ADCOM911 Taps Exalt to Backhaul LTE Broadband Public Safety Network in Colorado

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ADCOM911 Taps Exalt to Backhaul LTE Broadband Public Safety Network in

Public safety agency responsible for more than 400,000 residents selects Exalt microwave systems for
one of the country’s first LTE emergency communications networks


October 9, 2012

Exalt Communications, Inc. today announced that ADCOM911
is using Exalt microwave backhaul systems to build one of the country’s first wireless broadband public
safety networks using LTE. Exalt ExploreAir radios will ul
timately be used to backhaul real
time data
related to the critical, bandwidth
intensive applications needed to better serve residents of Adams County,
a primarily rural area east of Denver covering 1,200 square miles, where broadband access is limited or

ADCOM911 is a multi
jurisdictional public safety communications center that provides voice, data, and
dispatch services to first
responders at four law enforcement agencies and nine fire/EMS agencies.
ADCOM’s network infrastructure consists o
f a mix of legacy TDM and advanced IP technologies, with
land mobile radio (LMR) sites utilizing TDMA to carry voice traffic. To support this hybrid architecture,
ADCOM is using Exalt all
outdoor ExploreAir 11 GHz systems, taking advantage of their high th
small form factor, and native support for TDM and IP.

“There has been an explosion in the need for real
time data by emergency responders, as well as a
corresponding increase in the number of data
intensive applications being developed,” said Wal
t Leslie,
senior communications technician at ADCOM911. “Our goal is to extend the full desktop client of
communications services to emergency responders throughout Adams County, wherever they may be.
Choosing Exalt systems has allowed us to quickly, cost
effectively, and securely extend our coverage
area while supporting critical applications in their native network formats.”

While ADCOM911 uses fiber links to backhaul data in dense metropolitan areas, the majority of Adams
County is rural and lacks broadb
and access. ADCOM911 needed a microwave solution that would
reliably carry both TDM and IP traffic and asked its primary vendor, Raytheon, to recommend and provide
equipment that could be used to build an advanced LTE network.

“LTE gives Adams County the c
ore infrastructure needed going forward,” said TJ Kennedy, director of
public safety and security for Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems business. “We are committed to
providing a solution that meets both the current and future needs of first responders.”

“ADCOM911 is providing a valuable roadmap that can help guide other emergency communications
organizations as they develop advanced wireless networks,” said Pamela Valentine, vice president of
outbound and channel marketing at Exalt. “And ADCOM911 continu
es to stay ahead of the curve. They
were the first in the nation to implement a 700
MHz simulcast LMR system, and now, working with
Raytheon, ADCOM911 has built one of the first public safety LTE mobile broadband networks using Exalt
wireless backhaul link
s throughout Adams County. These types of innovative networks highlight the
reliability, security, and speed
deployment that Exalt microwave systems offer.”

About Exalt Communications

Exalt Communications provides next
generation microwave backhaul syst
ems to mobile operators,
service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve
the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP
based voice, data, and video
applications and the resulting mi
gration from TDM to IP
based networks. With a flexible architecture and
universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of microwave
backhaul systems that meet the demand for cost
effective and flexible alternative
s to fiber and leased