How Did Dutch Athletes Stay Connected During Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

By PRESS RELEASE — August 25, 2008

Amsterdam--Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, announced that the National Olympic Committee (NOC) National Sports Federation (NSF) in the Netherlands stayed connected at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Game using the Proxim Wireless ORiNOCO AP-4000M Access Points.
 
The NOCNSF selected Proxim as the wireless technology to keep the entire Dutch Olympic team connected to their friends and families throughout their stay in Beijing. Due to the five-hour time difference between Beijing and the Netherlands, email tends to be the easiest form of communication for keeping in touch with people back home.
 
ZCC, a Proxim VAR based in Arnhem in the Netherlands, and Proxim distributor Anixter Netherlands specified and delivered the Internet access solution for the NOCNSF.  The solution was designed for maximum performance, ease-of-use and maintenance during the Olympic Games, to take the pressure off the NOCNSF technical staff during the event.
 
"Internet access and email are important services we provide to the Dutch team, and we're pleased to be working with ZCC and Proxim, who we trust to deliver a robust and secure wireless network," stated Christian Baerends, NOCNSF onsite technical specialist.
 
The Proxim AP-4000M Access Points are easy to deploy and can be added to the network without the need for any onsite configuration, creating a self-forming and self-healing network.
 
"Proxim's products are renowned for their reliability, flexibility and security so we're sure that the wireless network will be a blessing for the Dutch team.  Furthermore, we chose the Proxim products because they are simple to deploy and we're confident that they will not cause any maintenance issues for the NOCNSF technical staff during the event," explained Ben Huigen, CEO at ZCC.
 
"Having provided part of the wireless infrastructure solution at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, we were really pleased to be chosen again to provide a wireless solution.  It's great to know that we delivered a much-needed service for the Dutch athletes," said Robert Veenis, Director International Channel Sales at Proxim Wireless.
 
About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, enterprise LAN connectivity and Point-to-Point backhaul. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified.
 
About NOCNSF
In the Netherlands, sport is organized at club level, the clubs being members of a sports federation. Most of these sports federations are in turn affiliated to the •Nederlands Olympisch Comité  Nederlandse Sport Federatie (NOCNSF)"--National Olympic CommitteeNetherlands Sports Federation. This umbrella organisation represents the interests of its members and also acts as the political interlocutor of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (administrative role). The NOCNSF not only ensures that everyone living in the Netherlands has the opportunity to engage in sporting activities in a responsible manner and in a form of organisation and at a level of his or her choice; it also supports elite sport in general. The NOCNSF unites the interests of more than 4.9 million athletes who are organised into associations. Over 90 sports federations, representing some 30,000 clubs, are affiliated to it.
 
About ZCC / Automatisering
ZCC / Automatisering is an independent IT company based in Arnhem in The Netherlands.  For more than a quarter of a century ZCC / Automatisering has been providing IT solutions to clients in the region.  The company focuses on providing innovative solutions by combining the best technologies from developers/manufacturers and adding value gained from the company's 25 year experience in the industry. With a strong proactive team of employees and a close interaction with its clients, ZCC / Automatisering provides IT solutions that fit and enhance its clients' business strategies, enabling them to be successful.
 
Since 2000 ZCC / Automatisering has been providing Proxim ORiNOCO Wi-Fi and outdoor Tsunami solutions for a broad range of different projects.  ZCC / Automatisering provides these market-leading solutions, since they require minimum maintenance and can be deployed rapidly.
       
About Anixter International
Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire & cable and a leading distributor of fasteners and other small parts ("C" Class inventory components) to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs, 2) more than 400,000 products and over $1 billion in inventory, 3) 218 warehouses with more than 6 million square feet of space, and 4) locations in 249 cities in 49 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.


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