Proxim Wireless Expands its 802.11n Product Portfolio

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New ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB Client Adapter Delivers 150 Mbps of Throughput per Client/Laptop when Paired with ORiNOCO® 802.11n APs.

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Enterprises of all types and sizes are upgrading their WLANs to 802.11n, a trend that continues to accelerate

Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced the availability of the industry's highest throughput 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapter. The ORiNOCO® 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapter enables best-in-class real-world throughput exceeding 150 Mbps for laptops and desktops when used with Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 access points for the industry's highest performance 802.11a/b/g/n WLANs.

The End-to-End 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless Enterprise
Proxim's ORiNOCO 802.11n products enable enterprises of all size to finally unwire the wired LAN by providing greater performance than existing Ethernet networks. Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 access points provide the industry's highest performance to date with throughput exceeding 170 Mbps with a single radio and 320 Mbps with a dual radio solution. And when paired with the new ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapters, enterprise customers can experience end-to-end throughout performance exceeding 150 Mbps in their 802.11n networks.

The new ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapter replaces the ORiNOCO 802.11b/g USB client adapter to take full advantage of the higher performance rates of 802.11n networks. It is also backward compatible with all legacy 802.11a/b/g networks, so it can be seamlessly deployed in enterprises that are still rolling out their 802.11n networks.

"Enterprises of all types and sizes are upgrading their WLANs to 802.11n, a trend that continues to accelerate," said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group. "Proxim's new 802.11n USB adapter is an easy way to upgrade existing notebooks and many other devices to 802.11n. With this announcement, Proxim now has all the elements to deliver high-performance, high-capacity 802.11n networks capable of handling the growing demands of today's enterprise."

To view a customer testimonial video discussing Proxim's 802.11n products, please visit:

Key Features
Proxim's ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapters, which also include a base stand for use with either laptops or desktops, provide one of the industry's most feature-rich WLAN client solutions.

  •     Highest Performance - Best-in-class throughput exceeding 150Mbps when used with Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-800 and AP-8000 802.11n access points, which is substantially higher than typical 10/100 wired LANs.
  •     Support for Quad-Play Applications - High reliability to support video, voice, data and mobility.
  •     Versatility - Dual band 2x2 MIMO radio and support for all 2.4 GHz and 5GHz frequencies worldwide provides the versatility for better frequency planning with increased channels.
  •     High Security - Supports WEP (64-bit and 128 bit), WPA and WPA2/802.11i wireless security protocols.

"Wireless continues to replace wired technology in the enterprise and beyond, both from a cost and performance standpoint," said Robb Henshaw, Director of Marketing at Proxim Wireless. "As this trend continues, more organizations prefer to have a single source for their entire wireless network. This new 802.11a/b/g/n USB adapter - when paired with our ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 802.11a/b/g/n access points - provides the industry's highest performance 802.11n networks and rounds out our end-to-end enterprise WLAN portfolio with the full capabilities of 802.11n."

Pricing and Availability
Proxim's ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB client adapters are available immediately for $75.00. Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 access points are $1,099 and $799 respectively. For more information on how to buy, please visit:

About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN connectivity and Point-to-Point backhaul. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at For investor relations information, e-mail or call +1 413-584-1425.

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