January 2005
LAN Product News;Jan2005, pN.PAG
Trade Publication
This article reports on the selection of the Colubris/Ecuity wireless local area network system (WLAN) System by the Quality Food Center (QFC) division of the Kroger Company to provide Wireless-Fidelity hotspot services to their customers. Six QFC Kroger supermarkets in the Seattle area currently use the WLAN system. The WLAN system jointly designed by Ecuity and Colubris now allows QFC customers high quality, wireless broadband Internet access while shopping, dining, studying or relaxing in the upscale shopping environment. Customers can access the Internet with any Wi-Fi enabled laptop, personal digital assistant or pocket personal computer. Additionally, customers can download Ecuity's Smart Call mobile Voice over Internet phone service, and make phone calls to anywhere directly from the QFC hotspot. The Colubris Networks WLAN System provides enterprise and service provider customers a scalable, multiservice WLAN solution that seamlessly integrates with existing LAN/WAN infrastructures. Based on a family of Centralized WLAN Management, WLAN Services Controllers and Intelligent Access Devices, the solution provides service-aware Wireless-Fidelity Quality of Service and security for legacy and next generation Wireless-Fidelity voice, data and video applications and services. The solution is optimized for performance, scalability and ease of deployment with the ability to scale from a handful of devices and applications on a few sites to an extensive network of thousands of sites, users and applications.


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