Announcing TurboCell Software Upgrade
Columbus, OH - December 31, 1999
KarlNet, Inc. announced today an upgrade to TurboCell,
the most widely used protocol for fixed wireless Internet
Service Provider networks, to be available first quarter
2000. The high-speed TurboCell protocol (formerly known
as CellWave) been extended to provide better security,
throughput, and management capabilities for wireless Internet
Built on KarlBridge software in use in over 100,000 systems
worldwide, with the largest install base of fixed wireless
Internet Service Provider networks, KarlNet's ISP software
effectively supports wireless ISP connections in outdoor
Point-to-Multipoint environments. The TurboCell protocol
brings its incredible throughput improvements even in
networks where none of the wireless clients detect each
others' transmissions, which is crucial for the wireless
TurboCell is an extension of the IEEE 802.11 standard,
running on standard 802.11 hardware such as Lucent's WaveLAN
platform. The use of hardware meeting international standards
allows ISP's to capitalize on decreased hardware costs,
and focus on the core of their business: providing service.
For commercial Internet Service Providers, network security
and management is critical to the survival of their business.
KarlNet has integrated existing security protocols into
TurboCell in exciting new ways to create a strong security
model designed especially for wireless ISP's.
In addition to the advanced security mechanisms already
built into their exclusive TurboCell protocol, KarlNet
has added MAC Address and Username/Password authentication
of wireless users, with centralized management via standard
RADIUS servers already in use at ISP's around the world.
KarlNet also has added an exclusive bandwidth throttling
mechanism that allows ISP's to limit and bill clients
for their shared portion of the wireless bandwidth.
Unlike a standard IEEE 802.11 Access Point, in which
each wireless user is on a private LAN with every other
wireless user, KarlNet's ISP Software enables service
providers to block protocols and transfers between specific
systems over the wireless link!
In all, KarlNet's exclusive technology provides added
security, authentication, and management capabilities
not available with other wireless technologies, at unprecedented
throughput using 11 Mbps radios!
To learn more about KarlNet's products for Wireless
ISP's, visit KarlNet's website at www.karlnet.com,
or send email to email@example.com.