Andrew Corp. joins Wi-Fi Alliance
ORLAND PARK, ILL — Andrew Corporation has joined Wi-Fi Alliance.
The non-profit international organization certifies the interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and promotes them as the global, wireless LAN standard across all market segments.
Andrew Corporation’s range of solutions for global broadband applications includes wireless high-speed Internet, T1 (Trunk Level 1) replacement, and Wireless LANs (Local Area Networks).
“Defining standards and sticking to them is essential to ensure that people — all over the world – are free to enjoy the broadband experience by being able to wirelessly connect to their networks or the Internet whether indoors or outdoors. For manufacturers of infrastructure equipment like Andrew it gives us the opportunity to work with other leading edge companies to help define the future of Wi-Fi,” said Paul Cox, Group President Antenna Products, Andrew Corporation.
“We are pleased to have Andrew Corporation, one of the wireless communications industry leaders, join the Wi-Fi Alliance,” said Dennis Eaton, Chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliance. “As a strong supporter of interoperability and the 802.11 technology, we are confident that Andrew will help our organization to achieve the goal of enhancing the user experience through product interoperability.”
Andrew Corporation supplies antennas, transmission lines and accessories for Wireless Internet Service Providers, as well as for backhaul, in-building and mobile applications.
As well as Andrew Corporation there are over 200 other Wi-Fi Alliance member companies, including such household names as: Dell, Ericsson Radio Systems, Huawei Technologies, Co. Ltd., Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Motorola, Inc., Philips, and Samsung.
About the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance (formerly WECA) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and to promote them as the global, wireless LAN standard across all market segments.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has instituted a test suite that defines how member products are tested to certify that they are interoperable with other Wi-Fi certified products. These tests are conducted at an independent laboratory.
Membership in the Wi-Fi Alliance is open to all companies that support the 802.11 family of standards. The Wi-Fi Alliance now comprises over 180 members from the world’s leading companies. These companies offer over 740 Wi-Fi certified products. For more information, visit http://www.wi-fi.org
For further information about Andrew Corporation’s data communications solutions for broadband, call the Andrew Customer Support Center at 1-800-255-1479 and request bulletin 10749. This bulletin is also available from http://www.andrew.com
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