Firetide Announces Australia and South Pacific Distribution Agreement with BGW Technologies


LOS GATOS, Calif., – February 1, 2013 – Firetide, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure mesh networks, today announced a distribution agreement with BGW Technologies. This strategic alliance enables BGW Technologies to deliver Firetide’s wireless mesh products to its Australian and South Pacific customers, addressing a growing need for reliable, high-performing indoor and outdoor wireless infrastructures for video surveillance, industrial, utility and transportation networks.

 "We are seeing an explosion in the demand for scalable wireless mesh solutions among municipalities, public safety, and industrial markets," said Joshua Simmons – BGW Technologies General Manager NSW/ACT/SA. "The collaboration with Firetide is of strategic importance to us as we address customer needs for reliable, high-performance wireless technology that can be quickly and cost-effectively deployed in extremely harsh environments.”

 Firetide provides high-performance fixed and mobile wireless IP network infrastructure products that enable concurrent video, voice and data applications for government, transportation, public safety and industrial customers. These products are used to build indoor and outdoor private wireless infrastructures and access networks that are highly reliable and secure.

 Firetide’s infrastructure mesh networks can operate in the 900MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz spectrums and enable multiple network services and standard Ethernet devices to operate virtually anywhere over a high-speed wireless infrastructure. The entire Firetide product line is currently available to BGW Technologies customers and includes HotPort® wireless mesh nodes, HotPoint® access points, the HotViewTM Network Management Software, Mobility and WLAN Controllers, as well as a wide variety of antennas, cables, and mounting accessories.

“BGW’s selection of Firetide’s technology underscores the superiority of our wireless infrastructure mesh solutions against other alternative solutions in the South Pacific marketplace,” said Duane Zitzner, CEO of Firetide. "This is a key partnership for Firetide as we continue to expand our reach to deliver high-performance wireless mesh infrastructure to all corners of the world."