Aironet Wireless Communications
|Fate||Acquired by Cisco Systems|
|Founded||United States (1986)|
Cisco Aironet is a maker of wireless networking equipment currently operated as a division of Cisco Systems. It was started by ex-Marconi Wireless employees in 1986 as Telesystems SLW in Canada, right after the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened up the ISM bands for spread spectrum license-free use. Telxon acquired Telesystems SLW in 1992, and Aironet Wireless Communications was spun off from Telxon's RF Division in 1994. Cisco Systems acquired Aironet in 1999.
Pre-acquisition Aironet products
- ARLAN 900 MHz proprietary wireless networking
- ARLAN 2.4GHz proprietary wireless networking
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