Here are some very raw, very initial, very incomplete impressions from today's Alvarion "What's New, What's Different" WISP Webinar from 12:00 - 13:15 Pacific. I took some notes for a future, comprehensive article about what Alvarion revealed and I hope to do an interview with presenter Patrick Leary, get a copy of the presentation and listen to the replay (very cool if they provide it as a MP3 / podcast). Only then would I have a prayer of doing justice to all of what Alvarion presented.
The Webinar should have been a three-hour seminar, distilled down to its essence to fit into a one-hour timeslot. Leary delivered a solid, but rapid-fire presentation describing numerous product improvements, new product announcements, solid background information about Alvarion's technological choices, and "sneak peaks".
Leary led off the presentation by talking about Alvarion's corporate strengths, including that it's a publicly traded company, and thus offering a high degree of transparency with which to judge their overall corporate "stability" (my words, not Leary's). Alvarion has offered products specifically designed and built for the WISP market since before there has been a widely-recognized WISP market. (I've been watching the WISP market since late 1996, and Alvarion [then BreezeCOM] was a major vendor before then.)
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