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									Function/Feature                    Strix Systems                                  Mesh Dynamics                               Comments
Mesh Protocol                       YES - True Strix engineered Dynamic Mesh       NO - Based on distance-vector IP routing.   Meshdynamics is a 20-man company and started shipping its first products in 2005.
                                    Architecture - Layer 2, and NOT based on       Not a mesh networking product               850 nodes have been shipped to date (not an indication of sold or installed). The
                                    Spanning Tree                                                                              MD4000 product is software running on non commercial, non carrier-grade off the
                                                                                                                               shelf hardware. The current selection is the Avila board manufactured by
                                                                                                                               Gateworks. WiFi cards/radios are OEM'd from Ubiquiti (SR2, SR5, SR9, SR4). The
                                                                                                                               unit runs Linux in kernal mode and is managed soley through a proprietary "Network
                                                                                                                               Viewer". The MD4250 (2-radio), 4350 (3-radio) and 4450 (4-radio) products offer
                                                                                                                               bridging and non optimized mesh protocol. MeshDynamics has few small
                                                                                                                               deployments, created their own ISP in one town and no customer-paid municipal-
                                                                                                                               wide deployments. Testing performed at Airforce lab and small implementation for
                                                                                                                               study. Lab testing appeared to prove no greater 22-25Mb/s. 10Mb/s less than Strix
                                                                                                                               Access/One.

                                                                                                                               Strix Systems is recognized as the Technology and Market leader in Wireless Mesh
                                                                                                                               Networking (see
                                                                                                                               http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=104787&WT.svl=wire1_5).
                                                                                                                               Strix Access/One® integrated DMA (Strix Dynamic Mesh Architecture™) is
                                                                                                                               comprised of Strix High Performance Modular Architecture™ (HPMA™) and Strix
                                                                                                                               Scalable Mesh Fast Re-route™ (SMFR™). Industry-proven performance, reslience,
                                                                                                                               scalability and reliability designed-in. A single integrated product that meets all
                                                                                                                               FCC and carrier-class requirements for the smallest indoor deployments to country-
                                                                                                                               wide high-speed transportation systems. Testing by IoMetrix independent testing
                                                                                                                               lab which found that Strix Access/One has the Industry’s Largest Capacity, Highest
                                                                                                                               Performance, and Zero Degradation Through Multiple Hops (See
Addtl Central Management Gateway    NO                                             YES                                         Meshdynamics products require the Structured Mesh Gateway (SMG) at central
Required                                                                                                                       locations whereby nodes forward the IMCP packets to the SMG PC using a
                                                                                                                               proprietary protocol. The received SMGP packets are translated back to IMCP
                                                                                                                               packets for the Network Viewer software. The Network Viewer commands/changes
                                                                                                                               on the PC are sent back to the corresponding SMG using SMGP. The received
                                                                                                                               SMGP packets are translated and sent as IMCP packets to the mesh units.


                                                                                                                               Strix Access/One products do not require a gateway to manage a single or multiple
                                                                                                                               nodes, small to large scale mesh network architectures or the translation or flow of
                                                                                                                               traffic from one destination to another.


Ease of Deployment                  YES                                            Initially                                   Although Meshdynamics suggests that the products can handle large-scale
                                                                                                                               deployment, the product is unmanageable for anything but a few nodes. Features
                                                                                                                               such as real-time details per end node and user, rogue detection and multi-node
                                                                                                                               managed network configuration and software updates do not exist. Strix hardware
                                                                                                                               and software is designed and manufactured by Strix Systems. Strix products take
                                                                                                                               minutes to deploy - not hours. Strix offers "Any Service, Any Radio" in "Any
                                                                                                                               Configuration" with complete flexibility to install the network as needed while not
                                                                                                                               requiring excessive external devices. All configuration enhancement/changes are
                                                                                                                               easily accomplished remotely through web browser and does not require proprietary
Pre-staging required                NO                                             YES                                         Meshdynamics is untested in anything but small-scale deployments. The company
                                                                                                                               does not offer high-grade professional services. Field sales support can be hired for
                                                                                                                               assistance. Strix Access/One does not require pre-engineering. Strix Access/One
                                                                                                                               includes Access Point and Backhaul capabilities in a single architecture.

