Vancouver, Canada – January 7, 2004 – fSONA
Communications, a leader in Free Space Optics, today announced their participation
in the Wireless Communications Association’s Tenth Annual Technical
Symposium & Business Expo in San Jose, CA.
fSONA is proud to participate in a Symposium Keynote entitled, “FSO
& Wi-Fi: Transforming Homeland Security & Military Zone Networks.”
The Government Keynote will be delivered by Captain David Joseforsky and
Captain Gil Garcia of the U.S. Marine Corps, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).
The Commercial Keynote will be by Ken Anderson, Senior Director, Technology,
Bechtel Telecommunications. They will then join a panel that includes Michael
Corcoran, Senior Vice President, fSONA Communications and David M. Britz,
Principal Member Technical Staff, AT&T & Chair, FSO Alliance.
fSONA will also take part in a special evening event – “FSO
for the Real World” - hosted by the FSO Alliance which will feature
papers from a number of leading FSO vendors. Michael Jung, Director of Marketing
will discuss new business models for FSO that utilize Gigabit Ethernet backbones
to deliver a variety of high-speed services.
You are invited to stop by the fSONA exhibit at booth #414. The time for
the keynote presentation is 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, the evening
FSO event will take place from 6-9pm on Thursday, Jan. 22, both in the Fairmont
Hotel’s Gold Room.
About the Wireless Communications Association:
Founded in 1988 and based in Washington, DC, the Wireless Communications
Association (www.wcai.com) represents the wireless broadband industry worldwide,
with nearly 300 member companies on six continents. Other featured speakers
for January’s Symposium include Intel Executive Vice President and
General Manager of the Intel Communications Group Sean Maloney, Nextel Communications
Executive Vice President & CTO Barry V. West, WiMAX Forum President
Margaret LaBrecque and ETSI BRAN Chairman Dr. Friedrich Berndt. Major sponsors
this year are Intel Corp.,
NextNet Wireless, Alvarion, Sprint and BellSouth. The upcoming show will
have more than 50 exhibitors showcasing the industry’s latest technical
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit www.fsona.com
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