|December 8, 2004
MobileAccess Networks Announces Strategic Alliance with Tessco Technologies
|Agreement Provides Greater Access to Enterprise Wireless Voice and Data Solutions Across North America
|VIENNA, Va., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MobileAccess Networks, a leading provider of in-building wireless network solutions, announces a strategic alliance with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TESS), a provider of integrated product plus supply chain solutions to the wireless communications industry. Under the terms of this agreement, TESSCO will offer MobileAccess products and solutions for North American resellers and carriers.
In response to market demands for Wi-Fi, cellular, and converged Voice over Wi-Fi, the MobileAccess portfolio of wireless voice and data solutions enables cost effective, future-proof connectivity for hospitals, office buildings, public venues and campus environments. These products complement TESSCO's ability to deliver customized solutions into these large enterprise environments.
"For TESSCO, it is critical that we identify and align ourselves with best of breed manufacturers," said Rick Guipe, senior vice president of TESSCO's Network Infrastructure business line. "In MobileAccess, we team with a company whose products and solutions strengthen our Total Source(R) offering."
MobileAccess enables seamless access to all wireless data and voice services within corporate offices, universities, hospitals, airports, stadiums, as well as manufacturing and government facilities. MobileAccess products feature a scalable, broadband backbone architecture which supports unlimited wireless service upgrades, as well as additions of future services without the need to install new chassis, cabling, or antennas.
"TESSCO is the premier provider of wireless communications solutions in North America," said Cathy Zatloukal, President and CEO of MobileAccess Networks. "Being TESSCO's solution of choice for enabling seamless access to all wireless data and voice services clearly establishes MobileAccess as the industry leader for in-building wireless communications. Together, our companies will be positioned to unwire large enterprises so that users can benefit from the freedom and reliability of multiple wireless voice and data services such as cellular, Wi-Fi, public safety, BlackBerry as well as future services such as 3G."
About MobileAccess Networks
MobileAccess Networks (http://www.mobileaccess.com) is a leading equipment developer of wireless indoor networks for corporate enterprises and wireless service providers. The MobileAccess Product Family leverages patented techniques for the transmission of Radio Frequency (RF) signals over optical fibers. MobileAccess products guarantee business-quality performance and reliability for all current and future wireless services, including cellular voice, Wireless LAN and public safety, throughout large buildings and campus environments. With hundreds of networks installed worldwide, MobileAccess Networks UnWires the Workplace with cost-effective, scalable solutions that deliver superior wireless coverage for all data and voice applications.
Founded in 1998, MobileAccess Networks provides indoor wireless network solutions to AT&T Wireless, Verizon, Sprint PCS, Nextel, Cingular, T-Mobile, Partner, Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Orange, Cellcom and DutchTone. High profile customers include U.S. House of Representatives, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, American Family Insurance, American University, Red Cross and many others.
About TESSCO Technologies
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TESS), "the vital link to a wireless world(TM)." TESSCO connects wireless system operators, service organizations, and resellers with the product and supply chain solutions required to keep networks and users on the air. TESSCO's vision is to be Your Total Source(R) supplier for everything needed to design, build, run, maintain or use wireless. TESSCO delivers to its customer what they need, when and where they need it, to the point of use or sale, streamlining the supply chain process and lowering inventories and total costs.
For manufacturers, TESSCO presents, markets, sells, supplies and supports their products as part of a total customer solution, thus providing a cost-effective channel to a broad and diverse customer base.
TESSCO began its "total source" operations in 1982 and completed its public offering in 1994. Today, TESSCO operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, under ISO 9001:2000 registration. TESSCO's Global Logistics Center in Maryland and Americas Sales and Logistics Center in Nevada configure orders for complete, on-time delivery throughout the world.
TESSCO delivers best-of-breed, end-to-end solutions from its product offering of 34,000 items from 450 manufacturers. Product solutions fall within the broad categories of network infrastructure, mobile devices and accessories, and installation, test and maintenance products and services.
TESSCO currently serves customers through three distinct sales channels: sell-to, sell-through and affinity channels. TESSCO sells to over 9,400 commercial and government sell-to and sell-through customers per month, including a diversified mix of cellular, PCS and paging carriers; system operators; Internet service providers; infrastructure site owners and contractors; integrators; enterprise, utility and transportation; education and healthcare; state and local government; federal government and military; wireless dealers; value-added resellers; and retailers
Within the consumer-direct affinity channel, TESSCO sells to over 34,500 subscribers per month through its private and co-branded phone and Web "stores."
To learn more about TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, we invite you to search our world-class TESSCO.com(R) Web site for information about our company, our value proposition and our commitment to marketing innovation and operational excellence.