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Allied Telesyn Strengthens Wireless Network Business

  • 21 June, 2005 15:48

<p>The parent of Allied Telesyn International (Australia), has announced that Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. will acquire ROOT Inc. – a Tokyo-based developer of innovative wireless LAN and mobile communications systems. The acquisition will strengthen the company’s wireless network related business.</p>
<p>ROOT offers advanced solutions in the mobile IP communications field including development of wireless LAN products and mobile IP, including mobile communication systems that provide uninterrupted service during high-speed transit of up to 300km per hour. It has also developed road maintenance solutions for Intelligent Transport Systems, wireless broadband offerings for regional/municipal networks and ISPs, and advanced authentication/security systems. ROOT is currently working on advanced research for next-generation mobile communications such as the implementation of mobile IP communication at 108Mbps.</p>
<p>“This acquisition will enable Allied Telesis Group to integrate world-leading technologies such as mobile IP communications, authentication/security systems, and wireless LAN products into its existing range of routers, network extenders, media converters, switches, wireless, transceivers, LAN, adapter cards, network software, and hubs,” explained Mark Jackson, Managing Director of Allied Telesyn (Australia). “There are also great synergies in research and development, which will feed a range of innovative new products into the global manufacturing, marketing, distribution and support network of Allied Telesis.”</p>
<p>“The timing and strategic intent of this acquisition couldn’t be better for us here at Allied Telesyn in Australia and New Zealand. The wireless LAN market is expanding at a rapid rate, fuelled by the rapid development of the broadband infrastructure and growth in demand for consumer and enterprise wireless applications. ROOT’s R&amp;D expertise will help to prime Allied Telesyn’s product pipeline with exciting new solutions that will meet this growing demand for wireless networking applications in Australia,” he said.</p>
<p>About Allied Telesis Group</p>
<p>Allied Telesis Holdings K.K. was established in 1987 to undertake the development, manufacturing, sales, integration and support of network equipment focused on Ethernet technology. The Group’s brand and position as a leading network equipment manufacturer in Japan are well established. Today it includes 43 companies in 21 countries worldwide providing end-to-end solutions in the IP-based Triple Play (audio, video and high-speed data communication) market.</p>
<p>Allied Telesyn International is part of the Allied Telesis Group. Its main offices are in Tokyo, Bothell (USA), and Chiasso (Switzerland) and it has over 2,000 employees worldwide. The company’s Australian division was established in Sydney in 1996. For more information go to: www.alliedtelesyn.com.au</p>
<p>About ROOT Inc.</p>
<p>ROOT Inc. has focused on high-speed wireless communication since 1993. In 1997 the company succeeded in the development of a wireless router used for regional/municipal computerisation and broadband access, and currently deployed in the local governments of about 150 cities and towns. ROOT has also developed a secure IP solution to ensure strong security and sure authentication on both wired and wireless LANs. National universities and public hospitals are users of this technology. ROOT’s mobile IP solution ensures access to the IP network without interruption during high-speed transit of up 300km per hour by combining wireless LAN and mobile IP technology. This solution is deployed in the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Public Roads Administration and railroad companies. It is also being tested by the Hong Kong subway.</p>
<p>For media information contact:
John Back
Kinetics Pty Ltd
Ph: (02) 9976 6611
john@kinetics.com.au</p>

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