SOURCE: Tri-Power Group

May 31, 2007 07:00 ET

Wireless Solutions Provider Selected for Massive In-Building Project

A Leading Wireless Integrator Based in Silicon Valley Will Provide Expanded Cell Phone, Wi-Fi and Radio Coverage for a Major Residential and Commercial Complex in Bellevue, Washington

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - According to ABI Research, 2007 will see Wi-Fi hotspots grow by nearly 25% worldwide. As demand for wireless technology continues to soar, many companies and organizations are increasingly relying on wireless integrators for the implementation of Wi-Fi, cell phone coverage and other associated solutions.

Such is the case for Schnitzer West, LLC, a leading commercial real estate developer, who has announced the selection of Tri-Power Group to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art wireless services for a major building complex in Bellevue, Washington.

The Bravern, Schnitzer's $400 million mega-project, will be delivered in 2008 and set a new standard in commercial real estate development for the area. Tri-Power Group will be involved in every phase of development, which will include consulting, designing and implementing a scalable wireless solution for the vast complex.

"As with other projects, we've become part of the initial planning process and that's a key factor for the successful implementation of our systems," said Bryan Kemper, VP of wireless technologies for Tri-Power.

The solution provided by Tri-Power will include the installation of a Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which provides extended wireless coverage for mobile telephones, two-way radios and wireless devices anywhere outdoor radio signals cannot reach.

"TriPower's experience on a recent mixed-use Bellevue project and their success in designing and installing a code-compliant Distributed Antenna System were key factors in selecting them for this project," said Arne Hall, senior development manager for Schnitzer West.

He added, "TriPower's engineering capabilities were a benefit in evaluating options to enhance the basic DAS with PCS and Wi-Fi coverage throughout The Bravern."

Schnitzer's selection of Tri-Power also guarantees public safety code compliance will be met throughout the development. Meeting public safety mandates ensures firefighters, police officers and other public safety officials will have communication capabilities in the event of an emergency.

The planned "wireless world" at The Bravern will be a unique addition to an already diverse complex, which includes two class-a office towers, upscale shops, destination dining and two signature condominium towers, all in the heart of Bellevue's thriving commercial district.

About Tri-Power Group

With over 750 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) installations, Tri-Power Group has provided more than 150 million square feet of extended wireless coverage to indoor environments insufficiently serviced by existing networks. Tri-Power Group works with public safety officials, building owners, businesses and wireless carriers to create seamless coverage for cellular, PCS, 802.11a/b/g and Public Safety where it's needed most. To learn more about Tri-Power Group please visit www.tripower.com.

About Schnitzer West, LLC

Schnitzer West, LLC is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading commercial real estate investment, development and management companies. Formed in 1997 by Managing Investment Partner Dan Ivanoff and Portland-based Schnitzer Investment Corp., Schnitzer West has established an enviable track record throughout the Seattle and Portland markets. Since its inception, Schnitzer West has developed approximately 2.0 million square feet of Class A and suburban office, biotech and multi-family. In addition, the Company has acquired and, in most cases, repositioned an additional 1.0 million square feet of commercial product. It now manages 9 million square feet of commercial property. Schnitzer West was named Developer of the Year for 2000 by the Washington Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Please visit www.thebravern.com to learn more.

Contact Information

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    Tri-Power Group Corporate Headquarters
    85 Nicholson Lane
    San Jose, CA 95134
    BusDev@tripower.com

    877.787.4769 - Toll Free
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