METUCHEN, New Jersey. – March 18, 2009 —
BVS, EDX, DoceoTech, and EGS Technologies announce their American Made Rural Broadband
Wireless Network Design Package.
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc., EDX Wireless, DoceoTech, and EGS Technologies have collaborated to develop a comprehensive, integrated package to help the rural broadband build-out that is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) economic stimulus package providing broadband access to the rural and underserved areas throughout the United States. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration
(NTIA) is issuing grants through the Broadband Technology and Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) program is offering grants, loans and loan guarantees that will fund the build out of rural broadband for municipalities and state governments, utility companies, and the rural telecom providers.
The collective, integrated package allows for a streamlined procurement of wireless propagation test equipment, RF planning tools, geodata tools, and
tailored technical training for several broadband technologies. These include WiFi, WiMAX and LTE.
“By having this basic integrated wireless engineering tool set, grant applicants can provide more definitive data on the underserved areas they are proposing to cover as well as the coverage available after deployment,” says Jennifer Duncan, executive director of business development for EDX. “Further, this package provides applicants with a valuable return on investment because it will provide a way to consistently plan for both the initial deployments as well as the next phase of network build outs, and it provides industry standard tools to effectively communicate with federal and state agencies as well as other ARRA initiatives.”
“Our ‘American Made’ Wireless Network Design Package will offer companies a turnkey solution for their wireless needs.” states Scott Schober, President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems.
This integrated package is scheduled for release in early April, 2009. It has been competitively priced to meet the needs of the expected applicants and is available as a package from any of the collaborating companies.
About Berkeley Varitronics Systems (www.bvsystems.com)
Berkeley Varitronics Systems (www.bvsystems.com) has provided advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry for over 35 years. BVS has introduced over 50 unique wireless test devices for a variety of applications including the popular Cellular, iDEN, PCS, CDMA, RFID, WiMAX, 802.11b/a/n/g & LTE Technologies. BVS test equipment now enjoy international markets comprised of 40 countries spread across the Asian, European, Australian, Middle Eastern, Canadian, South American territories.
About EDX Wireless LLC (www.edx.com)
EDX network design tools are some of the most widely used engineering software products for designing wireless communications networks, including wireless broadband, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, public safety, and other mobile wireless systems. This mature suite of tools is the result of over 20 years of development effort, including the pioneering of some of the most important innovations in propagation modeling such as ray–tracing. These highly accurate
propagation and planning tools have been used in more than 55 countries worldwide for the successful design and deployment of wireless networks.
About DoceoTech (www.doceotech.com)
DoceoTech delivers rapid and comprehensive understanding of technical subject matter, to your company’s engineering, product development, strategy, marketing, and general management personnel. DoceoTech provides tailored technical training for the key broadband technologies including WiFi, WiMAX, and LTE.
About EGS Technologies Corporation (www.egstech.com)
EGS Technologies Corporation was founded in 1996 to provide geodata and consulting services to the mobile telecommunications industry. We have assisted numerous wireless service providers, radio planning tool developers, and infrastructure providers in acquiring and utilizing geographic data for their network planning needs.
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