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AirTegrity has donated a pre-WiMax system for wireless broadband to the Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe

August 23, 2006

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STATELINE, Nev. -- AirTegrity Wireless, a company dedicated to developing industry-leading wireless communications solutions for global applications, today announced it has donated a pre-WiMAX system for wireless broadband to the Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe. The Incline Village, Nevada-park is home to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. The AirTegrity system will provide free wireless Internet access to Park employees, Festival volunteers, and Park patrons alike (photo of installed base station available; see details below).

The AirTegrity system was installed 8,000 feet up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe where it is subject to high snowfall, extreme winds and temperatures, and mountain debris. This new network, one of the first solar-powered pre-WiMAX installations and the highest-elevation pre-WiMAX installation to date, is an extension of one which has proven its capabilities even in the harsh weather conditions of the High Sierras since 2001.

AirTegrity offers base stations, relay stations, and subscriber stations – everything needed for a wireless network. With reliable operation in difficult physical conditions of the Lake Tahoe mountains, AirTegrity proves this pre-WiMAX system is an ideal technology for maintaining wireless Internet access, voice, video, and data communications in the event of catastrophic weather from Mother Nature.

WiMAX is a new wireless broadband technology that provides all of the speed and performance of wired broadband networks over a wireless connection. AirTegrity’s WiMAX-In-A-Box™ system is based on the current specifications for WiMAX and, until certification is completed, should be considered a pre-WiMAX technology. While the specifications for WiMAX are evolving, it’s already clear that WiMAX will dramatically increase the performance and lower the costs associated with the installation and operation of broadband voice and data networks. Earlier this month, Sprint-Nextel announced plans to build a new, nationwide wireless network based on WiMAX technology.

“AirTegrity’s donation to the San Harbor State Park benefits the Festival and our employees and visitors who use the park year-round,” said Catherine Atack, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. “The new wireless Internet access provided by AirTegrity lets us virtually transport our office to the theater which is critical when the Festival is in season. We are grateful to the company for their donation.”

AirTegrity Wireless Inc.

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