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Strix Applications Case Studies

  1. 1. The Global Leader In Wireless Mesh Networking 1
  2. 2. The Global Leader In Wireless Mesh Networking 2
  3. 3. The Global Leader in Wireless Mesh Headquartered in Calabasas, California with 78 employees Sales/SE/BD in the U.S., EMEA, China, Japan, Southeast Asia The Technology Leader (Iometrix, June 06) – Highest performance for data and voice – Highest scalability (capacity, future-proof) – 2 U.S. non-provisional patents granted and 7 pending The Market Leader (Heavy Reading, Sept 06) – In 2005 and 1st half of 2006 – 4,000,000+ user capacity shipped Investors – Hundreds of mesh networks installed Largest deployments in the World Worldwide industry awards and accolades Founded April 2000 3
  4. 4. What is Wireless Mesh? A wireless mesh is a network created by a grid of wireless access points, known as nodes Nodes contain radios that provide wireless internet access to users and transport voice, video and data traffic to and from nearby nodes wirelessly Mobile users can continuously access broadband services as they move throughout the coverage area Completely wireless communications over long distances and large areas can provide 100% reach-ability & mobility of broadband 4
  5. 5. Wireless Mesh Market Opportunity Worldwide sales of wireless mesh equipment are expected to grow by more than 100 percent in 2007, and that the market’s cumulative revenue will approach $1 billion by the end of 2008. (Heavy Reading, September 2006) Wireless mesh market size ($ Thousand) Wireless mesh radio shipments 1,500,000 $900,000 1,200,000 $600,000 900,000 600,000 $300,000 300,000 $0 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2005 2006 2007 2008 Annual Cumulative Annual Cumulative Heavy Reading, Sept 2006 5
  6. 6. A Global Opportunity International market is poised for significant growth Carriers and Service Providers turn to wireless mesh for coverage and mobility Worldwide Distribution Wireless Mesh Equipment Buyers 100% 100% 4 90% 9 90% 23 31 80% 80% 40 18 70% 70% 12 60% 7 15 60% 15 50% 50% 18 40% 13 10 40% 30% 12 12 30% 62 20% 14 10% 20% 40 29 0% 10% 2005 2006 2007 2008 16 North America South America 0% Asia Middle East and Africa 2005 2006 2007 2008 Western Europe Central & Eastern Europe Muni Large WISP Small WISP Enterprise Carrier Heavy Reading, Sept 2006 6
  7. 7. Wireless Mesh Evolution: 1st generation 2nd generation 3rd generation wireless mesh wireless mesh wireless mesh Density 1 radio 2 radios Multiple radios Modularity Fixed configuration Fixed configuration Chassis-based Scalability Very limited Limited High Latency over hops High Medium high Low Throughput over hops Very low Low High Real-time applications Limited support Limited support Full support 7
  8. 8. Title Text 8
  9. 9. Title Text Elevator Pitch Strix Systems is the worldwide Leader in Wireless Mesh Networking, both in market share and technology. Strix Access/One® Outdoor Wireless System (OWS), Indoor Wireless System (IWS) and Edge Wireless System (EWS) are used to build scalable multi-hop broadband wireless mesh networks delivering the highest throughput, lowest latency, greatest reliability, resilience and scalability in the Industry. Independent testing and customer testimonials proves Strix Industry leading performance. Features Strix Access/One OWS, IWS and EWS are plug-n-play, highly modular (plug- in modules) and configurable, and easily managed from any location. Each Access node is capable of supporting hundreds of stationary and mobile users, secured groups and encrypted high-speed backhaul connections utilizing 6 flexibly configured 802.11a/b/g WiFi radios in 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and 4.9Ghz (high power) public safety bands and future upgradeability to the latest technologies. Marketing Solution Marketing Resources Available Target Market: Strix Access/One products are utilized by customers  Market Overview  White Papers requiring the highest broadband wireless network bandwidth and mobility for  Brochures/Flyers  Case Studies voice, video and data with wire-like reliability including Service Providers,  Presentations  Competitive Analysis Carriers, Municipalities, Public Safety, Emergency Services, Enterprise,  Press Releases Industrial, Manufacturing, Energy, Health Care and more.  TCO Analysis  News Feeds Positioning Statement (benefits): Strix Systems is the  HQ Web Site telecommunication industry’s proven technology and market leader in Solution Source  Partner Web Site broadband wireless mesh networking. Name: Strix Marketing Past Performance/Installed Base: Strix Systems Access/One Organization: Strix Systems products are deployed around the world delivering broadband wireless mesh Phone: 818-251-1000 services offered to millions of business and residential customers. Email: 9
