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Washington, DC – April 27, 2005 - fSONA Systems, the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for the military and homeland security markets, today announced at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in Philadelphia that former Harris Corporation MCD President Samuel D. Wyman III has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"We feel there is a great opportunity for fSONA to serve the military and homeland security efforts," commented Sunny Taylor, CEO of fSONA. "It is because of this potential that Samuel D. Wyman III has been appointed Chairman of the Board. For military customers, our SONAbeam systems are ideal for distributing bandwidth throughout a base or campus at a fraction of the cost of fiber. For federal customers, SONAbeam can aggregate real-time digital video surveillance feeds to a central point for monitoring and processing."

Mr. Wyman is a specialist on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology, critical defense infrastructure, aerospace, and domestic and international merger and acquisitions.

He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the Community Learning and Information Network, Inc., (CLN) a not for profit Washington DC "think tank" which is under contract to support the Department of Defense. He is providing consulting services for the Department of Defense on various information technology (IT) issues.

Mr. Wyman is a Member of the Board of Global Connect LLC, a consulting firm specializing in providing solutions to critical infrastructure problems (telecommunications, electric power generation and IT) for industry and government customers including strategic planning and management consulting.

Mr. Wyman has held senior executive positions, with both public and private companies including assignments as President of Harris Corporation's Microwave Communications Division, President of Harris Canada, Vice President and General Manager of two of the three divisions of Digital Microwave (now known as Stratex Networks), Principal at Booz Allen and Hamilton, Vice President for Systems with BEI Defense Corporation and Director of Conventional Defense Initiatives for General Dynamics.

Mr. Wyman graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. degree in engineering and later earned a M.S.O.R. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

About fSONA
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam™ family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit or

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