AvaLAN Wireless Systems Appoints New CEO

MADISON, Ala. , Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AvaLAN Wireless Systems Incorporated, an innovative leader in the long range industrial wireless Ethernet market, has appointed Matthew S. Nelson to be their new CEO and President. Matt Nelson brings a powerful combination of business and technical acumen in the High-technology industry with over 20 years of innovative business, technical expertise and global market experience. Since inception, AvaLAN Wireless has been founder-driven by Michael Derby over the previous 5 years and AvaLAN has had compound annual growth rate of over 50% and remains well positioned for continued growth in the future. AvaLAN has established itself as an industry leader with over 20,000 industrial long-range wireless Ethernet devices already deployed for surveillance, security, access control, and digital signage.

Prior to joining AvaLAN Wireless, Matt was employed at Avocent Corporation where he introduced the world's first wireless VGA/DVI/HDMI extension products and was responsible for marketing and strategic planning in the Professional Audio Video and Digital Signage market segments. Mr. Nelson has successfully launched several revolutionary products for Avocent, Motorola, 3COM, Iomega and Time Domain, as well as the first ultra-wide band chipset, the first single chip SOC commercially available for broadband DSL, and the first wide-area wireless PC card for laptop computers. Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado .

About AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc.

AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc. is a specialist in the industrial long range Wireless Ethernet market with both point-to-point products and point-to-multipoint systems. It offers robust and reliable solutions for both non line-of-sight 900 MHz and line-of-site 5.8 GHz wireless Ethernet bridge technology. AvaLAN's solutions offer affordable Ethernet connectivity at the network's edge. AvaLAN provides its customers with a way to replace costly wiring with a wireless Ethernet bridge that can remotely enable surveillance cameras, digital signage, biometric scanners, access control devices, remote printers, industrial networking and internet kiosks. AvaLAN Wireless Systems Inc. is headquartered in Madison, Alabama and can be contacted at 866-533-6216, by email at info@avalanwireless.com, or by visiting http://www.avalanwireless.com.

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