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Microwave Data Systems, Twin Cities Industrial Controls Help Woodbury, Minn., Police Vehicles Get Online

March 242004

LAS VEGAS (March 24, 2004) - Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a world leader in industrial, wireless, networking solutions with applications in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), public safety, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, together with full-service partner Twin Cities Industrial Control (TCIC), today announced it will provide a wireless radio system to the City of Woodbury, Minn., Police Department.

This new mobile communications network will have MDS iNET 900R radios installed in their police vehicles connecting officers with the City's network. The new system will streamline processes and increase efficiency by enabling officers to submit reports and complete other paperwork remotely from their vehicles.

The addition of the MDS iNET radios means officers now have real-time access, directly from their vehicles, to information from various sources including the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles.

Security, throughput and cost savings were all factors that led to the selection of the MDS iNET. A city-owned, private, wireless network means no recurring monthly fees unlike many other wireless solutions. In addition, the combination of speed-512 Kbps-and range also surpasses most off-the-shelf 802.11b solutions.

Another important consideration for the City's network was security, since it would be interfacing with government networks and information. The MDS iNET provides multiple security levels, such as encryption and key rotation, to prevent eavesdropping and unauthorized access to a network.

About Twin Cities Industrial Control
Twin Cities Industrial Control, Inc. (TCIC) is an industrial automation and wireless communications distributor, and an MDS Full-Service Partner. TCIC serves customers in the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

About Microwave Data Systems
Microwave Data Systems Inc., headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., designs and manufactures networked high-speed, point-to-multipoint, and medium- and low capacity point-to-point industrial, microwave radios for use in oil and gas, utility, lottery, traffic monitoring, public safety, and telecommunication provider industries.

Learn more about the company at www.microwavedata.com.

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