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Wireless Mesh Deployed in Heart of Downtown Dallas

Victory Park

May 15, 2007 By

Hillwood Development and Perot Systems Corporation, teaming up with BelAir Networks and Red One Network Solutions, today announced the deployment of a wireless broadband mesh network throughout the Victory Park Development, one of the country's most significant and innovative master-planned urban developments. The broadband wireless network provides high speed wireless access over the 75 acre urban development in the heart of downtown Dallas. The mesh network also allows nearby buildings, such as the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences, to integrate internet access while maintaining separate authentication systems.

Victory Park, in downtown Dallas, is an innovative 75 acre mixed use development, encompassing seven million square feet of high-density retail, residential, entertainment and office space, adjacent to the American Airlines Center, which is the home arena for the Dallas Mavericks and the National Hockey Leagueâ??s Dallas Stars. The W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, opened in June 2006, is the first W in Texas and the first W to feature residences.

â??Victory Park is becoming the most vibrant and innovative mixed use urban district in the country, so we wanted truly state of the art wireless broadband technology that was both field-proven and cost effective; thatâ??s why we chose BelAir Networks and Red One to implement itâ??, said Dave Newgard, CTO Victory Park, Perot Systems. â??BelAir Networks wireless mesh technology delivers carrier-class capacity and reliability so guests, tenants, residents and visitors enjoy industry-leading broadband performance and we get the scalability we need to address this growing community.â??

BelAir Networks is a leading provider of mobile broadband mesh network solutions with more than 250 deployments worldwide, including leading cities such as Boston, Minneapolis, the City of London and Toronto, as well as high-profile venues such as Dolphin Stadium in Miami. BelAir equipment blends seamlessly into its surroundings preserving the esthetics of the area.

â??In Victory Park and throughout the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, Perot Systems is using BelAir Networks wireless mesh technology to achieve the highest standard in urban Wi-Fi performance,â?? explained Jim Freeze, SVP, marketing and alliances, BelAir Networks. â??Victory Park reflects both progressive urban planning and the extensive technical expertise of Perot Systems, so weâ??re proud that BelAir Networks wireless mesh technology was chosen to support this new urban district.â??

BelAir Networks, recently recognized with a Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award and an InfoWorld 100 award, offers a comprehensive product portfolio that supports Wi-Fi, WiMAX mesh, 4.9 GHz Public Safety and cellular backhaul, and includes the flagship four-radio BelAir200 Wireless Multi-service Switch Router, the dual-radio BelAir100 Multi-service Node, the BelAir100C Multi-service Node featuring point-to-multipoint backhaul, the BelAir100S, and the single-radio BelAir50C, all seamlessly managed by the BelAir BelView Network Management System. For cellular operators, BelAir also offers the BelAir300 Converged Multi-service Wireless Node, combining cellular, Wi-Fi and wireless mesh on a converged platform.

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