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WFI Selects ClearMesh Networks for High-Capacity Wireless Network; ClearMesh Metro Grid Provides Alternative, High-Capacity Wireless Solution, More Cost-Effective Than Fiber, and Robust Enough to Handle Multiple Applications.

PASADENA, Calif. -- ClearMesh Networks today announced that Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI), the largest independent RF network and wireless engineering company, has selected and deployed ClearMesh's next-generation wireless optical mesh solution to build a high capacity, robust, and reliable wireless mesh network for the San Diego Westfield UTC shopping center. Powered by the ClearMesh Metro Grid(TM), WFI's new wireless network supports over 155 shops, 25 eateries, and an ice-skating rink.

WFI chose ClearMesh Networks because it provided the most cost-effective fiber-grade wireless solution with enough capacity to handle multiple applications. These include sensitive point-of-sale transaction traffic, a Wi-Fi "hot zone," and high bandwidth video streams from more than 70 surveillance cameras mall-wide. With ClearMesh, WFI can now offer a scalable network capable of aggregating large amounts of video traffic, while maintaining business-grade LAN communication services for mission critical applications.

"ClearMesh offered the most cost effective wireless solution combining fiber-grade service quality and necessary capacity, with integrated mesh switching capability," said Desmond Wheatley, President of WFI's Enterprise Services Division. "Additionally, the powerful centralized management capabilities allow us to manage Westfield UTC and other project deployments from one centralized NOC. This is an essential capability for our managed solution business."

The ClearMesh Management System (CMS) provides WFI with a hands-on tool to perform element management, mesh topology routing, and other ongoing maintenance tasks. End-to-end mesh visibility, monitoring and reporting tools provide a unified view of any WFI deployment that is utilizing the Metro Grid solution.

The Metro Grid wireless optical mesh is based on interference-free wireless technology and operates in a license-free spectrum, making it an ideal replacement for costly fiber access distribution. The Metro Grid solution enables service providers to deliver business-class services ranging from 5 to 100 Mbps in a matter of days and at a fraction of the cost of trenching fiber.

The Metro Grid architecture can be comprised of many distributed property mesh deployments, tying together tenants in hundreds of buildings across several metro areas, business parks or campus deployments. These are securely managed across the Internet from one central NOC, using the carrier-grade ClearMesh Management System.

"The success of this project reinforces that the ClearMesh Metro Grid delivers high capacity, secure, and robust network solutions at an affordable price," said Suresh Nihalani, President & CEO for ClearMesh Networks. "The Metro Grid is a highly scaleable, true pay-as-you-grow solution, which allows carriers, system integrators, and property managers to easily extend the physical reach of high-capacity broadband networks."

About ClearMesh Networks

ClearMesh is the only worldwide producer of next-generation, wireless optical mesh networking equipment, enabling service providers to target broader metropolitan business markets. The Metro Grid allows service providers to build reliable and cost-effective fiber-grade access networks. With ClearMesh, service providers have the ability to leapfrog legacy copper to deliver 5-100 Mbps per customer with a license-free and interference-free wireless mesh solution. For more information, please visit www.clearmesh.com.

About WFI

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, WFI is an independent provider of systems engineering, network services and technical outsourcing for the world's largest wireless carriers, enterprise customers and for government agencies. The company provides the design, deployment, integration, and the overall management of wired and wireless networks which deliver voice and data communication, and which support advanced security systems. WFI has performed work in over 100 countries since its founding in 1994. News and information are available at http://www.wfinet.com.
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