Pronto delivery for Wireless Tech

Specialist wireless distributor, Wireless Technology, has picked up regional rights to distribute wireless gateway products from US vendor, Pronto Networks.

Sales and applications consultant, Eric Gagnaux, said its head office in Singapore had brokered the Asia-Pacific deal. The company would be the only local distributor of the Pronto range.

Pronto produces wireless access point and user gateway software which can be used to manage accounts across wireless LAN networks. Operators could employ it to manage thousands of types of user accounts, ranging from per megabyte usage, to monthly or subscription fees, he said.

The products would be an alternative to Wireless Tech's existing vendor partner, IP3, Gagnaux said.

"We had to find another option quickly as we still have requests in that space, particularly with growing demand for mesh networking," he said. "We are seeing a lot of requests for that technology in mines for example. And more and more ISPs are starting to cover residential areas and smaller cities. Mesh suits these deployments as it is very scalable."

Pronto's existing relationship in the US with Strix Systems, which is also distributed by Wireless Tech, was a major factor, Gagnaux said.

"All of the products we distribute go with at least one other in our portfolio," he said. "This is because of US relationships struck between the vendors, who are all now trying to get into the Asia-Pacific region."

Wireless Tech also distributes Motorola's Canopy wireless broadband platform, as well as networking solutions from Tropos Networks and Quintum Technologies.