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Chantry Networks and SpectraLink Demonstrate Voice Over Wireless Interoperability with Mitel Networks' 3300 Integrated Communications Platform
[June 15, 2004]

Chantry Networks and SpectraLink Demonstrate Voice Over Wireless Interoperability with Mitel Networks' 3300 Integrated Communications Platform

DALLAS --(Business Wire)-- June 15, 2004 --

Showcases Technology for Zero Latency Voice Calls at Mitel Forum 2004; Similar Demonstration Won Recent Accolades at Wi-Fi Planet

Chantry Networks, the leading innovator of routed wireless networking technology, and SpectraLink Corporation (Nasdaq: SLNK), an industry pioneer in enterprise wireless communications, today demonstrated zero latency voice-over-Wi-Fi (Vo-Fi) using Chantry's award-winning BeaconWorks(TM) wireless LAN technology, SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephones and Mitel Networks' 3300 Integrated Communications Platform. Together these solutions highlight the benefits of a single, 802.11-compliant backbone for the convergence of wireless voice and data solutions.

The Mitel Forum 2004, taking place this week in Dallas, Texas, is an industry event for Mitel resellers and partners. The event showcases new technologies that interoperate with Mitel products and new revenue opportunities for Mitel resellers.

"Voice over wireless IP will not only provide clear customer benefits, but will also open new revenue streams for telecommunications reseller and partners," said Tom Racca, vice president of marketing, Chantry Networks. "The combination of Chantry, SpectraLink and Mitel is a powerful approach to not only solving customers' requirements, but exceeding them. Voice over wireless IP has some significant technology demands that are only addressed by the solution we are showcasing this week."

Chantry was recently recognized as the "Best of Show" award recipient for "Voice over IP Infrastructure" at last week's Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo. The award was given to Chantry as a result of its unique Virtual Network Services (VNSWorks(TM)) capabilities for Vo-Fi technology.

Chantry's BeaconWorks WLAN provides the most technically advanced approach for seamless mobility. BeaconWorks' approach, which reduces the amount of forced re-authentications, ensures users will have uninterrupted service as they move throughout a wireless campus or building. Competitive solutions require handheld devices to re-authenticate as the user moves, creating latency and potential downtime. For voice over wireless technology to be successful, seamless roaming must be bullet proof - as it is with Chantry's BeaconWorks.

SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephone portfolio offers the industry's most advanced Wi-Fi telephony solution for enterprise wireless networks. Designed to meet the communications needs to enterprises of any size in an array of industries, SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephones operate as client devices on WLANs utilizing the 802.11b global standard - allowing converged mobile voice and data applications on a single wireless infrastructure.

About BeaconWorks

BeaconWorks is a router-based fit (thin) access point architecture for more scalable and easily maintained wireless LANs. The solution consists of the BeaconMaster(TM) access controller with BeaconPoint(TM) access points. Embedded in BeaconWorks is Chantry's innovative VNSWorks technology that manages multiple virtual wireless networks over one physical wireless network. This technology provides yet one more cost effective approach to meeting the needs of wireless users.

About Chantry Networks

Chantry Networks is the creator of BeaconWorks, an innovative, Layer 3 wireless LAN (WLAN) solution. Offering unprecedented scalability and availability, coupled with unique network virtualization features, BeaconWorks overcomes the obstacles inherent in traditional WLAN systems to provide enterprises and service providers with the first economical and practical solution for building seamless and pervasive wireless networks. Founded in April of 2002, Chantry Networks is headquartered in Boston with offices in Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Toronto. Chantry is backed by top-tier investors including Flagship Ventures, Primaxis Technology Ventures, Venture Coaches/ Skypoint Capital and Ventures West. For more information on Chantry Networks visit

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