Press Democrat

September 25, 1999

$6 million infusion for startup Alantro

By Carol Benfell, Staff Writer

Alantro Communications, a telecommunications startup company in Santa Rosa, has received a $6 million investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners and Cisco Systems.

It's a major infusion of cash for the 2-year old company, which has 15 employees. Alantro will use the money to double the size of its staff, expand its product line and move toward getting its product on the market, said Eric Rossin, Alantro president.

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Business Wire

Alantro Communications Announces Financing from Cisco Systems, VantagePoint Venture Partners

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 1999--Alantro Communications, a company specializing in high-speed, high-performing physical-layer communications technology, today announced that it has received a $6.0 million investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners and Cisco Systems, led by Vantage Point Venture Partners. See the full text of this story.

Business Wire

IEEE 802.11 Adopts Proposal by Alantro Communications for Enhanced Performance Option for Wireless LAN; New Option Provides Robust, High-Speed 2.4Ghz Wireless LAN Transmission

SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 1998--The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 international standards committee, responsible for developing wireless local area network (WLAN) specifications, recently adopted a proposal developed by Alantro Communications for a high-performance option for high-speed wireless data transmission. The IEEE 802.11 committee is currently working on the draft for a high-speed mode (up to 11 megabits per second) to the existing wireless LAN standard. This new standard will enable users to wirelessly connect their PC's, workstations, and other products at speeds up to 5.5 times faster than the current standard. See the full text of this story.

Business Journal

Alantro banking on high-speed modem technology

2/23/98, SANTA ROSA - The stream of emerging digital communications technologies is outpacing the markets in which to realize them. That phenomenon has created its own business opportunity for startup Alantro Communications. Founded last August, Alantro Communications designs and builds high-performance transmission elements for high-speed modems in the cable, xDSL, and wireless industries. See the full text of this story.

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