Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (Wireless MAN) Comes to Portland, Oregon

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VeriLAN, Inc., an Oregon based wireless service provider, has received the first shipments of Wi-LAN, Inc. (TSX: WIN) LIBRA 5800 products to the USA. The LIBRA 5800 uses Wi-LANÂ?s patented W-OFDM (Wide-Band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology to achieve high-capacity Non Line Of Sight (NLOS) network performance for Wireless MAN networks.

VeriLAN, Inc., an Oregon based wireless service provider, has received the first shipments of Wi-LAN, Inc. (TSX: WIN) LIBRA 5800 products to the USA. The LIBRA 5800 uses Wi-LAN’s patented W-OFDM (Wide-Band Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology to achieve high-capacity Non Line Of Sight (NLOS) network performance for Wireless MAN networks.

“We have been very aggressive in getting the first shipments from Wi-LAN, ” Said Steven Schroedl, President of VeriLAN Inc. “We chose Wi-LAN’s LIBRA 5800 products because of their throughput, Non Line Of Sight (NLOS), security and Quality of Service (QOS) capability.”

“ I believe VeriLAN is the first company in the US to install a commercial deployment of the Wi-LAN LIBRA multi-point wireless broadband equipment,” said Raj Savara, Executive Vice President of VeriLAN, Inc. “LIBRA wireless service represents a superior alternative for the last mile, with significantly higher data transmission rates and broader customer coverage..”

LIBRA has the capabilities required to deploy a telecom quality network in a metropolitan city, where NLOS, security, and QOS is a requirement. LIBRA’s NLOS capability significantly increases fixed wireless access subscriber coverage. LIBRA also offers tiered service management through Committed Information Rate / Maximum Burst Rate (CIR/MBR). The lightweight single unit design eliminates the need for expensive accessories and coaxial cable, is faster and less expensive to install, and can be mounted indoors or outdoors without the need for any climate control. VeriLAN’s client requirement for high-speed capacity, enhanced features, and NLOS capabilities makes the LIBRA 5800 stand out as the best solution available.

VeriLAN’s deployment of LIBRA features multi-layered security, making this solution one of the most secure networks available in the market today. Physical layer security is built in through Wi-LAN’s patented W-OFDM technology and user-configurable center frequencies. Security at the MAC layer features a proprietary Radio Frequency (RF) protocol, individual unit identification codes and VLAN tagging. The network layer features IP address filtering, and network management security is provided through protected SNMP, FTP, ping or TELNET access and a password-protected user menu.

“Our LIBRA W-OFDM products deliver robust outdoor NLOS performance that Wi-LAN has proven in various commercial networks in over 30 countries worldwide,” said Gerard Kern, Regional Sales Manager of Wi-LAN Inc. “LIBRA 5800 delivers powerful and spectrally efficient performance of up to 32 megabits per second (Mbps). We have been working with VeriLAN Inc. to bring the LIBRA 5800 product to Oregon, and their customers will now experience the many benefits of LIBRA broadband wireless service.”

About VeriLAN, Inc.

VeriLAN provides Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) services to Portland and Rural Communities. VeriLAN supplies Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with a faster bandwidth at less cost. In addition, VeriLAN’s wireless bandwidth services can reach remote areas that have no broadband Internet access. Businesses in the Portland area can have guaranteed bandwidth up to 32Mbps with guaranteed quality of service over a secure link at a lower cost than existing solutions. VeriLAN also provides national and international conferences with a wireless local area network (WLAN), along with IS/IT support, LCD projectors/screens, and live video encoding and streaming of events.

For more information about VeriLAN and its services, visit the company’s website at http://www.verilan.com. Please direct sales and technical questions to Raj Savara, VeriLAN Inc. (rsavara@verilan.com, (503) 224-8822) or Gerard Kern, Wi-LAN Inc. (gkern@wi-lan.com, (425) 453-5690).

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