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Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Laird Technologies to Participate in 2012 Connected World Conference
Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced it will be participating in the 2012 Connected World Conference. Read More.
Friday, June 8, 2012: Check out our new Wireless Connectivity Blog
The goal of the blog is to share information and stimulate discussion. We'll offer our expert opinion and analysis on hot topics such as wireless security, mobility, new technologies, and customer requirements. Read More.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012: Laird Technologies' Akron Office Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Summit Data Communications (Summit), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Laird Technologies, recently was awarded an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) certification by an external certifying authority, British Standards Institute. Read More.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012: Article Version of FIPS Whitepaper Featured on Rugged PC Review
The article entitled, "Should You Require FIPS 140-2 Validation for Wi-Fi Client Devices?" can be found on the Tech Primers section of the Rugged PC Review website. Read More.
Wednesday, March 4, 2012: Summit is nucleus of new Laird business unit
Wireless modules from Laird's new Connectivity Products Business Unit provide secure, reliable connectivity in even the most challenging environments. Read More.
Friday, March 2, 2012: Laird Technologies acquires Summit Data Communications
By joining Laird, Summit is now able execute faster on a broader roadmap to bring our proven capabilities to an expanded set of markets, technologies and geographies. Read More.
March 1, 2012: Article featured on Medical Electronic Design Website
Chris Bolinger's article entitled "Exploiting the 5GHz Band for Medical Devices" was recently featured on the Medical Electronic Design Magazine website. Read More.
January 2, 2012: Summit Announces 40 Series Release
Summit's 40 Series SSD and MSD modules support 802.11a/b/g/n and BT 2.1 modules with SDIO and UART interfaces in small form factors that are ideal for battery-operated data collection and healthcare devices. Read More.
December 14, 2011: WAV, Inc. Recognizes Summit for Five Years of Partnership
WAV, Inc. announced its recognition of Summit Data for dedication and superior service the past five years. Read more.
December 1, 2011: Latest Summit White Paper Explores Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Coexistence
This new white paper from Summit discusses methods of interference mitigation for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Coexistence. Read more.
June 2, 2011: Akron technology startup making a name globally
Akron-based Summit Data Communications, Inc. has been manufacturing industrial-and-medical-grade wireless modules that provide secure and reliable connectivity in all types of places, including factories, warehouses, and hospitals. Read more.
May 30, 2011: Summit is featured on Cleveland’s “What Works” showcasing growing businesses in Northeast Ohio
Wi-Fi was developed in Akron and one local company is keeping those roots as an international player in the wireless market. Read more.
April 13, 2011: Akron Technology Company Named Top Business Incubator Client
Summit was named the 2011 Outstanding Incubator Client in the technology category by the National Business Incubation Association. Read more.
October 27, 2010: Summit Ships Millionth Client Wi-Fi Solution
Summit Data Communications, the leader in industrial-grade Wi-Fi® solutions for business-critical mobile devices, today announced that it has reached the milestone of one million Wi-Fi radios shipped. Read more.
October 19, 2010: Summit Medical Wi-Fi Webinar Series Off and Running
To view the complete webinar series schedule and register for webinars, visit the Summit for Medical Web site at www.summit4med.com and click on the link for the Medical Wi-Fi Webinar Series. Read more.
September 1, 2010: Inc. Names Summit Fastest-Growing Computer Hardware Company in Midwest
Summit Data Communications announced it is the fastest-growing computer hardware manufacturer in the Midwest, according to the annual Inc. 500|5000. Read more.
July 21, 2010: Summit Opens More 5 GHz Channels to Mobile Devices
Enhancements in the new version of Summit software can greatly reduce the time that it takes a mobile device to roam between Wi-Fi infrastructure endpoints, or access points (APs), in an environment where some channels require dynamic frequency selection (DFS). Read more.