Self-Configuring                    YES                                            YES                                         Meshdynamics is a WDS architecture. Units are preconfigured with IP addresses
                                                                                                                               that must be changed. Wireless is available 3 to 5 minutes after power applied.

                                                                                                                               Strix Access/One architecture offers the industry's most robust self configuration
                                                                                                                               capabilities designed for a wide-range of deployments. Strix Access/One products
                                                                                                                               automatically configure the radios and services as needed. Mesh backhaul links
                                                                                                                               are automatically encrypted while client privacy and roque detection and enabled.

Self-Optimizing (self-tuning)       YES                                            Limited                                     Mesh Dynamics offers only 3 x 2.4GHz channels and 5 x 5 GHz channels which
                                                                                                                               limits self-tuning. Radio heartbeat and ACK are manual configuration. Strix
                                                                                                                               Access/One automatically optimizes network connectivity and throughput with
                                                                                                                               integrated channel scanning and automatic channel selection.
Self-Healing                        YES                                            Limited                                     Meshdynamic offers basic wireless channel selection as the self-healing
                                                                                                                               mechanism. Only 3 x 2.4GHz channels and 5 x 5GHz channels are available for
                                                                                                                               this purpose. The system is WDS and not mesh therefore builds tress-structures
                                                                                                                               which can restrict the self-healing network. MeshDynamics does not support
                                                                                                                               channel scanning and channel selection beyond the 3x24GHZ and 5x5GHz. Strix
                                                                                                                               offers proven self-healing capabilities which enables the industry's fastest
                                                                                                                               recovering from interference and other catastrophic situations such as nodes
                                                                                                                               subjected to damage.
Mesh, Point to Multi-Point and      YES - Full and partial Mesh and mixed, Point- Limited                                      Meshdynamics is a WDS-based system architecture for client access and backhaul
Point to Point                      to-point and Point-to-multipoint.                                                          which can be configured point-to-point and point-to-multipoint. Strix Access/One
                                                                                                                               offers the industry's most flexible integrated multi-radio architecture supporting any
                                                                                                                               configuration - mesh, partial mesh, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint while also
                                                                                                                               maintaining the industry's highest performance over long multi-hop distances.

