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WLAN Visionary is First and Only in Wireless Industry to Leverage the Power of Virtualization to Reduce Energy Costs by 80%

BURLINGTON, MA-(April 20, 2011) - Bluesocket, the first and only provider of wireless networks with virtualized control, today announced numerous initiatives in celebration of Earth Day 2011. An ardent advocate of sustainability efforts and focused on “zero-waste”, Bluesocket revolutionized the wireless LAN industry with its virtual wireless LAN (vWLAN) solution, which brings all of the advantages of virtualization to the wireless network.

By removing 100% of the wireless LAN controller hardware, Bluesocket’s vWLAN reduces capital costs, decreases energy consumption by 80%, minimizes carbon emissions while at the same time producing significant gains in network capacity and performance over conventional controller-based solutions.

Bluesocket employees will reduce waste, energy consumption, paper usage, and CO2 emissions with numerous Earth Day activities. The Bluesocket Energy Awareness campaign dedicated to Earth Day awareness throughout the week consists of many events, such as;

• “Earth Hour”: A hour dedicated to “powering down” and honoring our natural resources
• Carbon Free Local Lunch & Walk: A special “Earth Day” lunch, featuring local ingredients from New England farms and dairies, which starts and ends with a one mile walk
• Green Awareness Fair: Educating people on environmental friendly alternatives, exhibitors will showcase products and services that include home energy audits, organic lawn care, composting, green cleaning supplies, etc.
• Ongoing efforts focused on education and awareness to reinforce the “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle” theme and empower people to continue to make small changes that will improve the quality of life for generations to come

“Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues facing the IT industry today,” stated Mads Lillelund, president and CEO of Bluesocket. “With vWLAN, Bluesocket has proven to the industry that a customer can enjoy the benefits and performance gains of a technically superior solution coupled with greater energy conservation and cost savings. Blue (Bluesocket) is the new green.”

About Bluesocket:

Bluesocket is a leading provider of secure, high-performance wireless networks for large enterprise customers. Bluesocket's award-winning, vWLAN is a breakthrough innovation that brings virtualization to the WLAN. Based on a distributed architecture and the industry’s only “VMware Ready” wireless LAN solution, the vWLAN optimizes security, accelerates performance, enables mobility, and provides unmatched scalability. vWLAN is the first and only WLAN with virtual control. Over 3,000 customers in 47 countries rely on Bluesocket's innovations. Follow Bluesocket on Twitter @Bluesocket, become a fan on Facebook or subscribe to the BlueBlog. Learn more at www.bluesocket.com.

Bluesocket, the Bluesocket logo, BlueProtect, BlueSecure and vWLAN are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bluesocket, Inc. VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. All other trademarks, trade names and company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective companies.

Contact:

Kelly Friedland
Bluesocket, Inc.
Tel: +1-781-494-1011
kfriedland@bluesocket.com

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