June 24, 2008
InnerWireless Accepted Into Cisco Systems Solution Incentive Program
InnerWireless embeds market-leader's wireless products into Horizon Platform creating end-to-end solution for wireless convergence for North American Healthcare
Christina TeagardenJetstream PR for InnerWireless
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With customers demanding both a platform for wireless convergence and a one-stop-shop for the sale, deployment and support of WLAN products, InnerWireless(R), Inc., today announced that it has optimized its architecture and offering to make Cisco products the WLAN centerpiece of its Horizon platform for hospitals in North America. This updated offering combines best-of-breed WLAN technology with the world-renowned engineering and deployment capabilities of InnerWireless. The solution is delivered through the Horizon Converged Wireless Platform. The turnkey integrated offering marks a strategic shift for InnerWireless, which has also become a Premier Certified Partner in addition to acceptance into the Solutions Incentive Program (SIP) by Cisco.
Horizon is a multiservice, distributed antenna system that provides a next-generation WLAN architecture powered with Cisco Access Points, Wireless LAN Controllers, Network Management, and Mobility Services. Horizon can dramatically increase network performance for 802.11 b/g, a, and n when compared to a traditional 802.11 deployment.
In addition to selling and embedding Cisco WLAN products in Horizon, InnerWireless provides customers with front-line support for the complete solution. The new Cisco-centric offering allows hospitals to easily and economically deploy a highly reliable platform for distributing and managing multiple wireless services that support mission- and life-critical applications. Providing application assurance is the ultimate goal of the InnerWireless platform including voice, data, location, wireless medical telemetry and other clinical applications, as well as wireless wide area network (WWAN) services, such as cellular/PCS, paging, two-way radio, and public safety.
"We've optimized a vendor-neutral, in-building wireless platform into one that is powered by the world leader in WLAN technology. By combining Cisco technology with InnerWireless technology and world- class deployment expertise, the hospital customer now has a solution that is unparalleled in North America," said Michael Campbell, senior vice president of corporate development for InnerWireless. "The new solution is a perfect complement to our PanGo(TM) location services platform, which is already tightly integrated with Cisco's mobility services strategy. Taken as a whole, these changes mark a revolution for healthcare mobility and wireless convergence."
The new professional services accompanying the Cisco-centric Horizon system include:
-- Horizon RF Engineering and Deployment - Guaranteed signal- level coverage to yield dependable user perception for data, voice, and location services.
-- Cisco WLAN - InnerWireless provides engineering, sourcing, provisioning, staging, and deployment services of Cisco LWAPP- compliant WLAN equipment.
-- Location Services - Delivery of InnerWireless PanGo and Cisco Wireless Location Appliance (or Mobility Services Engine) with Cisco- compliant accuracy, and the delivery of PanGo Finder on Cisco 7900 Series Unified IP phones.
-- Traffic Grooming - Optimization of WLAN traffic by protocol and application type to maximize anywhere and application capacity so that customers can safely introduce new technologies, 802.11n, or separate key applications, such as VoWLAN, from casual data usage to ensure throughput requirements are met.
InnerWireless helps businesses from Fortune 500 companies, to healthcare, to hospitality maximize the power of their wireless investments, regardless of the technology. Horizon manages the convergence of WWAN and WLAN, unifying virtually all wireless services onto one comprehensive and specifically engineered platform that guarantees wireless coverage for mission- and life-critical applications.
InnerWireless enables today's mobile workforce with the ubiquitous in-building delivery of Wireless Wide Area Network and WLAN (Wi-Fi) for voice, data, multimedia, location and other wireless services - guaranteed. Designed expressly for mission- and life-critical wireless applications, the HorizonTM Converged Wireless Platform is the only solution that guarantees both wireless coverage and signal strength. Horizon also offers innovative capacity solutions, such as a next-generation WLAN design for optimizing Wi-Fi quality of service levels. An industry-leading warranty, low TCO and energy-conserving GREEN design make Horizon ideal for the cost-conscious enterprise. In addition, InnerWireless offers the PanGo(TM) Unified Asset Visibility platform to aggregate and synthesize data from a variety of RTLS, RFID and sensor sources. Asset identity, location and status information can be integrated with enterprise applications to deliver a cost-optimized, future- oriented solution for location-enabling the extended enterprise. For more information about InnerWireless, visit www.innerwireless.com.
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