SOURCE: Kiyon, Inc.

December 05, 2006 08:30 ET

Kiyon Introduces New Wireless Mesh Router for Building Automation Industry

KAN354B BACnet WiFi Mesh Provides Reliable, High Bandwidth Wireless Solution

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Kiyon, Inc., today announced the release of the KAN354B for BACnet WiFi Mesh, the newest edition to the company's line of wireless building automation BACnet routers designed for demanding indoor commercial and industrial building systems. An innovator in wireless networking, Kiyon is the first company in the industry to develop a wireless mesh network that supports BACnet, a standard protocol for building automation and control systems.

The new KAN354B BACnet WiFi Mesh enables new and retrofitted buildings to be outfitted with state-of-the-art building controls with minimal or no new wiring required. In addition to reducing the cost and labor associated with laying wire, the technology also makes it easier and less expensive for customers to make additions or changes to their systems, or accommodate tenant moves. Utilizing highly reliable, self managing mesh networking technology, building systems such as HVAC, lighting, safety and security, and IT, are easily installed and integrated into the centralized building management system, and field accessible using a standard wireless laptop computer.

The KAN354B BACnet WiFi Mesh is the only high bandwidth solution (up to 54Mbps) supporting BACnet MSTP and BACnet IP applications, as well as TCP/IP and HTTP protocols, thus enabling a broader range of building systems and devices to communicate over the same network. Other solutions for wireless building automation only offer narrowband connectivity, significantly limiting the number of devices and applications that those options can accommodate.

"More than 100 customers are using Kiyon's wireless BACnet routers to reduce construction and retrofitting costs and run building systems more efficiently," said John Edler, Kiyon Vice President and General Manager. "Our newest product offers the most robust and scalable indoor wireless BACnet solution yet, providing our customers with improved coverage, ease of deployment, increased security and the utmost in flexibility."

Other features of the KAN345B Mesh Router include:

--  An easy to install hardware platform that provides plug-and-play
    connectivity across any compatible building automation device.
--  Easy to use network management software that provides facilities
    managers with the ability to install, manage and monitor its building
    systems from anywhere in the building.
--  Secure wireless networking, compatible with standard data encryption
    protocols.
--  Self-healing, fast fail-over capabilities that enable routers to
    seamlessly re-route over alternate pathways if a link is interrupted.
--  Improved coverage that extends range well beyond the wired
    infrastructure, including connecting multiple buildings to a centralized
    system.
--  Runs on common 24 volts power supply.
    
For more information, or to order the KAN354B Mesh Router, please visit www.kiyon.com.

About Kiyon

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Kiyon has been recognized worldwide with numerous awards for its innovative technology and product solutions. Kiyon's advanced wireless networking technology, which includes 10 patents, utilizes a standards-compliant, dynamic multi-channel TDMA MAC protocol and a mesh network software suite that addresses both quality of service (QoS) and capacity issues in any wireless network. Kiyon's software is capable of interfacing with any higher-level protocol such as 802.11a/b/g, WiMax and UWB, and operates on standard hardware platforms. Products include low cost indoor-outdoor wireless mesh routers for industrial and consumer applications, as well as wireless mesh software that can be embedded directly into OEM devices. For more information, please visit us at www.kiyon.com.

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