Norscan Instruments Ltd.

Norscan Instruments Ltd.

February 11, 2010 16:40 ET

Norscan Cable Management System Receives RUS Acceptance

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - In response to the January 15, 2010 U.S. Commerce Department's NTIA and USDA's RUS announcement of $4.8 Billion in recovery act funding to bring broadband to more Americans, Norscan Instruments Ltd. (www.norscan.com), a developer of management systems for fiber optic networks today announced its products have received US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Rural Development product acceptance. RUS acceptance means that Norscan's complete portfolio of cable management products will be listed for use in projects funded under the Recovery Broadband Act (www.broadbandusa.gov). Norscan's cable management system is the first of its kind to be listed with the RUS.

"RUS acceptance means we can offer the same tools that have managed some of the largest networks in the world for nearly 30 years to a new group of customers and help them extend broadband services in new communities," said Ken Sontag, CEO and co-founder of Norscan.

Johnathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, United States Department of Agriculture stated the allocation of funds would "target areas of greatest need" citing the necessity to "stretch every last dime to maximize economic development in rural areas that currently lack adequate broadband service."

"Our products help our customers dramatically reduce the cost of their field operations; so RUS borrowers will be able to conserve cash during the construction phase, and benefit long term from lower cost of ownership," added Mr. Sontag.

In addition to cost savings Noscan's cable management solutions reduce handling of the physical network. The net result, increased safety to personnel and a corresponding increase in network integrity.

Read More: http://www.norscan.com/PDF/1002_RUS_Acceptance_R1.0.pdf.

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