10/23/2003 - Synad, the leading developer of innovative multimode chipset solutions for high-performance wireless local area networks (WLAN), announced that Remotek, a leading developer of radio frequency (RF) wireless communication technology, will produce dual band WLAN solutions based on Synad's SY8000 chipset.
Remotek selected the Synad solution on the basis of its industry-leading performance and power management, together with its unique capability to enable concurrent support for 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g) and 5GHz (IEEE 802.11a) WLAN networks over a single radio solution.
Remotek, a leading developer of WLAN adapters, wireless communications test equipment, and wireless security products with customers around the world, is leveraging its significant expertise to develop the WM2000 series of 802.11 client, access point and network infrastructure solutions based on Synad's SY8000 chipset and software technology. Remotek is currently developing dual band WLAN access point routers as well as dual band WLAN modules in both miniPCI and Cardbus32 form factors based on the Synad SY8000 chipset. Remotek plan to start production in November 2003.
"Remotek considers Synad as a strategic partner for WLAN solution development. Through this partnership we are able to significantly reduce the time-to-market for WLAN solution providers with a concurrent 802.11 a/b/g product at the right price point," said Mark Hu, CTO and Founder, Remotek.
"Remotek's strong heritage in the development of RF systems is a great match for Synad's technology," said Mike Baker, CEO, Synad. "It has an excellent reputation and strong relationships with network operators and equipment providers throughout Asia and Japan."
Synad's single-radio 802.11 solution features patented 'Band Interleaving' technology to bring dual-band WLAN access point equipment costs, for the first time, to that of single band equipment. This eliminates the longstanding price barrier that has dampened the adoption of high-speed, high capacity 802.11a networks, while still delivering compatibility with legacy 802.11b/g users. Band Interleaving enables a single radio access point to automatically adapt to the prevailing mix of 802.11a, b or g clients that are present.
Synad offers a complete CMOS chipset solution comprising dual band RF transceivers, multi-mode baseband processor and MAC functions, together with the complete software functionality in the form of firmware, drivers, and test suite to enable ODM/OEMs to customise, add value and differentiate their products.
Founded in 1990, Remotek is a leading provider of wireless communication solutions for telecom, enterprise and SOHO/SMB market segments. The Remotek Wireless System Group (WSG) serves most of the world's telecom and wireless carriers with high frequency, high power wireless communication products. Targeting the emerging wireless communications opportunities of the SOHO/SMB market, Remotek established the Wireless Product Group (WPG) in 2000 with focus on 802.11x and Bluetooth-based products and solutions.
Remotek is uniquely positioned to be an innovative technology enabler in today's emerging wireless lifestyle trend. The company's mission is to seek ultimate satisfaction for its customers, partners and employees through product and technology leadership. For further information, check: www.remotek.com.tw.
Synad enables the development of differentiated, low cost, wireless LAN equipment by providing the industry's most highly-integrated 802.11 dual band (concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz) system solutions. It is driving wireless industry standards worldwide through active participation in IEEE 802.11 Task Groups and the Wi-Fi Alliance. Synad is addressing the worldwide WLAN market via offices in Asia, Europe and North America. For further information, check: www.synad.com.
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