1959 — Cisco Launches City-Wide Outdoor Wireless `Mesh` Solution

Nov 16, 2005 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

Cisco Systems announced the unveiling of a Cisco first – an intelligent wireless ‘mesh’ solution that leverages Cisco’s advanced technology leadership in Wi-Fi technologies to enable municipalities to provide high-speed wireless network and Internet connectivity services.

‘The market drivers that propelled widespread wireless adoption in the home and enterprise are now spurring a new demand to provide outdoor ubiquitous connectivity by wireless mesh technologies,’ said Alan S. Cohen, senior director, wireless networking business unit at Cisco Systems. ‘With Cisco’s Wi-Fi mesh solution, cities and local service providers will be able to implement a secure and self-healing outdoor wireless network that not only gives the public access to the Internet, but allows cities to roll-out new and advanced services that build upon their existing indoor networks and applications.’

‘Mesh networking is emerging as a high-growth market area, and HP is well positioned to provide the integration services required by municipalities and enterprise customers,’ said Mike Rigodanzo, senior vice president of Technology Services, HP. ‘Building on our companies’ relationship around indoor wireless, HP plans to work with Cisco in the mesh space to offer customers an outdoor wireless solution that combines Cisco’s wireless technology with our integration services to accelerate deployments worldwide .’

‘Cisco’s wireless intelligent mesh system is an excellent answer to the growing needs of IBM’s customers in deploying digital communities,’ said Michael Dillon, director – Safety, Security & Community Broadband, IBM. ‘The new mesh wireless option helps position IBM and our long-standing partner, Cisco Systems, to continue as a leader in the global adoption of community broadband wireless access and IP networking serv ices.’

The cities of Dayton, Ohio and Lebanon are already deploying the solution. The Cisco outdoor wireless mesh solution is available now to select resellers and solutions providers. More information about Cisco’s complete enterprise wireless solutions can be found at: www.cisco.com/go/wirelessmesh.


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