Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cognio Selects Streakwave Wireless as Newest Distribution Partner.

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Cognio, the leader in cognitive spectrum analysis for wireless networks, today announced that Streakwave Wireless, a west coast distributor in San Jose, will be the first distribution partner in the United States to sell Cognio's successful line of Spectrum Expert solutions. Streakwave Wireless catapults Cognio's market reach by expanding availability of their award-winning product portfolio, and is well positioned to supply spectrum analysis solutions to enterprise customers and service providers who work with wireless operators, hot spot providers and local city governments throughout the US.

Cognio delivers enterprise-class spectrum analysis solutions for a range of WLAN applications including, WISPs, hot spot providers, municipal network operators, RFID deployments, service providers and IT system administrators; all of whom use wireless networks for mission critical business applications.

"We are pleased to bring Streakwave Wireless on board to help represent us in the United States," said Greg Barone, vice president of sales for Cognio. "Streakwave Wireless will be a strong partner for us given their extensive customer base, ability to open up new markets for Cognio and target new vertical markets for Cognio's product set. Together we will lay the groundwork for next-generation applications like voice over WiFi."

Cognio's Spectrum Expert solution delivers the tools to network IT managers that go beyond traditional spectrum analysis to actively "decode" the wireless spectrum--providing for the first time a clear and comprehensive picture of the devices using the wireless networking environment. This clarity helps system administrators, wireless ISPs (WISPs) field technicians, installers, integrators and service fleet managers actively monitor the wireless spectrum, keeping it more secure and operating at peak performance. IT managers now have a system that provides a complete picture of the network, making it as easy, if not easier, to manage and maintain than the traditional wired network.

"We are excited to add Cognio's Spectrum Expert to our product mix," said Carl Moberg, president of Streakwave Wireless. "Cognio is a market leader in this industry with the ability to support enterprises planning to add WiFi-based services to their WLAN, and their Spectrum Expert solutions address a clear need for our customers. Cognio's products allow our sales force to provide key solutions to our customers and partners, in turn, expanding their tool set to accurately detect, assess and solve issues surrounding critical application deployments."

Spectrum Expert technology supports all bands -- unlicensed 2.4 and 5GHz, in addition to the newly adopted 4.9GHz band for public safety networks. It captures and names the interference caused by Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, fax machines and 50Hz microwave ovens. As devices continue to proliferate, the importance of actively managing the physical layer and addressing interferers before the network is impacted becomes paramount. Bluetooth devices can be especially challenging to most traditional spectrum analysis tools because they hop between frequencies. Cognio's Spectrum Expert has the intelligence and ease-of-use features to locate and name these devices unlike most other competitors in the market.

About Cognio

Founded in 2001, Cognio is the leading innovator of cognitive spectrum-analysis products. Cognio's technology monitors wireless networks and solves wireless network problems. Cognio's products are applicable to a wide range of bands, including 802.11. Cognio is headquartered in the greater Washington, DC area, and is privately held with venture investments from North Bridge Venture Partners and ABS Ventures. Additional information is available on the web at

About Streakwave Wireless, Inc.

Founded in 1999, Streakwave Wireless Inc, "Streakwave" is a Global Value Added Distributor based in San Jose, CA offering a complete line of wireless solutions from top tier manufacturers. Streakwave offers equipment which utilizes both licensed and licensed free bands available for public use. Our solutions include; Point to Point back hauls and bridges, Point to Multipoint systems for all other types of WAN and LAN applications. Streakwave serves the Educational, Government, Corporate, Healthcare, Security and Consumer markets.

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