QoS                                 YES - 4 queue levels, VLAN                       YES                                       Meshdynamics offers classes-of-service defined via 802.11e and filters. No large
                                    priority(Priority/One), IP TOS, and IP Protocol;                                           scale deplopyments and/or networks testing the sofwtares ability to deliver QoS.
                                    Diffserv and COS                                                                           Strix Access/One enables QoS derived from 802.11e and goes beyond lower
                                                                                                                               performing approaches. Strix implements optimal voice extensions such as
                                                                                                                               Spectralink SVP and features providing measureable benefits for any user, any
                                                                                                                               device and any application (voice, video and data) anywhere in the network.
                                                                                                                               Carriers have deployed Strix Access/One specifically for large-scale cellular/WiFi
Voice Priority                      YES                                            NO                                          Meshdynamics does not specifically support any voice priority features. Strix
                                                                                                                               implements QoS, Spectralink SVP and automatically prioritizes Voice with High
                                                                                                                               Priority for the delivery of high demand, high quality voice services. Strix
                                                                                                                               Access/One have been deployed worldwide and tested by Independent lab tests
                                                                                                                               conclusively proving that Strix supports the highest number and quality of voice
                                                                                                                               calls in the industry (see
Client Privacy, Layer 2 Isolation   Client/User and Traffic Isolation at the AP and NO                                         Meshdynamics does not offer blocking between users which opens securirty holes
Security and Performance            network wide                                                                               and peer-2-peer bandwidth consumption impacting entire networks. Strix
                                                                                                                               implements the industry's first "Client Connect Privacy" is the ability to secure client
                                                                                                                               traffic peer to peer anywhere in the network. This prevents any peer to peer traffic,
                                                                                                                               malicious file browsing, virus spreading, DOS attacks in the network, etc.
                                                                                                                               Additionally, this security feature by nature prevents excessive broadcast traffic in
                                                                                                                               the network, which results in a higher performance wireless network.
Security & Encryption             Authentication: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK Authentication: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-                    Meshdynamics supports a standard set of security options. Strix OWS, IWS and
                                  Encryption: AES, WEP and TKIP           PSK                                                     EWS support all necessary security standards. Strix also automatically encrypts
                                                                          Encryption: AES, WEP and TKIP                           backhaul links and enables automatic client security limiting end-user access to
                                                                                                                                  other client systems.
Network Management System         Management Module in 1 unit with embedded Limited                                               Meshdynamics Mesh Viewer is a proprietary Windows-based manager for
                                  system level software, more than 1 for                                                          Meshdynamics. The interface is partially graphical and provides limited
                                  management redundancy. Web browser, CLI                                                         configuration flexibility good for only small installations. Features like advanced
                                  or SNMP interfaces to centrally manage,                                                         reporting such as node diagnostics are limited, client diagnostics and roque
                                  provision and monitor the network. Can                                                          detection doesn't exist. Strix's Manager/One is developed by Strix and is a powerful
                                  manage distributed multi-subnet networks with                                                   management platform enabling remote console, web-based and desktop
                                  thousands of units                                                                              management, statistics, rogue detection and other capabilities. These unique
                                                                                                                                  capablities are further enhanced with the ability to support "Best of Breed" NMS
                                                                                                                                  products offering additional management capabilities.
Coverage                          Strix designs and manufactures its own radios Limited                                           Meshdynamics is responsible for software and is not reponsible for hardware
                                  for optimal range and coverage. Strix products                                                  capabilities. Hardware is from Ubiquiti which offers off-the-shelf components and
                                  include outdoor (OWS), Indoor (IWS) and CPE                                                     standard ranges for 802.11a/b/g/4.9 etc. In contrast Strix Access/One provides
                                  (EWS). Coverage is outdoor, outdoor-in and                                                      optimal design, manuactures and performs internal and industry lab testing of
                                  both inside or outside buildings and homes.                                                     radios. Strix maximum multi-radio performance is combined with any intelligent
                                  Extended services indoor achievable by CPE                                                      antenna technology for 3 to 4 times the coverage and 3 to 6 times the user capacity
                                  or Strix Indoor units                                                                           per node than any other single, dual or multi-radio solution.

Triple Play Support               YES - Industry's highest throughput and lowest Limited                                          Meshdynamics supports 802.11e and vlan tagging . The product will support
                                  latency to support voice, video and data.                                                       voice/video/data in a non-optimized fashion. Strix Access/One architecture is the
                                                                                                                                  industry's highest throughput and lowest latency architecture designed to achieve
                                                                                                                                  and maintain the highest throughput and lowest latency for voice, video, data and
                                                                                                                                  high-speed mobility in small, medium and large-scale multi-hop wireless mesh
                                                                                                                                  network deployments.

