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BW: Burlington Coat Factory to Expand Rollout of Telxon Wireless Systems

Apr 06, 2000, 18:01 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Retailer Embraces Telxon's 11Mbps Spread Radio Technology."

"Telxon Corporation, a world leader in delivering quality, innovative solutions for mobile information and wireless communications systems, announced today that it has received a new contract to expand the roll-out of its high-speed wireless store concept at Burlington Coat Factory stores across the country."

"The new order, to supply Telxon mobile computers and IEEE 802.11b compliant 11Mbps wireless local area network (LAN) architecture, will expand to over fifty the number of Burlington stores equipped with a wireless LAN infrastructure offering sub-second response time to its end-users. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation of Burlington, New Jersey, sells coats and a wide range of other merchandise in 285 stores nationwide."

"The wireless LAN system at Burlington features Telxon's OpenAirGATE and AirBEAM wireless network management software running on a Red Hat Linux in-store software-based system. Each store is being equipped with Telxon PTC-960SL mobile computers, wireless cash registers and fixed-position workstations. In the stores where the system is currently installed, Burlington is running multiple end-user mobile applications, including receiving, price look-up, price changes, and store transfers.

"Mike Prince, Burlington's vice president and chief information officer, said, "... Telxon's total solutions approach has enabled us to move closer to our goal of 100% wireless transaction processing in all our stores."

Press release.