SOURCE: Hathaway Corporation

February 15, 2007 05:31 ET

Hathaway Global's (HWYI) Wholly Owned Subsidiary OptiCon Systems, Inc. Strengthens Global Sales Strategy

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- Hathaway Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HWYI), a business development company that focuses on the development of companies in the communications, telecommunications software and medical devices industries, announced today that their wholly owned subsidiary OptiCon Systems, Inc. has strengthened and completed its global sales strategy now that their joint alliance with Anritsu Corporation of Japan (Anritsu) has been accomplished. This strategic partnership gives OptiCon the hardware capability to manage the Telecommunications Optical network while greatly enhancing OptiCon's sales capability through Anritsu's Global Sales Force. Anritsu currently has sales forces deployed in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Paul D. Lisenby, Interim Chairman and CEO of Hathaway Global, explained, "The Anritsu alliance complements the already impressive OptiCon reseller strategies which have been implemented through OptiCon's existing relationships with Corning Cable Systems, Management Solutions International, Inc., and a variety of Telecommunications Engineering Consultant firms that focus on the smaller Independent Operating Companies throughout the States."

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

"A key component to the success of any young organization is the ability to sell and market your solution to a greater audience than your own direct sales force's abilities," stated Doug Wright, Senior Vice President of Sales at OptiCon. "Coupling the Anritsu sales force and other resellers with our direct sales organization will vastly benefit the revenue to cost of sales ratio while not sacrificing the effects of an indirect only operation. This approach was tested and proven by John Batton (OptiCon CEO) and myself during our successful operation at Lucent's Netcare Division where we grew revenue from $4 million to $450 million in less than four years."

Earlier this week, Hathaway Corporation announced that the company had finalized the Form 10 filing for OptiCon Systems, Inc. and that all Hathaway shareholders of record at the close of business on Monday, February 19, 2007 were eligible to receive the appropriate amount of shares in OptiCon based on the previously established rate of 1 share of Opticon for every 2 shares of Hathaway owned.

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Hathaway Corporation develops and acquires undervalued companies that bring a shift in how communications are delivered and serviced globally. OptiCon Systems, their wholly owned subsidiary, currently develops, maintains, manages, markets and sells a Fiber Optic Management System that was originally developed by Corning Cable. OptiCon serves over 70% of the global 500 companies such as Adelphia, Charter, Comcast, Comcast/AT&T, Cox, Time Warner, and Bright House.

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