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Chantry Networks' Co-Founder to Highlight Benefits of Wireless Virtualization at Wireless Systems Design Conference.

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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2004

Brian Collie Will Discuss Secure, User Specific WLAN Capabilities for Wireless Networks

Chantry Networks, the leading innovator of routed wireless networking technology, today announced that Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Brian Collie, will discuss the benefits that virtualization capabilities bring to a wireless network infrastructure, today at the Wireless Systems Design Conference in San Diego.

Collie will describe how virtualization allows organizations to create separate virtual subnets that allow different classes of users to access different, appropriately tailored classes of capabilities, over a single WLAN infrastructure. He will discuss exactly how this preserves security while ensuring that each user has access to the network capabilities that are essential to his or her job function. Collie will also discuss the importance of allowing the nature of these specific classes to change over time in response to user mobility, changing network conditions, and even time of day.

Attendees will learn:

-- How security, scalability and availability are enhanced when

virtualization capabilities are added to wireless networks;

-- About new opportunities that virtualization brings to wireless

network users;

-- How voice traffic can be secured separately from other traffic

on the WLAN to ensure the highest level of QoS and,

-- How virtualization is turbo-charging the adoption of wireless

networking by making it more cost effective and improving its

ability to meet users' needs.

This session will take place at 4:00 p.m. PST today, Tuesday, March 9th, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Prior to founding Chantry Networks, Brian Collie was vice president and general manager of Nortel Networks' Wireless LAN & PAN Division, where he was responsible for the vision, strategic direction, major organizational and investment decisions, and day-to-day management of the wireless LAN 802.11b/a, Bluetooth, and wireless voice businesses. As senior business director of Nortel's Internet Solutions Division, Brian founded the company's first Internet group and established an Internet dial-access business. He has held senior positions with Motorola's Internet and Data Networking Group and Bell Canada's Computer Communication Group (CCG).

About Chantry Networks

Chantry Networks is the creator of BeaconWorks, an innovative, IP-based wireless LAN (WLAN) solution. Offering unprecedented scalability and availability, coupled with unique network virtualization features, BeaconWorks overcomes the obstacles inherent in traditional WLAN systems to provide enterprises and service providers with the first economical and practical solution for building seamless and pervasive wireless networks. Founded in April of 2002, Chantry Networks is headquartered in Boston with offices in Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. Chantry is backed by top-tier investors including Flagship Ventures, Primaxis Technology Ventures, Venture Coaches and Ventures West. For more information, visit Chantry Networks at: www.chantrynetworks.com.
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