High Speed Mobility, Fast         YES - Industry's highest throughput and lowest N/A - have talked about supporting mobility      Meshdynamics recently released a version of software which claims to fix mobility
Handoffs and Transportation       latency to support voice, video and data - All and recently indicated bug fixes for mobility.   problems. To date there are not visible signs of this feature support. Strix Fast
                                  Strix Access/One OWS and IWS products          No visible options.                              Roaming capabilities are utilized for a wide range of mobile applications including
                                  support session persistent roaming speeds                                                       public safety and railway (up to 200MPH) . Strix's Layer 2 real-time packet switched
                                  tested to speeds of 180mph (Higher speeds                                                       architecture and use of 3rd party antennas along with Strix's Dynamic Mesh
                                  achievable with Strix Mobile unit). Sub-second                                                  Architecture, tunable roaming parameters and mobile node solution for
                                  (<30ms) hand-off for voice, video and data.                                                     transportation allows for high speed handoff, mobility and seamless session
                                                                                                                                  persistence for client devices. Strix switched architecture is designed for high-
                                                                                                                                  speed mobility hand-off and latency of less than 3ms has been oberved by
                                                                                                                                  customers using voice, video and data in large wireless mesh
Multi-use                         YES - Industry's highest - supports 16 BSSIDs N/A                                               Meshdynamics appears to support over 8 ESSIDs and multiple VLANs but
                                  and 250 VLANs per radio and up to 4096                                                          maximum count and effect on operational use is not known at this time.
                                  VLAN tags                                                                                       Configuration of ESSIDs and VLANs is tedious and management does not provide a
                                                                                                                                  heads-up display to show this configured information. Strix Access/One enables
                                                                                                                                  the industry's greatest number of SSID's and VLANs per node and per network and
                                                                                                                                  the ability to flexibly assign features without arbitrary restrictions such as QoS for
                                                                                                                                  any user or device and voice, video and data anywhere in the network.


User Capacity                     384 associations x 3 each 2.4 GHz radios. Up Not known for certain - possibly 64 or 128         Meshdynamics does not indicated number of possible associations. Most traditional
                                  to 384 associations x 3 each 5 GHz radios.    associations x 1 each 2.4 GHz radio and           access point technologies now support 64 to 128 associations. Strix Systems is
                                  Roughly 35 concurrent users per radio and 100 estimated 35 concurrent users per node            capable of 3 to 6 times the user capacity per node, or 128 per radio x 3 access
                                  concurrent per node                                                                             radios vs. 1 access radio of Meshdynamics


Node Density per LAN              60 to 100 per single wired LAN drop. Single      Not known/Un-tested                            Based on external mini-PCI type III card performance. Limited to calculated max of
                                  Strix unit with 3 backhaul 5 GHz radios for up                                                  22 Mbps per 5 GHz bridge with calculated estimated real backhaul throughput of
                                  to 66 Mbps bandwidth distribution                                                               12Mbps.


Backhaul P2MP Connections/Peers   Up to 20 but fewer recommeded due to sharing Not known/Un-tested                                Strix provides the industry's greatest backhaul capacity
                                  of bandwidth
Backhaul Radios Per Unit          Up to 6. "Any Radio, Any Service, Any            Only 3 x 5 GHz or 2 x 2.4 Ghz can be used Meshdynamics uses other manufacture mini-PCI type III Atheros a/b/g radio cards.
                                  Configruation" allows complete versatility of    for backhaul.                             Maximum 4 for their largest node. Strix products ad designed and manufactured for
                                  radios. Typically 3 used for 5 GHz backhaul                                                Strix for optimal performance. Strix provides the Industry's highest Backhaul radio
                                  and 3 of the 2.4 GHz radios                                                                capacity per unit and "Any Radio, Any Service, Any Configruation" flexibility.


Client Radios Per Unit            Up to 6. Typically 3 used for 2.4 GHz client  Only 2 radios can be used for client access. Strix provides the Industry's highest Client radio capacity per unit and "Any Radio,
                                  access but could also use 3 of the 5 GHz or 3                                              Any Service, Any Configruation" flexibility.
                                  of the 4.9GHz radios for client access


Throughput - # Hops               Industry's highest - 22Mb/s over 5 hops across Not tested by independent agency. Testing        Meshdynamics tested via existing partner at Airforce lab in wired configuration
                                  5 GHz with no appreciable reduction in         in closed session at Airforce lab indicated      resulting in 22Mb/s (44MB/s in Turbo mode). Strix Access/One products are the
                                  throughput. ~> 10MB over 10 Hops. Up to        22MB/s wired node-to-node.                       industry's highest throughput, lowest latency devices as proven by Independent
                                  35Mb/s when using 5GHz Turbo mode.                                                              testing and customer deployments. Strix offers steady performance for 5 to 10 and
                                                                                                                                  greater hops with no appreciable loss in throughput or increase in latency. As a
                                                                                                                                  result Total Cost of Ownership is lower on Strix Systems line of products in
                                                                                                                                  comparison to any other products on the market.

