BelAir Networks and Capella Telecommunications Partner to Provide Award-Winning Wireless Mesh Solutions to the Cable Industry
Kanata, Ontario, June 21, 2006 - BelAir Networks Inc., the leading supplier of broadband wireless mesh network solutions, today announced that Capella Telecommunications, a leading Value Added Reseller (VAR) serving Canada’s telecommunications industry, has joined the company’s Channel Partner program as an authorized reseller. With the BelAir Networks portfolio, Capella will offer complete wireless mesh solutions to the cable industry, enabling network operators to quickly and cost-effectively expand their services and market coverage.
Capella Telecommunications is a Canadian company established in 1993 to meet the growing need for products and services in the telecommunications industry. The company is recognized as one of the leading distributors and system integrators of video, voice and data products.
“Capella has long been recognized as a leading reseller and trusted partner to the Canadian telecommunications industry,” said Norm Slater, president, Capella Telecommunications. “Our partnership with BelAir Networks supports our commitment to provide the highest quality solutions to our customers in the cable telecommunications industry to help them expand their services.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Capella Telecommunications has been certified to resell and deploy BelAir infrastructure hardware and software. The company will also offer product support and training. The BelAir family of single-, dual-, and multi-radio wireless mesh nodes includes the BelAir50S and BelAir100S, which have been optimized to offer cable operators a powerful economic advantage. Both can be strand-mounted on existing cable infrastructure, feature a DOCSIS® interface and are plant-powered.
“We are pleased to partner with Capella Telecommunications to expand the Canadian market for our product family. Capella’s well-established sales and distribution channels are the perfect complement for our carrier-grade wireless infrastructure,” stated Jim Freeze, senior vice president of marketing and business development, BelAir Networks. “Capella has the proven experience, resources and relationships to market our award-winning wireless mesh solutions to cable operators and MSOs.”
With more than 150 deployments worldwide, BelAir developed the first multi-service wireless mesh architecture supporting Wi-Fi, WiMAX and cellular services on a single mesh and offers the only wireless mesh solution optimized to deliver carrier-grade voice. BelAir Networks comprehensive product portfolio includes the flagship BelAir200 Wireless Multi-service Switch Router, the dual-radio BelAir100 and BelAir100C Multi-service Nodes, the BelAir100S, and the single-radio BelAir50C and BelAir50S, all seamlessly managed by the BelAir BelView Network Management System. BelAir also recently announced the BelAir300 Converged Multi-service Wireless Node, combining cellular, Wi-Fi and wireless mesh on a converged platform.
BelAir Networks industry-leading wireless mesh technology was recently chosen by Siemens and Toronto Hydro Telecom for deployment in Canada’s largest municipal wireless network.
About BelAir Networks
BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, wide-area wireless broadband solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. BelAir’s wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for wide-area wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and 3G Cellular networks. Built specifically for outdoor deployments, BelAir Networks patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and deploys in days, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, and campuses. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Kanata, Ontario. For more information, visit www.belairnetworks.com.
About Capella Telecommunications Inc.
Capella is a Value Added Reseller providing the telecommunications industry and utilities with support services and products from world-leading manufacturers. Its focus on customer service and tailoring products to meet customers’ specific needs has made Capella a leader in the communications industry. Capella stocks a full line of leading edge equipment for fully integrated video, voice and data solutions. Visit Capella at www.capella.ca.
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