SOURCE: BelAir Networks

January 17, 2006 13:32 ET

BelAir Networks and Winncom Technologies Corp. Announce Distribution Agreement

Winncom Will Offer BelAir Wireless Mesh Networks in U.S. and Europe

KANATA, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2006 -- A wireless mesh industry leader, BelAir Networks, today announced that Winncom Technologies will market and support BelAir's wireless mesh networking product family in the U.S. and Europe. The alliance will enable BelAir to further scale its sales channels and strengthen its overseas presence.

"BelAir's complete wireless mesh product line is a welcome addition to the Winncom portfolio," said Gregory E. Raskin, CEO, Winncom. "As a leading distributor of network solutions, we always want to ensure that we are making the best products and end-to-end solutions easily available to our channels. BelAir's unique, modular architecture and high scalability address many different customers segments -- from hotels and MDUs to campus and citywide networks," Mr. Raskin added.

With more than 100 networks deployed worldwide, BelAir Networks delivers the only wireless mesh solution able to support the full range of commercial services including wireline-quality voice, high-quality video, high-speed Internet access, and business data services. BelAir is also the industry's first multi-service solution able to support WiMAX, cellular, and other frequencies in a single mesh. Winncom offers complimentary products including, bridges, routers, software and other premium networking components.

"Winncom's deep technical expertise, broad geographic reach, and complementary products are a good fit for BelAir," said Phil Belanger, vice president of marketing for BelAir Networks. "Channel partners and their customers can benefit from a one-stop-shop and easier access to BelAir's full product line."

Winncom has completed a full training, certification and support program with BelAir. Through the distribution agreement, Winncom will provide channel partners with pre-sales and post sales support, faster turnaround time, payment options and improved logistics. The company will begin reselling BelAir products on January 1, 2006.

Winncom's focus on broadband wireless networking, and IP voice and data solutions is enabled by experienced and knowledgeable sales, technical support, field service and engineering personnel in the U.S., Eastern Europe, Russia, and other CIS countries, including Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

About Winncom

Winncom Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of ARC Wireless Solutions Inc. (OTC BB: ARCS), is a value-added distributor providing Wi-Fi® and broadband wireless products and services, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), virtual private networks (VPNs) and other wireless networking related products and services to resellers and partners throughout North America and Europe. Winncom has established a reputation as a leader in distributing wireless networking, with highly qualified sales, engineering and technical support personnel focused on these solutions. For more information please visit www.winncom.com or call 888-WINNCOM (1-888-946-6266) or (440) 498-9510.

About BelAir Networks

BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, wide-area wireless broadband solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. BelAir's wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for wide-area wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi®, WiMAX, and 3G Cellular networks. Built specifically for outdoor deployments, BelAir Networks' patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and deploys in days, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, and campuses. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Kanata, Ontario. For more information, visit www.belairnetworks.com.

Contact Information

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    Sheila Burpee Duncan
    BelAir Networks
    613.254.7070 ext. 134
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    Alicia Mickelsen
    Breakaway Communications
    212.590.2557
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