SOURCE: WCC

August 24, 2005 07:00 ET

WCC and Strix Systems Team to Provide Portable Wireless Networks With Satellite Internet

VSAT and WiFi Technology Creates Wireless VPN, Open Access Networks and Internet Access in Remote Locations

CHANDLER, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2005 -- World Communication Center (WCC), a leading provider of global satellite voice and data communications, announced a channel partnership with Strix Systems, a company specializing in high performance wireless mesh network systems, to provide wireless local area networks (LANs) and Internet access via satellite in remote environments in the contiguous United States.

WCC will combine Strix Systems' powerful self-configuring and self-healing wireless mesh networking systems, with WCC's portable VSAT satellite to create a wireless LAN Internet connection anywhere in the world. Underserved industries impacted by the inability to acquire Internet include construction, mining, RV park, hotel and motel, ski resort, maritime, government and defense. This satellite Internet WiFi network will ensure the ability to seamlessly conduct business anywhere, and perform critical tasks such as securely accessing a central corporate network, ordering parts, pulling critical data off the Internet, or accessing e-mail.

"For the first time, we can provide a number of industries the critical ability to easily set up portable networks, connect with a distant existing network, and gain access to the Internet," says Weldon Knape, CEO of WCC. "Businesses that involve a high amount of travel and remote job sites will no longer have to return to the office to take care of their needs, saving them time and money."

Mopar, a producer of high-performance engines and other automotive parts, was the first to take advantage of the new technology. They attached a mobile VSAT station to their traveling promotions trailer for the recent Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, Colorado, successfully setting up a wireless mesh network to be implemented at upcoming events around the country. The breakthrough technology allowed them to provide their race team with the tools and resources needed to maximize their presence at the national event critical to their industry.

According to Tom Mooreland, Vice President of Business Development for Strix Systems, "Our relationship with WCC enables our high performance WiFi mesh systems to be deployed where wired broadband termination points such as T1s are not available or possible by providing a satellite uplink option. Combining wireless and satellite technology opens up a whole new world of communication possibilities for companies everywhere deploying networks anywhere."

About Strix Systems

Strix Systems designs, develops, and delivers high performance wireless mesh networking systems based on the company's unique multi-radio, multi-channel and multi-RF wireless architecture. Sold globally by a network of integrators and resellers, these solutions address the high cost of hard-to-wire environments while providing the high throughput and low latency needed to support wireless voice, video, and data applications. Strix's Access/One solutions provide scalable, reliable wireless connectivity in both indoor enterprise deployments as well as in the emerging outdoor public safety, municipal, and metropolitan Wi-Fi marketplace. For more information about Strix Systems, please visit www.strixsystems.com.

About WCC

World Communication Center (WCC) is a leading provider of global satellite solutions, including Iridium telephones, pagers, data capabilities, satellite broadband and service. The company provides leased and for purchase satellite communications solutions for maritime, aviation, commercial trucking and other ground transportation. WCC serves government agencies, leisure travelers, and corporate entities including the State of Alaska, NASA, The Peace Corps and Boeing. Contact: www.wcclp.com or 800.211.2575.

Contact Information

  • CONTACTS:

    Jodi Amendola
    Amendola Communications for WCC
    480.664.8412
    Email Contact

    Cyrus Irani
    Strix Systems
    818.251.1000
    Email Contact