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WiBRO Technologies Evaluated in a Mobile Military Environment

May 2, 2007

Samsung and the U.S. Army's experimentation and analysis will focus on leveraging commercially available wireless technologies in lieu of the customary fixed infrastructure.


DALLAS /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next few months, Samsung and the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics Research & Development Engineering Center (CERDEC) will evaluate WiBRO (the South Korean version of Mobile WiMAX, also known as 802.16e) technologies at the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) on-the-move experimentation facility located at Ft. Dix, NJ. Experimentation and analysis will focus on leveraging commercially available WiBRO technologies in a mobile military environment in lieu of the customary commercially fixed infrastructure. WiBRO was designed to allow users to move between base stations while placement of these base stations remains at strategic (i.e., best coverage for customers) locations. Engineers will characterize the performance of the WiBRO products in an environment consisting of both mobile users and mobile base stations. Technologies such as WiBRO are attractive to the Army to provide an affordable wireless technology to the warfighter in a relatively short period of time.

About CERDEC
CERDEC is the Army's information technologies and integrated systems center. Its Command and Control Directorate, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, and Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate work together to develop and integrate C4ISR technologies that enable information dominance and decisive lethality for the networked warfighter.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunications, digital media, and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of $63.4 billion and net income of $8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in over 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business, and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit the company's Web site.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops, and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit the company's Web site.


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