SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

June 12, 2012 08:00 ET

Ft. Myers Retirement Community Provides Residents Affordable Internet Utilizing Proxim Wireless Equipment

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, today announced that Tamiami Village, a 55+ retirement community in Ft. Myers, Florida, has launched its own community WiFi internet network for its residents at an affordable cost.

Tamiami Village is a large retirement community in Ft. Myers, a city of 63,000 located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River on southwest Florida's coast. The Wall Street Journal's this year voted Ft. Myers as #8 in their "10 best places to retire in the U.S." due to its beauty, culture, housing, property taxes and cost of living being 5% less than the national average.

A few years ago a neighboring retirement community in Bonita Springs had used the Proxim Wireless WiFi solution to provide internet access to its residents utilizing a 40-foot pole in the center of the park along with Proxm's MP-11 base station. Tamiami Village was interested in a better, inexpensive internet solution for its residents and presented a proposal to the Homeowners Association that mirrors the Bonita Springs retirement community WiFi network. The funds were approved and Tamiami Villiage now has a 40-foot pole in the center of the park utilizing Proxim's MP-8100 base station and omni antenna.

"Since our retirement community is on a fixed income, many residents had to go to the clubhouse to access the internet," said Barbara J. Oliveira, Association Manager of Tamiami Master Association, Inc. "With our own WiFi network, more of our residents can now afford their own internet access as we charge a one-time fee for the subscriber unit and a small fee to cover the cost of the installation."

"It is enlightening to see retirement communities pursuing ways to help their residents afford internet communications which is becoming more and more of a necessity in today's economy," said Geoff Smith, VP Business Development, Strategic Accounts at Proxim Wireless. "Compared to a wired grid solution, these communities save on installation costs while retaining phenomenal performance."

About Tamiami Village
Tamiami Village is a fun filled 55+ Community that is close to all of the amenities Ft. Myers has to offer. The Board of Directors of the Tamiami Master Association, Inc. strives to offer a pleasant living environment complemented by a variety of amenities, courteous employees and a reasonable maintenance fee schedule in order to be able to offer its guests and residents a park that is beautiful and friendly while operating Tamiami Village and Tamiami RV Park cost-effectively.

About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM) provides Wi-Fi®, Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint 4G wireless network technologies for wireless internet, video surveillance and backhaul applications. Our ORiNOCO® and Tsunami® product lines are sold to service providers, governments and enterprises with over 2 million devices shipped to 250,000+ customers in more than 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO 9001-2008 certified. For more information, visit For investor relations information, e-mail or call +1 413-584-1425.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Dave Renauld
    Vice President, Corporate Affairs
    Proxim Wireless
    Email: Email Contact
    Phone: (413) 584-1425
    Milpitas, CA, USA