A world leader in wireless LAN technology Key technology areas

• In-building wireless LANs

• Building-to-building wireless bridges

• Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex radios

• High data rate (11 Mbps and 54 Mbps) architecture

- Quick Connect

- Bridging

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Organizations around the world are deploying overlay and freestanding wireless networks to increase employee productivity, reduce costs, and overcome obstacles to traditional wired connections.

A November 2001 study by NOP World—one of the world's largest research and business information companies—found that wireless LANs boosted employee productivity by an average of 22%.

Those gains are the result of being able to check e-mail, schedule meetings, and access files and applications from conference rooms, classrooms, coworkers' desks, and virtually anywhere else within a building or campus environment.

Many times, wireless LANs also offer a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to traditional wired connections. In some cases, such as in historic buildings or areas where asbestos poses an environmental hazard, it may be the only viable means of extending highspeed network access.

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