SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

June 13, 2007 14:51 ET

ShotSpotter Deploys Proxim Wireless WiMAX-Capable Point-to-Multipoint and Wi-Fi Mesh Products for Public Safety Solutions

Tsunami™ and ORiNOCO® Product Lines Enhance ShotSpotter Gunshot Location Systems for Public Safety

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Proxim Wireless Corporation, a global pioneer of end-to-end solutions in Wi-Fi® mesh, WiMAX, MeshMAX™, WLAN, and wireless backhaul and wholly owned subsidiary of Terabeam, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRBM), today announced that ShotSpotter has chosen to integrate Proxim's Tsunami MP.11 Point-to-Multipoint and Wi-Fi Mesh solutions into ShotSpotter's wireless Gunshot Location Systems (GLS).

ShotSpotter's GLS reduces crime by helping to catch criminal shooters through immediately identifying the location of the gunshot so police can be summoned to the exact location. In addition, the ShotSpotter system automatically directs video surveillance systems to the location of weapons fire within seconds. The technology has proven to be a popular safety tool, allowing police to be more effective in confiscating unlicensed weapons and deter gunfire activity which saves lives and makes communities safer. As the world's leading provider of Gunshot Detection and Location Systems, its dedicated solutions are used in cities from Washington, DC to Los Angeles. Starting with their most recent contract in the City of Boston, ShotSpotter will be integrating Proxim's wireless technology in its sensor arrays to simplify installations and allow municipalities to quickly and easily deploy ShotSpotter GLS technology. This will boost the technology's ability to instantly identify, locate, and provide a visual of the location of a gunshot event across urban areas in the United States.

Commenting on the partnership, Mark Bittner, Senior Vice President of Sales Americas at Proxim Wireless, said: "ShotSpotter's deployment is a strong endorsement of the need and benefits of wireless for quickly deploying gunshot detection systems. We are also pleased to have become ShotSpotter's preferred supplier for wireless backhaul equipment. This partnership strongly supports municipal activities to strengthen public safety across cities, airports, stadiums, and other public locations."

Gregg Rowland, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at ShotSpotter, commented: "Having tried and tested the technology of many wireless vendors, we chose Proxim because they have strong offerings in both WiMAX and Mesh technologies which meet the exacting requirements of our customers. ShotSpotter GLS is a mission critical tool for Public Safety and the Military so reliable communications from our sensors to dispatch or the command and control system is essential."

About ShotSpotter, Inc. (www.shotspotter.com)

ShotSpotter, Inc., the leading developer of gunshot location systems and technology, is based in Santa Clara, CA. ShotSpotter's flagship product, which detects gunfire across large urban areas using a small number of inexpensive and easy-to-deploy sensors, currently protects the citizens of cities nationwide, from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC. Its products recently assisted the FBI and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in identifying and capturing the Columbus, OH highway sniper suspect. In 2000, ShotSpotter was honored for its technology vision and leadership when got won the Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award, having been nominated by William H. Gates, chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, and the Smithsonian added its technology to the museum's permanent collection. With technology covered by numerous patents, the company also offers products to the law enforcement, homeland security and military markets. ShotSpotter technology has consistently produced arrests and weapons confiscations nationwide and has helped reduce gunfire and crime rates in cities that deploy it.

About Proxim Wireless (www.proxim.com)

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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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Geoff Smith
    VP, Marketing and Product Management
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 408 731-2790
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    David L. Renauld
    Investor Relations
    Proxim Wireless
    +1 413 584-1425
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    Media Contact for ShotSpotter:
    Gregg Rowland
    ShotSpotter, Inc.
    (562) 650-2673
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