SOURCE: Colubris Networks

May 18, 2005 13:07 ET

Colubris Networks Wins SUPERCOMM 2005 SUPERQuest Award

WLAN Market Leader Recognized for Groundbreaking Deployment With Connexion by Boeing for the First and Only Commercial In-Flight Broadband Wireless Service

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2005 -- Colubris Networks, a pioneer of intelligent, multiservice WLAN systems, today added another accolade to its growing list of industry acknowledgements by earning a coveted SUPERCOMM 2005 SUPERQuest Award for its dual wireless radio InReach™ MultiService Access Point-330 utilized in a historic deployment with Connexion by Boeing -- a business unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA).

SUPERCOMM is among the world's most important events for the service provider market, managed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Colubris earned its distinction as a winner in the category for Network Design and Services, Mobile/Wireless and will be honored during the conference, which runs June 7-9 in Chicago, Illinois.

Utilizing the Colubris InReach 330 MultiService Access Point -- the most advanced wireless product of its kind -- Connexion by Boeing(SM) provides high-speed Internet, voice, data and entertainment connectivity directly to travelers in flight. Colubris wireless equipment has been installed on long-range aircraft operated by SAS, Japan Airlines, ANA, Singapore Airlines as well as Lufthansa. China Airlines, El Al, Korean Air and Asiana have also announced their intent to deploy Connexion by Boeing's solution using Colubris solutions on their aircraft. Colubris has the only wireless products approved for use aboard planes.

Colubris is exhibiting at SUPERCOMM in Booth # 38082. During the conference, Pierre Trudeau, co-founder and CTO, will provide his insights into one of the wireless industry's most important trends during the following session: Wi-Fi & WiMAX Opportunities & Directions; Monday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m., Industry Update Session M03A.

According to TIA President Matthew J. Flanigan, "Each year at SUPERCOMM, hundreds of technology companies exhibit and demonstrate industry-leading products and services. Of those companies, there are a handful that embody the highest degree of innovation in our field. It is those companies that we honor with the SUPERQuest Awards."

The SUPERQuest Award represents the latest in an impressive series of international endorsements for Colubris' technical achievements and business leadership. The company was recently named to this year's Red Herring 100 and called out as one of the top 15 wireless-focused companies in the world by FierceWireless annual Fierce 15. During Europe's recent WLAN Event, Colubris Founder and CTO Pierre Trudeau received the "Individual Achievement Award" for his significant contributions to the industry.

"The mission of Colubris Networks is to enable wired-equivalent application performance to mobile business professionals, wherever they may be," said Barry Fougere, president and CEO, Colubris Networks. "With the trailblazing Connexion by Boeing service, our solutions are providing robust wireless data, voice and video services to end users -- even when they are flying at 35,000 feet. We're extremely proud that Colubris joins the ranks as one of the 'Best of SUPERCOMM' along with such industry leaders as Motorola and Cox Communications."

Now in their eighth year, the SUPERQuest Awards are the pre-eminent honor given to communications and IT product and service manufacturers for superior achievement in public and private network design and operations. SUPERQuest Award recipients are selected as the best of the best in creating the most innovative new technologies and products or supplying the best new enterprise solutions. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges that includes industry-leading technology press, analysts, and other experts.

About SUPERCOMM

SUPERCOMM is managed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), http://www.tiaonline.org, Arlington, Va., and is owned jointly by TIA and the United States Telecom Association (USTA), http://www.usta.org, Washington, DC. For more information about SUPERCOMM, please visit http://www.supercomm2005.com.

About Colubris Networks

Colubris Networks is the 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 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.

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