Loea’s 75th E-Band Wireless Link Purchased by New Mexico Tech

Loea: Linda Jameson, 808-221-3552 OR ljameson@loeacom.com
New Mexico Tech: George Zamora, 505-835-5617 OR gzamora@admin.nmt.edu

HONOLULU, HI, May 10, 2007 -- Loea Corporation, the first company to develop and sell high data rate E-band wireless communications products, announced today the sale of its 75th wireless link operating at data rates above 1 gigabit per second to New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. Loea’s millimeter-wave radios provide extremely high speed, high reliability communications for multiple channels of voice, video and data over line of sight distances up to a few miles.

Dr. Daniel H. López, President of New Mexico Tech, said, “We needed a way to move real-time high-speed video imagery from field tests at our Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) facility to researchers, students, and others, with communications equipment that could be repositioned quickly for different tests. Loea’s products are perfect for our application in terms of data rate, range, and ease of installation and alignment.”

Adm. Tom Fargo, USN (Ret.), Loea’s Chairman and CEO, stated, “We are really excited to reach the milestone of shipping our 75th pair of Loea gigabit radios, validating manufacturability and reliability through our 3rd generation Loea 2700 product. We are thrilled that this link will be installed in the state of New Mexico, which leads the nation in the deployment of Loea’s E-band wireless equipment. Clearly there is a vision in New Mexico to excel in bringing reliable wireless communications to its government infrastructure and academic institutions, a vision that we believe other states will emulate.”

Loea’s E-Band Wireless products operate in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. Loea’s current products, the L2500, L2700 and L2800, allow full duplex data rates up to 1.5 Gigabits per second with 99.999% weather availability at distances greater than 1 km. In addition to standard gigabit Ethernet, Loea’s products support protocols used for Distributed Antenna System transport, uncompressed High Definition Television feed, and other proprietary systems. Loea’s products can be used for Enterprise Connectivity, Cellular and Wi-Max/WiFi Backahul, Remote Data Storage, First Responder Communications, and other applications where they provide a low cost alternative or backup to fiber optic connections.

About Loea Corporation: Loea was the first company to develop wireless, point-to-point communications technology to operate in the E-Band millimeter wave spectrum from 71.0 to 86.0 GHz. Loea successfully petitioned the FCC to gain access to this spectrum for commercial use in 2001 and was first to receive commercial FCC approval in July 2005. Loea has extensive patent coverage for applications of E-Band Wireless communications, including its use for backhaul between cellular towers supporting wireless telephone, internet and other services. Log on at www.loeacom.com

About New Mexico Tech: New Mexico Tech is an outstanding research university, specializing in areas of science, engineering, and related fields. New Mexico Tech is a world leader in many areas of research, including hydrology, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, geophysics, homeland security, information technology, geosciences, energetic materials engineering, and petroleum recovery.