  10. 10. Go To Market Strategy Coverage Competitiveness Geographies Geographies – Deploy Marketing & Sales resources – Reach out faster and broader worldwide to build to cover all continents. mindshare and market share. – Establish sound channel strategy to – Leverage the Internet to disseminate latest Strix establish solid footprint product, technology, solutions and – Develop certified products for deployments. countries worldwide – Develop and certify products to win in features, timing, and pricing. Strategic Markets – Focus on carriers, outdoor mobile Strategic Markets enterprises and governments – Demonstrate publicly Strix’s technology and – Align products & partners strategies to solution superiority customer segments & applications – Produce market-segment-specific solutions through development and partnerships 10
  11. 11. Leading The Market Leading The Market • Strix has experienced rapid growth over the last 3 years • Strix shipped more radios than any other 22% wireless mesh equipment vendors in 2005 and 1st half of 2006 respectively (Heavy Reading, Sept 2006). • Strix Systems leads overall outdoor mesh market share in 3Q 2006 (Infonetics, Dec 2006) • Strix expects revenue growth to accelerate in 2007 to more than $40M 11
  12. 12. Leading The Technology Industry’s only Modular System – Scalability & Future Proof Largest Capacity (6 radio per node) Unparalleled User Density (768 users per node) Highest Performance (35 Mbps over any hops) Strix Dynamic Mesh Voice/Video Optimized (QoS) Architecture (DMA) & Network Management Mobility (roaming > 200 MPH) Flexibility (Any antenna Residential CPE: EWS 100 any technologies) Add 4.9GHz, WiMAX and latest technologies plug-in up to 6 Radios Modular chassis-based systems & components Indoor platform w/snap-together modules 12
  13. 13. Access/One® • Award Winning Multi-Radio Architectures • Industry’s Highest Performance • Strix DMA™ w/Enhanced Mesh Scalability & Reliability • Highest Density Compact Wireless Mesh Network System. • Increased user density and network scalability • Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity for increased geographic coverage. • 30 percent smaller form-factor for fast deployment • Supporting the 802.11a/b/g/j, 802.16d/e, 2.4Ghz, 5ghz and 4.9Ghz (high power) in any access and backhaul configuration. o • Multi-Radio Sectorization (3 x 120 ) for increased scalability. • Simplified robust Management via Manager/One® • Multiple authentication services and hardware-accelerated link encryption. • Access/One® empowers the EWS 150 with the highest power and performance mesh network for the ultimate client-side experience 13
  14. 14. Introducing the EWS 150 14
  15. 15. EWS 150 highlights EWS-150 seamlessly extends the reach-ability and mobility of outdoor wireless mesh for any application Client-Side Features – Simple Plug-in Installation – Automatic Connectivity to Providers Outdoor Wireless System – Inherits Quality of Service (QoS) – Secured Client Connectivity – WEP Encryption Provider-Side Features – Defined Quality of Service (QoS) – Layer 2 Network Address Translation – Authentication Management – Remote Software Upgradeable – Local/Remote Management & Diagnostics Details – Single Radio Design (802.11b/g) – Dual “diversity” antennas – Transmit Power: 26dBm (400mW) – 802.3 Ethernet Port for client devices – Up to 64/128/152-bit WEP – Status Lights: Signal and Power NEW – Dimension: 158.75mm x 127mm x 50.8mm (LxWxH) EWS 150 15
  16. 16. 36 Sq. Mile WiFi Mesh 2.4GHz/4.9GHz Access 5.8GHz Multi-radio Backhaul 3x Strix 2400-30’s on towers Truck rolled Strix CPE 3x 120deg 2.4 sectors 2x 180deg 4.9 sectors 1x 5.8 patch in NC mode 2 mile radius 12 Sq. Miles Municipal Buildings 3x 120deg 2.4 sectors 2 mile radius 2x 180deg 4.9 sectors 2 mile radius 12 Sq. Miles 1x 120 deg 5.8 sector in CC mode 12 Sq. Miles 3x 120deg 2.4 sectors 2x 180deg 4.9 sectors EWS 1x 5.8 patch in NC mode 150 16
