Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN Inc.

March 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Media Alert-Wi-LAN Wireless Surveillance and Security Webinar on March 22


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: WI-LAN INC.

TSX SYMBOL: WIN

MARCH 15, 2005 - 09:00 ET

Media Alert-Wi-LAN Wireless Surveillance and Security
Webinar on March 22

CALGARY, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - March 15, 2005) - Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN),
a global provider of broadband wireless communications products and
technologies, will present a special webinar about broadband wireless
surveillance and security applications on March 22 at 11:00 EST/8:00
PST. Wi-LAN's Glenn Pollock, Senior Product Manager, will outline the
benefits of using wireless Internet Protocol (IP) networks for video
surveillance and will describe what to consider when integrating
wireless IP surveillance into wired and wireless network
infrastructures. Case studies and examinations of how wireless broadband
products and technologies have successfully solved customer needs in the
transportation and government sectors will be included.

Throughout the world, there is unprecedented demand for cost-effective,
flexible, and reliable video surveillance systems for security, public
safety, and crime prevention. The trend toward using IP networks for
surveillance purposes is part of an even larger drive to move more
services (video, voice over IP, data services) to IP. By combining IP
and wireless technologies for their video surveillance solutions,
companies and organizations can realize the benefits of both.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Register at www.wilan.com/webinar/surveillance_050322.htm.

About Wi-LAN Inc.

Wi-LAN is a global provider of broadband wireless communications
products and technologies, offering businesses, including telecom
service providers, and government enterprises effective, economic and
secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. Wi-LAN specializes
in high-speed Internet access, data network extension, wireless
Voice-over-IP, and wireless data and telephony backhaul, utilizing its
high quality products and industry-leading technologies. Wi-LAN's
broadband wireless solutions feature an all-inclusive 2-year parts and
labor warranty and are supported by 24/7 customer service.

Wi-LAN believes its portfolio of patents, including its core W-OFDM
patents and 17 patents and patent applications acquired from Ensemble
Communications in May 2004, are necessary for the implementation of
devices using the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN Standard (1) and the ETSI BRAN
HiperMAN(1) standard (the WiMAX Forum(1) standards). As well, Wi-LAN's
W-OFDM patents are believed to be required for the implementation of
devices using the IEEE standards 802.11a and 802.11g (the 2nd generation
Wi-Fi Alliance(1) standards), and the ETSI BRAN HiperLAN/2(1) standard.
Wi-LAN licenses its patented technology and has executed non-exclusive
W-OFDM license agreements with semiconductor and broadband wireless
equipment companies.

Wi-LAN is the chair company of the OFDM Forum and a charter member of
the WiMAX Forum (www.wimaxforum.org). Wi-LAN's common shares trade on
The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WIN." Detailed information
on Wi-LAN can be found at www.wi-lan.com.

(1) All trademarks and brands mentioned in this release are the property
of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Wi-LAN Inc.
    Ken Wetherell
    Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
    (403) 207-6329
    kwetherell@wi-lan.com
    or
    Davis-Marrin Communications
    Mark Shapiro
    (858) 573-0736
    mshapiro@davismarrin.com