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Proxim Puts Wireless At The Head Of The Class

Wireless networking vendor Proxim is going back to school. In some ways, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based vendor has never really left.

Proxim has always been a proponent of outfitting educational facilities with wireless networks and is now seeing a wealth of opportunity to provide universities and schools from kindergarten through 12th grade with wireless networks.

Proxim also recently hired a full-time manager to oversee efforts by the company and its solution providers in the education vertical, said Lynn Lucas, vice president of marketing at Proxim.

"Wireless has been a popular product in schools for some time," Lucas said. "Now we estimate that the education market for wireless is growing about as much as the wireless market itself, which is 30 percent annually, if not more."

Jeanne Flatland, who joined Proxim in early October 2004 as education marketing manager, said her newly created role at the company is "to make sure we are providing the programs for both end-user customers and our channel partners to drive our solutions in the education market."

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