Latency                           1ms per node, 5ms at 5 hops. < 30 ms after       Not tested by independent agency.              Testing in closed session at Airforce lab reported 1ms at first hop, 2ms at second
                                  10 hops                                                                                         hop and 3ms at third hop. No additional details published. Strix offers the industry's
                                                                                                                                  highest throughput, lowest latency with the greatest user capacity.




Node Failover Time                0 to 2 ms - independent lab testing, customer    Not tested by independent agency.              Testing in closed session at Airforce lab reported 1ms at first hop, 2ms at second
                                  testing and city deployments.                                                                   hop and 3ms at third hop. No additional details published. Strix offers the industry's
                                                                                                                                  highest throughput, lowest latency with the greatest user capacity.
Radio Density/Node                      Up to 6 radios total:                           Up to 4 radios total:                         Meshdynamics products support up to 4 radios. Commonly one client access and
                                         - any combo of 802.11a - 5.1 - 5.8 GHz          - up to 4 of the 802.11a - 5 Ghz (with one   two backhaul. Standard radio functions set by mini-PCI card manufacture. Strix
                                         - any combo of 802.11a - 4.9/j                 2.4 Ghz)                                      Access/One supports "Any Service, Any Radio", "Any Configuration" which
                                         - any combo of 802.11g - 2.4 GHz                - up to 2 of the 802.11g - 2.4 GHz (with     decreases the time to deploy, increases network efficiencies and reduces total cost
                                                                                        two 5 GHz)                                    of ownership.
                                                                                         - 1 port used for scanning



Max Receiver Sensitivity                802.11a:                                        802.11a:                                      Meshdynamics does not manufacture therefore combined Receive Sensitivity will
                                         -93 dBm   @ 6 Mbps                             -88 dBm@ 6 Mbps                               be predicated by off-the-shelf hardware results and not optimal. Strix Systems
                                         -90 dBm   @ 12 Mbps                            -70 dBm @ 54 Mbps                             designs/manufactures it's own radios. This control over the fundamental hardware
                                         -84 dBm   @ 24 Mbps                            802.11b:                                      elements allows Strix to offer industry-leading receive sensitivity. Strix multi-radio
                                         -81 dBm   @ 36 Mbps                            -95 dBm @ 1 Mbps                              receive sensitivity is the highest in the industry.
                                         -76 dBm   @ 48 Mbps                            -90 dBm @ 11 Mbps
                                         -74 dBm   @ 54 Mbps                            802.11g:
                                        802.11b:                                        -90 dBm @ 6 Mbps
                                         -98 dBm   @ 1 Mbps                             -74 dBm @ 54 Mbps
                                         -94 dBm   @ 5.5 Mbps
                                         -91 dBm   @ 11 Mbps
                                        802.11g:
                                         -93 dBm   @ 6 Mbps
                                         -91 dBm   @ 12 Mbps
                                         -85 dBm   @ 24 Mbps
                                         -82 dBm   @ 36 Mbps
                                         -77 dBm   @ 48 Mbps
                                         -75 dBm   @ 54 Mbps
EIRP                                    802.11g - 27dBm per radio                       802.11a - (Not available)                     EIRP is not available from Meshdynamics. Strix dBm is a measurement of
                                        802.11a - 26dBm per radio                       802.11b/g - (Not available)                   conducted power from the antenna attachment. Strix easily achieves the maximum
                                        4.9 GHz - 26dBm per radio                                                                     power limits specified by FCC regulations. For Strix, 30 dBm (1Watt) is common,
                                                                                                                                      36 dBm (4 Watts EIRP) and higher (53dBm (200 Watts)) is achievable when
                                                                                                                                      matched with the appropriate antenna technology.
2.4 GHz Antenna Design                  YES - Best of breed 3rd party - Omni, Sector,   YES - 2.4Ghz Omni-directional                 Meshdynmics uses standard 2.4 GHz omni antennas. Strix utlizes the industry's
                                        Directional. Choose ideal antenna type and                                                    best of breed 3rd party - Omni, Sector, Directional. Choose ideal antenna type and
                                        gain based on application, deployment                                                         gain based on application, deployment environment and mounting location
                                        environment and mounting location

