoor, for service providers, metros, public safety, government, energy, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, education, enterprises, and residential markets. For Strix latest video case study on public safety, municipal networks and railway networks please go to: http://www.strixsystems.com/video/missioncritical.html or request our latest Video Case Study DVD at http://www.strixsystems.com/inforequest-dvd.asp

Strix Systems products and services are available worldwide through a premium partner ecosystem of distributors, service providers, resellers and systems integrators. For more information about Strix Systems Partners, please visit http://www.strixsystems.com/partners

NOTE: Strix Systems and Access/One Network are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of Strix Systems. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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