Wavion Introduces Self-Backhaul Wi-Fi - Optimal service with No Alignments

Wavion WBS-2400 Base Station Now Supports Self-Backhaul with SW release 2.2

Yoqne’am, Israel, June 3, 2008 — Wavion™, a company transforming the Metro and Rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Wi-Fi Base Station, today announced the release of a new SW version supporting self-backhaul based on its digital beamforming technology.

The powerful digital beamforming technology of Wavion’s spatially adaptive base stations has now been extended to provide self-backhaul to and from neighboring base stations. Wavion’s self backhaul provides optimal service without requiring alignments of any kind, making the installation quick and simple.

Wavion’s beamforming technology leverages six radios and antennas to provide a high quality and robust base-station to base-station self-backhaul with unmatched characteristics:

Very high link gain
Superior non-line-of-sight performance
Interference resilience
The self-backhaul feature has been successfully tested by Wavion’s beta customers. “We are very satisfied with the self-backhaul feature of the WBS-2400 base station. It is a great asset to the product and allows us to deploy our Wi-Fi networks very quickly and cost-effectively”, said  Jeff Blank, Chief Technical Officer, CONXX.

Wavion’s new SW release will support also the Wireless Multi-Media (WMM) standard for quality of service for voice and video, as well as the latest WPA2 security standard.

 “The addition of self-backhauling capabilities to our base stations is an important step in our strategy to provide operators with a complete solution that meets their most urgent needs” said Dr. Mati Wax Wavion’s CTO. “Our self-backhaul drastically simplifies the deployment of our WBS-2400 base stations and provides the operators with further savings in CAPEX and OPEX”.

About Wavion
Wavion is transforming the metro Wi-Fi and rural markets with a new category of spatially adaptive base stations. The company’s digital beamforming and SDMA technologies are the first and only to resolve the significant performance, penetration and profitability challenges facing large scale metro and rural deployments. Wavion is privately held and backed by world-class investors including Tel Aviv-based Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELRN), and BRM Capital. Wavion headquarters are located in Yoqne’am, Israel and the company has offices in San Jose, California US, San Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jakarta, Indonesia and New Delhi, India. To learn more, please visit Wavion at http://www.wavionnetworks.com.

Tally Netzer
Marketing Communications Manager




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