5 GHz Antenna Design                    YES - Best of breed 3rd party - Omni, Sector,   YES - Optional third party 5.8Ghz Omni-       Meshdynamics uses standard 5.8 GHz omni antennas. Strix utlizes the industry's
                                        Directional. Choose ideal antenna type and      directional, 5.8Ghz Sectored or 2.4Ghz        best of breed 3rd party - Omni, Sector, Directional. Choose ideal antenna type and
                                        gain based on application, deployment           Sectored                                      gain based on application, deployment environment and mounting location
                                        environment and mounting location


Sectorization                           YES - Best of breed 3rd party - Sector         YES - using 5.8Ghz or 2.4 Ghz sectored         Meshdynamics refers 5.8 GHz or 2.4 GHz sector antennas. Strix leads the industry
                                        antennas or arrays of any polarization. Choose antennas                                       in the use of advanced antenna technologies for increased range and coverage.
                                        ideal antenna type and gain based on
                                        application, deployment environment and
                                        mounting location.
Antenna Diversity                       YES - available on all radios                   NO                                            Meshdynamics does not indicate antenna diversity supported. Strix supports
                                                                                                                                      greater range, greater coverage for P2P, P2MP and "Mesh" configurations and
                                                                                                                                      support the industry's fastest high-speed mobile roaming.
Environmental                           Operating Temperature: -40°C to +55°C        Storage temperature -40 °C to +85 °C             Meshdynamis does not publish all environmental specs. Strix Outdoor Wireless
                                        Storage Temperature: -50°C to +85°C          (no other data provided)                         System (OWS) offers the industry's most geographically and environmental-
                                        Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing                                                           resistent architecture proven through deployments in the most demanding
                                        Weather Rating: IP67 weather tight                                                            installations world-wide.
                                        Wind Survivability: >165 mph
                                        Wind Loading (165 mph): <1024 newtons
                                        Salt/Fog/Rust Resistance: Mil-STD-810F 509.4
                                        Shock & Vibration: ESTI 300-192-4 spec T41.E
                                        Class 4M3 and Mil-STD-810
                                        Transportation: ISTA 2A and Mil-STD-810


Mounting capabilities                   Flexible mounting - wall, vertical pole,        Limited - pole and wall mount                 Meshdynamics offers only a single mounting option. Strix offers the industry's most
                                        adjustable pole                                                                               versatile mounting capabilities for any horizontal and/or verticle or curved position.


