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Restech Extends Service Area and Grows Its Business with Exalt

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Restech Extends Service Area and Grows Its Business with Exalt Microwave Radio Systems

Systems Carry TDM and Ethernet Traffic, and Reduce Costs for Wisconsin Service Provider.

Campbell, Calif., June 30, 2009 - Exalt Communications, the company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, announced today that Restech Services, a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) serving the greater Madison, Wisconsin area, has deployed Exalt microwave radio systems to extend its reach cost-effectively into new service areas, rapidly deliver service and replace an unreliable, low-capacity leased fiber connection.

"We initially turned to Exalt to replace a 20 megabit per second leased fiber connection with reliability problems, but we now use Exalt systems in many situations where leased lines are either too expensive or too difficult to deploy," said Bryan Schenker, director of Restech Services. "We can deploy an Exalt radio link within a day or two and then we own it, rather than having to wait weeks or months to lease a connection from a competitor. We will definitely be using more of these systems as we continue to grow."

The first Exalt system deployed by Restech, the Exalt EX-5r-c, replaced the problematic leased fiber line with a reliable microwave link that supports 100 megabits per second (Mbps) Ethernet and four T-1 lines (although it can support up to 200 Mbps Ethernet with a software upgrade). As configured, this first Exalt system provides four T1 lines and 30 Mbps of Ethernet. Additional Exalt links have been used so far to avoid the need to lease a T1 line from a competitor to reach a new area in Madison, and to rapidly provide voice and data services to a new building that otherwise would have waited weeks or months for service.

"Competitive local service providers find success in their markets by providing better service more quickly and with lower costs than entrenched competitors," said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt. "By choosing license-exempt Exalt EX-5r-c systems with its exclusive CarrierTDD(tm) capability, Restech can expand its service much more quickly than wireline competitors, and they can do it for a low, one-time fixed cost."

All Exalt radio systems - licensed and license-exempt - are carrier-class systems delivering 99.999% link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in frequencies from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities up to 440 Mbps, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. Designed to enable a smooth transition to IP, they offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable. For easy and secure management using third-party network management systems, Exalt systems support SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Data security is provided by available FIPS-197 compliant AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption that adds zero latency to the transmission. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.

About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next generation licensed and license-exempt microwave systems to service providers, government organizations and enterprises worldwide. Exalt products are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP-based voice, data and video applications, and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of carrier-class microwave radio systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.

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