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Broadband Antenna Tracking System

May 17, 2012 12:15 ET

Cambium Networks™ and Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems Team With Oceus Networks to Deliver Powerful Communications for U.S. Navy

Combined PTP Radio, Network Provisions, and 4G LTE Solution Provides One of the Most Advanced Maritime Defense Data and Communications Platforms in the World

SCHAUMBURG, IL and INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Cambium Networks™, a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions for reliable connectivity in any environment, and Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS Wireless), one of the world's leading innovators of advanced wireless wide area network (WWAN) provisioning systems, today announced their enhanced wireless point-to-point (PTP) radio and antenna tracking solution is being incorporated as part of a mobile communications networking project being led by Oceus Networks. The systems will be piloted by the U.S. Navy, providing onboard and ship-to-ship broadband data and communications. The project is the first U.S. Department of Defense operational deployment of Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) and is based on Oceus Networks' Xiphos™ family of mobile 4G LTE network solutions.

In providing a combined PTP and WWAN provisioning solution, Cambium and BATS Wireless deliver customers a fully ruggedized wireless network solution that can be used for a number of ship-to-shore, inter-ship or intra-ship broadband applications, from defense deployments to oil and gas industry communications needs. Without the use of this enhanced PTP solution, implementations such as the Navy's would be dependent on satellite coverage for broadband communications -- an expensive and less capable alternative. For the Oceus implementation, ruggedized self-optimizing network nodes can be placed aboard ships, installed in tactical warfighter vehicles, or mounted on aerial platforms to be used wherever secure and quickly provisioning high-speed voice, video and data communications are needed.

"By incorporating BATS antenna tracking capabilities and Cambium's strong and reliable PTP system into our Xiphos™-based solution, we're able to offer defense customers a broadband solution that will allow ships to communicate with each other even in the harshest ocean conditions," said Cal Shintani, Chief Growth Officer, Oceus Networks.

"Organizations from the military to public safety networks are looking for complete wireless solutions to help boost their infrastructures," said Phil Cramer, senior VP of sales and marketing, BATS Wireless. "This important deployment for the Navy exemplifies the symbiotic relationship we have with Cambium Networks, one that facilitates technical collaboration to solve a customer's problem."

Indicative of this symbiotic relationship, the industry-first BATS BTS and AMATS suites are deeply integrated with a near universal list of Cambium's tested broadband PTP radio and antenna configurations. The combined system can be utilized in numerous applications to provide a truly universal WWAN solution that offers the speed and capacity of a directional system, with the flexibility and mobility of a sector-based or omni-direction array. The systems also allow for a number of mobility scenarios, including fixed (tower to tower, building to building), fixed to mobile (ship to shore, air to ground), and fully mobile deployments (ship to ship, air to mobile command). Used as part of the Navy deployment, Cambium's PTP 45600 product is DISA UC APL (Defense Information Systems Agency Unified Capabilities Approved Products List) certified to meet specifications required for military and federal applications and is considered the primary wireless transport solution for many theatre-deployed situation awareness programs for the U.S. ARMY and U.S. Marine Corps, in addition to the Navy.

"Cambium has long been known for capable and reliable PTP wireless networking solutions that can withstand harsh conditions, such as at-sea deployments, while securely delivering the required services," said Scott Imhoff, director, business development, Cambium Networks. "We're pleased to be able to collaborate with BATS and Oceus Networks to deliver a PTP data communication solution that meets the U.S. Navy's demanding requirements for a mission critical deployment."

About Oceus Networks
Oceus Networks provides broadband solutions to governments and industry that enable delivery of high-speed voice, video and data communications. The company provides open, standards-based mobile and fixed network infrastructure, as well as an extensive portfolio of public sector-focused solutions to simplify and expedite the deployment of wired and wireless broadband communications solutions. Privately U.S.-owned and operated, Oceus Networks' headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia, with labs in Reston and Plano, Texas. Visit http://www.oceusnetworks.com to learn more.

About Oceus Networks' Xiphos
Xiphos is a fourth-generation (4G) Long Term Evaluation (LTE) family of fully interoperable solutions for military personnel and first responders. Ruggedized for extreme environments and situations, Xiphos systems provide turnkey, easily deployable broadband networks wherever traditional infrastructures are unavailable or compromised.

About BATS
BATS Wireless is a leading technology provider, specializing in intelligent WWAN provisioning systems. Through the use of its industry-first automated tracking and stabilization platform, BATS enables organizations to rapidly deploy massive capacity (Gb+), uninterrupted, fixed or mobile wireless networks over long distances without skilled technical resources.

Every day -- whether on the battlefield, oil field, or airfield, BATS' technology is proven in some of the harshest environments on earth; providing organizations access to their critical communications. To learn more, visit: http://www.batswireless.com/

About Cambium Networks:
Cambium Networks, formerly part of Motorola Solutions, provides world-class wireless broadband and microwave solutions for service providers, enterprise customers, military, government, and municipal networks around the world. It currently has more than 3.5 million products deployed in thousands of networks in over 150 countries, with its innovative technologies providing reliable, secure, cost-effective connectivity that's easy to deploy and proven to deliver outstanding metrics. Cambium's ecosystem of partners, development engineers, and support teams work together to design and deliver innovative, forward-looking solutions that provide data, voice and video connectivity when and where it's needed. For more information, visit: www.cambiumnetworks.com.

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