Private Wireless Network Company Ondas Tests Altaeros' SuperTower Aerial Cell Tower

Ondas, a private wireless network company, tested Altaeros' SuperTower aerial cell tower.

July 30, 2019

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ondas Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: ONDS), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ondas Networks Inc., a developer of private licensed wireless data networks for mission-critical industrial markets, today announced that it has successfully completed wireless network testing with Massachusetts-based communications infrastructure provider, Altaeros. Using Altaeros’ SuperTower aerial cell tower and Ondas Networks’ FullMAX technology, the companies established long range, high quality service over large geographic areas, providing a rapidly deployable and more reliable wireless network alternative to traditional tower assets.

Altaeros’ SuperTower uses a proven, tethered aerostat platform, combined with innovative automation and control software, to deploy radios and antennas over four times higher than traditional cell towers which allows network providers to efficiently cover substantially more area than traditional towers. The Aerostat network was tested using 700 MHz licensed radio frequencies and Ondas Networks’ IEEE 802.16s-compatible Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform, FullMAX. During testing, users were able to connect to the network at distances substantially greater than typical cell coverage, even across rugged New England terrain.

The ST200 is Altaeros’ largest and most capable autonomous aerostat platform to date. Building upon prior versions, proprietary automation and control software keep the aerial cell tower in place during changing weather and environmental conditions, ensuring a stable platform for the telecommunication equipment. Multiple tethers connect the aerostat to the ground and transmit power and data to the airborne equipment, which is key to increasing capacity more than all other aerial communication systems.

“The team at Altaeros could not have made this effort any easier; their level of professionalism and focus on safety exemplifies what it takes to bring new technology to market,” said Suresh Palliparambil, Chief Revenue Officer of Ondas Networks. “We are proud to be able to offer a new set of network solutions to industrial markets. Mission-critical efforts that rely on long-range connectivity over diverse terrain, such as border protection with virtual walls, wireless perimeter security and other similar applications, will have a means to connect MC IoT devices, such as sensors and controls, all while using less infrastructure.”

“We are excited to partner with Ondas to expand commercial access to IoT,” said Joe Ryan, VP of Business Development at Altaeros. “Altaeros is eager to begin deploying SuperTower based networks to meet the global demand for connectivity in both dense and remote locations. Ondas’ ability to provide highly reliable and extremely secure long-range wireless connectivity using fewer radios makes them the ideal partner to make these SuperTower networks a reality.”

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