5,500 Addvalue Wideye Sabre 1 BGAN Terminals Successfully Deployed by Smartmatic for the Philippines' First Computerised 2010 National Elections

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5,500 Addvalue Wideye Sabre 1 BGAN Terminals Successfully deployed by Smartmatic in providing a proven, fast, secured and automated electoral solution for the Philippines’ first computerised 2010 National Elections

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The successful deployment of the 5,500 Wideye Sabre 1 Terminals and about 82,200 automated voting machines across 7,107 islands were carried out by Smartmatic. It sets the record as the world’s largest BGAN terminals deployment for a single project.

Addvalue Technologies Ltd (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd (“Addvalue”), and Smartmatic International Corp (“Smartmatic”), a world-class leading supplier of electoral solutions and services, have successfully co-operated in the deployment of 5,500 Wideye Sabre 1 Terminals to provide a proven, fast, secured and automated electoral solution for the transmission of election data and results for the Philippines’ first computerised 2010 National Elections (comprising the Presidential, Legislative and Local Elections). The Philippines switched to an automated system to reduce the cheating, disputes and violence that accompanied the manual counting in past elections that took weeks to complete.

The successful deployment of the 5,500 Wideye Sabre 1 Terminals and about 82,200 automated voting machines across 7,107 islands were carried out by Smartmatic. It sets the record as the world’s largest BGAN terminals deployment for a single project, with over 1,400 Wideye Sabre 1 Terminals transmitting data simultaneously at a peak. In fact, the first set of results came from satellite transmissions out of the mountainous regions in northern Luzon, where there are no regular cell phone sites and the voting populations are small. The first set of results was delivered in 30 minutes after the close of voting while 92% of the total votes of the entire country were transmitted and tallied within 24 hours, a feat which is unheard of in the country’s previous elections.

The Wideye Sabre 1 Terminal is a high quality, reliable, robust and easy-to-use terminal with flexible interface options. It features built-in Ethernet/LAN and RJ11 phone interfaces and can support both voice call and data transmission simultaneously. In October 2008, 1,200 Wideye Sabre 1 Terminals were also successfully deployed for Brazil’s municipal elections.

“Once again, the Wideye Sabre 1 Terminal has not only demonstrated its quality, reliability and performance, it has also set a new record in the process and helped to expedite the delivery of secured election results from what used to take a few weeks to a few hours.” remarked Dr Colin Chan, Chairman and CEO of the Company.

Mr Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, added that, “the speed, transparency and universal acceptance of the election results in the Philippines is evidence that our electoral solution aides the democratic process. We are indeed pleased with the dedicated support provided by Addvalue and with it’s technology.”

About Addvalue (http://www.addvaluetech.com)
Addvalue is a leading one-stop digital, wireless and broadband communications technology products innovator, which provides state-of-the-art satellite-based communication terminals and solutions for a variety of voice and IP-based data applications. Addvalue has established itself as a key partner to many major players in the satellite communication industry, counting amongst its customer base internationally-renowned leaders such as Inmarsat, Stratos, Vizada, Satlink and Globe Wireless.

Through the recent years of consistent business transformation, Addvalue has emerged to be a leading global developer and supplier of mobile satellite terminals supporting coverage provided by premier mobile satellite communication operators. These terminals are ideal choices for communications in areas around the world where terrestrial networks are non-existent, inept or ineffective. This is particularly so for maritime communications, which rely almost entirely on satellite communications, and Addvalue’s products are well poised to address these needs.

About Smartmatic (http://www.smartmatic.com)
Smartmatic is a multinational company that designs and deploys technological solutions aimed at helping governments fulfill, in the most efficient way, their commitments with their citizens. It is one of the largest cutting-edge technology suppliers, with a wide and proven experience in the United States, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Smartmatic's competitive strength lies on its cutting-edge technology and expertise in three key areas: Election Solutions, Identity Management Solutions and Public Safety Solutions.

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