SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

October 03, 2007 09:00 ET

City of Lorain, Ohio, Utilities Department Links Up With Proxim GigaLink

Point-to-Point System Forms Gigabit Core Network for GIS and Other Applications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband municipal wireless networks, today announced that it has supplied the City of Lorain, Ohio's, Utilities Department with Proxim's GigaLink® point-to-point wireless networking system. The network is used to support the city's Geographic Information System (GIS), utility billing system and other applications used by city employees.

"We needed a Gigabit communications system between the Utilities Department, where our GIS is hosted, and City Hall, where our utilities billing system is hosted and which serves as a distribution point to remote Utility Department buildings," said Troy Werner, IT Manager for Lorain's Utility Department. "Proxim's GigaLink provides us with the performance we need and does so much more economically than the wireline alternatives we evaluated."

The Lorain Utilities Department system uses Proxim's GigaLink 6651e, which features a 13 inch integrated parabolic antenna for high-speed, medium range data transfer. The system operates in the unlicensed 60 GHz band at a 1.25 Gpbs data rate and provides a Gigabit Ethernet interface.

"The wireline carrier services we evaluated required both an upfront payment and monthly service charges," said Dave Comer, IT Director for the City of Lorain. "The GigaLink system cost less than the carrier's upfront charge and eliminated the monthly payment, making it a cost-effective way for us to support the intense data transfer needs of our GIS."

Proxim's GigaLink Series includes an array of full-duplex, point-to-point wireless solutions that offer affordable, highly reliable, secure outdoor links in the 57-64 GHz unlicensed frequency band for short and medium ranges and the 71-76 GHz licensed E-band for long ranges. Available with Fast Ethernet, OC-3/STM-1 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, GigaLink systems offer the performance of fiber at a fraction of the cost. As the first FCC Part 15.255-certified millimeter wavelength system operating in the 57.05 to 64 GHz band, these field-proven, millimeter wave transceivers represent one of the most reliable wireless solutions available today.

About Lorain, Ohio

First settled in 1807, the City of Lorain, Ohio, is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River. The city has a population of approximately 70,000, making it Ohio's 10th largest city. The sprawling Lorain Works, one of the few integrated steel mills left in the United States, stretch for nearly three miles on the city's south side. These mills have operated in the city since 1895 and continue to employ thousands of local residents.

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband municipal wireless networks. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance systems, mobile workforce automation and machine-to-machine communications. We have shipped more than 1.5 million wireless devices to more than 200,000 customers worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at For investor relations information, e-mail or call 408-731-2610.

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Contact Information

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    Bert Williams
    VP, Marketing and Investor Relations
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 408 731-2610