Wireless Age Communications, Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : WLSA

Wireless Age Communications, Inc.

June 16, 2005 09:30 ET

Wireless Age: mmwave Technologies Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement With Canon Canada Inc. For Free Space Optics Product Line

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 16, 2005) - mmwave Technologies, a subsidiary of Wireless Age Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:WLSA) and leading provider of a full range of technical solutions to the Canadian communications market, today announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Canon Canada Inc. for their Free Space Optics (FSO) product line.

Canon is leading the way in optical wireless transmission technology. Canon's latest Canobeam™ transceivers are versatile and solid performers and are capable of high speed economical transmission up to 1.25 Gbps. With help from Canon's Auto Tracking function the transceivers are able to provide high-quality, reliable wireless transmission up to 2km and require no radio frequency allocations, permit or licenses.

"Free Space Optics has become an imperative solution to meet the communications industry's ever-growing demand for increased speed", said Carlo Beltrano, Manager of Canon Canada's Broadcast and Communications Division. "Our partnership with mmwave will enhance our products visibility and availability throughout Canada."

"Our new alliance will improve customer product awareness and satisfaction and generate sales growth for both Canon and mmWave!" says Glenn Poulos, President, "Having representation in Canada will certainly benefit both parties. mmwave's customer base and integration capabilities coupled with Canon's exciting product line make an unbeatable combination."

About mmwave Technologies

mmwave serves Canada's various communications markets, operating as a subsidiary of The Wireless Age Communications Inc. one of the fastest-growing providers of wireless products and services in North America right now. Applications and markets served include Broadband and Mobile IP Network design, Test and Measurement solutions, RF/Microwave and Optical components to complete custom design and integration services. mmwave is an award winning, ISO 9000 registered company operating as a subsidiary of Wireless Age Communications Inc.

For more information, visit www.mmwave.com

About Canon Canada Inc.

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company employs 1,600 people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast-to-coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. Currently, Canon Inc. is among the top three patent recipients in the United States over the past 13 years.

The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems, facsimile machines; calculators, digital and analog camcorders, digital and analog cameras and lenses; semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products.

Canon supports programs that help preserve and protect the environment and instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations, such as The Nature Conservancy of Canada, the World Wildlife Fund of Canada and the Canon Envirothon.

For more information, visit www.canon.ca

About Wireless Age Communications Inc.

Wireless Age Communications Inc. owns and operates four Strategic Business Units.

Wireless Age retail outlets sell next generation wireless products and services to business and individual end users in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Wireless Source distributes prepaid phone cards, wireless accessories, land mobile radios, batteries and ancillary electronics products throughout to dealers throughout North America. mmwave does specialty distribution and network engineering and integration, for carriers and manufacturers of communications equipment in Canada. Wireless works operates broadband public access and private networks in Southern Ontario, and develops and deploys consumer and commercial products for those networks.

The company is a recognized leader in the wireless industry in Canada and is a member of the WiMax forum, as well as a very active member of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

Wireless Age has an investment in Azonic Corporation, which plans to market low cost, wireless devices including cellular phones. One such phone is designed to be located in glove boxes, first aid kits and emergency supply packages and used for emergency purposes. Another is a prepaid wireless phone designed to be used in the low cost and short-term usage markets.

For additional information about Wireless Age Communications Inc. or its subsidiaries, please visit the company's website at www.thewirelessage.com or review periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release contains "forward looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and management's views and assumptions regarding future events. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Wireless Age Communications, Inc. cannot provide assurances that the matters described in this press release will be successfully completed or that the company will realize the anticipated benefits of any transaction. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: global economic and market conditions; the war on terrorism and the potential for war or other hostilities in other parts of the world; the availability of financing and lines of credit; successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; changes in interest rates; management's ability to forecast revenues and control expenses, especially on a quarterly basis; unexpected decline in revenues without a corresponding and timely slowdown in expense growth; the company's ability to retain key management and employees; intense competition and the company's ability to meet demand at competitive prices and to continue to introduce new products and new versions of existing products that keep pace with technologi8cal developments, satisfy increasingly sophisticated customer requirement and achieve market acceptance; relationships with significant suppliers and customers; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in Wireless Age Communications, Inc. SEC filings. Wireless Age Communications, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update information contained in this release. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Wireless Age Communications, Inc.'s business, please refer to the risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Wireless Age Communications, Inc.'s SEC filings.

Wireless Age Communications, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:WLSA)

Contact Information

  • mmwave Technologies Inc.
    Chris Arsenault
    (877) 669-2838
    carsenault@mmwt.com
    or
    Wireless Age Communications, Inc.
    Brad Poulos
    C.O.O.
    (905) 363-1012
    or
    Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc.
    Beverly Jedynak
    (312) 943-1100 ext. 12