SOURCE: CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp Corp.

August 17, 2009 06:00 ET

CalAmp Introduces New Galaxy 900 Point-to-Point Digital Wireless System for Long Distance Backhaul Applications

OXNARD, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today introduced its new Galaxy 900™ point-to-point digital access radio system, which provides wireless transmission of voice and broadband data traffic over long distances for backhaul applications in the public safety, industrial and utility markets.

The Galaxy 900 radio system operates in the licensed 900 MHz (928-960 MHz) frequency band in North America, enabling the extension of services further than current analog or higher-frequency digital alternatives. The licensed 900 MHz spectrum offers inherent advantages for network connectivity to remote or rural locations. This enables RF signals to be transmitted over significantly greater distances, requiring less infrastructure than higher frequency solutions. It offers robust, spectrum-efficient transmission over distances of 30 miles or more in a single link, in difficult terrain and other areas where wired infrastructure may not be available. These advantages result in a lower upfront investment and reduced recurring operating expenses. Typical applications include backhaul for private mobile radio, Ethernet extension and remote monitoring and control applications for utility networks such as distribution and substation automation or video monitoring.

"The new Galaxy 900 is a great addition to CalAmp's portfolio of proven wireless connectivity solutions," commented Rick Nozel, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CalAmp's wireless networks business. "With the Galaxy 900, CalAmp now provides an industrial-grade and secure broadband wireless backhaul connectivity product, a perfect complement to our full suite of point-to-multipoint solutions. With our expanding product portfolio, we can better address the diverse wireless communication needs of our customers in the utility, industrial and public safety markets."

About CalAmp Corp.

CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical data and content. The Company serves customers in the public safety, industrial monitoring and controls, mobile resource management, public utilities and direct broadcast satellite markets. For additional information, please visit www.calamp.com.

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