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Colubris WLAN Equipment to Power Municipal Wi-Fi in Kuala Lumpur
Aug 18, 2008 (08:08 AM EDT)


WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Colubris Networks, Inc., the leading global provider of intelligent wireless LANs for enterprises and service providers, today announced that Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's federal capital, has begun a phased deployment of Colubris WLAN equipment to enable wireless computing across the city's commercial, residential and public areas. Wireless@KL joins similar municipal projects in Paris, Singapore and Luzern that have recently deployed public Wi-Fi networks based on Colubris gear. D-Synergy is the appointed wireless partner to roll out Colubris wireless LAN equipment for this project.

Wireless@KL is one of the pioneer projects initiated by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM), together with Packet One Networks, a leading WiMAX operator, and it is to be rolled out under the "Klang Valley Broadband Push." Colubris wireless LAN equipment has been selected to provide Wi-Fi connectivity to Packet One's WiMAX infrastructure, enabling any Wi-Fi device, including laptops, PDAs, dual-mode phones, and other handheld devices, to access the Internet.

"There is a huge transformation in the adoption of Information Communication Technology in this part of the world and Malaysia is surging ahead to put in an infrastructure that will enable it to leapfrog ahead in enabling citizens to benefit from this 'Digital Highway,'" said Doreen Sim, Managing Director of D-Synergy. "When the project is completed, we will have contributed to help transform Kuala Lumpur into a 'wireless digital city,' and be able to provide wireless access to more than 90% of the city's 1.5 million residents."

D-Synergy, one of Southeast Asia's leading infrastructure enablement companies, selected Colubris equipment based on its rich feature set and high level of reliability. Further, D-Synergy and Packet One are impressed by Colubris' strong security, industry-leading QoS and an upgrade path that maximizes past technology investments while allowing for future growth and expansion.

The first phase of the Wireless@KL program is underway and will include the deployment of 1,500 access points throughout the city in commercial areas, offices, residential areas, community centres and other key public areas. It will offer wireless broadband with 80% coverage across the federal capital.

"Wireless@KL is a very ambitious project and one for which Colubris' WLAN equipment is ideally suited," explained Tom Racca, vice president of marketing of Colubris. "Our expertise in delivering highly reliable and interoperable guest access services is unmatched in the industry. With the experience of delivering service to more than 40 million unique users, Colubris offers a field proven solution that is cost effective and scalable, from small venues to some of the largest public Wi-Fi networks in the world. These attributes were critical for a project the scope of Wireless@KL."

About Colubris

Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent wireless networks (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers. Its optimized WLAN switching systems deliver unmatched bandwidth efficiency, seamless mobility and secure, easy access for thousands of organizations and 40 million users worldwide. With its "future proof" architecture, Colubris provides organizations with the most cost-effective migration from legacy standards to 802.11n. Its systems unify and integrate with existing network infrastructures, as well as security and management systems. Colubris' numerous recognitions include Red Herring's top 100 private companies in North America, Fierce Wireless Fierce 15, CRN's Emerging Tech Vendors and Mobile Trax Mobility Award. For more information, visit Colubris on the Web at www.colubris.com .

About D-Synergy

D-Synergy is one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing Value-added Distributors, offering a broad array of products and solutions from a growing list of global technology brands. D-Synergy creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through highly competitive price/performance combinations, unique marketing programs, technical support, and product aggregation and distribution. The company has extensive experience in deploying large-scale municipal wireless and secure network infrastructures in AsiaPac. D-Synergy has offices in Singapore and Malaysia, and an extensive network of regional representation. For more information, please visit www.d-synergy.com .

MEDIA CONTACTS: Carl Blume Colubris Networks, Inc. 781-547-0325 cblume@colubris.com http://www.colubris.com Rob Morton Davies Murphy Group, Inc. 781-418-2460 colubris@daviesmurphy.com http://www.daviesmurphy.com

CONTACT: Carl Blume of Colubris Networks, Inc., +1-781-547-0325, cblume@colubris.com, or Rob Morton of Davies Murphy Group, Inc.,+1-781-418-2460,

Web site: http://www.colubris.com/ http://www.d-synergy.com/