SOURCE: Proxim Wireless Corporation

April 23, 2008 19:00 ET

Sanibel Moorings Installs Proxim Wi-Fi Mesh Network for Guest Internet Access

Entech Computer Services Declares Proxim Wireless Mesh as Best on the Market

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband wireless networks, today announced that it has supplied broadband wireless mesh equipment to Sanibel Moorings to enable free internet access across the six acre resort in Southwest Florida.

Sanibel Moorings is one of Sanibel Island's premier condominium vacation resorts providing individually owned one, two and three bedroom suites. The resort comprises 16 2-story buildings, made up of condos, two pools, a beach area and a fully equipped conference room.

Sanibel Moorings had installed an off-the-shelf wireless network in early 2007; however the Wi-Fi coverage was so poor that the guests were continuously complaining. Sanibel Moorings asked Entech Computers to specify and deploy a reliable, robust and secure wireless network, which would keep their guests and staff members satisfied.

Entech Computer Services installed Proxim ORiNOCO® AP-4000MR-LR Access Points on the roof tops to create a mesh network across the six acre site. The company also conducted an RF site survey to ensure the correct location of the outdoor Access Points in order to avoid any interruption of transmission due to the obstructions within the resort.

"Nowadays fast internet access is a must for top class resorts and, after our failed first attempt, we were determined to install a wireless network which would reflect the quality and reliability of our establishment. The network has worked well since its deployment and the guests in our 122 units are very happy with its performance, whether online in a guest room or while lounging around the swimming pools or at the beach," explained Laura Monsrud, General Manager at Sanibel Moorings.

"We contacted our distributor Tech Data to see which wireless equipment they would recommend for this deployment. Their rapid response recommended Proxim Wireless. And we agree -- this is an outstanding wireless solution, the best on the market. We've also been very impressed by Proxim's and Tech Data's support as well as the warranties provided. In fact, I'm sending some of my staff to become Proxim Certified, since I know we'll be deploying their equipment regularly in the future," stated Martin Haas, President of Entech Computer Services.

About Entech Computer Services

Entech Computer Services is an innovative full-service computer consulting business based entirely on the Golden Rule. Our flagship product is called enControl®, The Remote 24/7 Network Monitoring System with Help Desk. This allows Entech to proactively "nip" problems in the bud, before they become failures. The result provides Entech's clients the maximum functionality and productivity. Entech's Wireless Division specializes in WiFi installations for resorts, marinas, and communities. In addition, Entech is a Certified Microsoft Partner, a Certified Small Business Specialist, a Certified Network Infrastructure Solution Provider and an Authorized Apple Service Provider. More information about Entech can be found at www.entechcomputers.com.


About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband wireless networks. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN and PtP backhaul. 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 www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail ir@proxim.com or call +1 408-542-5303.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Geoff Smith
    VP, Marketing and Business Development
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 408 731-2790
    gsmith@proxim.com

    Brian Sereda
    Investor Relations
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 408 542-5303
    ir@proxim.com