SOURCE: BelAir Networks

April 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Primm Valley Casino Resorts Unwire With Cheetah Wireless and BelAir Networks

High-Speed Wireless Broadband Network Covers Three Casinos, Two Golf Courses and the Community of Primm, Nevada

KANATA, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- BelAir Networks, the leading provider of mobile broadband multi-service mesh networks, and Cheetah Wireless Technologies, Inc. (CWTI) announced today the availability of high-speed wireless access throughout Primm, Nevada. Primm Valley Casino Resorts is the community's main attraction featuring three casinos, two golf courses and the Desperado, one of the top ten rollercoasters in the U.S. Primm hosts 400,000 visitors per year.

"In addition to the high quality of service and performance that BelAir Networks offers, the system was also extremely easy to deploy. We were up and running in our first phase within days," said Mitchell Gonzalez, President and Founder of Cheetah Wireless Technologies. "We expect the high ROI offered by the wireless network to both residents and visitors will enable the network to pay for itself in only six months."

The wireless network in Primm currently covers all of the casinos and hotels in the community including Primm Valley Resort & Casino, Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, and Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino, providing high-speed wireless Internet to over 2,600 rooms. Upon completion of the Primm deployment, the wireless network will also serve a 300 unit campground, several truck stops, an outlet mall, and two square miles of ubiquitous outdoor coverage.

With thousands of wireless mesh nodes operating in more than 250 deployments worldwide, BelAir Networks wireless mesh products are field-proven, delivering high-performance broadband services for both municipal and hospitality applications. Cheetah Wireless chose to deploy BelAir's product portfolio for their wireless network in Primm because of its proven, cost-effective broadband performance and carrier-class reliability.

CWTI's wireless network in Primm -- "cheetahnetwork" -- offers tiered service levels at hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly rates. For more information log on to www.cwti.net or call 702 CHEETAH.

"Ubiquitous wireless broadband is an essential amenity for the hospitality industry and with the Cheetah Wireless network, Primm now offers visitors the added luxury of connectivity anywhere inside or outside the resorts with BelAir Networks' patented, award-winning outdoor-in wireless mesh solution," said Jim Freeze, SVP of Marketing & Alliances for BelAir Networks. "As a leading wireless integrator and service provider in Nevada, Cheetah Wireless really has their finger on the pulse of their local market and is doing a great job of serving both residents and visitors."

Cheetah Wireless Technologies (CWTI) and BelAir Networks also recently announced the launch of a broadband mesh network delivering high speed Wi-Fi access along the Las Vegas Strip, addressing this huge transient market with high performance broadband access both inside and outside of the country's largest hotels and casinos. Las Vegas is one of the country's most popular travel destinations and hosts key technology events including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January and Interop, taking place in May at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Las Vegas also hosted the Vegas Grand Prix, a three-day festival in early April, and CWTI was the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for the event.

About Cheetah Wireless Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cheetah Wireless Technologies, Inc. (CWTI) specializes in wireless mesh network solutions that leverage the inherent benefits of the microcell design. The Company offers solutions from a number of manufacturers and has integrated them into a single wireless canopy. This strategy allows seamless transition for the user, regardless of the infrastructure implemented by CWTI. By utilizing a centralized Network Operation Center, CWTI provides its customers with toll-free 24-hour technical support, integrated billing and unified rate plans -- regardless of the mix of technologies deployed. CWTI's network design ensures fast, secure and extremely reliable mobile data service that eliminates the headache of expensive and unsightly tower sites. By pursuing a private/public partnering model, CWTI delivers the full benefits of these networks at little to no capital cost to municipalities across the country. For more information, contact CWTI at 1-702-243-3824, or via email at sales@cwti.net. Website access is available at www.cwti.net.

About BelAir Networks

BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, mobile wireless broadband mesh networking solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. The company teams with world-class global partners to deploy proven, cost-effective wireless broadband mesh networks. BelAir's wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for municipal wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G Cellular networks. Built specifically for outdoor deployments, BelAir Networks' patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and deploys in days, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, and campuses. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company. For more info, visit www.belairnetworks.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Sheila Burpee Duncan
    BelAir Networks
    613.254.7070 ext. 134
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    Alicia Mickelsen
    Breakaway Communications for BelAir Networks
    212.616.6002
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    Mitch Gonzalez
    Cheetah Wireless Technologies, Inc.
    702.243.3824
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