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Azalea Networks Awarded United States Patent for ’Intelligent’ Adaptive Wireless Mesh Routing Technology

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Only true Layer-3 Wireless Mesh Network Solution offers unmatched scalability while increasing performance,quality of service, and reliability of video, voice, and data traffic

Milpitas, CA -- Azalea Networks, a leading innovator in wireless network equipment and technology, today announced it has been issued a United States patent for its wireless mesh network technology known as Adaptive Wireless Routing (AWR). The patent covers Azalea's routing protocol that operates at Layer-3, or the network layer, offering multiple advantages such as greater scalability and reliability over competing solutions that operate strictly at Layer-2, or the physical layer, of a network.

The fact that Azalea's solution operates at Layer-3 allows it to provide "intelligence" throughout the network, from the core to the edge nodes, which offers greater network management and control. "This key patented technology is what sets Azalea apart and provides a higher-performing foundation for solutions including 802.11n," commented Felix Zhao, Azalea's chief technology officer.

As a dynamic, distributed routing protocol purpose-built for wireless networks, AWR is able to forward packets at near nominal wireless data rates across multiple hops with a per-hop latency of under two milliseconds. And even though AWR is a robust routing protocol, it is remarkably efficient, enabling it to be implemented cost-effectively on wireless nodes with multiple radios. Even with changes in topology or the quality of radio links, AWR adapts, maintaining the highest level of performance for users on the network.

Adaptive Wireless Routing overcomes the internetworking limitations imposed by the spanning tree structure of a purely Layer-2 network. Azalea supports up to four independent, software-configurable radios in a single node with each operating in either access point mode or backhaul mode in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands, or in the licensed 4.9 GHz band (U.S. Public Safety).

Azalea's technology delivers high-quality voice, video, and data communications while offering the ability to expand, grow or modify a network. It integrates with other wireless and wired networks, including the Internet, enterprise networks, or service provider infrastructure.

All product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Azalea Networks and the Azalea Networks logo are trademarks of Azalea Networks in the U.S. and various countries. ©2009 Azalea Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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