June 15, 2010: Summit Introduces Industrial-Grade 802.11n ExpressCards
Summit's new EC15N and EC25N ExpressCards provide industrial-grade, dual-band 802.11n solutions for CoWs, point-of-sale tablets, and other business-critical mobile devices. Read more.
June 10, 2010: PCI DSS in a Post-TKIP World
TKIP, the encryption method once required on all Wi-Fi® devices, soon will be prohibited. A white paper from Summit Data Communications explains the implications for retailers that rely heavily on Wi-Fi and must be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Read more.
May 26, 2010: Bluebird Soft Takes Flight with Summit Wi-Fi Inside
Bluebird Soft, a global producer of mobile computers, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Summit Data Communications, the leader in embedded Wi-Fi® solutions for mobile computers. Read more.
May 25, 2010: Summit Data Communications Wins Leading EDGE Award
This prestigious award was created by Entrepreneurs EDGE (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship) to recognize value-creating, middle-market companies in Northeast Ohio. Read more.
May 3, 2010: Summit Helps Five Unitech Rugged Mobile Computers Earn CCX
Five of Unitech’s rugged mobile computers have been certified as compliant with Cisco Compatible Extensions, or CCX. All five devices use CCX-certified Wi-Fi® solutions from Summit Data Communications. Read more.
April 12, 2010: Summit Named Finalist for Outstanding Incubator Client
Each year, the NBIA Incubation Awards honor business incubation programs and client companies that exemplify the best of the industry. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced May 18 at NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in Orlando, Florida. Read more.
April 5, 2010: Summit Announces Industrial Wi-Fi Webinar Series
Aimed at those who make, sell, and use business-critical mobile devices, the Industrial Wi-Fi Webinar Series will cover Wi-Fi security, 802.11n in industrial environments, CCX, and other important topics. Read more.
February 16, 2010: Summit Wi-Fi Modules Offer 5 GHz Support for “Free”
The SDC-SSD30AG module is Summit’s first system-in-package (SiP) offering and has a length and width of just 15 mm. The SDC-MSD30AG module is a drop-in replacement for Summit’s popular SDC-MSD10G module. Both 30 Series modules are priced at or below Summit’s 802.11g modules, which means that customers gain 802.11a support at no additional charge. Read more.
January 13, 2010: Summit Launches Industrial-Strength 802.11n Client Module
Consumer-grade 802.11n modules can’t meet the Wi-Fi requirements of rugged mobile devices, but the Summit SDC-PE15N module has the complete Summit feature set for secure, reliable connectivity in the most challenging environments. Read more.
December 9, 2009: 802.11n in Infrastructure Improves Connectivity
A new white paper explores the benefits of 802.11n in your infrastructure and on your mobile devices. Read more.
November 3, 2009: Summit Releases Dual-Band Wi-Fi Cards
The CF22AG and PC22AG cards exploit the little-used 5 GHz frequency band for more reliable connectivity with today’s 802.11n infrastructures. Read more.
November 3, 2009: Summit White Paper Explores Wi-Fi Mobility
The latest Summit white paper, "Wi-Fi: The Importance of Mobility", explains why Wi-Fi mobility is important, how it works, and why providing reliable mobility can be a challenge. Read more.
October 1, 2009: CipherLab Forges Strategic Alliance with Summit Data Communications
The new flagship CipherLab mobile computers, the 9300 and 9600 series, which are being launched this quarter, feature Summit Wi-Fi inside. Read more.
September 16, 2009: Hoeft and Wessel form strategic alliance with Summit
Summit embedded Wi-fi enables the skeye.allegro rugged mobile computer to gain CCX v4. Read more.
September 14, 2009: LXE Strengthens relationship with Summit
By leveraging Summit`s CCX support, LXE has achieved CCX V4 compliance on its line of Windows CE-based hand-held, wearable and vehicle-mounted computers. Future LXE computers will feature Summit Wi-Fi inside. Read more.
