ADC and Image Wireless Communications Agree to $10 Million Contract Extension for the Axity Broadband Wireless Access System.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SASKATOON Saskatoon (săskətn`), city (1991 pop. 186,058), S central Sask., Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. , Saskatchewan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2000
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as "The Body", "The Star", and "The Governing Body", is an American politician, retired professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. Announces Contract Extension
on Trip to Saskatchewan, Canada
ADC (1) See A/D converter.
(2) (Apple Display Connector) A peripheral connector from Apple that combines digital video display, USB and power in one cable. (Nasdaq:ADCT ADCT Adaptive Discrete Cosine Transform ; www.adc.com), a leading global provider of fiber optics fiber optics, transmission of digitized messages or information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibers. Each fiber is surrounded by a cladding having a high index of refractance so that the light is internally reflected and travels the length of the fiber , network equipment, software and integration services for broadband, multiservice networks, and Image Wireless Communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. , a wireless digital cable and data service provider, today announced the signing of a $10 million contract extension for ADC's Axity(TM) Broadband Wireless See wireless broadband. Access System. The contract extension was announced in a ceremony today by Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura as part of his business development mission to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
In announcing the contract extension, Governor Ventura stated, "The state of Minnesota continues to produce a number of leading edge technology innovations such as ADC's Axity system for broadband wireless communications. The use of this technology has tremendous benefits for Saskatchewan since it will allow for the cost-effective delivery of high-speed Internet See broadband. services to the people of this province. This agreement represents the type of innovative and collaborative business partnerships that can be developed between Minnesota companies and those in Saskatchewan."
"We are quite pleased with this contract extension, as it demonstrates Image Wireless' continued faith in ADC and its Axity platform," said John Griffin, president of ADC's Broadband Wireless Group. "The Axity system will provide Image Wireless with one of the strongest, most dependable and innovative solutions available in the world."
Kim South, vice president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Image Wireless Communications, added, "With our digital video service fully deployed, our next goal is to extend high-speed Internet services across Saskatchewan. The Axity technology will allow us to offer high-speed, two-way services to both urban and rural, underserved places, giving the residents of Saskatchewan fast access to the Information Superhighway, regardless of their geographic location."
ADC's Axity Broadband Wireless Access System is a carrier-class solution that enables providers to deliver two-way, high-speed data services over the Mulitchannel Mulitpoint Distribution Service (MMDS (Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service or Microwave Multipoint Distribution Service) A digital wireless transmission system that works in the 2.2-2.4 GHz range. ) and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS MDS,
n See temporomandibular pain-dysfunction syndrome.
MDS 1 Maternal deprivation syndrome, see there 2 Myelodysplastic syndrome, see there ) spectrums. Leveraging experience in MMDS radio frequency (RF) technology design and manufacture and its broad range of standards-compliant hardware and software, ADC provides an end-to-end solution for MMDS/MDS deployment, including complete network planning, design and integration services. The Axity system is also in trial with WorldCom in Boston and will be deployed beginning in 2001 by Austar Communications of Australia in one of the largest broadband wireless deployments in the world.
Image Wireless is one of the leading pioneers in digital MDS services in Canada and currently operates an MDS network that reaches more than 95 percent of the population of Saskatchewan, covering more than 300,000 square kilometers. The company currently offers wireless digital TV and data services.
Governor Ventura's trip to Saskatchewan highlighted several trade and economic synergies between the province and the state of Minnesota. In addition to the ADC contract announcement, Governor Ventura and Saskatchewan Premier Roy Romanow officiated the signing of an economic cooperation agreement to further strengthen economic ties between the state and province.
ADC is The Broadband Company(TM). ADC's fiber optics, network equipment, software and integration services make broadband communications a reality worldwide by enabling communications service providers to deliver high-speed Internet, data, video and voice services to consumers and businesses. ADC (Nasdaq:ADCT) has annual sales of over $2.8 billion and employs more than 20,900 people worldwide. ADC's stock is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index. Learn more about ADC Telecommunications, Inc. at www.adc.com.