Calian Technologies Ltd.
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Calian Technologies Ltd.

December 27, 2006 08:00 ET

Calian Wins Another Contract

KANATA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 27, 2006) -

(All amounts in this release are in Canadian Dollars, unless otherwise noted)

The Systems Engineering Division (SED) of Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY), is pleased to announce the recent signing of a contract valued in excess of $15 million to develop Radio Frequency Terminals (RFT) for a new mobile communications network covering North America. The network is designed to deliver advanced voice and data services via seamless satellite/terrestrial hybrid architecture.

Under the terms of the agreement, SED will provide the RFTs for 4 communications gateways to be located in Canada and the USA. The high availability RFTs will support satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C), as well as communications gateway requirements. Work has commenced on the contract and it is expected to be complete by mid fiscal 2009. Additional details are expected to be made available early in the new year.

"We are very pleased to have been selected to provide these systems," said Brent McConnell, president of SED Systems. "Our customer is a premiere supplier of mobile satellite systems and this award affirms our position as a leading supplier of sophisticated satellite earth station RF systems."

About Calian:

Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.

DISCLAIMER

Certain information included in this press release is forward-looking and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. The results or events predicted in these statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Such statements are generally accompanied by words such as "intend", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or similar statements. Factors which could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, among other things: the impact of price competition; scarce number of qualified professionals; the impact of rapid technological and market change; loss of business or credit risk with major customers; technical risks on fixed price projects; general industry and market conditions and growth rates; international growth and global economic conditions, and including currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the impact of consolidations in the business services industry. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, please see the Company's most recent annual report and other reports filed by Calian with the Ontario Securities Commission. Calian disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No assurance can be given that actual results, performance or achievement expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking statements within this disclosure will occur, or if they do, that any benefits may be derived from them.

Contact Information

  • Calian Technologies Ltd.
    Ray Basler
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (306) 931-3425
    or
    Calian Technologies Ltd.
    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer
    (613) 599-8600
    Email: ir@calian.com
    Website: www.calian.com