SOURCE: Eagle Broadband, Inc.

October 12, 2006 16:26 ET

Reseller Purchases Eagle Broadband SatMAX® Satellite Communication System

LEAGUE CITY, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2006 -- Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, announced today that one of its largest resellers and a supplier for the federal government has purchased five units of Eagle's SatMAX® advanced satellite-communications technology.

Typically, satellite phones must be within line-of-sight access to orbiting satellites in order to operate effectively. Eagle's exclusive SatMAX non-line-of-sight, Iridium-based satellite communications technology enables civilian, government, military and enterprise customers to quickly and easily make reliable, fully wireless, voice and data communications available from any non-line-of-sight, indoor location, including inside buildings or structures, onboard vehicles, aircraft or ships or from other obstructed areas. SatMAX allows users to make multiple concurrent calls within SatMAX-enabled "hotspot" areas from any location on Earth. The technology enables routine, mission-critical and backup communications that can improve safety and security, emergency preparedness and response, user productivity, mobility, problem solving and mission support.

The current purchase includes five of Eagle's Alpha Portable Dual Antenna SatMAX units. The portable handsets are ideal for first-responder and emergency scenarios, along with any application needing portable, seamless satellite communications both indoors and outside.

"The federal government is a market that we are eager to tap," said Dave Micek, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Broadband. "It presents us with some interesting opportunities. Use of our SatMAX product extends beyond the emergency preparedness and response scenario to include military situations that may require both mobility and the ability to communicate from within structures like bunkers or armored vehicles."

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About Eagle Broadband, Inc.

Eagle Broadband is a technology company that develops and delivers products and services in three core business segments:

--  IPTV -- Eagle Broadband's IPTVComplete™ provides direct access to
    more than 200 channels of high-demand programming from popular
    entertainment providers, often using Eagle's high-definition, set-top
--  SatMAX® -- Eagle Broadband's SatMAX provides indoor/outdoor
    communications utilizing the global Iridium-based (
    satellite communications system.  It offers both fixed and mobile
    solutions, including the emergency first responder SatMAX Alpha "SatMAX in
    a suitcase" technology.
--  IT Services -- Eagle Broadband's IT Services Group is a full-service
    integrator offering a complete range of network technology products
    including VoIP, remote network management, network implementation services
    and IT project management services.


Forward-looking statements in this release regarding Eagle Broadband, Inc., are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the company's products, increased levels of competition, new products and technological changes, the company's dependence upon third-party suppliers, intellectual property rights and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Eagle Media Contact:
    Jackie Hutto
    Griffin Integrated Marketing
    (281) 335-0200