Alvarion Press Room
HotSpot International Selects Alvarion® to Serve Mexican and Central Latin American Hospitality Markets
Tel Aviv, Israel, April 23, 2012 – Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that HotSpot International (HSI) has selected Alvarion’s carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution for delivering wireless connectivity to hospitality customers across Mexico, and Central America, including AMResorts and the Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa.
“Whether for business or pleasure, travelers expect to have wireless connectivity at their fingertips no matter where they land in the world – from the airport to convention center, hotel grounds and even poolside,” said Eran Gorev, President and CEO of Alvarion. “At the same time, a proliferation of mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets is putting enormous strain on legacy communications infrastructure. Alvarion easily and cost-effectively addresses these pain-points with its WBSn solution, a family of advanced Beamforming 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations. The WBSn solution, tagged “As Far As Wi-Fi Can Go”, is a combination of outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi coverage that provides excellent coverage and capacity everywhere.”
HotSpot International turned to Alvarion for wireless connectivity and bandwidth needs as part of its integrated high speed access solution for hotels and other hospitality industry clients. With Alvarion’s new carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution HotSpot can use one device to deliver two to three times as much capacity. For example, a single WBSn base station can cover 100 rooms, versus 30 to 40 using alternate solutions. Moreover, with a new indoor enhancement dual-zone repeater CPE, full coverage, including deep indoor blank spots, can be efficiently achieved.
“Alvarion’s technology allows us to more effectively and cost-efficiently deliver better high speed wireless connectivity solutions to our customers so that their guests can have a world-class experience,” stated Louis Miller, founder and CEO of Hotspot International. “HSI has already installed Alvarion’s technology across Mexico with customers including AMResorts and Casa Dorada Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas.”
“When you target the luxury leisure market, you need to be able to provide top-notch services, which includes high performance wireless broadband connectivity for visitors conducting business or connecting with family while on vacation,” said Ivonne Simon, Corporate IT Manager for AMResorts. “Our Internet service installed by HSI using Alvarion’s technology enables us to deliver an above and beyond experience for our guests, allowing us to differentiate our properties.”
“Installation was extremely easy and with one base station access point, we can cover more ground and connect more rooms to wireless access than ever before. At the same time, we get a more robust signal and stable service, even when the hotel is at full capacity,” said Javier Villalobos, IT manager, Casa Dorada Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas. “Before HSI installed Alvarion, we had to use ten access points to cover the resort area and now all we need is two. That represents a significant savings for our resort.”
Alvarion’s technology will also help HSI deliver more future-looking wireless services that can enhance the visitor experience including services that will seamlessly connect VoIP room extensions with visitors’ smartphones; monitor assets so items ordered via the wireless network can be delivered wherever guests are on the property; enable guests to change room controls remotely, such as temperature or lights; and allow international calling Wi-Fi hand-offs so guests can avoid costly international roaming charges.
About HotSpot International
With nearly 10 years serving the traveler and the Hospitality industry, HotSpot International (HSI) is a leader in the deployment of turnkey managed high-speed Internet access solutions in Mexico. HSI offers complete solutions or individual elements of solutions according to the needs and requirements of each hotel.
HSI has established agreements with some of the most prestigious hotel brands including A&M Resorts, Hilton, Marriott, Camino Real, Emporio, Accor, Sol Melia, Occidental, Sheraton, and others. HSI is a division of Miller International Marketing and Consulting, Inc. (MIMC) in the United States and a self-standing Mexican Corporation based in Mexico City. Since its inception nearly ten years ago, HSI has installed nearly 200 hotels in Mexico representing over 55,000 rooms.
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers. Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of Alvarion’s management and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: our failure to fully implement the 2012 plan referred to above, our inability to reallocate our resources and rationalize our business in a more efficient manner, potential impact on our business of the current global macro-economic uncertainties, the inability of our customers to obtain credit to purchase our products as a result of global credit market conditions, the failure to fund projects under the U.S. broadband stimulus program, continued delays in 4G license allocation in certain countries; the failure of the products for the 4G market to develop as anticipated; Alvarion’s inability to capture market share in the expected growth of the 4G market as anticipated, due to, among other things, competitive reasons or failure to execute in our sales, marketing or manufacturing objectives; the failure of the Alvarion’s strategic initiatives to enable Alvarion to more effectively capitalize on market opportunities as anticipated; the potential incurrence by Alvarion of unknown liabilities of Wavion; the failure of Alvarion to effectively integrate the business and technology of Wavion into that of Alvarion and Alvarion’s products and realize the expected synergies from the acquisition; the failure of Alvarion to gain market acceptance for the Wavion products as contemplated; the failure of the markets for Wavion’s and Alvarion’s products to grow as anticipated; inability to further identify, develop and achieve success for new products, services and technologies; increased competition and its effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; as well as the inability to establish and maintain relationships with commerce, advertising, marketing, and technology providers and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s 20-F Annual Report Risk Factors section as well as in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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