Westcon broadens its horizons


Westcon broadens its horizons

Datatec's Westcon Group, Inc., a global provider of networking technology products, has expanded its wireless portfolio offering through a Pan-European agreement with Proxim Corporation.

The Westcon Group's Comstor and Westcon divisions in Europe will be offering the full Proxim product range. Comstor will offer Proxim's broadband wireless solutions, while Westcon will focus on Proxim's Wi-Fi solutions. In addition both will be offering customised service options throughout all European subsidiaries.

The Proxim product range includes broadband wireless networking solutions as well as a range of Wi-Fi infrastructure products and client products for a wide variety of user groups and business models. These include wireless connections enabling networking between and within buildings and support for all major standards, including 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. Proxim's products offer compatibility and conformity with numerous systems and standards.

Willem de Haan, Vice President of Westcon Europe, commented: "Through this new European agreement we extend the target market for our partners with the wireless market leader. By offering Proxim's solutions, we are able to expand into new technology spaces and gain full coverage of existing and new emerging standards while combining our offering with expert product training and support."

Jan Jensen, Vice President Worldwide Sales Channels of Proxim adds: "We have decided to extend our relationship with Comstor and Westcon Europe because we value their expertise in the wireless market. The quality and scale of these European divisions of the wide-ranging Westcon Group distribution channel, including their emphasis on service and training solutions, enable us to greatly expand our customer service potential in Europe and increase our presence in key markets."

In support of the Proxim product portfolio, Comstor and Westcon will both be providing pre-sales support, on-site installation and technical post-sales support as needed.

This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia 

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This was first published in June 2004


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