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Manufacturer News Proxim Wireless Products Available to Operate in Newly-Available 5.2 GHz Spectrum

Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by Alexis Argent

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Proxim Wireless Products Available to Operate in Newly-Available 5.2 GHz Spectrum

Proxim Wireless, a global leader in outdoor advanced wireless broadband systems, today announced that its Proxim Tsunami outdoor broadband wireless point-to-point and point-to-multipoint products are ready to operate in the newly-available 5.2 GHz spectrum. Proxim expects that the availability of this new spectrum will be greatly beneficial to its customers, especially its wireless Internet service provider customers, and is pleased to have equipment ready to use that new spectrum.

On May 1, 2014, the United States Federal Communications Commission issued a rule making revisions to the existing rules applicable to devices operating in the U-NII-1 band (5.15 – 5.25 GHz). Most significantly for Proxim’s customers, that final rule removed the indoor-only restriction that had applied to the U-NII-1 band and increased the permitted power levels of devices operating in that band. The significant portions of this new rule will become effective on June 2, 2014. 

As a result, effective June 2, 2014, Proxim’s customers will have an additional 100 MHz of new unlicensed spectrum that they can use. Because this will be newly-available spectrum, there will be less congestion and a resulting significantly reduced chance of interference. 

In anticipation of the availability of this new spectrum, Proxim has been preparing its Tsunami products for operation in this band for the past several months. The capabilities and flexibilities of Proxim’s proprietary Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP®) software were critical in enabling Proxim to have products ready to operate in this new band. The strength of Proxim’s WORP software will also enable purchasers of recent Tsunami products to obtain a software upgrade enabling the use of even those previously-purchased products in this new band. 

Proxim is proud to be among the first companies to have equipment available to operate in this new band,” stated Mike Foster, Proxim’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “The availability of this new spectrum will be a tremendous benefit for our customers as they seek to expand their businesses. The power of Proxim’s WORP software will give our customers the flexibility of choosing a single hardware product that is capable of operating in both this new, interference-free band plus existing unlicensed bands. We look forward to helping our customers take prompt advantage of this new band.

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