KarlNet and Lucent to Provide Point-to-Multipoint Solution
Columbus, OH - December 30, 1999
KarlNet, Inc. announced today a partnership with Lucent
Technologies to provide the TurboCell protocols through
Lucent sales channels for outdoor wireless point-to-multipoint
With years use in production environments on the largest
install base of wireless ISP's worldwide, the TurboCell
protocols extend the IEEE 802.11 standard to increase
security, throughput, and management capabilities. With
the basic KarlBridge software in use in over 100,000 systems
worldwide, KarlNet's ISP software extends the high-speed
TurboCell protocol (formerly known as CellWave) to effectively
support 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 can hear each others' traffic, which
is crucial for the wireless ISP. This "hidden node"
problem, which severel impacts other wireless protocols,
is solved by TurboCell.
For commercial Internet Service Providers, network security
and management is critical to the survival of their business.
KarlNet has integrated existing security protocols with
innovative new usage to create a strong security model
designed especially for wireless ISP's. 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 MAC addresses over the
In all, KarlNet's exclusive technology provides added
security, authentication, and management capabilities
not capable with other wireless technologies, at unprecedented
throughput on 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.