SuperCom (SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors, is set to acquire Alvarion, a Tel Aviv-based provider of autonomous Wi-Fi networks with a proven record of reliability and performance in over 25,000 sites in more than 95 countries.
Alvarion designs solutions for Carrier Wi-Fi, Enterprise Connectivity, Smart City, Smart Hospitality, Connected Campuses and Connected Events that are both complete and heterogeneous to ensure ease-of-use and optimize operational efficiency. Carriers, Local Governments and Hospitality sectors worldwide deploy Alvarion’s intelligent Wi-Fi networks to enhance productivity and performance.
In the past few years, Alvarion went through a transition from being a market leader of Wi- Max and backhaul services to being one of the most influential players in the Wi-Fi based solution.
“This synergistic acquisition is in line with our mission to make the world safer, more secure and more connected, and further extends SuperCom’s range of capabilities into new markets, distribution outlets, products and services,” commented Arie Trabelsi, CEO of SuperCom. “One of them is the Secure Internet of Things (SIoT) where Alvarion’s network capability merges with our M2M/IoT products to present an attractive offering to the market and provides us access to a large and diverse base of more than 25,000 customers in more than 95 countries. As a recognized leader in the emerging industry of Secure Connected Things, we continue to invest and acquire additional capabilities at attractive valuations to expand our strategic position. This acquisition further diversifies our reach into a number of key industry verticals. Furthermore, it is in-line with our stated growth strategy of providing a more integrated offering to customers through complementary and interconnected products and solutions.”
Alvarion, as a SuperCom company, will continue to provide full support, services and upgrades for its award-winning Legacy, WBS series, and WBSac line of products, and will continue to invest in its customers around the globe by providing full support to its legacy and new line of products. Alvarion will offer attractive Service-Level Agreements to its worldwide customers.
Trabelsi added “I would like to assure all of Alvarion’s loyal customers of our commitment to support and further enhance Alvarion’s products and services.”
In consideration for this acquisition, SuperCom will pay up to $1 million in cash and an additional earn-out of up to $1 million during the next two years, mainly based on sales from the Alvarion division.
New Wi-Fi Access Points by Alvarion
Alvarion has released its latest product series of Avidity access points. The new Avidity series of indoor and outdoor access points is based on the latest 802.11ac standard.
An evolution of Alvarion’s high performance outdoor Access Point, the Avidity series is both compliant with IEEE 802.11ac and backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n. This evolution provides sustainable solutions that can handle today’s capacity and performance needs.
Alvarion’s versatile series of Access Points enables the construction of scalable Wi-Fi networks with Quality of Service (QoS), security and high service reliability. The products support Passpoint™ with hotspot capability and include a rich set of networking features for core integration with cellular and fixed-line operators. The access points are controlled and managed by the Alvarion’ Arena cloud based controller. The Avidity series is an evolution of Alvarion’s high performance outdoor access point and it features mature radio algorithms that together structure a sustainable network, the DIH, WARA and ACS are some of the radio algorithms that have been implemented;
Dynamic Interference Handling (DIH) optimizes performance in 2.4GHZ and 5GHz noisy environments. Rate Adaptation (WARA) dynamically chooses the best rate and bandwidth depending on changes in channel environment. Automatic Channel Selection (ACS) allow the access point to direct its client to the optimal channel and therefore balance the usage.