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Advances in Technology (AIT) Deploys Secure High-Speed Wireless for LAN Access, PBX and Video Conferencing

McLean, VA – July 27, 2005 - fSONA Systems, the premier supplier of optical wireless equipment, today announced that Advances in Technology (AIT), a leading information technology company, has deployed SONAbeam optical wireless for a biotechnology company in downtown Seattle.

fSONA’s SONAbeam is used to provide secure transparent LAN access for R&D and ERP databases, a connection for the TDM PBX telephone system and video conferencing. The SONAbeam was selected for two reasons, the first being that the low latency and high throughput offered by the SONAbeam matches the performance of dark fiber, which is essential for applications such as video conferencing or VoIP, and secondly because the SONAbeam could be deployed without delay.

“fSONA is a great addition to our network of technology partners,” stated Rich DeBrino, CIO of AIT. “SONAbeam gives AIT a proven method of delivering secure wireless connections quickly and cost-effectively. According to a recent article in Information Week, U.S. businesses will be forced to spend some $15.5 billion to comply with security regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other mandates from federal agencies. AIT understands the challenges facing healthcare organizations today and specializes in providing full-compliance solutions for protected health care information.”

“fSONA is pleased to partner with a company like AIT that is poised for success,” said Sunny Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of fSONA. “Healthcare companies face a myriad of challenges as they transform their operations to meet current standards for privacy and take advantage of new technologies. The experience that AIT has in meeting these challenges will be an invaluable benefit to those that work with them.”

About Advances in Technology
AIT is a full service integrator and technology partner focused on delivering complete technology solutions from research and planning all the way through to ongoing technical support and training for all technology projects. AIT understands the challenges facing healthcare organizations today and specializes in providing solutions for protected health care information that are in full compliance with both HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. For more information about the company and its services, visit www.advancesintech.com.

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 www.fsona.com or www.free-space-optics.org

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

604-273-6333
media@fsona.com

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