LAN 1 signs Strix

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Distributor LAN 1 has signed a new distribution agency with wireless LAN network provider Strix Systems.

Distributor LAN 1 has signed a new distribution agency with wireless LAN network provider Strix Systems.

Strix -- a US headquartered company with a presence in Europe and Asia -- said it had sought a specialist partner to expand into Australia.

The company markets the Access/One Network range of wireless LAN products which use a 'mesh' architecture, freeing networks from Ethernet cable.

LAN 1 claimed it would target heritage sites, health, hotel and enterprise markets and other locations where running Ethernet cable was difficult, costly or prohibited with the Strix products. Strix and LAN 1 said they were already staging pilots running at three Australian organisations.

'Having reviewed several distributors, we selected LAN 1 on account of its existing presence and track record in the Australian networking industry, its complementary product portfolio and high level of reseller support, fulfilment and stock management,' said Jay Yang, VP Asia Pacific at Strix Systems.

Andrew Mitchell, national manager, networking at LAN 1, said while there were many wireless solutions on the market, until the distributor spoke to Strix, there were none that could deliver wireless like a wired network. 'Strix achieves this through its mesh architecture and we anticipate huge opportunities in Australia,' he said.

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