Collaboration to enhance high-speed connectivity in warehouses, factories

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Airvine, the first company to develop a multi-gigabit-speed wireless backhaul system for indoor connectivity, and Power & Tel, a stocking distributor of communications equipment enabling connectivity, announced a distribution agreement that will target multiple markets in North America.

Power & Tel is a supply chain provider for contractors, service providers and other communications providers that build and manage a wide variety of public and private wireline and wireless networks. With locations across the U.S., coast to coast in Canada, Mexico and its export handled out of Miami, Power & Tel is housed strategically to be able to ship next day to much of the North American footprint.

“We are excited to begin our relationship with Airvine and look forward to being the supply chain partner upon which they rely,” said Jennifer Sims, CEO. “We see an enormous opportunity for Airvine’s value proposition of using gigabit-speed wireless equipment to replace or augment the current wired infrastructure.”

“The concept of wireless, gigabit-speed indoor backhaul to supplement or replace wired infrastructure in large interiors such as factories, warehouses, MDUs and conference centres is truly revolutionary and we look forward to working with Power & Tel to help our WaveTunnel and upcoming products reach their full potential,” said David Robison, CRO, Airvine.

The WaveTunnel product is a shoebox-sized module that mounts on ceilings and other interior high points to provide high-speed connectivity for the ever-expanding menu of enterprise applications, whether IT (information tech) or OT (operational tech). WaveTunnel systems, which can be installed in hours without expensive drilling or installing conduits, fill the broadband gap that exists within many interior spaces by extending LAN reach or upgrading the performance of older 1 Gb/s Ethernet CAT-5 cables.