SOURCE: Proxim Wireless Corporation

October 31, 2006 09:00 ET

Chaparral CableVision Deploys Proxim Wireless Mesh Network to Provide Ubiquitous Wi-Fi® Coverage and Access to Military Base Residents

Proxim Tsunami™ and ORiNOCO® Products Enable "Invisible" Infrastructure

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Proxim Wireless Corporation, a global pioneer of end-to-end solutions in Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX, WLAN, and wireless backhaul and wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM), today announced that service provider Chaparral CableVision has deployed a wireless mesh network on a military base located in the U.S. Southwest, to provide Wi-Fi access to more than 800 base residents located over three square miles. Assisting in the mesh network design and consultation was Moonblink Communications, a value added distributor of wireless networking systems and Proxim Platinum Partner. The companies chose the Proxim Wireless mesh solution because of the customer requirement to build an "invisible" infrastructure -- that is, no cabling or wiring.

In a mesh network, nodes provide Wi-Fi access to end users while also connecting to each other to share bandwidth, identify fastest routes around the network, and enable complete redundancy. Chaparral and Moonblink designed and delivered the mesh network powered by Proxim's ORiNOCO® AP-4000 mesh access points connecting to Proxim's Tsunami™ MP.11 outdoor point-to-multipoint products for backhaul. The companies selected the AP-4000 because of its support for roaming, quality of service (QoS) to support voice over IP (VoIP), its dual-radio architecture, and high output power. The MP.11 was the product of choice for backhaul because it can support converged video, voice, and data in both fixed and mobile applications. Equally important in the selection process was the breadth of Proxim's product portfolio, enabling Chaparral and Moonblink to select complementary access and backhaul products from a single vendor.

"We chose Proxim Wireless products because they are easy to deploy, offer high performance, and are extremely reliable. Chaparral is committed to deliver the best in wireless access to our subscribers, and we have teamed up with Proxim Wireless and Moonblink to achieve this result," said Greg Groth, Vice President of Chaparral CableVision. "Wi-Fi is a proven technology for broadband Internet access and, with Proxim's enhanced product features such as mesh networking, quality of service, robust authentication and encryption, and ability to support the triple play of voice, data, and video, we know our network will serve our customers well into the future."

"We are proud to work with outstanding partners like Chaparral CableVision and Moonblink Communications who apply their expertise and experience to deliver wireless solutions that provide customers with cost-effective and reliable Internet access and services such as voice over IP," said Geoffrey Smith, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Proxim Wireless. "Our Tsunami and ORiNOCO product lines have the features, quality, support, and cost profile to meet the needs of the most demanding customers, and we are pleased that Chaparral and Moonblink agree."

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM). Proxim Wireless is a global pioneer in developing and supplying scalable broadband wireless networking systems for enterprises, governments, and service providers. From Wi-Fi to wireless Gigabit Ethernet -- our WLAN, mesh, point-to-multipoint, and point-to-point products are available through our extensive global channel network, backed by world-class support. Proxim is a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum and is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim and its products and support can be found at

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About Moonblink Inc.

Moonblink Inc., dba Moonblink Communications, is a value-added distributor providing WiFi, WiMAX, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), license-free and licensed broadband wireless products and services to resellers and partners throughout the Americas. Moonblink Communications has emerged as a leader in wireless networking equipment distribution with highly qualified sales, engineering and technical support personnel. For more information please visit or call 1-877-623-5223 or 1-408-850-1143

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