Winncom Technologies to supply equipment and services for Ft. Lauderdale water facilities project

Winncom Technologies has announced it will supply wireless networking equipment to ABB Automation for process control upgrade on a City of Ft. Lauderdale water/wastewater project.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., Oct. 24, 2001 — Winncom Technologies Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc., announced that it will supply wireless LAN / WAN equipment, engineering and commissioning services to ABB Automation Inc., a unit of ABB Group, as part of a contract awarded to ABB by the City of Ft. Lauderdale to install process control upgrades at the G. T. Lohmeyer and Fiveash Water Treatment Plants and wastewater pumping stations.

Winncom's scope in the project is the design and commissioning of a wireless high-speed data network for collecting process data from remote pumping stations located throughout the city, using Western Multiplex and Alvarion (formerly BreezeCOM) high-speed wireless Ethernet equipment. Winncom will perform the site surveys, provide design and site supervision services, and supply the equipment for the project.

Historically, Winncom has had a particular strength in working with systems integrators and value-added resellers in the field of industrial process automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Winncom was one of the first to offer the use of wireless Ethernet devices in SCADA applications, having successfully participated in numerous integration projects involving telemetry and industrial process control.

"Use of high-speed wireless LAN technology in telemetry and industrial process automation has a bright future," said Michael Maly, Winncom's Director of Marketing. "It will allow engineers to combine enterprise computing with process control on a single high-speed backbone, significantly reducing initial capital outlay and operating expenses," added Maly.

"In ABB's pursuit of technological excellence, we look for suppliers that have a proven track record of delivering technology and services with the highest degree of expertise and customer responsiveness — from equipment procurement to system design and installation. We look to companies like Winncom to fulfill these expectations," said Day Stephens, Director of Sales and Marketing for ABB Water Automation group.

About ARC Wireless

ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. is a wireless technology company that is involved in marketing, distribution and servicing, as well as selective design and manufacturing, of a broad range of component and network solutions in support of wireless applications. The Company's wireless solutions are marketed through the Company's internal sales force, OEMs, numerous reseller distribution channels, retail and the Internet to support network deployment in the growing domestic and global wireless markets. ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc., together with its ARC Wireless Communications Products Division, is headquartered in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The Company's Winncom Technologies Corp. subsidiary is located in Solon, Ohio, and its Starworks Wireless Inc. subsidiary, doing business as The Kit Company, is located in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the Company and its products, please visit our web sites at,, and

About ABB

ABB Ltd. (NYSE: ABB - news), the parent of ABB Automation Inc., is a global technology and engineering company serving manufacturing, process and consumer industries, utilities, and the oil and gas markets. The company's U.S. operations employ more than 16,000 people at manufacturing and other facilities in 40 states. Worldwide, the ABB Group employs 160,000 people in more than 100 countries, and reported revenues of $23 billion in 2000.

About Alvarion

Alvarion, formed by a recent merger of BreezeCOM and Floware, is a manufacturer of point-to-multipoint broadband wireless access ("BWA") solutions for telecom carriers, service providers, and Enterprise businesses. Alvarion's systems are used to provide Internet access and voice and data services for subscribers in the last mile, as well as for cellular network feeding, building-to-building connectivity, and wireless local area networks.

About Western Multiplex

Western Multiplex Corporation is a provider of broadband fixed-wireless communication systems used by Internet Service Providers, telecommunications carriers and corporations worldwide. The company's fixed-wireless Telco and IP-based systems address the growing need of service providers and end-users to deploy high-speed communication networks for mobile communication backhaul, fiber extension, multi-tenant/multi-dwelling unit Internet access, enterprise, government and education campus connectivity, and enable last mile access. For more information on Western Multiplex, visit its Website at

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