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AeroAstro upgrades SENS (Sensor Enabled Notification System)

PHOENIX, Oct. 19, 2007 - Radyne's AeroAstro business unit will supply Globalstar with network upgrades as part of AeroAstro's SENS (Sensor Enabled Notification System) that will enhance both the receiver sensitivity and the overall customer messaging capacity of the entire AeroAstro-powered Globalstar Simplex data network.

According to the recently signed agreement, AeroAstro will provide ground network upgrades to the entire fleet of deployed receivers to expand the current subscriber messaging capacity of the data network by 10 times and increase receiver sensitivity of the network by up to 40 percent.

Increased receiver sensitivity will further expand the geographic coverage area currently providing simplex data services and is expected to further improve message transmission reliability, which already exceeds 99 percent in its primary coverage area. Deliveries of the necessary upgrades are scheduled to begin in early 2008.

Globalstar's AeroAstro-powered SENS simplex data network is used to support remote monitoring and alarm applications, both within and beyond the reach of traditional wireless and terrestrial infrastructure.

Information such as GPS location co-ordinates, remote status and other sensor information can be reliably sent to customers using the network. "AeroAstro's technology lead in low cost reliable remote monitoring continues to drive new sales in this high growth market," said Myron Wagner, Radyne's CEO. "This is just one of many markets where Radyne and AeroAstro can exploit new sales opportunities."

AeroAstro's SENS technology provides a total solution that is uniquely affordable and reliable with ubiquitous coverage over most of the globe. AeroAstro combines infrastructure and asset tag hardware, data portal and communications services, and systems engineering to deliver prices, power savings, compact size and ease of use previously unimaginable from satellite communications.

About Radyne Corporation
Radyne Corporation designs, manufactures, sells, integrates and installs products, systems and software used for the transmission and reception of data and video over satellite, troposcatter, microwave and cable communication networks. The Company sells under four brands:
  • Radyne builds satellite modems, converters and switches,
  • Xicom Technology produces high power amplifiers,
  • AeroAstro is a leader in microsatellite systems, components, and advanced communications technologies,
  • Tiernan supplies HDTV and SDTV encoding and transmission equipment.

    Radyne is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with additional offices in Santa Clara and San Diego, California, Ashburn, Virginia and Littleton, Colorado. In addition, the Company has sales offices in Singapore, Beijing, Jakarta and the United Kingdom.

    About Globalstar, Inc.
    With over 250,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar offers satellite services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's voice and data products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service.

    Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
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