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Globecomm Systems Demonstrates Emergency Communications System at the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:GCOM-News), a global provider of end-to-end satellite-based communications solutions, announced today that it successfully demonstrated an emergency communications system for the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management's Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

The intent of the program was to provide a realistic setting for first responders to coordinate, communicate, and cooperate with each other at a large-scale event impacting Nassau County, Long Island. The purpose of conducting an exercise that produces mass casualties is to demonstrate how well prepared the county is to mitigate the effects of an incident of significant proportions.

Globecomm provided a hybrid satellite-GSM/CDMA cellular service and Internet connectivity that enabled Homeland Security incident commanders to maintain communications with emergency response personnel at the simulated incident. This capability was accomplished with a portable microcell base station connected to a transportable satellite terminal, which was connected by satellite to the public telephony network and the Internet backbone via Globecomm's existing 24-by-7 state-of-the-art teleport and network operations center.

The Long Island Forum for Technology coordinated the industrial participation.

Ken Miller, President of Globecomm said, "Providing communications that are interoperable and totally independent of local cellular and other telecom facilities in the vicinity of the incident is very important to first responders. Globecomm's Hybrid Satellite - Cellular Network services is economical and provide an answer that is both flexible and economical as demonstrated during the exercise."

About Globecomm Systems

Globecomm Systems Inc. provides end-to-end value-added satellite-based communication solutions by leveraging its core satellite ground segment systems and network capabilities, with satellite communication services capabilities. The solutions Globecomm offers include general contracted complex communications networks, militarized commercial off the shelf products and services, voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), video broadcast, business recovery, satellite-based terrestrial restoral, content delivery and other networks on a global basis. Globecomm's customers include communications service providers, commercial enterprises, Internet Service Providers, content providers and government entities.

Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm Systems also maintains offices in Washington D.C., Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

Certain of the statements contained in this press release may be deemed forward-looking statements. Such statements, and other matters addressed in this press release, involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements and matters include risks and other factors detailed, from time to time, in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2004, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, which the Company urges investors to consider. These risks and other factors include, but are not limited to general political and economic instability in the United States and abroad, including the hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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