EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc.

May 20, 2005 08:30 ET

EMS Satellite Networks Enters Into Joint Venture in India With ...

EMS Satellite Networks Enters Into Joint Venture in India With Infinium; Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - May 20, 2005) - MONTREAL, May 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Satellite Networks (SatNet), a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELMG), announced today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Infinium (India) Ltd, for the purposes of offering DVB-RCS equipment and services to customers in India. The joint venture will be known as Infinium-EMS (India) Ltd.

Infinium and EMS have been working together in the Indian market for several years. During this time, Infinium has developed a strong technical-support capability for EMS DVB-RCS products. The joint venture will now allow EMS and Infinium to optimize the cost of delivery and support of EMS DVB-RCS products in this highly competitive market.

The joint venture will also own and operate a fully redundant DVB-RCS hub located in Ahmedabad, India. This hub will be used to offer services with strategic partners to end customers across India.

The joint venture's mandate also includes sourcing components locally, and considering the local manufacturing and/or assembly of certain equipment.

"We believe that the Indian market has tremendous potential for DVB-RCS equipment, and that the time is right to expand our involvement in this dynamic market," says Don Osborne, senior vice president and general manager, EMS Satellite Networks. "Infinium worked with us to win our first two system contracts in India, and we are pleased to be able to team with a partner of Infinium's caliber."

Malav Mehta, managing director of Infinium, says, "We are excited by this expanded relationship with EMS Satellite Networks. We are convinced that our joint venture will be strongly positioned to compete for equipment and service opportunities in India in the coming years."

About Infinium (India) Ltd.

Infinium's satellite communication services commenced with the operation of a hub station in Bharuch operating on Extended C-band enabling the convergence of voice, data, and video with IP technologies. These services have been carried out with a strategic alliance with the Government of Gujarat Promoted Company.

Infinium focuses on large bandwidth users and value-added services such as Virtual Private Networks, Web Casting and Server Co-locations. Infinium also provides satellite communications services including:

  --  VSAT Services
  --  Video Broadcast & Uplink
  --  Turnkey Earth Stations
  --  Mobile VSATs
  --  Satellite News Gathering System
  --  Infinium is also strategically positioned as one of the
      largest Internet bandwidth providers in the Indian State of
      Gujarat, through an international satellite gateway in
      Bharuch.  The gateway has a feed range of up to 100 Mbps and
      is backed up by fiber optics communications to provide high
      reliability and multiple routing capability.

About EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, has approximately 1,800 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal and Brazil.

The Satellite Networks Division of EMS Technologies has played a critical role in the development of the DVB-RCS international open standard for high-speed bi-directional Internet communications via satellite, and is a leading provider of broadband satellite communications ground terminal and hub solutions. EMS's DVB-RCS product and technology solutions enable two-way broadband access for a wide range of networking applications. Applications range from Internet access and simple web browsing, to more sophisticated virtual private networks, videoconferencing and voice-over-IP. EMS's DVB-RCS solutions are the only multiple-access solutions capable of delivering data transfer rates of up to 45Mbps for downloads and up to 4Mbps for uploads at each remote terminal, or enough bandwidth to support anything from a small business to an entire community from a single remote terminal.

For additional information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at www.ems-t.com /For further information:

CONTACT:  EMS Technologies, Inc.
          Anne Wainscott-Sargent, Public Relations
          (770) 263-9200, Ext. 4326
          (404) 435-5784, Cell

          Infinium Contact:
          Infinium (India) Ltd.
          Malav Mehta, Managing Director