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Norstan Communications, Inc. Names Foxcom Wireless as Technology Partner.



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VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2002

Norstan Inc, a leading provider of communications technology Noun 1. communications technology - the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
 solutions, announced that it has selected Foxcom Wireless as a key technology partner.

Foxcom Wireless, a leading provider of distributed antenna systems As defined by PCIA - the Wireless Infrastructure Association, and it's DAS Forum, A Distributed Antenna System ,or DAS, is a network of spatially separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or  (DAS), enables seamless wireless connectivity in buildings for all wireless devices including mobile phones, personal digital assistants, WLAN See wireless LAN.

WLAN - wireless local area network
 enabled laptops, and VOIP (Voice Over IP) A digital telephone service that uses the public Internet as well as private backbones instead of the traditional telephone network. Many companies, including Vonage, 8x8 and AT&T (CallVantage), typically offer calling within the country for a  handsets.

Norstan's enterprise mobility practice targets its solutions at the campus-wide mobile communication needs of its corporate customers across North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. .

Norstan, a turnkey enterprise communications solution provider, offers campus-wide, integrated wireless infrastructure and communication solutions uniquely designed for higher education higher education

Study beyond the level of secondary education. Institutions of higher education include not only colleges and universities but also professional schools in such fields as law, theology, medicine, business, music, and art.
, the healthcare industry, and large enterprise campuses.

Foxcom's ModuLite(TM) system supports multiple wireless operators and services over a single common infrastructure. The ModuLite(TM) system also offers a common, remotely managed infrastructure. It is designed to keep all active network components centrally located in a controlled environment, with only passive broadband antennas located in public spaces.

The system provides efficient capacity allocation throughout buildings, while enabling cost effective coverage for multiple wireless services.

"The addition of Foxcom to our list of industry-leading technology partners solidifies Norstan's position as a turnkey provider in enterprise mobility," said Larry J. Schmidt, Norstan's Executive Vice President of Technology Direct Solutions. "This development should provide Norstan with additional sales opportunities as we add the advantages offered by Foxcom's system to our individually designed communications technology solutions and our legendary customer service."

"Working with certified See certification.  Value Added Resellers See VAR.

(company) value added reseller - (VAR, or "value added retailer") A company which sells something (e.g. computers) made by another company (an OEM) with extra components added (e.g. specialist software).
 such as Norstan is an excellent way for us to cultivate business in valuable vertical markets," states Cathy Zatloukal, President of Foxcom Wireless. "Norstan, through their rich customer relationships with corporate enterprises, universities and hospitals, enjoys strong positioning within each of these vertical markets. Foxcom will benefit from these existing alliances as well as enable new relationships through successful collaboration with Norstan."

About Norstan, Inc.

Norstan, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
:NRRD NRRD National Royal Rangers Department (international ministry) ) ...the technology services people who improve the way their customers communicate. A full-service telecommunications solutions company that delivers voice and data technologies and services, and remanufactured equipment to select corporate end-users and channel partners.

Norstan also offers a full range of technologies for contact center design, messaging, infrastructure, conferencing and mobility. Headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, Norstan, a company small enough to care, yet big enough to serve, has offices located throughout North America.

About Foxcom Wireless

Foxcom Wireless is a leading designer and manufacturer of in-building wireless coverage solutions for corporate enterprises and wireless service providers. Foxcom Wireless' fiber optic based distributed antenna systems enable seamless and reliable wireless coverage in such locations as corporate campuses, hospitals, universities, subways and tunnels.

Foxcom Wireless in-building coverage systems relieve macro system loads and enhance existing cell coverage, and offer superior wireless service with fewer antennas and base stations.
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