SOURCE: Hathaway Corporation

February 14, 2007 07:30 ET

Hathaway Global (HWYI) Wholly Owned Subsidiary OptiCon Systems, Inc. Forms Strategic Alliance With Anritsu Corporation (Japan)

OptiCon Software to Be Integrated Into a Remote Fiber Test System Unit Globally

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- Hathaway Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HWYI), a leading global provider of communications, telecommunications software, and medical devices, announced today their wholly owned subsidiary OptiCon Systems, Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Anritsu Corporation of Japan to integrate the OptiCon software with existing Anritsu technology to deliver a Remote Fiber Test System.

Anritsu is a $900 Million (US) manufacturer, developer and vendor of a Remote Test Unit that tests the integrity of a telecommunications network (the "RTU") and software which controls, monitors, and integrates with the RTU (the "Questfiber" software).

The parties have developed an interface between the OptiCon software, the RTU, and Questfiber software that enables end-users to determine the physical location of malfunctions within a telecommunications network automatically. The parties have entered into an agreement whereby each party will be granted the non-exclusive right to sell to its respective end-user customers a Remote Fiber Test System that will be comprised in part or in whole of the RTU, the Questfiber software, and the OptiCon software, together with any ancillary equipment to be known collectively as the RFTS.

"As OptiCon continues to move forward, this strategic alliance with Anritsu further solidifies the global application the OptiCon software brings to telecommunications network providers. Anritsu generates over $900 million in U.S. dollar sales, and by having the OptiCon software bundled with Anritsu's current offerings, this will allow OptiCon to generate significant revenues in the very near future," stated Paul D. Lisenby, Interim Chairman and CEO of Hathaway Global.

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Hathaway Corporation develops and acquires undervalued companies that bring a shift in how communications is delivered and serviced globally. Starting with OptiCon Systems, a fiber optic management software system, which is used by global 500 companies, Hathaway will continue to seek out and capitalize on emerging technologies that will change the way the world communicates. Hathaway brings the communications solutions of the future to today's business marketplace. To request further information about Hathaway, please email us at

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