May 2009

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Wi-Fi client security series, part 1

Leading Mobile Computer Makers Partner with Summit

In March and April, Summit announced strategic alliances with three mobile computer makers: Datalogic, Nordic ID, and Janam Technologies. The partnerships bring Summit embedded Wi-Fi® solutions to the partners’ mobile computers, ensuring that those computers support secure and reliable wireless network connections and Version 4 of Cisco Compatible Extensions, or CCX V4.

“Our customers demand high quality and reliability from our products,” said Datalogic Mobile Vice President and General Manager Francesco Montanari. “Summit understands the requirements of our customers. By incorporating Summit embedded Wi-Fi solutions in our mobile computers, we meet and even exceed our customers’ expectations for secure and reliable wireless networking.”

“We were an early adopter of Summit solutions,” said Hannu Heino, R&D Director of Nordic ID. “Summit has been a reliable partner for nearly three years. Our new strategic alliance with Summit ensures that Nordic ID will be at the forefront of Summit technological innovations and Summit service. Facilitating information flow, channeling and distributing it to the right points across this highly changeable and dynamic field of operations is one of the key challenges for improving our customers’ businesses. Summit WLAN ensures secure and reliable connection in all conditions. ”

“Janam is committed to delivering superior quality and performance to customers with mission-critical operations, and wireless LAN functionality is a vital component of most data capture solutions,” said Harry B. Lerner, CEO of Janam. “Summit’s Wi-Fi solutions are an ideal fit with our product requirements because they offer reliable wireless network connectivity, excellent security and superb Wi-Fi administration.”

Security has been the hottest topic in the Wi-Fi industry since the initial Wi-Fi standards were approved nearly a decade ago. The top industry standard for Wi-Fi security – known as the Enterprise version of Wi-Fi Protected Access® 2, or WPA2®-Enterprise – provides strong authentication and strong encryption to protect sensitive data that resides on enterprise networks or is transmitted between those networks and Wi-Fi devices. By offering the WPA2-Enterprise technology, Summit partners place their devices at the top of the professional Wi-Fi mobile computer market.

“With Summit Wi-Fi inside, mobile computers support WPA2-Enterprise with a broad range of options, including all the popular authentication types,” said Ron Seide, Summit’s president. “It is easy to configure Summit radios for even the most secure networks, including those that are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).”

Another differentiator for Summit embedded Wi-Fi solutions is support for Cisco Compatible Extensions, or CCX. All Summit solutions have been certified for CCX Version 4, the highest level of compatibility supported on mobile computers. By leveraging Summit’s CCX support, Summit partners can achieve CCX V4 compliance on their products with virtually no effort.

Announcements of Summit strategic partnerships are available in the Summit News Center.