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BelAir Networks and BAE Systems Announce Worldwide Agreement for Industry’s Most Comprehensive Wireless Mesh Product Family


Leading Government IT Provider Chooses BelAir for Low Cost, High Performance Mission-critical Networks

Kanata, Ontario, July 11, 2006 - BelAir Networks and BAE Systems today announced a reseller agreement for the world-wide sale of BelAir’s comprehensive portfolio of wireless mesh networking solutions through BAE Systems Information Technology. BAE Systems is a leading IT provider to the U.S. Government, and is a full-service solutions provider of information technology systems and services and offers a broad spectrum of network and managed IT operations. BelAir Networks provides a comprehensive wireless mesh product portfolio that delivers three times the performance at the same price as traditional single-radio solutions.

“As wireless networks become more widespread, it is critical to build them using secure, reliable wireless mesh products in order to deliver consistently high performance -- cost-effectively,” said Michael McManama, BAE Systems’ senior director of Wireless Computing. “We chose BelAir’s family of wireless mesh products because of its extensive functionality, carrier-class QoS and a proven ability to deliver the performance and bandwidth required in the most demanding environments.”

With thousands of wireless mesh nodes operating in more than 150 deployments worldwide, BelAir Networks wireless mesh products are field-proven, delivering high-performance broadband services for both civilian and government applications. BelAir’s wireless mesh networks deliver voice, video and data to support public safety, mobile government workforce applications, public high-speed Internet and public access to municipal information and services. BAE Systems chose BelAir’s product portfolio for its proven high performance, ability to support multiple applications concurrently, easy manageability and industry-leading quality of service.

“BAE Systems’ broad customer base, respected reputation, and focus on high customer satisfaction are an excellent fit for BelAir Networks industry-leading wireless mesh portfolio,” said Jim Freeze, senior vice president of marketing and business development, BelAir Networks. “BelAir is pleased that our products consistently meet the high standards of BAE Systems and their defense and federal government customers.”

BelAir Networks comprehensive product portfolio delivers high performance, low cost networking, flexible deployment options and a future-proof migration path. The portfolio includes the flagship BelAir200 Wireless Multi-service Switch Router, the dual-radio BelAir100 Multi-service Node, the recently announced BelAir100C Multi-service Node featuring point-to-multipoint backhaul, 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.

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. For more info, visit


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