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ACT Telecommunications Deploys Exalt Systems to Backhaul WiMAX Network

Exalt microwave backhaul systems provide high security and reliability for government and commercial customers

CAMPBELL, Calif., August 10, 2010 – Exalt Communications today announced that ACT Telecommunications Limited of Antigua and Barbuda (ACT) has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to link key aggregation points in its WiMAX network. ACT switched to Exalt systems when older microwave radios were not able to provide the security and traffic prioritization capabilities it needs to meet the requirements of its government, and retail WiMAX and Wi-Fi customers.

As configured for ACT by Exalt partner Future Technologies, the Exalt split-mount microwave backhaul systems each carry one DS-3 circuit and 100 megabits per-second (Mbps) of Ethernet traffic, and include 256-bit AES encryption to ensure the utmost network security. The security is impenetrable, and the capacity of each system is more than ample for the company’s current needs, although the Exalt systems can be easily upgraded with software license keys to carry up to 200 Mbps of Ethernet traffic if necessary.

“Because we serve government agencies as well as commercial customers, we require systems that enable full 256-bit AES encryption at any speed, and the Exalt systems meet our needs perfectly,” said Salomon Doumith, President and CEO of ACT. “We also wanted our new systems to be able to prioritize TDM traffic over Ethernet, and we like that the Exalt systems support both traffic types natively and prioritize TDM automatically.”

“Future Technologies is very happy to bring Exalt’s leading-edge microwave products to the Caribbean with our customer ACT. Through this project we have been able to demonstrate the true versatility of Exalt’s licensed microwave product by providing both native TDM and native IP traffic over one encrypted microwave link,” said Nino Canu, CEO of Future Technologies.

In addition to their built-in encryption and traffic prioritization capabilities, the Exalt microwave backhaul systems feature five-nines reliability to maintain link performance, even during heavy downpours, and a web-based graphical user interface for easy configuration.

“Because we understand that every network has unique requirements, we offer customers more system options and unique capabilities than any other microwave backhaul manufacturer,” said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt Communications. “These include native TDM and Ethernet, a rich set of data networking features, pay-as-you-grow scalability, and optional 256-bit AES encryption that is hardware-based, so encrypting data does not affect throughput or add latency. Capabilities such as these are critical for customers like ACT, whose business spans government and commercial markets, and whose backhaul network must be as reliable as fiber.”

The Exalt Microwave Backhaul Product Portfolio
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems – indoor, outdoor, and split-mount – offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. Designed to enable a smooth transition to IP, they offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable. For easy and secure management using third-party network management systems, Exalt systems support SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Data security is provided by available FIPS 197-compliant AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption that adds zero latency to the transmission. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.

About Future Technologies
Future Technologies is a professional services company specializing in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, and support of innovative communications solutions focused on wireless infrastructures and their accompanying technologies for commercial and military customers around the world. Maintaining a strong concentration on emerging standards such as 4G technologies; which include WiMax (Fixed and Mobile) and LTE (Long Term Evolution) products, as well as established cellular (EVDO, GSM, and CDMA) and Fixed Wireless Backhaul solutions, Future Technologies consistently distinguishes itself as an industry expert in all aspects of customer network evolution. Future Technologies is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. www.futuretechllc.com

About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems to service providers, government organizations and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP- based voice, data and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of microwave radio systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.
www.exaltcom.com


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