SOURCE: SatMAX Corporation

August 23, 2010 08:00 ET

SatMAX and McDonald Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance to Extend SatMAX Reach in Ground-Based Satellite Communications Solutions for Aircraft Manufacturers and Maintenance Providers

Alliance Will Provide Scalable Resources in Engineering, Manufacturing and Support

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  SatMAX Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SATM) and Carrollton, Texas based McDonald Technologies International, Inc. are pleased to jointly announce that they have negotiated a major strategic alliance for engineering, manufacturing and support services associated with the rapidly developing market for the SatMAX ground-based, non-line-of-sight satellite voice and data communications products to the $46 billion ground-based satellite communications industry. 

SatMAX CEO, Don Bresina, stated, "This alliance is a high point for us. We have been looking for a solution to keep our size from bottle-necking our ability to grow the business. Having access to McDonald Technologies' industry-recognized RF engineering and manufacturing capabilities provides us with the opportunity to quickly scale our business and dramatically expands our own engineering, manufacturing and customer response capabilities. The collective resources of our two companies will provide comprehensive, on time and best in class solutions and SatMAX customers will benefit. In fact, McDonald has already completed an engineering package for our Alpha EMS Portable repeater."

"We are very happy to have the opportunity to work with the SatMAX team," stated McDonald Technologies - Vice President, Jim Crocco. "This alliance has been designed to provide best in class products and services to SatMAX® satellite voice and data communications customers. By leveraging the expertise of both organizations, we have developed a model that is scalable and focuses on setting the standard in non-line-of-sight avionics testing."

SatMAX® patented repeater technology enables satellite communications users to quickly and easily make fully wireless voice and data communications from any non-line-of-sight location. Historically limited by the requirement for satellite communications to have line-of-sight access to orbiting satellites, with SatMAX users now have the ability to access dependable and uninterrupted wireless satellite communications.

About SatMAX
SatMAX Corporation manufactures wireless, non-line-of-sight satellite communications products to the $46 billion ground-based satellite communications industry, utilizing exclusive patented technology. SatMAX is dedicated to providing global wireless, non-line-of-sight, satellite voice and data communications links to government, military, and commercial and industrial customers. SatMAX® satellite repeaters have been tested and proven with all major branches of the U. S. military and have been purchased by several major defense contractors. SatMAX® equipment has also been used by the world's largest, most prestigious oceanographic research institute as an integral component in identifying and quantifying global ocean warming issues. For more information, please visit www.echosatcom.com or view our product information video at http://www.echosatcom.com/index.php/video.

About McDonald Technologies International
McDonald Technologies International is a full production life cycle manufacturing organization, providing integrated services that are fully customizable throughout the Design - Manufacturing - Logistics and Post Manufacturing Service Stages. With a history of technology leadership spanning more than 46 years, McDonald Technologies provides turnkey go to market programs for OEM's. McDonald Technologies focuses on key market segments, enabling us to deliver value and innovation to our customers. The main areas of focus are: RF, Communications, Aerospace, and connected Embedded Devices. For more information, please visit www.mcdonald-tech.com.

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