SkyMate WLAN Device Joins Solectek Product Family

By Matthew Peretz

July 05, 2001

Solectek Corporation, a WLAN infrastructure provider, today announced the release of its SkyMate network device as the third part of its existing SkyWay networking product family.

Solectek Corporation, a WLAN solutions provider, today announced the release of its SkyMate network device as the third part of its existing SkyWay wireless networking product family. SkyMate facilitates inter-facility broadband networking while avoiding the multi-vendor/multi-box typically encountered in such a scenario.

The new SkyMate device is roughly the size of a portable CD player and is installed at the user's premises. It communicates with the central base station, called SkyWay-Net.

Features of the SkyMate device include full bridging, static or dynamic routing, and perhaps most importantly, operation of the units without line-of-sight or pointing small antennas through user's windows.

Solectek highlighted its orientation towards simplifying the infrastructure requirements and installation costs for service providers. As an example, it sited the fact that the plug-n-play installation of SkyMate enables the service provider to deploy their infrastructure of base stations - and subsequently install SkyMate subscriber units on an a rapid basis to the customer. Solectek also pointed out the potential for initial and ongoing expense reduction because of the integrated, end-to-end nature of its solution.

The SkyWay products currently operate in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band, although Solectek did say it will be launching 5 GHz compatible products in 2002.



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