Calian Technologies Ltd.
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Calian Technologies Ltd.

February 25, 2008 09:59 ET

Calian's SED Division Signs $8 Million Contract With Inmarsat

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

KANATA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2008) - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has awarded a major contract to SED Systems , a division of Calian to provide new Ground Earth Stations (GES) that will support the delivery of classic aeronautical services over the Inmarsat-4 satellites. Work on the contract is underway and delivery of the first system is scheduled for the first half of 2009. The contract is valued in excess of $8 million.

Inmarsat's classic aeronautical services - such as Inmarsat H, H+ and I - provide high-quality voice, low-speed data and safety services for most of the world's airlines and thousands of corporate jets, government VIP aircraft and coastguard and defense agencies.

Brent McConnell, President of SED, said, "We are delighted to have been selected by Inmarsat and to be working with them and the other stakeholders in the program. This opportunity builds on our long-term relationship with Inmarsat and our extensive experience with mobile satellite communications gateways."

Alan Howell, Director of Systems and Network Engineering at Inmarsat, said, "This contract demonstrates Inmarsat's commitment to our aeronautical users by ensuring the continuity of our classic aero services into the future. The delivery of these services via the Inmarsat-4 satellites will also provide enhanced global coverage for users, augmenting rather than replacing the existing global infrastructure delivered by the Inmarsat-3 satellites. We are very happy to be working with SED, one of our long-standing partners, on this important contract".

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.

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Contact Information

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    Ray Basler
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    306-931-3425
    or
    Calian Technologies Ltd.
    Jacqueline Gauthier
    Chief Financial Officer
    613-599-8600
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