  17. 17. Independent Validation “It’s not every day that a test produces data that reverses a widely accepted belief: Effective throughput on wireless mesh networks is supposed to taper off to little more than 7 Mbps when traffic is backhauled over four or more nodes. In Iometrix’ first-ever series of independent IEEE 802.11 mesh tests, Strix Systems showed that their outdoor hardened OWS 2400 nodes spiked with multiple radios raise that bar fivefold to a steady 35 Mbps.” Throughput over multiple hops Voice quality and capacity over hops 40 5 60 35 50 Backhaul throughput (Mbps) 4 30 Average MOS score 40 Number of calls 25 3 20 30 15 2 20 10 1 10 5 0 0 0 1 Hop 2 Hops 3 Hops 4 Hops 1 Hop 2 Hops 3 Hops 4 Hops Traffic load (% of media rate, using 1518-byte frames) Upstream Downstream Number of calls 100% 80% 50% 10% Source: Iometrix Wireless Mesh Test (June 2006) 17
  18. 18. APPLICATIONS 18
  19. 19. Access/One® Applications Customers Applications Service Provider Government Outdoor Enterprise City & Country-Wide High Speed Mobility High Quality Voice Private Networks Public Safety Surveillance Cellular Backhaul 19
  20. 20. City and Country-Wide Addressing the need for high speed broadband and mobility delivered to residential and commercial customers on a city and country-wide scale Multi-tiered broadband services complementary or competitive to existing carrier services Broadband Internet, Voice over IP, mobile roaming, video surveillance, streaming video conferencing and more Example: Tier-1 Carrier & Mobile Operators 20
  21. 21. High-Speed Mobility Broadband voice, video and data delivered in real-time while in motion at speed in excess of 200 miles per hour Spanning great distances across entire countries without service interruption Transit agencies perform real-time data acquisition and video surveillance enabling greater safety and high quality services to passengers Example: Tier-1 Carrier & Mobile Operators, Railroad Operators, Government 21
  22. 22. High-Quality Voice • Voice over IP is a revenue driver for city and country-wide wireless mesh network deployments. • High-speed broadband mobile hand-off makes broadband voice a reality. • New dual-mode handsets take advantage of new wireless mesh network infrastructure • Increases subscriber penetration and dramatically increase average revenue per user while reducing carrier costs • Example: Tier-1 carriers & Mobile Operators 22
  23. 23. Private Networks Enterprise-class wireless broadband networking for seamless secured corporate communications Real-time Internet and private network access any time, any where. Wireless mesh enables rapid deployment and mobility Example: Large Enterprises, Government, Hotels Honda Engine 23
  24. 24. Public Safety Hand-held and vehicular wireless broadband infrastructure for high availability broadband to first responders for the first time Real-time emergency communications, immediate control and programming of roadway signs, signals and other transportation services Wireless mesh infrastructure can be securely partitioned for multiple services. Example: Municipalities, Government Agencies 24
  25. 25. Video Surveillance First-ever economical city-wide distributed video surveillance for agencies and corporate enterprise High-speed mobile and stationary systems streaming over resilient wireless mesh network infrastructure Law enforcement, government facilities, institutions, agencies, schools, public spaces, traffic intersections, highways, railway, airports, bridges, harbors and ports and more Example: Railroad Operators, Industrial, Mines, Airports 25
  26. 26. Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery networks shouldn’t be part of the disaster Highly available (no single point of failure) first response network prior-to, during and after natural or man-made disasters. Highly mobile networks enables movement of the network and the addition of new coverage areas with zero down- time. Better that wired multi-node mesh networks provide constant high bandwidth from every point in the mesh network. Utilize any form of backhaul (DSL, T1, Cable, etc.) while maintain the highest possible performance in the mesh network The most cost effective infrastructure for existing service replacement and new service delivery 26
  27. 27. Emergency Alert System The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed the Emergency Alert System (EAS) so officials can quickly send out important emergency information targeted to a specific area Strix Always-on, always available self-optimizing wireless mesh network provides the resiliency required for the delivery of critical weather and other alerts Communities The EAS replaced the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) as a tool the President and others City-wide may use to warn the public about emergency situations. jointly administered by the EAS Commission, the State-wide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), one of the component agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Schools/Institutions Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS). Public Transportation 27
