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TMCNet:  Oceus Networks Lauds Congressional Action on Public Safety Interoperability Solution

[February 17, 2012]

Oceus Networks Lauds Congressional Action on Public Safety Interoperability Solution

RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate today approved legislation to extend payroll tax cuts, including major provisions to fund, build and operate an advanced public safety network, based on commercial standards in the 700 MHz spectrum.

"We applaud Congress for providing the long-awaited solution to the first responder's critical need for 21st century, interoperable communications," said Douglas C. Smith, President and CEO, Oceus Networks. "The agreement on the spectrum provisions in the tax extenders conference report - including the D Block - is a key achievement that can bring all first responders a public safety wireless network based on the same advanced technology that American consumers now have."

"Today's action by Congress paves the way for the kind of hghly-survivable, standards-based network that first responders require, particularly to provide uninterrupted, critical communications as part of disaster responses," Smith added. "As a U.S.-based technology provider, Oceus Networks is committed to this effort, through solutions such as our Xiphos family of products, which provides highly survivable 4G-based LTE (News - Alert) capabilities."

About Xiphos

Xiphos is a fourth-generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) family of fully interoperable solutions that enable high-speed, high-capacity voice, video and data transmissions for military personnel and first responders. Ruggedized for extreme environments and situations, Xiphos systems provide turnkey, easily deployable broadband networks wherever traditional infrastructures are unavailable, compromised or do not meet survivability requirements.

About Oceus Networks

Oceus Networks provides broadband solutions to governments and industry that enable them to deliver high-speed voice, video and data communications. The company delivers open, standards-based mobile and fixed network infrastructure as well as an extensive portfolio of public sector-focused solutions to simplify and expedite the deployment of wired and wireless broadband communications solutions. Privately US-owned and operated, Oceus Networks' headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia, with labs in Reston and Plano, Texas. Visit www.oceusnetworks.com to learn more.


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