September 10, 2009: Janam Announces Two New Products with Summit Inside
The new XM60+ and XM66 mobile computers feature Summit embedded Wi-Fi for unparalleled range, security, network performance, management, and CCX V4.Read more here
September 8, 2009: Summit Puts Wi-Fi in Medical Devices
Summit’s technology is becoming a must-have for medical equipment makers and computer network providers, says MedCity News. Read more.
August 4, 2009: Summit Launches Two Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modules
Summit Data Communications has announced the availability of two radio modules that exploit the little-used 5 GHz frequency band for more reliable connectivity. These modules enable today's mobile devices to exploit the capabilities of enterprise Wi-Fi infrastructure products that support the draft IEEE standard of 802.11n. Read more.
July 23, 2009: Unitech Forges Strategic Alliance with Summit
This partnership ensures that enterprise-class Unitech mobile computers will include the latest Summit features, including CCX support. Read more.
June 23, 2009: Summit Announces Program for Socket Mobile Customers
Summit announces a special program for device makers that formerly used the Socket Go Wi-Fi ® P500 cards. Read more.
May 26, 2009: Summit Recognized Again
Summit continues to receive recognition as a hot company in Northeast Ohio. Read more.
May 19, 2009: Summit and Cisco’s Collaboration in Motion Initiative
The announcement of Cisco’s Collaboration in Motion initiative lists Summit as a key member of the Cisco Compatible Extensions Services (CCXs) ecosystem. Read more.
May 19, 2009: Summit Enables Philips PageWriter Cardiographs To Achieve CCX
Two Philips PageWriter cardiographs join an elite group of medical devices that are certified as Cisco Compatible. Read more.
- May 19, 2009: Webinar: Medical Devices on Enterprise Networks
April 28, 2009: Janam Partners with Summit for Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi
Summit brings industry-leading Wi-Fi capabilities, including CCX V4 support, to Janam's XG100 gun-shaped mobile computer. Read more.
April 14, 2009: Nordic ID Strengthens Partnership with Summit
One of Summit’s first customers, Nordic ID, has forged a new strategic relationship with Summit. Read more.
March 27, 2009: Datalogic Mobile Partners with Summit for Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi
A new strategic alliance with Summit ensures that Datalogic mobile computers offer industry-leading wireless networking capabilities. Read more.
March 23, 2009: Summit Reaches Milestone
Adoption of Summit Wi-Fi technology in business-critical mobile devices is accelerating because Summit solutions deliver reliable and secure Wi-Fi connectivity in challenging environments. Read more.
Febuary 24, 2009: Summit Introduces SDIO Embedded Wi-Fi Solution
The new SDC-MSD10G SDIO module, which will be generally available in March, leverages proven Summit technology to meet the challenging requirements of mobile computers and other business-critical mobile devices. Read more.
January 12, 2009: Summit Partnership Brings Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi to Opticon
Thanks to a new strategic alliance between Opticon and Summit, two Opticon mobile computers have been certified for Version 4 of Cisco Compatible Extensions and offer the best Wi-Fi capabilities in the industry. Read more.
January 12, 2009: Janam Rugged Mobile Computer Features Summit Inside
For a device that "delivers state-of-the-art computing performance in an exceptionally rugged package", Janam needed the best embedded Wi-Fi solution on the market. So Janam turned to Summit. Read more.
August 28, 2008: Summit Supplying .NET Micro Framework Wi-Fi
The .NET Micro Framework is an innovative development and execution environment for resource-constrained devices. Summit's efforts will bring secure wireless network connections to devices that run Version 3.0 of the .NET Micro Framework. Read more.
August 20, 2008: Summit Brings Dual-Band Wi-Fi to Business-Critical Clients
Summit delivers the first dual-band Wi-Fi radios certified for Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) Version 4 on Windows CE. These 802.11a/b/g compliant radio modules enable mobile devices to exploit the little-used 5 GHz frequency band for more reliable connectivity and better performance particularly with an 802.11n-compliant infrastructure. Read more.
