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Wavesat 4G Technology Helps Establish Montreal - Shanghai Research Initiative

Wavesat Wireless Broadband Solutions Central to Successful Launch of Remote Research Collaboration Facility for Canadian and Chinese Companies

Montréal, Canada, November 12, 2008 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions announced today that it has participated in a multi-partner initiative that launched a new Remote Research Collaboration Facility (RRCF) on November 7, 2008. The initiative was spearheaded by Prompt Inc. and the Shanghai Research Center for Wireless Communications (WiCO) The RRCF is a transcontinental virtual laboratory that will provide researchers in Montréal, Canada and Shanghai, China with remote access to microelectronics and telecommunications equipment. Wavesat provided funding, research and development expertise as well as products for the set up of the RRCF. ZTE, the world’s leading telecommunications device supplier, also actively participated in the demonstration.

With leading researchers, government, academic and industry leaders watching on, the successful live demonstration took place at WiCO’s world-class research and development facility located in Shanghai. It was the first intercontinental experiment between researchers at the Montréal-based École de technologie supérieure (ETS) and WiCO. The successful live demonstration proved that microelectronics equipment located in Shanghai could be managed by students located more than 11 thousand kilometers away. The demo showcased both the research capability available through the RRCF and how it will benefit innovators in both countries. Wavesat’s Odysseyâ„¢ 8500 WiMAX USB device was central to both the demonstration and future collaboration at the RRCF.

Throughout the project, the Wavesat Odyssey-based broadband wireless devices will be used as the platform for research with the goal of improving realistic deployment models as well as antenna technology algorithms. Further to the initial collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between ZTE and Wavesat in September 2007 engaging both companies to continue to support the project towards establishing a real-life WiMAX field environment. The Wavesat Odyssey 8500 chip is ideal for such a project given its unique multimode and programmable architecture.

In addition to facilitating new research and development collaboration, the RRCF creates a cost-effective and efficient means for Canadian and Chinese companies to demonstrate new wireless technologies to prospective customers across the globe. Wavesat intends to showcase its latest broadband wireless technologies supporting multiple protocols at the RRCF facilities.

“The RRCF creates an international customer interaction centre for Wavesat, enabling us to demonstrate and promote our innovative broadband solutions to prospective customers in China’s telecommunications industry,” said Mr. Raj Singh, President and CEO at Wavesat. “We look forward to the positive impact on our product development and the opportunity for greater reach into lucrative Asian markets.”

“We have helped to create a virtual research environment that promises to stimulate practical–and profitable–research results for both university researchers and companies such as Wavesat and ZTE,” said Dr. Charles Despins, President and CEO of Prompt. “It demonstrates how the Prompt partnership model can directly impact the growth of Québec-based companies, by stimulating new commercial opportunities and facilitating access to new global markets.”

About Wavesat

Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as WiMAX Wave2 and XG-PHS today and to migrate seamlessly to future 4G technologies such as LTE. Wavesat is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum®. Wavesat was awarded the 2008 Frost and Sullivan Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Excellence in Technology Award and was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Technology companies for 2009. For more information, please visit

About Prompt Inc.

Prompt is a non-profit corporation that stimulates industry-university R&D partnerships to increase the competitiveness of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector in Québec. With financial support from the Government of Québec and the private sector, Prompt aims to enable new R&D initiatives that add value to Québec-based companies, increase the benefits of public investments in research, and bolster the provincial innovation system. The partnerships facilitated by Prompt are financed by the private sector, the Government of Québec and the Government of Canada. As these initiatives often receive additional funds from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and other granting agencies, and scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax credits from provincial and federal governments, the value of every dollar invested by a company can generate a return of more than seven. For further information, please visit

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Agito Networks’ Latest RoamAnywhere Enterprise Mobility Solution Now Rated “Avaya Compliant”

RoamAnywhere Mobility Router v2.0 is tested compatible with key Avaya IP PBX solutions to assure enterprises can extend IP Telephony functionality to mobile workers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Nov. 12, 2008 - Agito Networks, Inc.â„¢, a company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that the latest release of its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) solution is compliant with key IP PBX solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhereâ„¢ Mobility Routerâ„¢ v2.0, which adds support for dual persona, secure remote voice, high availability, and other key enterprise-class functionalities, helps businesses increase the productivity of their mobile workers, while reducing costs.  The application is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya’s lineup of Media Servers, including the S8300 Server with Avaya Communication Manager 5.1, SIP Enabled Services 5.1,  IA770 Intuity (5.0), Modular Messaging Server (4.0), and lineup of desk phones, including the 9600 Series IP Telephones (H.323 1.5) (SIP 2.0.3), and 2400 Series Digital Phone (5.0).

“As a Gold-level member of the Avaya DevConnect program, Agito has been working closely with Avaya since before the company launched to deliver compliance-tested Unified Communications solutions to joint customers,” said Mark Cashman, Agito Networks vice president of business development.  “Similar to Agito’s initial RoamAnywhere release, this compliance announced today enables joint customers to benefit from Avaya’s market-leading mid-call control features delivered to users’ handsets via RoamAnywhere v2.0, enabling users to be more accessible and productive, while reducing enterprise telecommunications costs.”

Agito Networks is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program – an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company’s investment in its network.As a Gold member of the program, Agito Networks is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J.  There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant.  Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure—speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

“By participating in Avaya’s compliance testing program and committing to open standards, development partners like Agito Networks are helping businesses get more out of their network investment,” said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya.  “Our customers are able to easily communications-enable critical business processes, change the way they work, and uncover new value that can help them build their bottom line.”

About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large.  For more information visit the Avaya Web site:  For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit

About Agito Networks

Agito Networks is the award-winning technology leader in enterprise mobility. Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones. RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors. Agito enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers. A Red Herring 100 winner, Agito was named a Coolest Emerging Technology Vendor for 2008 by CRN.  RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning CTIA Emerging Technology and eWEEK Excellence awards, and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines. CTO Timothy Olson was also named one of the Best CTOs of 2008 by InfoWorld. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International. Go to for more information.

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