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Wireless LAN Association Adds Planet3 Wireless to Board

WLANA Board Elects New Officers, Names Abramowitz Executive Director

Menlo Park, CA — Oct 3, 2001 — The Wireless LAN Association (WLANA), the educational trade association for the wireless local area networking industry, announced today that Planet3 Wireless, a provider of content for wireless networking training and certification and a wireless networking products reseller, is now a Sponsor member and will hold a seat on WLANA's board of directors. In addition, WLANA elected a new board of directors and named Jeff Abramowitz as the association's new executive director.

"WLANA welcomes Planet3 Wireless to the board," said Abramowitz. "The wireless LAN industry continues to grow rapidly and WLANA will increasingly reflect this growth as we broaden our membership. Planet3's offering in wireless network training and certification will help WLANA improve our ability to provide useful information to our web visitors."

WLANA's members include companies that offer a broad range of products and services that solve the wireless internet connectivity needs of customers in the home, enterprise, small business, public access markets, and wireless internet connectivity segment.

"With our recent introduction of the Certified Wireless Network Professional training and certification program, now is the ideal time for us to upgrade our membership," said Kevin Sandlin, CEO of Planet3 Wireless. "WLANA's charter to educate the market about wireless networking technology is very important to our success as a training and certification provider."

New Leadership

The WLANA board of directors has elected officers for 2001-2002, naming Peter Beardmore, of Enterasys as president; Mack Sullivan, of Intersil as vice president; Andy Winson, of Cisco as treasurer and Tony Rossiter, of Colubris as secretary. Board members serve a one-year term and have overall responsibility for guiding the direction and long-term vision of the association.

As executive director, wireless industry veteran Abramowitz is WLANA's primary spokesperson and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association including member services, membership development and vendor management. Abramowitz has previously managed wireless LAN marketing and business operations for Intersil, No Wires Needed and 3Com.

About Planet3 Wireless, Inc.

Planet3 Wireless is the creator of the Certified Wireless Network Professional™ (CWNP) training and certification program, and is a wireless networking products reseller. The CWNP program is the IT industry's first and only vendor-neutral training and certifications program for wireless networking. Details about the CNWP program can be found at http://www.cwne.com. Planet3 Wireless is a privately held Georgia corporation with operations in Georgia and Colorado.

About the Wireless LAN Association

The Wireless LAN Association is a non-profit educational trade association, comprised of the thought leaders and technology innovators in the local area wireless technology industry. WLANA provides a clearinghouse of information about wireless local area applications, issues and trends and serves as a resource to customers and prospects of wireless local area products and to industry press and analysts. The Association maintains an educational web site at www.wlana.org. To obtain additional information about WLANA, please visit our web site or send requests to [email protected].

WLANA board members include:

Alcatel (NYSE:ALA), Alvarion (Nasdaq:ALVR), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Colubris Networks, Inc. (www.colubris.com), Enterasys Networks (NYSE:ETS), Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), Intermec Technologies (NYSE:UNA), Planet3 Wireless (www.p3wireless) and Raylink, Inc. (www.raylink.com).

Kendra Gross
Porchivina & Associates
[email protected]

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