LightPointe Signs Distribution Agreement with NCS Communications Engineering To Fuel High-Speed Optical Wireless Deployments in Asia-Pacific

San Diego/Singapore, June 13, 2005

Partnership with Leading Singapore-Based IT Solutions Provider Extends
Global Availability of LightPointe Outdoor Wireless Products

LightPointe, a designer and manufacturer of high-speed optical wireless products, today announced a distribution agreement with NCS Communications Engineering Pte. Ltd. (NCS Comms Engg), one of the leading Information Technology (IT) and communications solutions providers in the Asia-Pacific region.  Under terms of the pact, NCS Comms Engg will market and support LightPointe’s Flight™ family of outdoor wireless products throughout Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, India, Australia and the Philippines.

According to Bob Preston, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for LightPointe, the partnership will enable LightPointe to expand its reseller base for its LAN-to-LAN wireless connectivity products throughout the region. “We are delighted to further strengthen our Asia-Pacific distribution channel with the addition of a high-caliber partner such as NCS,” Preston said. “Their longevity in the market and reputation for excellence in serving both government and commercial sectors will prove invaluable to our continued expansion.”

As the principal IT solutions provider to the Singapore government for more than two decades, NCS played a key role in the computerization of Singapore’s public services while assisting various ministries and agencies with the implementation of more than 2,000 large-scale, multi-platform projects.  Today, NCS’ subsidiary, NCS Comms Engg provides end-to-end IT infrastructure and communications engineering solutions in the public sector and a variety of vertical markets, including aviation, education, financial services and insurance, healthcare and life sciences, IT, manufacturing and logistics, telecommunications and utilities, and transportation.

According to Tan Goh Beng, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for NCS Comms Engg, LightPointe’s optical wireless products address a wide range of high-bandwidth wireless applications while also supporting stringent demands for network availability. “We are extremely pleased to work with LightPointe in expanding its Asia-Pacific market presence,” said Tan  “With products that support up to Gigabit Ethernet speeds and ‘five-nines’ availability, LightPointe offers an ideal solution for secure, reliable building-to-building connections that are easily deployed and license-free.”

A pioneer in the development of optical wireless solutions based on free-space optics (FSO) technology, LightPointe has deployed thousands of systems in over 60 countries. The company’s growing list of global blue-chip customers includes some of the world’s best known brands, such as CNN, DHL International, Nextel, China Mobile, Volkswagen and Toyota.

Earlier this month, LightPointe unveiled the FlightStrata™ 100 XA, the first integrated Fast Ethernet optical wireless link combined with license-free 5.8-GHz radio frequency (RF) technology. Using patented DualPath™ architecture, LightPointe provides intelligent network switching between optical wireless and RF functionality for unparalleled capacity, availability and distance.

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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.