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Boeing Awards Compunetix Company Performance Award.

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MONROEVILLE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2000

Boeing awarded its Reusable Space Systems Exceptional Company Performance Award to Compunetix, Inc. The award recognizes the efforts of the Compunetix Federal Systems Division for design and installation of the Voice Communications System (VCS) at Boeing's new Space Shuttle/Station Support Facility in Huntington Beach, California.

According to Mr. Roger Parsons, Boeing Director of Supplier Management and Procurement-Reusable Space Systems, Boeing chose Compunetix for its product quality, cost, technical performance, and schedule compliance. The team spirit demonstrated by Compunetix personnel in working with Boeing toward successful completion of the project was also a determining factor for the award. The Boeing selection process included input from NASA.

The award ceremony was held at Compunetix headquarters in Monroeville, PA. Mr. Stan Albrecht, Boeing Vice President and Program Director-Space Shuttle, told the audience that Compunetix had received a perfect score of 100 points from the Boeing performance evaluation program.

The Compunetix VCS is part of a $3 million, state of the art Engineering/Mission Support Room, at Boeing. The VCS consists of a Compunetix CONTEX(R) 500T Digital Voice Communication System and KPI-24 Communication Stations. The new communications system is more capable and reliable than its predecessor, and has the capacity for future growth. Personnel at the new Boeing facility monitor real-time telemetry data on all systems aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle during missions. This will include the monitoring of systems aboard the new International Space Station, as it becomes operational. The Compunetix equipment will allow all operators and managers to monitor all communications traffic occurring during a mission, and to talk to, and conference, anyone else connected to the system. This facility participates in the formal "go/no-go" decision process for each launch while communicating with Johnson Space Center in Houston and Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following launches, orbiter data continues to be monitored by Boeing to resolve in-flight technical issues.

Compunetix designs and manufactures high-technology telecommunications systems. With over 70,000 ports worldwide, Compunetix has the largest installed base of digital teleconferencing systems in the industry. Compunetix was recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the market leader in the audio conferencing bridge market for the second consecutive year. Compunetix has offices in the United States and Europe, more than 330 employees, and sales of over $50 million.
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