SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

May 15, 2007 09:00 ET

Proxim Wireless and Avaya Deliver Interoperable Solutions for Converged Networking

Proxim's WiMAX-capable point-to-multipoint outdoor broadband wireless system is rated compliant with key Avaya IP telephony solutions; Proxim will present solutions at Avaya Booth #1048 and Proxim Booth #2327 during Interop Las Vegas, May 22-24

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Proxim Wireless Corporation, a global pioneer of end-to-end solutions in Wi-Fi® mesh, WiMAX, WLAN and wireless backhaul and a wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM), today announced that its Tsunami™ MP.11 point-to-multipoint outdoor broadband wireless system is compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

The MP.11 product line provides enterprises, government entities and service providers with the capabilities of WiMAX -- a technology for high-speed, long-range broadband wireless distribution. MP.11 products operate in license-free or public safety frequency bands, enabling cost-effective, multimile broadband connections for voice, data and video. The MP.11 now is compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software and Avaya IP Office, a secure, easy-to-use converged voice and data system for small and medium offices.

"As organizations continually seek to increase productivity while cutting costs, they are turning to new technologies, including converged voice and data networking as well as broadband wireless networking," said Amit Malhotra, vice president of business development, Proxim Wireless. "Avaya's converged voice and data solutions and Proxim's wireless technologies are very complementary and can now work together to address critical communication needs for our enterprise and government customers."

Proxim Wireless is a member of the Avaya DeveloperConnection Program -- an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Platinum member of the program, Proxim Wireless is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. This entails qualifying voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) traffic over wireless links to ensure optimal voice quality is maintained. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add VoIP capabilities, over wireless to their network, without having to replace their existing infrastructure -- speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies like Proxim Wireless who are members of our DeveloperConnection program, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "They are able to use Intelligent Communications to connect employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available -- getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering new value to their bottom line."

Interop Las Vegas 2007

Proxim and Avaya will be exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas 2007 scheduled for May 22-24 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Proxim will present broadband wireless solutions supporting converged networking as part of the Partner Pavilion in Avaya booth #1048 and will also welcome visitors to its own booth #2327 at Interop's Broadband Wireless World.

About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com.

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM). Proxim Wireless is a global pioneer in developing and supplying scalable broadband wireless networking systems for service providers, municipalities, governments and enterprises. The company's end-to-end wireless products -- including Wi-Fi mesh, WiMAX, MeshMAX™, WLAN, and wireless backhaul -- are available through an extensive global channel network, backed by world-class support. Proxim is a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum and is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim and its products and support can be found at http://www.proxim.com.

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