Wavesat Inc.

Wavesat Inc.

August 08, 2005 08:13 ET

Wavesat Leads WiMAX Forum's Certification and Interoperability Process

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 8, 2005) -

Wavesat's Long-Standing Involvement with WiMAX Forum and Cetecom Indicates Superb Results in Spain

Wavesat, a leading developer of WiMAX silicon, announced today the final interoperability testing phase before the WiMAX certification takes place in October in Malaga Spain, at the Cetecom Labs. Wavesat is helping the WiMAX Forum with interoperability testing at Cetecom where a handful of companies, including Wavesat, have shown extremely positive results in testing their WiMAX equipment.

"We are extremely pleased with the results so far in this important step in the certification and interoperability process," says Frank Draper, Wavesat's VP Sales and Director at WiMAX Forum. "Wavesat has taken a leadership position in this process for the past 18 months and our clients and partners greatly benefit from our expertise and guidance. Our objective is to bring them first to market with WiMAX certified solutions."

Wavesat's team has taken part in writing the Certification Program Reference Manual, the certification bible, for the WiMAX Forum and Dr. Jonathan Labs, Chief Scientist at Wavesat chaired the WiMAX Forum's Radio Conformance Testing Group, a group dedicated to the development of the Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) and the Test Suite Structure & Test Procedures (TSS&TP). Wavesat already participated in one demonstration at Cetecom in April, and the WiMAX Forum demonstration in Vancouver in July, 2005.

Wavesat's WiMAX Evolutive™ DM256 Family of Products is a complete solution supporting all the features required to design 802.16-2004 base stations and subscriber units for both licensed and license-exempt radio frequencies. The DM256 shipping in production volume today features the lowest power consumption, the smallest size and modularity of design, making it the best choice for next generation cost-effective WiMAX applications.

About Wavesat

Founded in 1993, Wavesat Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips for WiMAX compliant systems. Wavesat is headquartered in Montreal, Canada where it conducts research and development activities. Wavesat is a privately held company. Key investors include BDC Venture Capital, Monet Capital, Multiple Capital, Pac-Link Management Corp., Skypoint Capital Corporation, Solidarity Fund QFL and Sunsino Ventures Group.

Wavesat is a Principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a nonprofit corporation formed to certify the compatibility and interoperability of Broadband Wireless devices conforming to the 802.16 wireless MAN and ETSI HiperMAN specifications and to help accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace.

Please visit the company's web site at www.wavesat.com.

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