Alvarion® and National Grid Conduct Smart Power Grid Proof of Concept in the U.S.
Alvarion’s BreezeMAX® 3650 to backhaul smart meter concentration points and smart grid distribution automation devices
Mountain View, Calif., September 10, 2009 — Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced it will work with National Grid, the second-largest utility company in the U.S., to participate in a smart power grid (SPG) Proof of Concept with its BreezeMAX 3650 solution, as part of a technology test-bed for potential pilot projects in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The proof of concept will begin in September 2009, and will provide backhaul for SPG smart meters and distribution automation devices for residences and businesses using WiMAX technology.
SPGs incorporate advanced two-way communications and distributed computing capabilities for improved control, efficiency, reliability and safety. Through this smart grid pilot, National Grid and Alvarion could give selected customers across the Northeast an opportunity to experience the benefits of this application through reduced energy consumption, reduced carbon emission and ultimately, a lower utility bill. Alvarion will help enable National Grid achieve a clean and efficient energy network of the future, for the region.
Alvarion provides comprehensive broadband wireless connectivity solutions for SPGs, allowing connectivity for Distribution Automated (DA) devices and backhaul for smart meter collectors.
Eran Gorev to Join Alvarion® as president and Chief Executive Officer
New CEO Brings 20 Years of Global High-Tech Leadership
Tel-Aviv, Israel, September 2, 2009 — Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Eran Gorev to succeed Tzvika Friedman as president and Chief Executive Officer. The transition will take place during the fourth quarter, with Mr. Gorev assuming full day-to-day responsibility in December.
“We are pleased to welcome this highly-regarded executive to the company,” said Anthony Maher, Chairman. “Eran Gorev brings an impressive track record of success in world-class organizations including NICE Systems, Amdocs, and Digital Equipment Corporation. His global experience, particularly in customer-facing roles with Tier 1 carriers, leading enterprises and governments, and strong corporate leadership skills are ideally suited to build on the achievements of Tzvika and the entire Alvarion team.”
Alvarion® and Linkem Build Mobile WiMAX™ Network for 2009 World Swimming Championship in Rome
Advanced broadband wireless services will be supplied at the championship venue using Alvarion’s end-to-end mobile WiMAX solution.
Rome, July Date, 2009.- Alvarion® Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR), the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, and Italian telecommunications company Likem today announced that they will provide wireless broadband coverage for the 13th annual world swimming championship in Rome from July 17th through August 2nd. Linkem was recently selected by the championship’s organizing committee to create a wireless network using WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies in both the indoor and outdoor areas of Rome’s Olympic Village. The network will provide coverage to an area of roughly 70,000 m². About 400,000 visitors, including over 1,800 journalists, from over 180 countries are expected to attend the championship at the Foro Italico stadium and enjoy a true 4G services.
Alvarion and Linkem will hold an exclusive press cocktail event at the championship hospitality booth during the evening of July 22nd. The joint event will be located inside the Foro Italico, hospitality village in the American Bar.