  28. 28. Highways & Roads Automated Intelligent Wi-Fi highways and roadways Automation and deliver or information over Advanced Traffic Management Solutions (ATMS), Variable Message Signs (VMS) and integrating with Federal/State Traffic Management Centers (TMC) and Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) Real-time access to detailed roadway information in vehicles, on highways, in tunnels Increase speed and efficiency of business, personal and emergency communications while in transit. Immediate delivery of emergency services information/bulletins via voice, video and data including roadway closures, disasters etc. Detailed tracking of shipments and with unmatched speed and accuracy 28
  29. 29. Meter Reading SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems Meter devices can interface to a city-wide Strix Mesh network for automated data monitoring Wi-Fi enabled parking meters are becoming available as replacements for standard mechanical meters, pay and display, and entry control systems Flexible and real-time payment systems for bill changing and credit card processing, Automatic remote fault reporting, Automatic remote data collection and reporting with built0-in video surveillance are all now fully enabled. Meters can be read at a distance, saving human effort, time and cost. Now a normally a time-consuming and labor intensive process can be minimized and Strix enabled wireless mesh network infrastructure makes complete city-wide automation possible 29
  30. 30. Law Enforcement Live multi-media mobile law enforcement communications Wireless mobile network set-up in minutes Provides immediate communications to vehicles at the scene Allows the extension of previously unavailable applications Multi-radio provides the lowest latency hand-off and transfer from access to backhaul Industries fastest infrastructure enables scalable migration 30
  31. 31. Medical/Healthcare Mistakes contribute to more than 98,000 patients deaths each year. Wireless communications enables medical professionals to reduce mistakes through immediate information availability and patient tagging methods. Wireless networks assist doctors to respond immediately access to detailed patient information. Management of consecutive procedures and knowledge of location helps to optimizing patient-care and providing immediate response to critical situations. Tracking and alerting medical staff is important. Emergencies can be handled more effectively increasing the potential for patient survival. "When patients go to the ward, they are given an active tag, and they have a photo taken of them…“ "I then go to the ward to do my pre- operative walks around, and I have my wireless PDA. When I go to the patient, the PDA then shows a picture of the patient so there's no chance of error." 31
  32. 32. Transportation & Logistics Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-depot Fleet communications and tracking of assets and people Increase speed and efficiency of business, personal and emergency communications while in transit Infrastructure for tracking shipments with unmatched speed and accuracy Determine exact location and improve efficiencies by providing additional data and multimedia details utilized for inventory control and reporting Field service personnel can access company networks from any standard wireless Wi-Fi devices Wi-Fi-based Smart Scales transmit vehicle weights to a handheld receivers 32
  33. 33. NAVY/Maritime Critical High-Speed Ship-to-shore communications Enables simple cost effective migration to high- bandwidth communications alternative Provides voice and data communications Creates ability to add new tactical and strategic multimedia applications. Reduces the time to load and unload coordinates and related data Fluid communications transfer from ship to shore. • Assets can be more easily managed and costs more effectively controlled. • Creates opportunity for new applications 33
  34. 34. Government Protection Protecting America Provide immediate and mobile first-responder infrastructure • Natural Disasters Increase overall preparedness, particularly for • Technolog ical catastrophic events Disasters Enhance transportation security systems to move • Maj or people and cargo more securely and efficiently Transportation Provide improved communications to strengthen Accidents border security and interior enforcement and reform • Acts of Terrorism immigration processes; • Weapons of Mass Enable communications to Improve DHS handling Destruction Events of financial management, human resource development, procurement and information technology 34
