P-Com's DataMetro II Brings High Speed Internet Access to North Carolina Schools; Four Schools Now Have Internet Connection with P-Com's Point-To-Multipoint Wireless Router.
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CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2001
P-Com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PCOM), a high capacity, fixed wireless access equipment supplier, has opened the on-ramp to the Information Superhighway to 2,000 children of Nash-Rocky Mount Schools in Nashville, North Carolina Nashville is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. The town was founded in 1780 and features a rare collection of Victorian and Queen Anne style homes. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. . Now the children not only have access to the wealth of information available on the Internet, but they can also send and receive e-mail. Located 45 miles from the North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. capital of Raleigh, the schools are using P-Com's Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Router, DataMetro II, to extend their current LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. to four schools in the district.
Where wired infrastructure is either costly or absent, P-Com has a solution, especially in rural areas. Boasting cutting-edge distances of up to 30 miles and a three-year warranty, P-Com's DataMetro II is a remote access Wireless Router, perfect for Internet connectivity and Wireless Ethernet. Providing plug-and-play installation, P-Com's DataMetro II delivers Internet connectivity at nearly T1 speeds.
Installation and systems integration were performed by P-Com's channel partner Prolink Systems Inc. of Roswell, Georgia. Cal James, account manager of Prolink, commented, "Our Systems Engineer John Blake, who performed the system design and installation, chose P-Com's DataMetro II because of the product's ease of installation, features and range. The DataMetro II units have been very effective in providing the connections for four schools in the Northern End of the school district."
Jim Wright, director of technology for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, added, "Product performance is exceeding our expectations. P-Com's DataMetro II is delivering Internet connectivity reliably and with consistent data throughput. In fact, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools are now considering installing additional DataMetro II equipment for connections in the Southern End."
"We are very pleased by the success of DataMetro II in bringing the Internet to the schools," said Jim Sobczak, president and COO of P-Com, Inc. "Unlike many other products that only support wireless bridging and need an external router, P-Com's DataMetro II provides true routing capabilities, making LAN interconnectivity simple and affordable. Additionally, our new Quality of Service (QoS) feature allows Bandwidth-on-Demand (BoD), which is a very attractive feature in the Wireless Internet world. We anticipate more success stories from Prolink and other DataMetro customers."
More information about P-Com's Point-to-Multipoint DataMetro II, including application notes, can be found at www.p-com.com/frames/products_frame.html
More information about Prolink can be found at: http://www.prolinksys.com/
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