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Oregon’s Eagle Telephone System Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems to Future-Proof Its Network

All-Indoor Systems Solve Interference Issues, Provide Native TDM with Scalable Ethernet Bandwidth for Telephony, Wireless Broadband and Eventual IP Migration

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 21, 2010 – Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, today announced that Eagle Telephone System of Richland, Oregon, has deployed its microwave backhaul systems to eliminate interference issues inherent in its legacy microwave network and to deliver scalable Ethernet bandwidth and to provide seamless TDM-to-IP migration in the future

“Our fixed-frequency radios were having interference problems in some areas of our network, and the Exalt systems allow us to address all three bands in the 5 GHz spectrum with the ability to tune in 1-Mhz increments,” said Mark Christman, manager of Eagle Telephone System. “Since we deployed the Exalt backhaul systems, we have had no issues.”

The Exalt all-indoor systems deployed by Eagle Telephone serve hops ranging from 2 to 32 miles in length, and are configured for 4 T1 lines and 10 megabits per second (Mbps) of Ethernet data traffic. The systems are expandable to 16 T1 lines and 100 Mbps via software upgrade. Eagle Telephone has recently begun offering wireless Internet services to customers in its 400 square-mile service area, and plans to migrate the entire network from TDM to all-IP within the year.

To remain competitive and better serve their subscriber bases, regional telephone service providers like Eagle Telephone must offer Ethernet services for broadband access and other applications while, at the same time, maintaining their legacy TDM services. Eagle Telephone is one of many such providers choosing Exalt microwave backhaul systems, which offer pay-as-you-grow scalability that enables Eagle to offer IP services to its subscribers now, and seamless migration from TDM to IP over time.

“Our microwave backhaul systems were designed for maximum flexibility in network migration,” said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. "Eagle Telephone, like many other service providers, chose Exalt in order to maintain its legacy T1 services and scale its IP bandwidth on its time line and within its budget simply by purchasing software upgrades. Exalt is the only company that delivers this level of flexibility across all frequencies and in all configurations.”

The Exalt Microwave Backhaul Product Portfolio
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems 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 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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