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Teton Communications Standardizes on Exalt Microwave Radio Systems

Licensed 6 GHz Microwave Radio Systems Improve Network Performance and Reduce Costs for Network Operator in Eastern Idaho

CAMPBELL, Calif., November 11, 2009 – Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, today announced that Teton Communications, Inc., a network operator and 2-way radio systems integrator in Eastern Idaho, has standardized on Exalt microwave radio systems to support its backbone network over a 20,000 square-mile service area stretching from Pocatello, Idaho to Yellowstone National Park. The company has deployed Exalt licensed 6 GHz radio systems on several 20-mile links to date, and intends to replace the legacy gear on its remaining links over time. Teton Communications is also recommending Exalt radio systems to its customers, including public safety organizations and utilities, for private network upgrades and expansions.

“We evaluated systems from all major microwave vendors, but Exalt offered a much better combination of features, performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness,” said Tony Hafla, president of Teton Communications. “With Exalt, we have the flexibility to scale up to full wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet through capacity aggregation, and we have reduced our capital and operational costs significantly.”

The Exalt EX-6i-DS3-GigE radio systems deployed by Teton Communications currently carry up to 16 T1 lines of native TDM traffic along with 100 megabits per second of Ethernet bandwidth. Both TDM and Ethernet capacities may be expanded or interchanged in the future via remotely downloadable software.  Thanks to the Exalt 1.5+0 redundancy configuration, the operator avoids the cost of deploying standby radios because Exalt technology ensures that every radio link stays in operation even if there is an internal component failure. The Exalt radio systems also reduce operating expenses; they use a small fraction of the power required by the legacy systems they are replacing, and Exalt web-based management allows the technical staff at Teton Communications to remotely configure and troubleshoot radios without truck rolls.

“In remote areas like Eastern Idaho, wireless links are the only way to connect facilities, but that doesn’t mean network operators have to sacrifice bandwidth or reliability in order to keep costs down,” said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. “As wireless service providers like Teton Communications are discovering, Exalt radio systems deliver carrier-class reliability and highly scalable bandwidth while reducing costs.”

All Exalt radio systems – licensed and license-exempt – are carrier-class systems offering guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in frequencies from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 700 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 licensed and license-exempt microwave systems to service providers, government organizations and enterprises worldwide. Exalt products 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 carrier-class 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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