August 15, 2008: Summit First with 802.11i-Based FIPS 140-2 on CE/Mobile
Now Summit enabled devices running the Juniper Networks Odyssey® Access Client FIPS Edition (OAC FE) can be compliant with a federal government security standard known as FIPS 140-2. The partnership with Juniper Networks makes Summit radios the first to support FIPS 140-2 with IEEE 802.11i, the ratified standard for Wi-Fi security, on Windows CE and Windows Mobile. Read more.
May 2, 2008: PCI DSS Compliance on Wi-Fi Devices? Easy as 1-2-3
This release announces a Summit white paper, "Ensuring PCI DSS Compliance on Wi-Fi Client Devices". The paper details how retailers can leverage standardized and vendor-specific authentication, encryption and management capabilities to comply with the PCI DSS security standard. Read more.
March 25, 2008: White Papers: 802.11n in Infrastructure Improves Legacy Clients
This release announces two Summit white papers, "The Value of 802.11n for Mobile Computers" and "The Value of 802.11n for Medical Devices". Both papers detail the benefits of this exciting new wireless LAN technology specifically for mobile devices in manufacturing, retail, logistics and health care applications. Read more.
January 28, 2008: Summit Achieves CCX Version 4 Certification
The Summit CF10G 802.11g compact flash radio module is the first Wi- Fi radio module to be certified for Version 4 of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) on Windows CE. Several Summit customer devices that use the CF10G also are certified for CCX V4. Read more.
December 24, 2007: Start Up Succeeds in Niche
This article appeared in the business section of the Akron Beacon Journal, Summit's hometown daily newspaper. Read more.
October 23, 2007: Summit Reveals Value of CCX for Mobile Computers
Summit has authored a White Paper, "The Value of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) for Mobile Computers", which is an informative guide to how organizations can get the most from their Cisco wireless infrastructure and mobile devices. While much information is available on CCX, this is the first document that discusses CCX from the unique perspective of mobile clients such as handheld and vehicle mounted data terminals and similar Automated Data Collection Devices (ADCs). Read more.
June 18, 2007: Summit Software Release Expands Wireless Security Options
Version 1.03.09 of the Summit Software Suite for Windows CE and Windows mobile adds security features, enhanced roaming capabilities and an improved user interface to further improve the company's support for business-critical mobile devices. Read more.
June 8, 2007: Summit Extends Wi-Fi® Client Reach
This release introduces the SDC-CF20G and SDC-PC20G Compact Flash and PCMCIA 802.11g WLAN Radio Cards with Integrated Antennas as well as support for the Windows XP and XP Embedded Operating Systems. This expanded support delivers Summit's hardware and software capabilities to an expanded range of mobile devices. Read more.
January 26, 2007: Summit Software Upgrade Improves Connectivity and Roaming
This release introduces Version 1.02.25 of the Summit Software Suite which features and enhanced roaming algorithm, support for Cisco's CKIP/CMIC security protocol and a number of ease of use enhancements. Read more.
August 28, 2006: Summit Products Certified for Wi-Fi® and Cisco Compatible Extensions
This release underscores Summit's commitment to full interoperability and comprehensive support for enterprise class features such as the Wi'-Fi Alliance's WPA and WPA2 security as well as Cisco's advanced security and management capabilities. Read more.
July 24, 2006: Summit Introduces Miniature Compact Flash Radio Module
This release introduces the SDC-MCF10G, a miniature version of Summit's full size Compact Flash 802.11g Wireless LAN Module. The small form factor of the SDC-MCF10G is ideal for integration into smaller and lighter application specific devices. Read more.
June 27, 2006: Summit Delivers Enterprise-Class Wireless LAN Security and Management to Vertical-Market Devices
This release details our partnership with Devicescape Software, Inc. and Wavelink corporation which enables an enterprise-class set of security and remote management features that are fully integrated into the Summit Client Utility. Read more.
