Director of Technical Product Marketing and Industry Relations, Kathy Nelson, P.E. to join as WiMAX Forum Board Member
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 27, 2019 — Ondas Holdings Inc., (OTCQB: ONDS) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ondas Networks Inc., a developer of private licensed wireless data networks for mission-critical industrial markets, today announced its Director of Technical Product Marketing and Industry Relations, Kathy Nelson, P.E., has been appointed as a board member of the WiMAX Forum.
The WiMAX Forum is a leading organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. As a member of the board, Ms. Nelson and the Ondas Networks team will coordinate with other members to advance and encourage engagement with private wireless network solutions and standards including the narrow channel standard revision, IEEE 802.16s. IEEE 802.16s enables mission critical IoT (MC-IoT) operators in rail, aviation, utility, oil and gas, and other critical markets, to utilize licensed radio frequencies for secure and reliable connectivity.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the WiMAX Forum, joining a group of members that share similar interests in creating and driving the adoption of new wireless communications solutions, including our FullMAX solution, through a multi-vendor, collaborative ecosystem,” said Kathy Nelson, Director of Technical Product Marketing and Industry Relations at Ondas Networks. “The MC-IoT market is advancing rapidly and requires solutions capable of keeping pace with demands for new applications such as edge computing.
The WiMAX Forum is able to continuously advance existing standards and create new solutions through the coordination and cooperation of multiple industry participants. Through this structure, the growth of the mission critical communications market can be accelerated, and more opportunities will emerge for companies that are building to the standard, including Ondas Networks.”
In addition to enhancing and promoting the use of the IEEE 802.16s standard, Ondas Networks will also gain the resources, through the WiMAX forum, to become certified for AeroMACS, the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System. With AeroMACS certification and access to other AeroMACS manufacturers in the forum, Ondas Networks will be able to further establish the company’s technology portfolio and position in the aviation sector as a supplier of reliable data communications solutions.
Ondas Networks will make its debut as a member of the WiMAX Forum at the upcoming UTC America Latina show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 27-29.