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Lincoln-Way Dispatch Depends on Exalt

Exalt microwave backhaul system provides crucial link for emergency services

CAMPBELL, Calif., January 26, 2011 – Exalt Communications today announced that Lincoln-Way Dispatch of Will County, Illinois has deployed an Exalt microwave backhaul system to provide a crucial communications link between the dispatch center and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Lincoln-Way Dispatch handles emergency response communications services for nine police and fire agencies in Will County, and it uses the Exalt microwave link to establish connectivity to the Will County Sheriff’s Office for exchanging vital police and fire agency information.

“The link between our dispatch center and the Sheriff’s Office is crucial for providing emergency services to five fire and four police agencies in East Joliet, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan and New Lenox, so we needed a microwave link that could ensure high reliability,” said Brad Veerman, director of Lincoln-Way Dispatch. “The Exalt system came highly recommended from other public safety agencies in Will County, and it has given us the reliability and performance we need.”

The Exalt microwave backhaul system deployed for Lincoln-Way dispatch provides connectivity over an 8-mile stretch to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The system is configured for the 4.9 GHz public safety frequency band and carries four T1 lines for dispatch radio service along with Ethernet connectivity for mail, file server access, and administrative applications.

“For public safety agencies, communications links are lifelines for first-responders and the communities they serve,” said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. “These agencies turn to Exalt because our high performance systems deliver five-nines, carrier-grade reliability under all conditions, are easy to deploy and maintain, and support native TDM and native Ethernet to help agencies stretch their budgets by eliminating costly leased lines.”

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 43 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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