SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

September 09, 2009 08:30 ET

Proxim Wireless Introduces its 802.11n Guarantee Program to Ensure Compatibility With Final Standard

Worldwide Program to Provide Free Updates to Final 802.11n Standard

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced its 802.11n Compatibility Guarantee program for any Proxim 802.11n draft 2.0 WLAN products that have been or are purchased from our distribution channel worldwide prior to formal IEEE approval of the 802.11n standard. This program will guarantee compatibility with the final 802.11n standard -- currently scheduled for IEEE approval in September 2009 -- providing any necessary updates needed to be compliant with the final standard.

As a result, Proxim Wireless' end customers can enjoy the performance benefits of the highest-performance Wi-Fi® products on the market today -- Proxim's ORiNOCO® AP-8000 and AP-800 Access Points -- with the peace of mind that they will be updated (if necessary) to the future standard for free.

"It is unlikely that today's 802.11n Draft 2.0 products will require any substantial upgrades in order to be compliant with the forthcoming standard -- but with this Compatibility Guarantee program we are assuring all customers worldwide that they can enjoy all the benefits of 802.11n today without having to worry about any changes," said Robb Henshaw, Director of Marketing & Communications for Proxim Wireless.

After the 802.11n standard is ratified, Proxim Wireless will make a formal public announcement when the update program begins and at that time will state the specific end date and explain how end customers can receive the free software update.

This compatibility program applies to the initial final approved version of the 802.11n standard. Proxim has not yet extended coverage of this program to any subsequent versions of the 802.11n standard after initial final approval.

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) (PINKSHEETS: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including Point-to-Point wireless backhaul, security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, and enterprise LAN connectivity. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at For investor relations information, e-mail or call +1 413-584-1425.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Our actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could contribute to such differences including difficulties in predicting the final requirements of the 802.11n standard; unexpected costs or problems if the final 802.11n standard is different than currently expected by Proxim; difficulties in developing the necessary updates to have Proxim's products comply with the final 802.11n standard; time and costs associated with developing and distributing those necessary updates and administering this program; and factors beyond our control such as supplier, weather, geographic, governmental, and interference issues. Further information on these and other factors that could affect Proxim's actual results is contained in the filings made by Proxim with the Securities and Exchange Commission (available at, including without limitation in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Proxim on March 31, 2009, and will be included in postings made by Proxim from time to time with the OTCQX ( and in its other public statements, which may be available on Proxim's website (

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Robb Henshaw
    Director of Marketing & Communications
    Proxim Wireless
    Phone: 408-383-7699