C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

March 08, 2005 09:15 ET

C-COM Provides Broadband Internet into Fire Truck for the Ottawa Fire Services, Haz-Mat/CBRN Team


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FOR: C-COM SATELLITE SYSTEMS INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: CMI

MARCH 8, 2005 - 09:15 ET

C-COM Provides Broadband Internet into Fire Truck for
the Ottawa Fire Services, Haz-Mat/CBRN Team

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 8, 2005) - C-COM Satellite Systems
Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) has delivered an iNetVu Mobile satellite antenna
system to the Ottawa Fire Service to be used by the Provincial
Haz-Mat/CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Response
Team in case of a terrorist threat or attack.

The iNetVu mobile self-pointing satellite antenna manufactured by C-COM
will be used by the Ottawa Fire Services to deliver high speed Internet,
email and high quality VoIP into the Haz-Mat/CBRN Team Vehicle. The
C-COM delivered solution will enable the Haz-Mat/CBRN team to
communicate with any Emergency, Government, or Disaster management team
anywhere in the world in case of a terrorist attack or a major disaster.
Since the antenna is powered by the Fire Trucks battery and uses
satellite to deliver broadband Internet into the vehicle, it can be
deployed and fully functional within minutes from virtually anywhere the
vehicle is located.

The iNetVu Mobile antenna is equipped with a Viasat LinkStar® Modem,
capable of delivering download speeds of up to 58Mbps and upload speeds
of 1.67Mbps.

"C-COM has been working with many Disaster Management teams worldwide to
deliver high speed Internet, Voice and Video into emergency vehicles. We
are pleased to be able to add the Ottawa Fire Services Haz-Mat/CBRN Team
to the growing list of Fire, Police, Emergency and Disaster Management
groups which have already deployed the iNetVu Mobile to deliver vital,
secure and reliable communication in case of a disaster or in emergency
situations", said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM Satellite
Systems Inc.

Kim Ayotte, Chief of Special Operations, Ottawa Fire Services comments,
"As one of the three Provincial Response Teams, Ottawa Fire Services
continues to work closely with the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office to
improve all aspects of public safety in the Province of Ontario. In
fact the Office of the Fire Marshal were the first to identify and use
this technology in Canada, as part of the Provincial CBRN/Hazardous
Materials Response System. Ottawa Fire Services has taken their lead and
is really excited about working with C-COM to deliver the highest level
of public safety through the use of this new technology."

About C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.

C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc. is a leader in the development and
deployment of mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of
two-way high-speed Internet services into vehicles. C-COM has developed
a unique proprietary Mobile self-pointing (iNetVu™) antenna that
allows the delivery of high-speed satellite based Internet services into
vehicles while stationary, virtually anywhere where one can drive. The
iNetVu Mobile antenna has also been adapted to be deployable from
transportable platforms.

The iNetVu Mobile units, which come in 4 different sizes and interface
with a large number of readily available satellite modems mount easily
on top of vehicles or inside transportable platforms. The iNetVu Mobile
uses a standard 12Volt DC car battery as a power source. It is activated
with a simple click of the mouse, deploys automatically, locks on to the
selected satellite in a few minutes and delivers 2 way broadband
Internet access, VoIP and Video services anywhere in the world.

The company's satellite-based products and services deliver
high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile
applications throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean,
Europe, Australia, Mexico, Central America, Africa and the Middle East.
More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com

iNetVu™ is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.
    Investor Relations
    (613) 745-4110 ext. 4950
    (613) 745-1172 (FAX)
    lklein@c-comsat.com
    www.c-comsat.com
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