Microwave Data Systems receives top honors at telecom industry trade show

ROCHESTER, NY, July 10, 2002 — Microwave Data Systems (MDS), a specialist in wireless networking solutions with applications in the SCADA/telemetry, telecommunications, and online transactional markets, was recently awarded the “Best Wireless Product” award at the United Telecom Council’s (UTC) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UTC is the telecommunications and information technology association for utility, energy and other critical infrastructure companies.

The MDS iNET 900TM and the MDS TransNET 900TM were both recognized as Best Wireless Products within the telecommunications category. Products were judged based upon innovation, performance and industry needs.

The panelists judging the products were comprised of utility and telecommunications industry professionals representing various organizations from across the country.

“UTC Expo 2002 had 150 technology partners display their exceptional products and services. Microwave Data Systems’ iNET 900 and TransNET 900 were selected by a panel of utility telecom professionals as truly extraordinary products,” said UTC President and CEO Bill Moroney. “They are deserving of the UTC Expo 2002 Best Wireless Product Award.”

The iNET 900 is a long-range, high-speed, secure, industrial, wireless IP/Ethernet and Serial solution. It integrates the functionality of multiple devices into one solution and allows multiple users to run multiple applications and protocols. This enables customers to bring mission-critical, revenue-generating data from fixed assets such as oil and gas wells, compressor stations, pipelines, fluid storage tanks and utility meters, over Ethernet and/or Serial gateway onto corporate networks.

The TransNET 900 is a compact, high-speed, license-free wireless solution developed for recently’s industrial wireless systems requiring the transport of large amounts of data at increasing speeds. It provides reliable long-range data transportation at up to 115 Kbps.

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 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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