A Carrier-Grade Backhaul Solution Offers a Unique Set of Features Including Auto Failover and Recovery Safeguard, Data Resilience and Integrity

Successful Beta Test Completed at Leading Agricultural Manufacturer in Turkey

SINGAPORE, June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CommunicAsia 2013 -- 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 unveiled the BreezeULTRA™ dual radio, a high capacity point-to-point platform delivering 500 Mbps throughput.

The BreezeULTRA dual radio is based on 802.11n technology and takes advantage of 802.11ac channel combining techniques providing a high capacity 500 Mbps throughput per link and greater reliability. The channel combining technique (20+20 MHz and 40+40 MHz) allows the dual radio to be configured to use two frequency bands transmitting simultaneously, optimizing available bandwidth and achieving maximum throughput. A unique auto failover and recovery safeguard feature embedded within a single link ensures greater system availability as traffic is automatically switched over to the second frequency if experiencing interference.

"The BreezeULTRA dual radio draws on Alvarion's long-standing tradition of radio innovation. It is currently the only point-to-point platform that combines this unique set of features of high capacity, radio redundancy, and data resilience and integrity in a single box, offering our customers a distinctive value proposition at a competitive price," said Assaf Katan, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Alvarion

With exceptional reliability and carrier-grade Quality of Service (QoS), the new BreezeULTRA dual radio offers a better customer experience and the lowest cost per Mbps on the market. Available in the unlicensed 5 GHz frequency band, it is well suited for a wide range of applications such as backhaul in the telecom market, smart cities, oil and gas, education, video surveillance and public safety. 

The single radio BreezeULTRA is software upgradable to the dual radio version, enabling a "pay as you grow" approach.

Successful Beta Test Completed

The BreezeULTRA dual radio has been deployed over the past several weeks at certain facilities operated by the Keskinoğlu Group, a leading agricultural manufacturer in Turkey. Replacing a competitor's solution, the BreezeULTRA is providing database backup between locations.  The network was deployed by NET ILETISIM, Alvarion's partner in Turkey. 

Following the completion of the Beta test, the Keskinoğlu Group made the following statement:  "We have been so pleased with the performance of the BreezeULTRA dual radio that we placed our order for the solution to be permanently installed before the trial ended. The BreezeULTRA dual radio proved to be the cost effective solution which met our requirements for bandwidth and reliability."

"We strive to offer our customers the best networking solutions available. Therefore, we were eager to take part in testing this innovative solution from Alvarion and are pleased with the results and the response from our customer," Gamze Şentürk, International Sales Manager, NET ILETISIM. "Given its feature set, the BreezeULTRA is a truly competitive point-to-point solution on the market."

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NET ILETISIM has been working with New Generation Networking Solutions for over ten years and has continued to excel in product advancement in Wireless Networking Technology. NET ILETISIM have gained valuable experience installing Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multi-Point, Outdoor Wi-Fi, Mesh Networking Metro zone and Fixed & Mobile WiMAX solutions in private networks of all types, from small enterprises to large corporations, government and municipalities, utility companies, educational and financial institutions. NET ILETISIM also specializes in Microwave Backhauling solutions for telecom and GSM operators.

NET ILETISIM is a distributor and provider of complete wireless networking solutions in Turkey, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. NET ILETISIM's product offerings are leading names in the industry. ( www.netiletisim.net/)

About Keskinoğlu

The 3600 employees working under the roof of Keskinoğlu have adopted and sustained the philosophy of the late Ismail Keskinoğlu, who is well-known for being the founder of Keskinoğlu Group. The best way to reflect the corporate culture of Keskinoğlu is to have a look at the beliefs and experiences of our unforgettable leader Ismail Keskinoğlu.

About Alvarion

Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. ( www.alvarion.com)

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