SOURCE: Competitive Companies, Inc.
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2014) - Wytec International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Competitive Companies, Inc. (OTCBB: CCOP) (OTCQB: CCOP), today announced it has submitted a proposal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
"Our successful network trials in Columbus, Ohio are strikingly similar to the DHS SBIR initiatives, which are about scalable network architectures and prototypes that allow first responders to connect via wearable technologies," said William H. Gray, President and CEO of Wytec. "We were approached by an internationally recognized research institute to pursue this opportunity because of our network scalability and throughput capabilities."
The institute's facilities provide proven research methodologies and testing facilities, and the institute has experience with product commercialization. These benefits complement Wytec's expertise with high-level network architectures, which are integral in the three-phase DHS program. Wytec's joint proposal includes standards definition, reference designs, compliance test models and a standards codification process for the integration of first responder wearable devices, vehicular devices, Land Mobile Radio ("LMR"), wireless data-offloading infrastructure and cellular infrastructure using smart phone and carrier-grade Wi-Fi data-offloading technology.
Phase I begins with a $100,000 grant for continued program design; Phase II awardees of the SBIR are awarded $750,000 to $1,000,000 for the successful testing of network prototypes. Wytec has included in its proposal its LPN-16 radio, which greatly enhances network scalability and small cell site location capabilities.
"After advancing to Phase III of the program, Wytec would be in a favorable contracting consideration with DHS, as well as with other U.S. government agencies needing similar communications requirements such as the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense," said Angus Davis, Chief Strategy Officer of Wytec International, Inc.
About Wytec International, Inc.
Wytec International, Inc. (Wytec) is a U.S. corporation chartered in Nevada and formed in November of 2011. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Competitive Companies, Inc. (www.cci-us.com) (OTCBB: CCOP) (OTCQB: CCOP) and the parent of Wylink, Inc. (www.wylink.net) and Wytec LLC (www.wytecllc.com). In September of 2011, Wytec acquired five (5) patents related to Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) and formed a joint venture with General Patent Corporation to protect our intellectual property (IP) interest and seek potential claims. LMDS is a broadband access technology originally designed for digital television transmission and later conceived as a fixed wireless, point to multipoint technology utilized for the last mile of wireless broadband services. LMDS commonly operates on microwave frequencies across the 26 and 29 GHz bands.
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