Proxim wireless LAN links military users

Officials at Telos Corp. in Ashburn, Va., needed wireless data communications to network their MobilePAD windows terminal to enable U.S. Air Force users to acquire information more quickly from their bases. They found their solution with the RangeLAN2 wireless local area networking technology from Proxim in Mountain View, Calif.

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Proxim wireless LAN links military users

Officials at Telos Corp. in Ashburn, Va., needed wireless data communications to network their MobilePAD windows terminal to enable U.S. Air Force users to acquire information more quickly from their bases. They found their solution with the RangeLAN2 wireless local area networking technology from Proxim in Mountain View, Calif.

Telos designers will deliver their new MobilePAD Windows terminal with integrated Proxim RangeLAN2 local area network. Telos will also sell Proxim RangeLAN2 wireless LAN access points to connect MobilePad users to their LAN.

Telos integrators will place Proxim`s integrated wireless technology in a computer from Cruise Technologies in Arlington Heights, Ill., which they then connect through the Proxim technology to a host terminal, explains Bob Marino of Telos Systems Integration.

Proxim`s 1.6-megabit-per-second RangeLAN2 operates at 2.4 GHz with frequency hopping and spread-spectrum technology with 15 available channels. This enables users to implement as many as 15 separate networks in the same physical space. - J.M.

For more information on RangeLAN2 and Proxim contact Dan Toporek by phone at 415-526-3652, by mail at Proxim, Inc., 295 Bernardo Ave., Mountain View, Calif. 94043, by e-mail at dant@proxim. com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.proxim.com.

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