Strix Systems Wins VON Magazine Innovator Award: VON Magazine Recognizes Strix Systems' Technical Achievements in the Wireless Industry Through Its Innovations in Wireless Mesh Networking

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Strix Systems today announced that it has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is the foremost listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the Internet Communications industry. Strix Systems has been named to the list due to the technical achievements of its Access/One(R) Edge Wireless System (EWS) complementing the innovations of Strix Outdoor Wireless System (OWS).

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We've achieved great success through our industry-leading innovations in performance and flexibility

    Strix Systems is the manufacturer of the Strix Access/One wireless mesh network family of modular outdoor, edge, indoor, and high-speed mobile system products designed for U.S. and International service providers, city-wide deployments and outdoor mobile enterprise markets. Strix patented innovations in mesh networking have allowed Strix Access/One products to achieve the industry's highest performing modular multi-radio outdoor and indoor mesh, edge access and mobile wireless broadband systems on the market for IP communications.

Supported by outdoor wireless mesh networks comprised of Strix Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) nodes, Strix Systems Edge Wireless System (EWS) 150 powered by Strix Edge(TM) is the enabler for high performance end-user subscriber wireless broadband access. The EWS is a multi-megabit, multi-RF, multi-channel mesh extension delivering the highest performance with a --forty-fold-- increase in power in comparison to laptops and other CPE. The EWS sets the standard for low-cost, high-powered CPE achieving the greatest range and offering a host of features including dual diversity, multiple VLANS with defined Quality of Service (QoS), the greatest number of VLANS over a single SSID, VLANS over Ethernet and enhanced VLAN management, and configurable minimum and maximum data rate and range for enhanced control for network performance engineering.

"The VON Magazine Innovator Awards recognizes the Internet Communications industry's best and brightest companies, and we're pleased to include Strix Systems as an inaugural winner," said Doug Mohney, Editor-in-Chief of VON Magazine and Chairman of the VON Innovator Awards Program. "Companies like Strix Systems should take pride in their accomplishments, because the selection committee unanimously felt as though Strix Systems stood apart from the large field of companies that participated in the nomination process."

"We've achieved great success through our industry-leading innovations in performance and flexibility," said Kirby Russell, Director of Product Marketing for Strix Systems. "We are especially honored to have been awarded by VON Magazine for our Edge Wireless System."

Strix Systems at VON.x

Strix Systems is exhibiting (booth #1134) at 2008 VON.x, held March 17th through 20th. A ceremony for the winners of the VON Magazine Innovator Award will be held Tuesday, March 18, 6 PM Pacific Time in VON Theatre, on the Exhibit Floor, San Jose Convention Center.

Martin Levetin, VP of Carrier and Municipal Networks, is speaking March 20th beginning at 10:45 AM on the topic of WiMAX, WiFi and Network Architectures with a focus on consideration for the right architecture for municipal, public safety and other applications, the business case and challenges to deployment as well as its successful ongoing operation.

About the VON Magazine Innovator Awards:

Building on the legacy of the Pulver 100, the VON Innovator Awards have evolved to recognize all companies - start-ups to publicly-traded companies - which represent the future of Internet Communications. Each participating company completed a lengthy and comprehensive nomination process, and the recipients have been selected from a committee made up of VON Magazine editors, columnists, and contributors, as well as the leading content producer for the VON.x conferences. The Inaugural VON Magazine Innovator Award winners will be honored at Spring VON.x at 6:00 PM Pacific time on March 18th in the VON Theatre in San Jose. For additional information, please visit: http://vonmag.com/innovators/.

About Strix Systems

With over 500 customers in over 30 countries worldwide, Strix Systems is a worldwide Leader in Wireless Mesh Networking, in market share and technology. Strix's Access/One products are the industry's only modular (chassis-based) mesh systems, delivering the largest capacity, highest throughput and best scalability. This new generation of products provides the broadband mobility and reach to support voice, video, and data applications. Sold globally by a network of first-class distributors and integrators, Access/One solutions have been deployed in hundreds of networks worldwide, outdoor and indoor, for service providers, metros, public safety, government, energy, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, education, enterprises, and residential markets. For Strix Systems latest case video case study on public safety, municipal networks and railway networks please go to: http://www.strixsystems.com/video/missioncritical.html.

Strix Systems and Access/One Network are trademarks or registered trademarks, in the United States and certain other countries, of Strix Systems. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.

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