SOURCE: Voyant International Corporation

November 06, 2008 14:00 ET

Voyant Cheers FCC Decision to Make White Space Spectrum Available to Enable New Services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2008) - Voyant International Corporation (OTCBB: VOYT), a diversified media and technology holding company dedicated to improving the quality of the digital world for businesses and consumers, commented today on the November 4, 2008 ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules for unlicensed use of television white spaces. One of the company's business units is Voyant Wireless, which produces next-generation radios by leveraging the company's considerable portfolio of wireless intellectual property and know-how in that field.

Voyant joined other companies like Google, Motorola, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard in cheering the unanimous decision by the FCC to open access to the white space spectrum for innovative new uses on a non-interfering, unlicensed basis. Voyant believes that the FCC has adopted prudent measures to protect existing, licensed users of this spectrum while still driving new, market-creating businesses.

Among a host of other applications, Voyant expects the FCC's ruling to enable services that include:

--  Broad-coverage, cost-effective Wi-Fi replacement for metropolitan
    Internet access (the so-called "Wi-Fi on steroids")
--  Cost-effective rural and alternative Internet access
--  A new generation of mobile device on-line connectivity
--  Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
--  Remote video surveillance

Under a previously announced $2 million contract, Voyant has already been developing radios capable of operation in the UHF and VHF white space region, as well as in the lower and upper 700 MHz licensed and 900 MHz unlicensed bands.

"This FCC ruling validates our decision to develop next-generation radios in this spectral region," said Ed Gerhardt, Voyant's general manager of wireless systems. "We can now leverage the development we've already performed and use it to address what we expect will be an enormous new WSR market. Also, we enjoy a head start in manufacturing because we can leverage our production volumes to begin driving costs down very quickly. This should allow Voyant to quickly achieve the low cost points that will truly drive mass-market adoption of WSR-enabled applications."

About Voyant

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Contact Information

  • Voyant Media and Investor Contact:

    Sean Collins
    CCG Investor Relations
    310-477-9800, ext. 202