TECORE and TCOM to Demonstrate Tri-Mode Rapidly Deployable Airborne Emergency Cellular Communications System

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TECORE and TCOM under US Army contract will demonstrate emergency cellular network for use immediately following disaster strikes enabling first responders to rapidly mount rescue and relief efforts.

TECORE® Wireless Systems, a leading provider of 3G and next-generation wireless systems, and TCOM, L.P., a world-leading provider of weather-hardened, survivable, tethered aerostat systems, have received a contract from the United States Army and will give a live demonstration of their Tri-Mode Airborne Rapid Deployment Cellular System in Elizabeth City, NC, in March of next year. Additional information and invitations for the demonstration will be available at TECORE's booth at MILCOM 2007 in Orlando, FL. The innovative multi-technology solution combines TECORE's Rapid Response mini-cellular system and a newly designed airborne payload with TCOM's mobile 17M® aerostat to quickly deploy a wide area cellular coverage umbrella providing initial voice and data connectivity and tactical communications in response to emergency situations.

Available in a variety of configurations, TECORE's Rapid Response System simultaneously supports GSM, CDMA and EV-DO wireless voice and data services, using the industry's first multi-technology Mobile Switching Center all of which are contained in two tactical cases. The RF payload and antenna system is deployed on TCOM's 17M® tactical aerostat at an altitude of 1,000 feet, providing unobstructed cellular coverage areas of over 600 square miles. The complete system can be deployed in less than two hours, and can interface with local telecommunications and/or satellite facilities to provide integrated reach back services. The demonstration of the airborne system at TCOM's Manufacturing and Flight Test Facility in Elizabeth City, NC, is scheduled for March 2008.

TECORE is exhibiting its wireless solutions for government and military communications at MILCOM 2007, being held October 29 - 31, 2007 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. To obtain invitations for attending the demonstration, please visit TECORE at MILCOM, Booth 1129. Alternatively, you can contact TCOM at bdial@tcomlp.com and/or TECORE at media@tecore.com.

About TCOM
TCOM, founded in 1971, is the only company in the world that exclusively designs, manufactures, installs, tests, operates and supports tethered aerostat systems, both domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, TCOM has extensive LTA and Ground Systems factories and facilities in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where they are also the northeast terminus for commercial airship support. TCOM aerostat systems support a wide variety of electronic payloads (RADAR, IFF, COMINT, ELINT, E-O/IR, GCI and Radio Relays) at altitudes from 1,000 feet to 20,000 feet above the earth. TCOM's 17M® system is currently being battle-tested in the world's hot spots including Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, please visit http://www.tcomlp.com.

Founded in 1991, TECORE® Wireless Systems is a leading developer and manufacturer of mobile switching and base station products used in commercial and private wireless networks worldwide. Its innovative SoftMSC® switching system features a patented multi-protocol architecture that supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA/1xRTT/1xEV-DO, WiFi, and WiMAX technologies, enabling converged voice, data, and multimedia services from a common platform. TECORE's AdaptaCell®, AirSite®, FarSite®, iBSS®, and RapidCell® GSM base stations and CoreCell%uF0D4 CDMA base stations provide wireless operators and government agencies with a full suite of radio access solutions. TECORE provides complete turn-key wireless networks and a comprehensive suite of professional services. TECORE is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. For more information, please visit http://www.tecore.com.

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