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Alvarion Powers CINC's Sustainable Community Area Network Program

TEL AVIV,Israel, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alvarion ® Ltd.  (Nasdaq:ALVR), a global provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that its  BreezeMAX® Extreme and 4Motion® ecosystem of products have been selected by the Chippewa Valley Inter-networking Consortium (CINC) to power the community's area network. The CINC network is designed to serve public safety, EMS, health care, expand educational opportunities and promote economic development. It will also improve the availability and efficiency of government services across the Chippewa Valley region of Wisconsin.

"This project represents an innovative best practice in public safety communication technology and is made possible by CINC, a key community area network," said Jerry Matysik, Chief of Police, City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "Additionally, it will provide interoperability between agencies providing public safety. During times of crisis, this technology will also allow access to mission critical applications."

Formed in 1999, the CINC coordinated regional communication infrastructure brings together city, county and state government, educational institutions, libraries, non-profits and technology providers to facilitate network creation that is competitive and sustainable. Deployed by Alvarion's partner, PCS Technologies, CINC is using Alvarion's BreezeMAX Extreme in the 3.65 GHz frequency and the 4Motion ecosystem of products operating in the 2.5 GHz frequency, including macro and micro base stations, antenna and outdoor and vehicle radios.

"We've been working with Alvarion for many years now and knew that their wireless solutions and product offering would be a good fit for the CINC network," commented John Feldman, General Manager, PCS Technologies. "As a technology leader in wireless broadband, Alvarion's offering provides the necessary capacity, coverage, robustness and scalability to make this network a success."

The Alvarion-powered network serves different government and other public agencies across the counties of Eau Claire, Chippewa, Dunn Clark, Buffalo, Barron and Jackson enabling them to deliver improved educational, medical, and governmental services and lower taxes. For example, EMS can use the network to connect to emergency room telemedicine systems; police forces can remotely access geographic information systems (GIS); healthcare professionals at hospitals such as Mayo Clinic and Sacred Heart can connect to rural patients; educators can provide online resources to underserved students in remote communities; cities can control traffic lights and camera systems; and government vehicles can connect devices on the go via mobile hotspots.

"The budgetary challenge is one of the most formidable faced by IT executives at government agencies and other non-profit organizations. The broad cooperation at CINC between such different types of organizations with different needs and interests is unique and it allowed us to benefit from network coverage and functionality that otherwise could not have been achieved," said John LeBrun, Information Services Manager, City of Eau Claire. "CINC's sustainable community area network represents the best in public partnership for the greater good."

"Stakeholders across Chippewa Valley came together to solve a major problem in their community and we are pleased to be a part of the solution," said Chris Daniels, General Manager, Americas, Alvarion. "Our wireless broadband products are enabling powerful applications spanning public safety, education, healthcare and more. We are happy to be able to make a difference for residents and businesses in this region."

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