Mitsui signs sales and marketing partnership to become master distributor for Firetide wireless mesh networks in Japan

June 30, 2004

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LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Firetide, a leader in wireless mesh networking, today announced a marketing and sales partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the largest trading companies in Japan and its U.S. subsidiary Mitsui Comtek Corp. Under the terms of the partnership, Mitsui will become the master distributor for Firetide products in Japan. The alliance brings Firetide products into Japan for the first time.

"Our valued customers are eager for solutions that allow wireless networks to be rapidly deployed," said Toshi Fukumoto, GM of the Information Business Division of Mitsui Comtek Corp. "Firetide's award-winning mesh routers will allow us to install many more networks to provide 802.11 wireless capabilities in Japan. Together, Mitsui and Firetide can make mesh networking a standard requirement for our customers and channels."

"The prevalence of wireless technologies in Japan makes this an important and strategic step for Firetide," said Bo Larsson, CEO of Firetide. "Mitsui & Co. is an ideal partner for us, given their leadership position with resellers and OEMs in Japan. This partnership allows us to bring Firetide's instant mesh networking into a market that highly values the ability to easily deploy wireless networks anywhere, anytime for applications such as Wi-Fi access or video surveillance."

Firetide Inc.

Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

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