SkyPilot and SIR.tel Sign Distribution Agreement

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SIR.tel to Market, Sell, and Support SkyPilot's Broadband Wireless Products in Italy

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SkyPilot has provided service providers around the world with cost-effective, long-range, and high-capacity wireless equipment

SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless networks, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with SIR.tel, a specialist distributor based in Italy. SIR.tel will market, sell, and support SkyPilot's line of broadband wireless products throughout Italy.

"SkyPilot has provided service providers around the world with cost-effective, long-range, and high-capacity wireless equipment," said Andrea Gallini, product manager of SIR.tel. "Our channel partners are always looking for the best wireless products available, and SkyPilot's solutions provide our partners with enough uniqueness and flexibility to effectively enter new broadband wireless markets."

SkyPilot's equipment not only enables wireless Internet service providers to deploy broadband Internet access and VoIP to subscribers, but also provides the wireless backhaul to enable outdoor Wi-Fi access as well as video surveillance and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for smart grid networks.

SkyPilot's unique capabilities come from an innovative approach to combining point-to-point backhaul, mesh, and a point-to-multipoint base station into a single solution. The SkyGateway and SkyExtender are base stations that provide point-to-multipoint connectivity to low-cost SkyConnector customer premise equipment (CPE) in the 5 GHz spectrum. These base stations also integrate a synchronous multi-hop wireless backhaul that greatly extends coverage range and increases spectral capacity. In addition, these products can be integrated with long-range Wi-Fi access points at 2.4 GHz and 4.9 GHz for mobile public safety.

"SIR.tel has a proven ability to expand our presence in Italy and their focus in surveillance aligns with one of our key vertical markets," said Anthony Fulgoni, EMEA Business Development Director at SkyPilot. "The combination of wireless technology with advanced surveillance solutions represents considerable value to SkyPilot and we are enthusiastic about working together with our new partner."

About SIR.tel
SIR.TEL.srl is a private company founded in 1991 with headquarters in Nogara (VR). Our company is one of the leading Wireless and CCTV distributors in Italy, and we represent important international brand for wireless and video over IP solutions and also for fibre optic applications and GPRS communications systems.

Our mission is to provide Wireless and CCTV high quality products and solutions and the best effective customer service support to system integrators and installers.

Our sales network covers the whole Italian country through value-added agents and partner-distributors that could offer localized commercial and technical assistance to the customers.

Our agencies are based in Milan, Turin, Bologna, Rome, Taranto, Cagliari, while the partner-distributors are in Milan, Verona, Pordenone, Rome, Naples, Taranto, Cagliari, Palermo.

Our potential is focused on providing services from pre-sales consultancy, through training programs for installers and end users, inside help desk, repair and replacing services, on-site and start-up assistance, giving high and real value added to the products offered. To know more about SIR.tel and its products and services, please visit http://www.sirtel.it.

About SkyPilot Networks
SkyPilot Networks is a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless equipment that enables service providers, municipalities, and public safety agencies to rapidly deploy cost-effective network services, including last-mile Internet access, voice over IP, Wi-Fi hotspots, video surveillance, and other wireless applications. The SkyPilot solution utilizes a patented multi-hop point-to-multipoint architecture that synchronizes high-gain directional antennas to extend reach, mitigate interference, and maximize spectral efficiency. The result is a highly scalable, reliable, and deterministic broadband wireless network that simplifies design, increases deployment flexibility, and dramatically reduces equipment and operating costs. SkyPilot has proven scalability and reliability with over 40,000 units shipped to customers in over 50 countries. SkyPilot is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information on SkyPilot and its solutions, contact pr@skypilot.com or visit the website.

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