SOURCE: LGC Wireless

July 09, 2007 09:00 ET

K&L Gates Deploys LGC's In-Building Wireless System to Ensure Coverage for BlackBerry and Voice Users

InterReach® Unison In-Building Wireless System Delivers Pervasive Coverage With High Capacity in Challenging Environment for Major Washington Law Firm

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2007) - LGC Wireless, the leader in specialized wireless coverage and capacity solutions, today announced that K&L Gates, a corporate law firm representing Fortune 100 clients, has deployed LGC's InterReach® Unison in-building wireless system to ensure clear and consistent service for BlackBerry and other cellular services users in its new Washington, D.C. offices. As recommended and designed by telecommunications consultants The Glasgow Group, the Unison system delivers high-performance voice and data services for T-Mobile and Verizon users in over 200,000 square feet of office space, including a law library and administrative offices in the third sub-basement.

In-building cellular coverage is challenging in Washington, D.C. due to the density of high-security government buildings. When K&L Gates occupied new space at 16th and K Streets, it knew that it would need an in-building cellular system for its below-ground offices as well as its eleven floors of above-ground space. "We knew going in that we would need to support our BlackBerry and voice service users, so we planned for deployment during the building's construction," said Rodney Carson, Director of Administration for K&L Gates' Washington D.C. office. "Glasgow Group did a site survey, conducted a competitive procurement process, and recommended LGC Wireless. LGC deployed an outstanding system that has worked flawlessly in every part of our building."

The Unison system provides coverage for T-Mobile users with BlackBerry 7290 devices as well as for users of Verizon's services. The active, hub-based architecture of the Unison system uses standard Ethernet cabling to link remote antennas, so it guarantees uniformly high power output at every antenna and reduces the cost of deployment. "We chose the Unison system over others because it had clear advantages in deployment speed and cost," said Richard Glasgow, CEO of the Glasgow Group. "LGC delivered the system we specified on time and on budget, making it easy for us to exceed our client's expectations."

LGC Wireless has provided in-building wireless coverage for thousands of commercial office buildings for clients like K&L Gates. "Independent communications consultants like the Glasgow Group are an increasingly important part of our growth," said John Spindler, vice president of marketing for LGC Wireless. "As shown with the K&L Gates project, we enable consultants like Glasgow Group to eliminate wireless coverage issues in any indoor space with minimal cost and disruption."

About K&L Gates

K&L Gates comprises approximately 1,400 lawyers in 22 offices located in North America, Europe and Asia, and represents capital markets participants, entrepreneurs, growth and middle market companies, leading FORTUNE 100 and FTSE 100 global corporations and public sector entities. For more information, please visit www.klgates.com.

About the Glasgow Group

The Glasgow Group, Inc. is an independent telecommunications consulting firm that provides communications-based solutions unique to each client's needs. Since 1984, the Glasgow Group has worked with over 150 clients to deploy best-in-class infrastructure technologies -- by designing, procuring, and implementing telephony systems, cabling systems, and LAN/WANs. For more information, please visit www.glasgowgroup.com.

About LGC Wireless

With more than 10,000 systems shipped worldwide to more than 100 countries, LGC Wireless is the leader in specialized wireless coverage and capacity solutions for carriers and the enterprise. LGC's scalable, high-performance indoor solutions are at work inside buildings in all major venues and industries. In addition, as a leading supplier of compact GSM and CDMA wireless networks, LGC also provides specialized solutions to mobile operators for a broad range of applications. LGC's products offer low-cost installation, end-to-end monitoring and management, and easy integration of emerging wireless technologies. LGC Wireless is based in San Jose, California USA and is privately held. For more information, please visit www.lgcwireless.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michael Schoolnik
    Story Communications
    (415) 674-3816
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    John Spindler
    Vice President of Marketing
    LGC Wireless
    (408) 952-2487
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