  35. 35. Energy/Gas/Oil Monitoring of critical national assets Critical energy production vital to economies can now be effectively monitored and protected with reduced man- power. Wireless network infrastructure and mesh network reliability provide Wi-Fi sensor network connectivity to monitoring locations Vital safety and production statistics are capable beyond simple minimal text-based information. Real-time events, triggers, alarms and surveillance now become a reality. Continual monitoring of pressure and structural integrity Video surveillance and alarm triggers for real-time response to potential threats Provides scalable path to future methods of monitoring and production 35
  36. 36. Hotels & Conventions Approximately 35,000 hotels around the world to implement WiFi by end of 2008 according to Pyramid Research. Complete range of mandatory and optional services become available with the additional of a wireless mesh network in a hotel and convention setting Wired Internet access is no longer sufficient to attract hotel business guests. Wireless Internet access is a ‘must have’ differentiator for hotel properties. Enables infrastructure for multiple revenue streams Easy automatic installation simplifies deployments and enables specialized applications Voice Video Critical Apps Surveillance Sensors Kiosks 36
  37. 37. Manufacturing Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Coverage for the largest manufacture and warehouse facilities Multi-radio, multi-channel, Multi-RF enables blanket coverage for entire facilities Predictable RF and ability to fine-tune provides stable, reliable connectivity for all applications Allows the extension of previously limited applications over a new private infrastructure Faster than previous communications enables the continued migration from the wired network to where the personnel is Mobile in-building applications enable faster and more accurate response. As facilities expand or re-organize constant high-performance-grade network can enable detached automated systems. 37
  38. 38. Warehouse Warehouse logistics benefit from the ease of use and central integration of devices easily added to the network Strix wireless mesh extends the range and usefulness of traditional RFID systems by providing greater availability and transmission of scanned information wireless mesh routes around Cost-effective voice, data, video communications network Promotes immediate response and improved efficiency Improved productivity and tracking of people and assets Crate, package, parcel location asset tracking Multimedia communications enables greater association to people and the work performed 38
  39. 39. Education Increase learning and the rate at which learning occurs Up and running in minutes, Strix wireless mesh networks auto configure and adapt to the network environment inside and outdoors. Gives students access to school curriculum, class schedules, assignments and research all the time Delivery of assignments can be delivered seamlessly without the need to plug-in. Web-based training, white-boarding and instant messaging provides students with additional personalized approaches to education. Wi-Fi in schools promotes the acquisition of personal laptops enabling the development of new skills and increased interest in education. Teachers and administrators can monitor student activities in real-time through desktop video surveillance 39
  40. 40. Parks & Recreation Open-space management for personal safety and security monitoring Multi-megabit performance over multiple dispersed hops provides high-throughput transport for multimedia content to kiosks a handheld devices. Video surveillance, alarms, people tracking devices are all enabled over Strix wireless mesh networks. Park-wide wireless kiosks, attendant handheld devices and guest PDAs enable ticketing, emergency services, general information and marketing for increasing efficiencies and increasing customer loyalty. Self configuring, self tuning network enables quick deployment of services and re-routes around interferences. Provides infrastructure for automation of sensors and triggers. 40 People Tracking