May 8, 2006: Summit Delivers High-Performance Wireless LAN Radio Modules to Vertical Market Devices
This is Summit's first press release which both details our first product launch and outlines our overall product strategy. It's notable for the quote from Broadcom Corporation, a strategic Summit partner and supplier. Read more.
- Recap of November Trade Shows
- RM024 RAMP Product Announcement
- BT7X0 Bluetooth Class I Product Announcement
- The CPBU HQ Has Moved
- Check out The NEW Wireless Homepage
- CPBU to Exhibit at Upcoming Shows
- Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready
- Check Our Our Newest Blog Posts
- Articles Featured on PD&D and ECN Websites
- Summit Acquired by Laird and is Now Nucleus of New Business Unit
- Summit Obtains ISO 9001 Certification
- NEW Whitepaper on FIPS 140-2 and Wi-Fi Client Devices
- Summit Blog Launch
- Awards and Other News
- Summit Acquired by Laird
- Summit Announces Industrial-Grade and Medical-Grade Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Modules
- Inside Business Magazine Recognizes Summit as NEO Success Award Winner
- Summit Article Featured on Medical Electronics Design Website
- WAV, Inc. Recognizes Summit for Five Years of Partnership
- Summit Recognized With Weatherhead 100 Award
- Summit Featured in Clip on FOX 8
- Latest Summit Whitepaper Explores Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Coexistence
- Summit Featured in Two Smart Business Articles
- Summit Featured in Hi Velocity Article
- Summit Acquires New Domain Name
- Summit a Platinum Sponsor at the TCBI Medical Device Connectivity Conference
- Summit Helps Companies Achieve CCX Certification
- Summit Featured in Inside Business Article
- Coming Soon: New Products and Software This Fall
- Technical knowledge base makes debut
- See Summit at AAMI 2011 Conference & Expo
- Is Wi-Fi Direct safe for enterprise use?
- Summit contributes to Wi-Fi Alliance white paper
- Summit passes another milestone
- Hole 196 attack: Major security threat?
- Will Microsoft release new versions of CE and WM?
- Medical Wi-Fi webinar series is underway
- Inc. names Summit fast-growing firm
- Summit shines at medical connectivity conference
- Webinar series concludes with CCX announcement
- Summit launches two 802.11n ExpressCards
- TKIP deemed insufficient for PCI DSS
- Software innovation opens DFS channels
- Summit makes splash in healthcare market
- Webinar series continues
- Summit helps Unitech certify five devices for CCX
- Bluebird joins Strategic Alliance Program
- Software release introduces Summit supplicant
- Summit receives awards
- 30 Series products offer 5 GHz for "free"
- Summit launches first 802.11n product
- White papers explore 802.11n and 5 GHz
- DLoG joins Summit's Strategic Alliance Program
- Webinar series covers hot Wi-Fi topics
- More customers forge strategic alliances with Summit
- New white paper explores roaming
- 22AG cards support 5 GHz
- Wi-Fi client security series concludes
- Who has Summit inside?
- Summit launches two miniature dual-band modules
- Unitech forges alliance with Summit
- Summit provides program for Socket Mobile customers
- Summit recognized again
- Wi-Fi client security series, part 2
- Summit helps Philips cardiographs earn CCX V4
- Cisco names Summit key member of CCXs ecosystem
- Leading mobile computer makers partner with Summit
- Summit reaches milestone: 500,000 radios shipped
- Wi-Fi client security series, part 1
- Summit announces SDIO solution
- WPA not enough for PCI DSS v1.2 compliance
- Summit brings CCX to Opticon
- New Janam gun features Summit Wi-Fi inside
- Summit provides new software release for Windows Embedded CE and Windows Mobile
- Summit launches 802.11a/g products
- Summit teams with Juniper Networks for WPA2-based FIPS 140-2
- White papers reveal value of 802.11n for business-critical mobile devices
- White paper: Wi-Fi client security is critical to PCI DSS compliance