YOQNE’AM, Israel, November 24, 2008 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wavion™, a company transforming the Metro and Rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Wi-Fi Base Station, San Luis Telecommunications SAPEM and XN Argentina S.A. of Buenos Aires, Argentina, today announced the deployment of Wavion WBS-2400 Base Stations along the newly opened circuit of GT1 and Formula One (F1) in the province of San Luis, Argentina. The WBS-2400 will provide high-speed wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) along the Formula One race track. The first race took place on Nov 21st- 23rd, 2008.
“We are proud to provide free internet connectivity along the newly opened Formula GT1 circuit in San Luis,” said Juan Santiago Marini, General Manager of San Luis Telecommunications SAPEM. “We believe that the high profile and popularity of the Formula GT1 and Formula 1 events will attract a lot of visitors to San Luis and want to ensure free broadband wireless connectivity for the needs of the circuit operation and the spectators.”
Wavion’s powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive beamforming base stations provide extended range and penetration, minimizes dead spots. It enables high quality connectivity to standards-based Wi-Fi clients such as those embedded in laptops and other notebook computers. Wavion’s Wi-Fi solution requires triples the coverage and doubles the capacity in comparison to standard Access Points (APs).
“We applaud the San Luis province for their vision and initiative in constructing the Formula GT1 circuit,” said Ariel Scaliter, CEO of XN Argentina S.A., the System Integrator of the project. “This project will put San Luis on the prestigious Formula GT1 map and foster economic development in the region.”
“We are proud to expand our deployment in the San Luis province and honored in taking part in their Formula GT1 and F1 vision and making it a reality,” said Eran Kaplan Wavion’s Executive VP Sales and Marketing. ”Our superior performance in terms of range and throughput create a unique value proposition for wide-area coverage which is critical to the success of this project.”
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 Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jakarta, Indonesia and New Delhi, India. To learn more, please visit Wavion at www.wavionnetworks.com.
About San Luis Telecommunication
San Luis Telecommunications was created with the intention of offering connectivity in the Province of San Luis, Argentina. Operation has started in those places wherein the other communications provides do not operate. It supplies access to Internet and/or telephony, and in the case of the City of the La Punta, cable television. The service offered is denominated SLTriplePlay (Internet, telephony and TV). To learn more, please visit San Luis Telecommunication at www.sltp.com.ar.
Argentina XN Argentina is a Latin-American provider of high-performance IT integration solutions – delivering secure, converged computing and communications infrastructure and services. The integrated services comprise the architecture, deployment and integration of datacomm and wireless solutions. XN headquarters are located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To learn more, please visit XN Argentina at www.xnargentina.com
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