  41. 41. Stadiums & Events Wireless mesh for flexible high-speed delivery of sports statistics, multimedia and advertising Consumers watch replays and check game scores while already watching “live” in the stadium Person-to-person messaging during game-play Real-time multimedia content streamed to any location High-speed secured access for off-site business meetings Captured audience for targeted consumer and B2B content Bundled Wi-Fi venues as specific content offers 41
  42. 42. CASE STUDIES 42
  43. 43. Coaster Rail Line High-Speed Mobile Broadband Across Large Hot Zones • Second most traveled rail line in USA • 40 mile (64 km) route between Oceanside and San Diego, CA • 48 passenger trains every weekday 6 train stations • Coaster train operates up to 90 mph (145 km/hr) • Homeland security and asset management • Future includes Consumer Wi-Fi 43
  44. 44. Northeast Corridor Profile: Northeast Rail Corridor  456 mile (734 km) route between Boston and Washington DC targeted  18 Acela trains every weekday  Acela train operates up to 150 mph (240 km/hr)  Encourage Americans to use train travel  Homeland security and asset management 44
  45. 45. Railway Apps Internal services that utilize, or will utilize, wireless network access Transmission of train diagnostic information Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) surveillance and monitoring for safety Exchange information among dispatchers, drivers and yard workers. Remote Locomotive Control Electronic Train Management Systems Electronic Ticketing and Management On-board Advertising Services 45
  46. 46. Brookline, Mass Profile First City-Wide WiFi Network in the Boston Metropolitan Area Combined public safety and commercial network and incorporates Strix High-power DRSC-C 4.9GHz Increases effectiveness of Brookline’s critical public safety systems enabling Brookline Police Department gains access to police reports and crime incidents and to perform remote video surveillance. Augments the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region’s infrastructure with a secure, resilient, interoperable, high-performance, multi-purpose wireless network infrastructure Internet services and voice communications (VoIP) for public safety, municipal, and commercial/consumer applications. 46
  47. 47. Mumbai, India Profile STRIX SYSTEMS SELECTED FOR FIRST CITY-WIDE WIRELESS MESH DEPLOYMENT IN INDIA • Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with over 18 million people. • Nearly 1,000 radios already in operation and more than 2,000 additional radios will be operational before mid-2007. • Addresses issues with incumbent cable operator • Offers better last-mile alternative, including broadband Internet, IP video surveillance, VoIP, streaming video conferencing, and mobile roaming, to corporate enterprise, industrial, government, and residential customers throughout Mumbai. 47
  48. 48. Honda Engine Plants Profile Dongfeng Honda Engine Corp (DHEC) is responsible for the development, manufacture, and sale of car engines, transmissions and parts with annual manufacturing capacity is 360,000 engines and over 480,000 sets of spare parts for Accord, FIT Saloon, and Odyssey Strix Access/One connect the ERP and the process control systems and enable stationary and mobile connectivity and the exchange of data collected from fixed or mobile data terminals in manufacturing plants Real-time control systems wirelessly connected by Strix enhance automated manufacturing and quality control and help reduce manpower costs Workers can look at live networked data and video information from the floor in contrast to the previously proposed wired system. 48
  49. 49. Tempe, Arizona Profile STRIX SYSTEMS SELECTED FOR FIRST CITY-WIDE WIRELESS MESH DEPLOYMENT IN ARIZONA – 40 Square mile Public safety and Commercial wireless mesh deployment – Wireless Mesh is delivered for municipal purposes under a public/private partnership agreement to population of 160,000 and growing • Corporate/regional HQ’s for US Airways and Chase Manhattan Bank – The City provides street pole access and receives free Wi- Fi mesh for public safety, emergency services and Municipal access. • Downtown business areas including 170 nightclubs, restaurants & retail shops have exceptional coverage – Citizens and Students of Arizona State University are offered paid and free access plans • 20,000 municipal workers as well as police, fire and emergency services have installed Wi-Fi laptops for access to any one of 800 installed nodes. • Bordering city fire and police share Wi-Fi mesh access 49
