Profile: Alvarion Ltd (ALVR.O)
9 Dec 2013
Alvarion Ltd., incorporated in September 1992, is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of wireless products. The Company focuses on two line of business: the carriers line of business, which includes operators, broadband service providers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) and regional carriers, and the enterprise line of business, which includes government authorities, municipalities, and wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) with integrated end-to-end networks and solutions based on the worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) standard, as well as other wireless broadband solutions. Solutions for carriers include providing subscribers with home, office and personal broadband connectivity for Internet access, social networking, gaming, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), video and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Its solutions also enable government and municipal office connectivity, security and surveillance services, and applications, such as smart power grid and public safety-related communications. In October 2012, WiLan Inc acquired a global portfolio of more than 150 patents and patent applications from the Company.
BreezeMAX Platforms - WiMAX Solutions for converged applications
The Company’s WiMAX-based BreezeMAX Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) (BreezeMAX) platforms are designed from the ground-up according to the IEEE 802.16 standard. BreezeMAX platforms feature advanced orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access (OFDMA) technologies to support non-line-of-sight (NLOS) operation, adaptive modulation up to quadrature amplitude modulation 64 (QAM64) and spectral efficiency available. Commercially available and operating in the 2.3, 2.3 wireless control system (WCS), 2.5, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6 and 5.2 gigahertz licensed frequency bands, BreezeMAX meets the immediate customer demand for broadband wireless systems with a platform designed around the implementation of the IEEE 802.16 and HiperMAN standards by the WiMAX Forum. The BreezeMAX carrier-class design supports broadband speeds and QoS to enable carriers to offer quadruple play (meaning broadband data, voice, mobility and multi-media) services to thousands of subscribers in a single-base station.
The Company’s mobile WiMAX solution, 4Motion, is an end-to-end mobile WiMAX solution designed to comply with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. The solution portfolio was developed in conjunction with providers of core network and Internet protocol (IP) technology, devices and integration services. 4Motion offers an open, end-to-end and carrier-class mobile broadband data solution that delivers personal broadband services of several megabits per second per subscriber or more. The 4Motion solution includes Radio Access Network (RAN), which is based on the Company’s BreezeMAX WiMAX base-station platform and includes both Alvarion’s and third parties’ core network, radio and IP networking elements, end user devices and subscriber applications.
Wireless Broadband Access Solutions
The Company provides a range of integrated wireless broadband solutions, addressing different markets and frequency bands, designed for the various business models of carriers, service providers and private network owners, such as municipalities, businesses, utilities and more. Its products address point-to-point and point-to-multipoint architectures for a scope of end user profiles, including residential, small office/home office (SOHO), small/medium enterprises (SME), multi-tenant/multi-dwelling units (MTU/MDU) and large enterprises (corporate). Its products operate in licensed and license-free bands, ranging from 900 megahertz to 28 gigahertz. Its technologies include spread spectrum radio, linear radio, digital signal processing, modems, media access control, IP-based mobile switches, networking protocols and very large systems integration (VLSI).
BreezeACCESS enables fixed high-speed data and voice, point-to-multipoint wireless broadband applications. The BreezeACCESS product family consists of base stations, including access units, controllers and subscriber units. The subscriber units include subscriber units for data applications and subscriber units for data and telephony applications. BreezeACCESS OFDM products support coverage range in the 4.9, 5 gigahertz frequencies and the license-exempt 900 megahertz frequency bands and feature embedded security mechanisms with hardware-based encryption. BreezeACCESS 4900 is a communications tool for the United States public safety sector. The 50 megahertz licensed spectrum in the 4.940 gigahertz-4.990 gigahertz, reserved for public safety and homeland security use, assists local municipal groups to provide license-protected, secure access for public safety, medical, emergency, government security and surveillance applications with superior capacity, range and scalability.
BreezeACCESS VL is an OFDM based carrier-class, point-to-multipoint solution for wireless broadband outdoor connectivity and the delivery of data, voice and video services in urban and rural environments. BreezeACCESS VL lets WISPs, municipalities, governments, enterprises and utilities providers deliver an array of broadband wireless applications in urban and rural deployments. BreezeACCESS Wi2 combines the advantages of Wi-Fi access with the capabilities of BreezeACCESS VL systems to provide solutions for personal broadband services. Its BreezeNET B products are designed to provide backhaul, building-to-building bridging solutions, support mobile connectivity and provide individuals or small groups of users with wireless access to a local area network (LAN).
The BreezeNET B system operates in the unlicensed 2.4, 4.9-5.8 gigahertz bands. BreezeNET B operates in NLOS environments, such as buildings, foliage or ridgelines. The system also features adaptive modulation for automatic selection of modulation schemes to maximize data rate and improve spectral efficiency. BreezeNET B supports security sensitive applications through optional use of authentication and data encryption. The system supports virtual local networks (VLANs), which enable secure operation, and virtual private network (VPN) services, which allow workers in remote locations or remote offices to access their enterprise network.
The enhanced MultiGain (eMGW) solutions are point-to-multipoint fixed wireless access systems that provide data and voice services for both residential and small business users, mainly in suburban and rural environments. eMGW provides fast Internet access, corporate access and carrier-class telephony in a single system. It also enables LAN-to-LAN connectivity over IP-VPN tunnels for businesses, fax (G3) and dial-up modem (v.92/56 kilobytes per second) services for residential subscribers and leased line services. The WALKair system is a wireless broadband system that enables carriers to provide high-speed Internet access, other data services and voice services primarily to SMEs. Its WALKair products consist of WALKair 1000 that operates in the 3.5, 10.5 and 26 gigahertz licensed bands, and WALKair 3000 that operates in the 3.5, 10.5, 26 and 28 gigahertz bands.
Network Management Solutions
The Company provides advanced management applications for its wireless solutions. The Company’s network management applications are equipped with graphical user interfaces, and provide a set of tools for configuring, monitoring and managing its wireless broadband networks. The Star Management Suite, its carrier-class Network Management System, is designed for WiMAX deployments and helps service providers to manage WiMAX deployments, roll out new services and maintain high service levels. AlvariStar is a carrier-class, field-proven Network Management System (NMS) for managing Alvarion’s WiMAX base stations in mobile and fixed deployments. StarACS automatic configuration server is a scalable solution for unified management of various WiMAX CPEs, including residential gateways (RGWs) and devices with WiFi, Data and VoIP capabilities, as well as any fixed or nomadic TR-069-supported devices. StarQuality is a network performance and traffic monitoring system that helps operators optimize WiMAX network usage, maximize traffic capacity, maintain quality services and comply with maintenance service license agreements.
In order to support its products and provide solutions to its customers, the Company provides a family of accessories designed to extend the range of its BreezeMAX, 4Motion, BreezeACCESS, WALKair and BreezeNET solutions. These accessories include antennas, cables, surge arrestors, amplifiers and other components.
The Company competes with Airspan Inc., Aperto Networks, Cisco Systems, Huawei Technologies, Motorola, Redline Communications, Samsung and ZTE Corporation.
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