"In-Field" Modular for new technology   YES - All Strix Access/One products are easily Limited - PCI cards may be added/replaced.     Meshdynamics PCI cards may be added or replaced. Added/replaced cards require
upgrades                                in-field upgradeable and serviceable. Single                                                  configuration via proprietary manager. Console/telnet and browser access to Linux
                                        model accepts 2, 4, or 6 radios and also an                                                   operating system is not possible. Strix Access/One is modular and easily supports
                                        NMS board                                                                                     additional radios/technologies. "In-field" means that you can "snap" new radios and
                                                                                                                                      new technologies into the node. This modularity enables the fastest up-time for
                                                                                                                                      increased user populations and new services. "In-field" modularity also reduces the
                                                                                                                                      total cost of ownership (TCO).
Technology Upgradeable                  YES - 802.11n, 802.16e Backhaul and Access. YES - PCI cards can be added                      Meshdynamics PCI cards may be added or replaced. Added/replaced cards require
                                        Easily upgradeable in the field                                                               configuration via proprietary manager. Console/telnet and browser access to Linux
                                                                                                                                      operating system is not possible. Strix Access/One is modular and easily supports
                                                                                                                                      additional radios/technologies. "In-field" means that you can "snap" new radios and
                                                                                                                                      new technologies into the node. This modularity enables the fastest up-time for
                                                                                                                                      increased user populations and new services. "In-field" modularity also reduces the
                                                                                                                                      total cost of ownership (TCO). Strix easily supports in-field upgrades to additional
                                                                                                                                      radio modules and new technologies. 4.9GHz and WiMAX are examples of this.

WiMAX Upgrade Path                      YES - RF module upgradeable                     NO                                            Meshdynamics does not support WiMAX and is not a carrier-class platform to
                                                                                                                                      support such technology. Today Strix Access/One is offers the ability to add new
                                                                                                                                      technologies as needed and works with Samsung Electronics on exhisting and new
                                                                                                                                      WiMAX deployments.


Licensed 4.9 Capable                    YES - Supports 4.9 GHz DSRC-C high power        NO - No 4.9 Ghz/j                             Meshdynamics supports Ubiquiti 4.9GHz mini-PCI type III cards. Strix Systems
                                        mask up to 42dBm. Can coexist in same unit                                                    offers DSRC-C mask high-power 4.9GHz capabilities which provides twice the
                                                                                                                                      coverage area of stnadard 4.9 GHz coverage. Strix has deployed high-profile
                                                                                                                                      public safety and Homeland Security efforts using this technology.

Tech Support                            Free - Phone and web, pre and post-sales        Limited                                       Meshdynamics is a small company, offers limited personnel and experienced
                                        Pay - Prof Services for in field support                                                      technical personnel. Relies on integrator and customer. Strix offers 24 x 7
                                                                                                                                      Technical Support adepending on the customer requirements.
Professional Services   YES - provided to reseller, integrator and/or   Limited                                 Meshdynamics can provide territory sales engineer support for
                        customer                                                                                integration/installation services. Strix offers a world-wide team of wireless experts,
                                                                                                                24 x 7 Technical Support and on-site Professional Services.


Training                Free - Phone and web, pre and post-sales        NO                                      Meshdynamics offers basic product training. As the leader in Wireless mesh
                        Pay - Prof Services for in field support                                                networking, Strix provides worlwide expertise from deployments worldwide.
                                                                                                                Training courses and onsite training are provided on an ongoing basis to
                                                                                                                distributors, resellers, integrators and customers world-wide.
Cost                    Lowest cost of ownership & lower cost per       MD4250 List: $2400 Online: $2350,       Meshdynamics offers configurations of 2, 3 and 4 radios. Additional cost is required
                        radio. Outdoor Wireless System (OWS) MSRP       MD4350 List $2900 Online: $2850,        for 400mW radios, which offers 1/2 the average power output of Strix Systems and
                        from $4,500 to $6,100 fully populated 2400-30   MD4450 List: $3900 Online: $3850.       antennas are not included in the price. Significant benefits are achieved utilizing
                        (6 radios total: 2.4GHz 4.9 and 5GHz in any     Antennas not included. Add $600 for     Strix Access/One for it's industry-superior throughput, low latency, offering the
                        configuration). Indoor Wireless System (IWS)    400mW radios instead of standard 64mW   greatest range, coverage, 4 to 6x the user density per node, "in-field" modular for
                        MSRP from $956, Edge Wireless System            radios                                  easy serviceability, increased capacity and new technologies added without fork-lift
                        (EWS) CPE MSRP from $159                                                                upgrades. Strix Access/One is the best choice for a sustainable wireless mesh
                                                                                                                network with predictable performance, resilience and reliability.

								
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