City of Nagpur, India Selects Proxim Wireless for eGovernment
Initiatives and Automated Tax Collection Proxim's
Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Solutions Connect Over 34 Locations in
Central India's Largest City
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SILICON VALLEY, CA, -- Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM), a
leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband
ecosystems, today announced that Vidarbha Infotech Pvt.Ltd. (VIPL), a
telecom and IT solutions provider, has selected Proxim's
point-to-multipoint (PtMP) solutions to provide a city-wide wireless
network to enable automated tax collection and eGovernment initiatives
in the city of Nagpur, India. VIPL utilized Proxim's Tsunami(TM) MP.11
5054 radios and ProximVision ES central management system to connect
over 34 locations throughout central India's largest city.
VIPL was contracted by the
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to connect 18 octroi (local tax)
collection stations -- one at each of the entry points to the city of
Nagpur -- as well as 10 zonal offices and six other locations, including
data centers. After initially deploying equipment from Motorola,
followed by evaluation of other brands like Ubiquiti and Wavion, VIPL
and NMC decided to replace the existing network with Proxim's solutions
for greater performance and support.
"In addition to the scope of the network and number of locations that
needed to be connected, the other challenge was that we needed to run
two distinct applications -- tax collection and eGovernment portals --
separately on the same network," said Prashant Ugemuge, Managing
Director of VIPL, Nagpur. "Proxim's solutions provided exceptional
performance, as well as the ability to easily configure VLANs for the
Since the Proxim wireless network was needed to provide critical
backbone connectivity for NMC's online octroi tax collection system, the
primary requirement was to ensure the entire network would stay up and
running even in the case of a base station failure. The secondary
requirement was to facilitate NMC's eGovernment portals in the same
network, and to have both applications running on separate VLANs.
Wireless not only provided a superior solution, but also provided
network design support and helped set up the entire network with VLAN
capabilities and redundancy," said Ugemuge. "With the ProximVision ES
management system, we are able to monitor and manage the performance of
the entire network from a single location. Everything is up and running,
and we expect the ROI for this deployment to be less than two years."
Wireless specializes in the ability to provide high-performance,
mission-critical indoor and outdoor wireless networks, regardless of the
size of the coverage area," said Nishchal Batra, Vice President of
Sales, Asia, ANZ and Middle East, Proxim Wireless. "When VIPL and NMC
needed an extremely reliable system that could handle multiple
applications with redundancy on a single network, we were happy to step
in and provide a successful network where competitors fell short."
About Proxim Wireless Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) provides
Wi-Fi(R), WiMAX, Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point Backhaul
technologies for a complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband
ecosystem. Our systems enable service providers, governments and
enterprises to deploy fixed and mobile security and video surveillance,
indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi, business and residential internet access and
cell tower backhaul. Proxim has shipped more than 2 million wireless
devices to more than 250,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide.
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