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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2007/01/10 - Partnership delivers advanced management, quality of service and bandwidth savings for integrated wireless and wireline networks - GridpointSystems.com.
DragonWave Inc a leading global supplier of next-generation wireless networks and Gridpoint Systems, an emerging supplier of innovative Carrier Ethernet access solutions, today announced plans to showcase an integrated solution to ease Carrier Ethernet deployment. This demonstration to be held at the Wireless Communications Association (WCA) International Symposium and Business Expo, will highlight how service providers can: improve Ethernet network planning and deployment, deliver quality of service and optimize bandwidth usage.
Using Gridpoint Systems’ Value Management System (VMS™), spanning tree or MPLS-based networks employing: DragonWave’s AirPair radios, Gridpoint Systems’ Ethernet access portfolio and switches and routers from other leading vendors can be easily visualized and planned. The joint solution will build upon the AirPair Mesh wireless solution to deliver a fully managed wireless solution. The VMS eliminates operator error by automatically configuring the network or by generating downloadable script files based on the optimized plan. Services can then be easily provisioned ensuring quality of service (QoS) parameters are met enabling the delivery of Ethernet service level agreements (SLA’s).
"DragonWave and Gridpoint Systems share a common goal of delivering carriers advanced management, quality of service and bandwidth savings,” said Alan Solheim, vice president of product management at DragonWave. “Gridpoint Systems’ unique blend of expertise in Ethernet and service and traffic management makes them an ideal partner to deliver solutions for Ethernet networks.”
DragonWave's AirPair product operates within both licensed and unlicensed radio frequencies of 11-to-28-GHz range, ensuring interference-free performance for customers' traffic. The DragonWave solution provides scalable, ultra-low latency, wire-speed native Ethernet connectivity up to 500 Mbps full duplex. The system is extremely easy to deploy and manage, with a full suite of network management options. AirPair has indoor and outdoor deployment options, and is a highly reliable platform enabling 99.999% service availability.
”We welcome DragonWave to our growing partner program. As an industry leading wireless supplier, they complement our strategy to enable service providers to offer scalable, resilient Ethernet SLAs across wireless and wireline networks,” said Jim Arseneault, Gridpoint Systems’ president and chief executive officer.
Visitors are welcome to view the integrated demonstration at DragonWave’s booth (#208) at WCA’s International Symposium and Business Expo to be held in San Jose, California from January 16-19th, 2007.
DragonWave, Inc. (dragonwaveinc.com) is a leading innovator in wireless metro Ethernet networks offering high capacity broadband wireless systems for network operations and service providers. The company has achieved customer recognition for quality, innovation, and technical advances in delivering wireless point-to-point networks for the transport of data, voice and video communication systems, including comprehensive service and support. Our products meet the demands of a wide range of applications and offer service providers with "invest as you grow" scalability to leverage profitable growth. DragonWave’s products are widely deployed in more than 20 countries, with over 3000 systems across a range of customers. DragonWave’s corporate headquarters are located Ottawa, Ontario, and have sales locations in Europe and North American.
About Gridpoint Systems
Gridpoint Systems (gridpointsystems.com) is an emerging supplier of innovative Carrier Ethernet access solutions that enable service providers to offer scalable, resilient Ethernet SLAs across wireless and wireline networks. Combining hardware and software, Gridpoint Systems’ Ethernet access portfolio incorporates a unique blend of service and traffic management which optimizes the delivery of voice, data and video to existing and green-field networks.