Natural MicroSystems Delivers PowerAccess Breakthrough Density for Floware's WALKair Wireless Systems Friday 2 March 2001 PDF Print ...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 per port. About Floware 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 infrastructure. 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 http://www.nmss.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.