...Carriers and Operators Leverage Advanced ATMs Technologies to Supply
Super Fast Broadband Access for Enterprise Customers...
Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS), the technology leader enabling a new
era of communications, today announced that Floware Wireless Systems Ltd.
(NASDAQ: FLRE), a leading provider of Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)
communication systems, will use the capabilities of its PowerAccessÔ
products for carriers and service providers seeking to offer voice and
data services to enterprises worldwide. Floware will integrate NMS'
revolutionary PowerAccess architecture, including new PA 200 broadband
access technologies, into its WALKair™ access concentrator systems,
providing high-speed Internet access, other data services and voice
services on the 3.5, 10.5 and 26 GHz radio frequency bands.
According to a study conducted by The Strategis Group, wireless broadband
revenues are predicted to reach $16.3 billion by 2004. To address this
tremendous demand, NMS' new PowerAccess capabilities extend Floware's
ability to concentrate broadband levels of traffic from increasingly
popular radio frequency remote stations, and route new mixes of traffic
over packet-based networks utilizing high-speed ATM services. This allows
equipment providers to handle increased flow from accelerated deployment
of remote stations at Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) and new
operators worldwide, and deliver new TDM and IP-based communications
applications to enterprise customers in a fast and economical way.
Amir Freund, Senior Vice President, Research and Development of Floware
said, "By purchasing the ATM interface cards from NMS, Floware will be
able to reduce costs, as well as time to market, which will allow our
market-leading products to be even more competitive."
"NMS PowerAccess products help our customers provide 'last mile' solutions
such as broadband wireless access to today's network service providers,"
said Michel Laurence, vice president and general manager of NMS' Network
Access group. "We are pleased to have worked so closely with a leader such
as Floware to incorporate these new capabilities into its WALKair product
family, as it reinforces NMS' overall mission to help its customers and
partners quickly and cost-effectively capture business opportunities in
new and exciting markets."
The PowerAccess architecture is the foundation of a new family of
high-capacity hardware and software platforms from NMS that provide the
base for lower-cost, higher-density network access offerings to appeal to
network operators and service providers, who need more economical ways to
deliver broadband services in today's revenue-conscious environment.
Communications equipment developers can rapidly create more compelling
offerings when they use NMS' PowerAccess technology inside their own
access switches and access gateways, including voice-over-Internet
Protocol (VoIP) gateways, voice-over-digital subscriber line (VoDSL)
gateways, voice-over-wireless local loop (VoWLL) gateways, and broadband
access switches. In the case of broadband access systems like the WALKair
system, PowerAccess technology will enable developers to deliver very high
densities in a single chassis, spreading fixed costs and reducing costs
Floware Wireless Systems Ltd. is a leading provider of point-to-multipoint
fixed broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. These systems are used
mainly by new carriers (CLECs), which connect business customers to the
"last mile." Floware's WALKair system enables carriers to provide
high-speed Internet access, as well as a wide range of voice and data
services, on the 3.5, 10.5 and 26 GHz radio frequency bands. Floware
currently has more than 60 deployments worldwide.
About Natural MicroSystems
Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS) is the technology leader supplying the
world's major networking and communication equipment suppliers with the
products and services required to create communications infrastructure,
applications, and services faster and at lower costs than ever before. The
Framingham, MA-based company designs, develops and supplies
network-quality hardware and software, and provides design and
customization services. These enable the highly reliable and effective
creation, delivery and transport of voice and data, services and
applications on next-generation public and enterprise network
Deployed in more than 65 countries, NMS' products and technologies are at
the foundation of today's high-value communications systems and wireless
and wireline networks, including enhanced service platforms for packet and
circuit networks; access gateways for voice-over-IP (VoIP), voice-over-DSL
(VoDSL) and voice-over-Wireless Local Loop (VoWLL); IP media servers;
voice portals and Web-talk applications; virtual personal assistants; and
eCRM. The company also provides platform solutions for converged
applications in packet networks, enabling carriers and service providers
to deliver differentiated services quickly and cost effectively - with
guaranteed levels of quality and service.
NMS has a long history of technology innovations that advance the rapid
growth of the communications industry worldwide, including breakthroughs
such as the first complete open IP gateway, the first complete open packet
media server and leadership in bringing open, scalable CompactPCI to the
telecommunications industry. More information about NMS is available at
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