BOULDER, CO (ots) - Strategic Partnership Positions Roving Planet
to Address Rapidly Growing Demand for Wireless LAN Management
Solutions in North America and Europe
Roving Planet, a leading provider of management, control, and
integration platforms for wireless LANs, today announced that CH2M
Hill International Ltd./Equador, the European communications software
consultancy and integration unit of CH2M Hill Communications Group, a
global leader in the rapid deployment of telecommunications
infrastructure, is Roving Planet's new distribution partner for the
The agreement between the two companies provides CH2M Hill
International Ltd./Equador with Roving Planet's comprehensive
wireless network management, control and integration platform for
European enterprise, service provider and telecommunications carrier
customers, and gives Roving Planet a powerful, marquee-name European
distribution partner who is highly experienced in large- scale,
complex network construction and management. This significant
distribution arrangement enables Roving Planet to deliver on its
strategy to meet the growing needs of enterprise-class wireless
local area networks (WLANs) for broadly capable wireless management
and control systems while the number of enterprise WLAN deployments
is increasing dramatically on a global basis. CH2M Hill International
Ltd./Equador will become a significant partner for Roving Planet
solutions in Europe, providing both sales and services, including
installation, integration, and support services.
"We are extremely pleased with what Roving Planet's solutions can
do for our customers," said Mark Collins, CEO of CH2M Hill
International Ltd./Equador. "Demand for wireless data network
infrastructure management has emerged to become a major services
opportunity for us. Roving Planet's elegant approach to solving many
of the wireless LAN management challenges that our clients have makes
this a highly valuable relationship."
"This partnership will allow us to focus on the North American
market with the knowledge and assurance that we're in good hands
across the Atlantic," Mesch added. "CH2M Hill International's ability
to deliver our CSD platform to customers in Europe will be
instrumental in our efforts to keep up with today's mind-boggling
rate of adoption of wireless LAN technologies around the globe. This
deal will go a long way to help us meet our corporate objectives to
establish similar strategic partnerships in other parts of the
Roving Planet's Central Site Director (CSD) is a comprehensive
wireless LAN management, control and integration solution that gives
administrators a single platform for security, unparalleled
visibility, resource management, and integration with existing
systems and applications, which lowers overall costs for meeting key
wireless LAN management requirements, improves administrative
efficiency, and lowers ongoing operating costs. The functionality
includes authentication, authorization, dynamic business policy and
bandwidth management, performance diagnostics, and real-time
visibility and reporting - all at a granular level, down to specific
access point, time, user group, individual user, and application. The
CSD's open architecture features an XML web-services framework and
underlying gateways to facilitate simplified integration with legacy
systems and enterprise wired and wireless-specific applications.
Existing applications, systems, business practices, and
organizational structure can all be tightly integrated with the
policies that are needed to manage and control the behavior of
applications and users running on the WLAN. Because the CSD platform
works as an OSI Layer 2 bridge, it integrates easily with existing
network infrastructure and topology.
"We essentially bring order to what wireless network
administrators commonly regard as the 'chaos' of wireless computing.
CSD provides the same levels of management and security of wire-bound
networks to wireless data network infrastructures," added Mesch.
About Roving Planet
Roving Planet delivers a comprehensive WLAN management, control
and integration platform that eliminates the pain of dynamically
managing the who, when, where and what of enterprise WLANs. The
company's flagship product, Central Site Director Version 2.0, is the
only solution available today that delivers dynamic security and
bandwidth management, including wireless application QoS, while also
providing unparalleled visibility, ease of deployment, and an open
architecture to facilitate simplified integration with legacy systems
and enterprise wired and wireless-specific applications. Roving
Planet is a venture-backed, Delaware corporation with headquarters in
Boulder, Colorado. Roving Planet is a Cisco AVVID- certified partner
and is also a Solution Partner in the HP OpenView Solution Alliance
Additional information about Roving Planet and its products can be
found at www.rovingplanet.com.
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