EION Upgrades VIP 110-24 Fixed Wireless Access Products

EION Wireless, a global provider of broadband wireless and communications products and WiMAX technologies, is announcing the release of a significant upgrade to its popular VINE based VIP 110-24 fixed wireless access products. Release 2.1.0., the feature key being released with the upgrade, contains new features that add to the usability and extend the applications of the radio.

EION’s VIP 110-24 is easy to install, operates over long distances, overcomes many Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) obstacles and provides economic performance and capacity in the license-exempt 2.4 GHz frequency band. Release 2.1.0 of the product features a user-friendly web interface, VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) support, Plug-and-Play capability, E-mail Alarms and much more. The web interface provides all the same functionality as the CLI, but in a familiar point and click environment. Plug and play allows network operators to add new nodes to a network without having to connect the radio to a computer – the antenna alignment is fine tuned though a series of audible tones, and configuration scripts and files can be loaded onto the new the VIP node over the RF connection. Integrated VLAN support in the radio allows service providers to create services to corporate clients without the need to add any additional hardware infrastructure to the network.

The VIP 110-24, acquired by EION Wireless from Wi-LAN Inc. in 2006, uses proprietary anypoint-tomultipoint VINE (Versatile Intelligent Network Environment) technology which permits the implementation of long distance, medium subscriber density broadband Internet access networks a node-at-a-time. VINE networks deal with Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) limitations in a cost-effective manner by using established network nodes as repeaters for other nodes that either do not have Line-of-Sight or are too distant to have direct connectivity to the Internet node. VINE networks can have significantly lower implementation costs than conventional cell based networks particularly when covering large sparsely populated areas.

Recognized for its ruggedness, durability and quality, EION’s VIP 110-24 is widely used by Service Providers to create local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and SCADA connectivity for customers in the oil and gas sector. EION’s rugged wireless equipment has the ability to operate in harsh climates and difficult terrain.

The VIP upgrade is being released in two parts – a firmware upgrade to v2.60.00 and Feature Key 2.1.0. The firmware upgrade is recommended for all VIP 110-24 radios, it can be downloaded from the EION Wireless website at www.eionwireless.com. Customers wanting to get the full functionality of the Release 2.1.0 feature key must purchase a Release 2.1.0 Feature Key license from EION Wireless or through a Certified EION Wireless Channel Partner.

About EION Wireless
EION Wireless, a division of EION Inc., is a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access products that enable effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. As a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum with several nationwide WiMAX deployments, EION Wireless is committed to providing standardized, interoperable products based on the 802.16 standards. The company’s licensed and unlicensed frequency products are used by wireless ISPs, private network operators, and remote rural networks and in voice and data backhaul applications to solve last mile challenges. EION Wireless works with more than 165 worldwide channel partners to support its diverse global customer base and provide innovative and reliable solutions.