SOURCE: IR Data Corp.

January 29, 2007 08:00 ET

IR Data Announces the WAP900™ 900MHz Mesh Router With WIFI

Low Cost Mesh Network and WiFi Access Point

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 -- IR Data Corporation today announced the WAP900, a 2.4GHz 802.11/g WiFi access point and long range 900MHz mesh router for installations that have locally supplied power. The externally powered WAP900 provides all the outstanding features of our solar powered SWAP900 with substantial cost savings. Data is relayed between the WiFi access points utilizing the mesh network, so no data cables are required. The system provides secure network access for WiFi enabled computers.

Unlike earlier generations of WiFi based mesh networks, our systems provide over 6 times the range compared to competitive WiFi based mesh systems. Where there are trees or dense foliage the 900MHz signals will provide much longer range than traditional WiFi based systems. This superior range capability dramatically reduces the total number of units required per installation and therefore the total deployment costs.

Utilizing the standard high gain omni-directional antenna, radio links of three (3) miles between units are possible. When extended ranges up to twenty (20) miles are needed, our directional antenna option provides outstanding network configuration flexibility.


The system features a 902-928MHz, broadband (48Mbit/sec.) mesh radio, for connectivity between units, and a 2.4GHz, 802.11/g access point for user level service. Each unit is easily reconfigured as a wireless or optional weatherproof wired Ethernet gateway to available Internet connections.

The low latency mesh network provides an ideal solution for data intensive real-time applications. The encryption protocols and web-based authentication ensures that only authorized users are permitted access to the network.

WAP900 typical applications:

--  Internet service providers
--  Construction and agriculture wireless networks
--  Outdoor inventory storage and management
--  Transportation, and utility service networks
--  Recreational, sports, and entertainment events
--  RV park and boat marina WiFi Internet service
--  Business private networks
--  Research and telemetry networks

IR Data Corporation provides the WAP900 to users of the license free ISM 902-928MHz frequencies available in the United States. For more information contact sales at (714) 434-9964 or visit the website at

Copyright 2006, IR Data Corporation. WAP900 is a trademark of IR Data Corporation. All other trade names and service names referenced herein are property of their respective holders.

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