Belden enters WLAN partnership with Extricom
August 24, 2006 -- Belden says the multi-year, multimillion dollar global agreement represents its strategic entry into the wireless arena.
Belden, a provider of wired signal transmission products for the enterprise and
industrial markets, and Extricom, a designer of wireless LAN (WLAN) systems, have announced a technology partnership. Belden says the multi-year, multimillion dollar global agreement represents its strategic entry into the wireless arena.
The focus of the agreement will be on developing enterprise WiFi platforms, enabled by Extricom's core technology.
"Belden is in the business of answering our customers' signal transmission needs," comments Peter Sheehan, president of Belden Americas. "Our entry into
wireless technology presents another avenue for the fulfillment of our customers' needs, with unified wired-wireless solutions they can depend on. Extricom provides a highly differentiated technology that will be the basis for Belden's future wireless products."
Extricom says that its patented Interference-Free WLAN system represents the next generation of enterprise Wi-Fi, with a fundamental shift in architecture from "cell-planning" to a "channel blanket" topology.
According to the company, the technology eliminates the co-channel interference that plagues traditional WLAN systems, to enable seamless and zero-latency mobility, robust, "wire-like" client connections, and the ability to design for a guaranteed and predictable level of service for all users. The company says the technology also eliminates the iterative and costly RF cell-planning of traditional solutions, resulting in a high-performance, simple platform for powering the enterprise triple play of data, voice, (VoWLAN), and video applications.
"Belden's name is synonymous with technology innovation, and we are honored to have been selected to contribute a major piece to their wireless initiative," concludes Gideon Rottem, CEO and co-founder of Extricom. "Due to Belden's unprecedented market reach and their well-earned reputation for quality and reliability, our technologies will benefit customers worldwide."