Alvarion Powers CINC's Sustainable Community Area Network Program
Alvarion's Wireless Solutions Promote Innovation, Competition and Economic
TEL AVIV,Israel, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alvarion^®
Ltd.(Nasdaq:ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband
solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of
public and private networks, today announced that itsBreezeMAX® Extreme and
4Motion® ecosystem of products have been selected by the Chippewa Valley
Inter-networking Consortium (CINC) to power the community's area network. The
CINC network is designed to serve public safety, EMS, health care, expand
educational opportunities and promote economic development. It will also
improve the availability and efficiency of government services across the
Chippewa Valley region of Wisconsin.
"This project represents an innovative best practice in public safety
communication technology and is made possible by CINC, a key community area
network," said Jerry Matysik, Chief of Police, City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
"Additionally, it will provide interoperability between agencies providing
public safety. During times of crisis, this technology will also allow access
to mission critical applications."
Formed in 1999, the CINC coordinated regional communication infrastructure
brings together city, county and state government, educational institutions,
libraries, non-profits and technology providers to facilitate network creation
that is competitive and sustainable. Deployed by Alvarion's partner, PCS
Technologies, CINC is using Alvarion's BreezeMAX Extreme in the 3.65GHz
frequency and the 4Motion ecosystem of products operating in the 2.5 GHz
frequency, including macro and micro base stations, antenna and outdoor and
"We've been working with Alvarion for many years now and knew that their
wireless solutions and product offering would be a good fit for the CINC
network," commented John Feldman, General Manager, PCS Technologies. "As a
technology leader in wireless broadband, Alvarion's offering provides the
necessary capacity, coverage, robustness and scalability to make this network
The Alvarion-powered network serves different government and other public
agencies across the counties of Eau Claire, Chippewa, Dunn Clark, Buffalo,
Barron and Jackson enabling them to deliver improved educational, medical, and
governmental services and lower taxes. For example, EMS can use the network to
connect to emergency room telemedicine systems; police forces can remotely
access geographic information systems (GIS); healthcare professionals at
hospitals such as Mayo Clinic and Sacred Heart can connect to rural patients;
educators can provide online resources to underserved students in remote
communities; cities can control traffic lights and camera systems; and
government vehicles can connect devices on the go via mobile hotspots.
"The budgetary challenge is one of the most formidable faced by IT executives
at government agencies and other non-profit organizations.The broad
cooperation at CINC between such different types of organizations with
different needs and interests is unique and it allowed us to benefit from
network coverage and functionality that otherwise could not have been
achieved," said John LeBrun, Information Services Manager, City of Eau Claire.
"CINC's sustainable community area network represents the best in public
partnership for the greater good."
"Stakeholders across Chippewa Valley came together to solve a major problem in
their community and we are pleased to be a part of the solution," said Chris
Daniels, General Manager, Americas, Alvarion. "Our wireless broadband products
are enabling powerful applications spanning public safety, education,
healthcare and more. We are happy to be able to make a difference for
residents and businesses in this region."
About PCS Technologies Inc.
PCS Technologies, Inc., integrates, installs and supports 4G Wireless
solutions for the Government, Service Provider and Telecom markets. PCS's
turnkey services include equipment procurement, site construction, Radio
Network Planning, Network implementation, and support agreements.
Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions
addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom
operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative
solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed
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