SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

November 13, 2007 09:00 ET

Proxim Wireless Receives FCC Certification for Tsunami™ MP.11 Point-to-Multipoint Products Supporting Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)

System Provides All-in-One Flexibility for Operation in 5.3 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz Bands in the United States and Canada

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband municipal wireless networks, today announced that it has received FCC certification for the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) capabilities of its Tsunami™ MP.11 wireless point-to-multipoint products. This new certification means that Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 Model 5054-R and Tsunami MP.11 Model 5012 indoor and outdoor subscriber units now enable FCC-compliant operation in each of the 5.3 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands in the U.S. and Canada in a single radio. DFS is a recent FCC requirement for operation in the 5.3 GHz and newly available 5.4 GHz bands. As a result, these products expand the frequencies available for use and offer customers all-in-one flexibility by being able to operate in each of those frequency bands using one SKU. DFS is one of many important new capabilities enabled by Proxim's new Tsunami™ MP.11 software release 4.0.

"Proxim's new capabilities make their Tsunami MP.11 Model 5054 and 5012 products the most frequency agile radios in the business," said Eric DaVersa, Vice President of Business Development for NetLogix, a San Diego-based systems integrator. "The 5.4 GHz spectrum is as close as you can get to acquiring licensed spectrum free of charge. Proxim makes it simple to use this spectrum by providing equipment with multiple frequencies in a single radio."

"Tsunami MP.11 software release 4.0 gives us the capability to use any portion of the unlicensed 5 GHz on a single hardware platform," said Brad Kincaid, Vice President at ezWireless, a broadband wireless integrator and value added reseller based in Portland, Oregon. "It enables us to take advantage of 255 MHz of new spectrum when designing networks for complex, bandwidth-hungry applications such as video surveillance and secure mobile networks."

In addition to DFS support, Tsunami MP.11 software release 4.0 offers a number of other important new features, including:

--  Enhanced frequency planning for bands used in Russia, Poland and India
--  Transmit power control in 1 dB increments
--  Channel selection in 5 MHz steps across the available 5 GHz spectrum
--  Enhanced diagnostic tools including an integrated site survey tool and
    dynamic clearing of statistics and forwarding tables

Proxim's award-winning Tsunami MP.11 family enables high speed wireless point-to-multipoint connections in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands using Proxim's time-tested Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP). The product line provides mobile roaming with fast handoff speeds up to 120 mph, QoS capabilities, dynamic data rate selection (DDRS), and advanced security with AES encryption.

Proxim's Tsunami™ MP.11 with software release 4.0 enabling DFS capability is available for immediate order.

About Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leader in core-to-client solutions for broadband municipal wireless networks. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance systems, mobile workforce automation and machine-to-machine communications. We have shipped more than 1.5 million wireless devices to more than 200,000 customers worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at For investor relations information, e-mail or call 408-731-2610.

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Bert Williams
    VP, Marketing and Investor Relations
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 408 731-2610