San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2005
Lok Technology, the industryÂs leading provider of Integrated Link Management appliances for Wireless Internet Service Providers, today announced immediate availability of AIRlok Link Controller.
The Link Controller enables a provider to dynamically increase the number of uplink / down link connections to the Internet in order to increase the available bandwidth. It also enhances the providerÂs ability to maintain service levels (SLAs) by providing alternate routing connections to multiple carriers through a single AIRlok. Prior to introducing the Link Controller, service providers had to purchase costly load balancing equipment or create multiple infrastructure stacks when adding bandwidth or implementing route diversity to their service delivery infrastructure.
ÂWith a WISP itÂs all about getting a link to the customer. Our providers purchase bandwidth or Internet ÂlinksÂ from wholesalers and with an AIRlok they provide broadband access with a link delivery system (radios, antenna, amplifiers, reflectors, etc.) to their end-user customersÂ, says Keenan Klinger, Lok TechnologyÂs President. ÂBefore introducing Link Controller, WISPs faced a very complex and expensive process to add bandwidth, diversity and redundancy. With Link Control our customers can purchase and distribute bandwidth they need today, add diversity and increase availability without fear of expensive, complex or disruptive upgrades.Â
ÂThis is incredible,Â says Terry Peck, President and CEO of Digital Sail, a Marathon Florida provider of Internet and voice services to residential and business customers in South Florida. ÂWhen we upgraded to include the Link Controller we were able to remove 5 firewalls and a very expensive load balancer from our service delivery infrastructure. Now we have one device, one networked managed console and one maintenance bill.Â
The Link Controller is available on the AIRlok as a factory or field upgrade. With the Link Controller customers can have a total of 3 I/O ports on the 300 series and 7 I/O ports on the 500 series.
Please visit Lok Technology at CTIA this week in New Orleans in booth 6956.
About AIRlok (http://www.air-lok.com)
The AIRlok was launched in 2004 by Lok Technology and has 150 AIRloks deployed worldwide with customers such as American Airlines, Digital Sail, House of Blues and WiFi New York. The AIRlok uses a unique combination of an exo-kernel, shared memory and out of order packet processing technology. It integrates an unprecedented breadth of applications into a low cost, secure, high capacity appliance that process all packets to or from the WLAN, WPOP or hot-spot end user. These applications include: authentication, access control, accounting, credit card processing, intrusion protection, VPN termination, virus and worm detection and eradication, packet capture, content filtering, bandwidth shaping, walled garden, transparent web cache, captive portal, token generation and link control. The AIRlok Integrated Link Management System is managed through a single web-based interface which also allows for remote configuration, instrumentation monitoring and management. Lok Technology is a privately held company based in San Jose, California. Simon Lok, founder and Chief Scientist of Lok Technology, was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a "Maverick" entrepreneur in November 2004.
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