SOURCE: Voyant International Corporation

June 11, 2007 16:31 ET

Voyant and Adapt4 Collaborate to Enter Aviation In-Flight Broadband Services Market

Companies to Combine Advanced Radio, Modem, and Data Transmission Technologies to Develop Low-Cost, Bandwidth-Efficient Systems Solution

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Voyant International Corporation (OTCBB: VOYT), a diversified media and technology holding company dedicated to improving the quality of the digital world for both businesses and consumers, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Adapt4, LLC, a supplier of efficient cognitive radio solutions that exploit unused frequency bandwidth in an FCC-certified manner, to collaborate on addressing the market for in-flight passenger broadband services.

Under the terms of the Letter of Intent, Adapt4 will provide its XG cognitive radio technology, which is capable of harvesting unused frequency spectrum in a manner that is non-disruptive to licensed spectrum users and extremely low-cost. Voyant will contribute bandwidth-efficient modem chip technology acquired by Voyant in November 2006. Voyant also intends to apply its RocketStream data transfer acceleration expertise, as well as content offerings from its anticipated multimedia portfolio.

Voyant and Adapt4 believe that providing in-flight broadband services to the commercial aviation sector represents a multi-billion-dollar market opportunity, and it is this sector that the companies initially intend to serve. Other potential markets could include general aviation, military aviation and Homeland Security applications.

"In order to be commercially successful, aviation broadband services must provide much more than just Web surfing for passengers," said Steffen Koehler, Voyant's Chief Marketing Officer. "Business productivity services like Internet and PDA connectivity must be complemented by the quality of multimedia downloads and streaming entertainment offerings that consumers are coming to expect whenever they are connected -- and they expect to be connected everywhere."

Adapt4's president, Ed Gerhardt, added, "Previous entrants to this market had to contend with cost structures that were beyond the range of price-sensitive consumers. The technologies that Adapt4 and Voyant intend to combine are expected to drive cost points down significantly by using bandwidth-efficient modems and cognitive radio technology to unlock otherwise-dormant radio spectrum. We expect that our innovative approach to this application will allow us to provide entertainment and productivity services to a grateful, captive audience at a viable price."

About Voyant

Voyant is a media holding company focused on bringing innovative technologies, media assets, and strategic partnerships together to deliver next-generation commercial and consumer solutions to empower, enhance, and enrich our digital world. The company works with strategic partners in the technology and entertainment sectors to locate, partner with, and acquire complementary technologies and media assets that position the company in the value chain from content creation to direct distribution to the consumer. More information can be found at www.voyant.net.

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Contact Information

  • Voyant Investor Relations Contact:
    Sean Collins
    CCG Investor Relations
    310-477-9800, ext. 202
    Sean.Collins@ccgir.com