fSONA Systems and PacStar™ demonstrate robust and field capable advanced communications at National Guard Bureau IT Conference

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Total communications capabilities are delivered via the PacStar™ 5500 and fSONA SONAbeam wireless integrated solution to meet dual role of National Guard

McLean, VA - December 4, 2006 - fSONA Systems in partnership with PacStar™ announced today that it will showcase an integrated communications solution at the National Guard Bureau IT Conference, December 4-7, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Combining the PacStar™ 5500 and fSONA’s SONAbeam™, this partnership will illustrate the capability of IP communications between multiple sites, in demonstrating video teleconferencing, PBX-1 Certified Voice over IP, data, internet and integrated GSM cell to IP.

Where:      PacStar™ Booth # 719, Lucent Technologies Booth # 414
                  MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Website:

The PacStar 5500 is a deployable network communications system that delivers all the capabilities of a modern office network in a small, portable, field-hardened case. Built to MIL-STD-810F and tested for vibration, heat, shock, the 5500 is designed and built for the toughest assignments. Offering multiple transport options for bridging to centralized systems; Free Space Optics (FSO)/Optical Wireless, Microwave and satellite, the PacStar 5500 provides voice, data and streaming video, in an encrypted environment, that is run by PacStar’s IQ-Core™ intelligent management software platform.

Bridging the PacStar 5500 systems is fSONA’s SONAbeam™ 155-M free space optics (FSO) system which is optimized for high-availability links up to 4 miles. Offering secure, high-speed wireless connectivity, the flexibility achieved from being license and RFI free, plus the ability to be rapidly deployed (and easily redeployed) makes SONAbeam ideally suited to support the Guard’s initiatives. SONAbeam products are complementary with and can aggregate the bandwidth of other access technologies such as radio, fiber, wireline and satellite, enabling flexible high-capacity network expansion into potentially every corner of the globe.

This robust and field capable integrated solution supports the Guard on the battlefield, on remote borders, at disaster sites, or in other settings where physical demands are part of the enemy they face.

About PacStar™
Pacific Star Communications (PacStar™) is the leader in deployable communications. PacStar products empower military units, government agencies and field operations by providing reliable, interoperable command, control and communications capabilities in remote or infrastructure-starved areas. The company specializes in providing advanced communications systems to the federal, state and local governments as well as telecommunications service providers and commercial businesses. PacStar’s deployable communications solutions include: the PacStar™ 5000 series with IQ-Core™ software, the PacStar™ 3000 series, and the customizable PacStar™ 2000 series. For more information, please visit or call 888-872-1512.

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

Further Information
For more information about fSONA, SONAbeam or Free-Space Optical Wireless, please contact:

Nancy Mack
fSONA Systems Ltd.
(703) 891-5274

fSONA and SONAbeam® are trademarks of fSONA Systems Corp. All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.