SOURCE: Aperto Networks

June 07, 2007 12:24 ET

Aperto PacketMAX 100 Subscriber Unit Named InfoVision Award Winner at Broadband World Forum Asia 2007 in Beijing

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Aperto® Networks, builder of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units for fixed, portable, and mobile applications, today announced that the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) awarded the company's PacketMAX™ 100 subscriber unit top prize in the InfoVision award competition at Broadband World Forum Asia 2007. PacketMAX 100 took honors in the Broadband Wireless category at this annual event, which recognizes technologies, applications, products, advances, and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the telecommunications industry.

"We are exceptionally proud to have received this award from the IEC," said Manish Gupta, Vice President of Marketing & Alliances at Aperto. "It underscores Aperto's continuing leadership in WiMAX technology and validates our product strategy of developing only the most robust and feature-rich WiMAX Forum® Certified base stations and subscriber units."

InfoVision winners were chosen based on a point system among finalists that were judged according the following criteria:

--  Value of service or technology in solving recognized technology
    problems, meeting network requirements, optimizing service and performance
    and/or enhancing customer service
--  Overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology
--  Originality and vision
--  Potential contribution toward positive industry growth and service
--  Market success/acceptance (where applicable)
--  Contribution to end-user quality of experience and service efficiency
"You can feel the excitement of this year's winners," commented IEC Executive Vice President Roger Plummer. "The Consortium is proud to present these accolades on behalf of the industry as this awards program supports our mission in catalyzing progress in the industry, business, and academia worldwide." Plummer continued, "And we are pleased to recognize companies such as Aperto for providing critical technological advances like PacketMAX 100 that drive our industry forward."

The PacketMAX family of products delivers the critical elements required to extend wireless broadband services to a wide range of users -- ranging from governments, large enterprises and public-sector organizations to multi-tenet buildings and residences -- using a single, standards-based platform. The company's flagship product, the PacketMAX 5000 base station, is also the only carrier-grade base station that can support and operate both the IEEE802.16-2004 and IEEE802.16-2005 WiMAX standards simultaneously.

About Aperto Networks

Aperto Networks helps service providers worldwide profitably deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband services by building the world's most advanced fixed and mobile WiMAX Forum Certified base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Aperto's carrier-class WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use, and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum, as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 400 customers in over 90 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit us at

About the IEC

The International Engineering Consortium (IEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics, and students.

In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free on-line educational program. The IEC also conducts industry-university programs that have a substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences, and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age.

More than 70 leading universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers. For more information, visit

"Aperto Networks" is a registered trademark of Aperto Networks. The Aperto Logo and "PacketMAX" are trademarks of Aperto Networks. "WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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