  50. 50. Kenya, Africa Profile STRIX SYSTEMS SELECTED FOR FIRST CITY-WIDE WIRELESS MESH DEPLOYMENT IN KENYA KDN (Kenya Data Networks) East Africa’s largest public network operator Country-Wide deployment starting with cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret, a combined KDN introduces “Butterfly” for Multi-tiered services connecting residential and business customers Initial coverage 20-30,000 ultimately serving 4 million people Strix’s OWS and IWS only wireless systems tested to simultaneously support multiple real-time services (Internet, VoIP, video) Provides high quality of service and Non-line-of-site coverage All services utilizing Strix Access/One® for lower CapEx and OpEx 50
  51. 51. Bangladesh Profile STRIX SYSTEMS SELECTED FIRST CITY-WIDE WIRELESS MESH DEPLOYMENT IN BANGLADESH – Partnership between Accatel, Inc., an international carrier based in New York, and Nextel Telecom (Bangladesh) • Chittagong, a port city of 3.5 million people is the commercial capital of Bangladesh • The primary purpose of the Strix-based wireless network is to provide phone and Internet services to residential and business customers in Chittagong. • Initial deployments will serve an estimated 200,000 voice subscriber lines • Accatel is providing a complete turnkey solution that in addition to the Strix OWS nodes includes a softswitch, IP infrastructure, billing systems and operational management • Local calls are placed with dual-mode Wi-Fi/Cellular phones. Calls are sent through the Strix nodes and forwarded to the softswitch. • The switch forwards local calls through the Strix wireless mesh network which connect in-country calls to the local PTT 51
  52. 52. Oulu, Finland City’s intranet Profile panOULU STRIX SYSTEMS SELECTED FOR THE FIRST WLAN CITY-WIDE WIRELESS MESH NETWORK IN Mo rker wo bile FINLAND Internet – The network is provided by the seven-member VPN panOULU consortium, which comprises the City of Remote site Oulu, the University of Oulu, Oulu Polytechnic, VTT WLAN Technical Research Center of Finland, and three hotspot Cable modem telcos: Elisa Plc., Netplaza Ltd., and Oulun Puhelin xDSL / ISDN GPRS / EDGE / 3G / Wi-Fi Plc. – The panOULU network, in operation since 2003 provides open access to over 11,000 users. Statistics for January 2007 reports 5,656 regular users, 194,170 sessions, and 8.4 million online minutes. – The OWS network provides stationary and mobile access throughout the city. – Coverage includes municipal service points, including in the city’s buses, libraries, schools, health stations, hospital, sports facilities, theatre, city hall, youth and culture center, and elderly centers. 52
  53. 53. Beijing, China Profile STRIX WIRELESS MESH DEPLOYED BY BEIJING'S PUBLIC SECURITY BUREAU IN PREPARATION FOR 2008 OLYMPICS • Strix OWS and IWS provides mesh networking throughout the Xicheng district, which has a population of 800,000 • city-wide Strix deployment for the Bureau, which is responsible for many aspects of public security, including crime, security violations, anti-terrorism activities, and emergency command communications • The first phase was started in September 2005, the Public Security Bureau deployed Strix mesh nodes along all main roads, on top of strategic buildings in the Xicheng district’s most critical areas, and in mobile command vehicles • wireless mesh nodes will be placed in all public areas in Beijing and 2008 Olympics event venues 53
  54. 54. Mt. Buller, Australia Profile – STRIX SYSTEMS DEPLOYS WORLD’S FIRST SKI- RESORT WIRELESS NETWORK IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – Partnership between Mt. Buller and SnowSports Interactive to make entire mountain resort and ski-run areas covering over 650 acres completely wireless using Strix OWS 2400 products. – Mount Buller is a town in Victoria, Australia 150 km from Melbourne. At 1805 meters vertical, Mt Buller is primarily a resort town for winter snow sports enthusiasts where professional competitions are held annually. – 25 ski lifts, capable of moves 40,000 people every hour. And since the maximum number of people skiing is approximately 10,000 at peak periods, there are no delays in catching a ski lift. Initial deployments will serve an estimated 200,000 voice subscriber lines 54
  55. 55. Strix Highlights Global leader in wireless mesh networking Wireless mesh market is experiencing rapid growth Differentiated technology creates sustainable competitive advantage Proven technology powers the world’s largest active mesh deployments Delivering hyper-growth with a clear path to profitability Experienced management team with a track record of success 55
  56. 56. The Global Leader In Wireless Mesh Networking 56