SOURCE: Colubris Networks

July 13, 2005 13:00 ET

Colubris and Winncom Sign Distribution Agreement

Partnership Supports Colubris' US Enterprise Wireless Sales Push; Expansion Into Eastern Europe, Russia

WALTHAM, MA and SOLON, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- Colubris Networks, a leading provider of intelligent, multiservice WLAN systems, announced a distribution agreement with Winncom Technologies, a subsidiary of ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. (OTC BB: ARCS), a leading value-added distributor of wireless products. The partnership provides increased sales, marketing and support resources in the enterprise market in the United States and opens the door to the Eastern European and Russian markets for Colubris. The agreement is effective immediately.

"Colubris is one of the WLAN vendors that have demonstrated strong sales traction globally with over 1,000 customers using Colubris equipment to date," said Gregory E. Raskin, CEO, Winncom Technologies. "We appreciate the fact that they have proven technology and market share in carrier/hospitality verticals and solutions targeted at growth sectors such as the enterprise, transportation, retail and education markets."

Winncom Technologies will stock and market Colubris' award-winning WLAN products along with providing technical and engineering assistance to resellers purchasing Colubris equipment from Winncom. Colubris will provide training, customer support and marketing resources to support Winncom's distribution channels.

"Winncom's focus and expertise in selling wireless solutions supports our global go to market strategy for reaching enterprise and service provider customers through strategic wireless resellers and integrators in the United States, Eastern Europe, Russia and the other former Soviet states. Colubris will leverage their existing relationships -- especially in the US Enterprise market," said Chris Dickerson, director, Channel Sales, Colubris Networks. "The added bonus is that Winncom extends our reach deeper into the international marketplace, where we already generate over 50% of our sales."

About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks is a leading global provider of intelligent multiservice wireless LAN systems for service providers and enterprises. The company's award-winning products deliver seamless, secure access to broadband services and applications while unifying existing wired and wireless network infrastructures, security and management systems. Colubris Networks' equipment is deployed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, visit the company at www.colubris.com, or info@colubris.com.

About Winncom Technologies

Winncom Technologies Corp., a subsidiary of ARC Wireless Solutions Inc. (OTC BB: ARCS), is a value-added distributor providing wireless fidelity (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.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Bob Olson
    Colubris Networks
    Email Contact
    781-547-0367

    Bryan Grillo
    CHEN PR for Colubris Networks
    Email Contact
    781-466-8282 ext. 29