Nortel has struck an alliance with privately held Trapeze Networks as part of its efforts to expand wireless multimedia local area network offerings for enterprise customers.

Trapeze, which is based in Pleasanton, CA, said it will work with Nortel to deliver a version of its WLAN portfolio of products through Nortel sales channels, work with Nortel to develop additional WLAN features, and embed its technology in Nortel products to link wireline and wireless networks.

“Trapeze’s vision of pervasive mobility is 100 percent aligned with Nortel’s future plans and we are excited to be working together to bring new mobility solutions to market,” said Atul Bhatnagar, vice president and general manager of Enterprise Data Networks at Nortel.
Trapeze is also a partner with 3Com and has raised $50 million in venture capital.

Nortel said the alliance has produced products and applications that are part of its WLAN 2300 Series.

The goal is to enable “users to have a consistent, reliable and secure mobile experience no matter what they are doing, what device they are using, or where they are,” Nortel said.