I want to add, there is one thing that Trango can't offer today with a direct model, and that is local availabilty. For example, when I need to rush an order in today, I'm going to need to eat some hefty Overnight shipping fees. So Trango forfets profit margins that could be theirs or ours and gives it to UPS. It would be nice if Trango got a warehouse on the East coast sooner or later. However with that said, it just means that we East Coast WISPs have to plan better. I believe that the little extra planning/forecasting that we are going to have to do, is minimal compared to the added benefits of having direct communication with our manufacturer again and the new lower prices.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Seaman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] 5.8Ghz Multi-point radios

Hi Matt, I just wanted to chime in here and let you know that although we are not using distributors any more we are committed to providing excellent customer service and are striving to have all products on hand at all times. Typically as long as we receive orders before 3 pm PST, we can ship same day. Trango got its start as a direct sales company and we have found that using the direct model we are able to best respond to the needs of our customers.

John Seaman
Trango Broadband Wireless

-----Original Message-----
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A better product is nice and all, but there is more to product selection
than just price/performance. We have to take into account availability.
With distributors we can rely on them to stock a product, so that when
we need it in a short time frame it is available. Distributors provide
other benefits as well that I am sure most on this list are aware of.
With Trango's actions we simply can't buy from them.


Mac Dearman wrote:

Be careful that you dont cut your nose off to spite your face on the
Trango issue!

I also know Trango is a better product than Moto is more ways than one
and Trango is going to be releasing a lower priced 5.x SU that will be
very competitive with Moto as they have made some changes in the
production of the external housing to allow a lower cost. I think they
are going to implement a cheap plastic housing like Motorola?

Mac Dearman
Maximum Access, LLC. (Katrina relief efforts)
318-728-8600 - Rayville

Matt Liotta wrote:

We are looking to start deploying 5.8Ghz multi-point radios at some
of our sites. I am hoping some folks on this list can share
experiences and ideas on what radios might meet our needs. We have
experimented with Canopy and Trango, but would really like some
better choices. From a specification standpoint, Canopy general meets
our needs, but we don't like being constrained on the antenna. We
would like to use sectors bigger than 60 degrees and we would like to
use horizontal polarization. We don't want to use Trango for no other
reason than they can't work with distributors. We really like the
flexibility on many 802.11a-based radios and certainly the price, but
the contention aspects of the protocol and the perception of Wi-Fi
being a consumer grade technology stop us from going that route.

Any thoughts from the list?


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