TESSCO and BLiNQ Networks Offer a First-to-Market, Licensed, TrueNLOS™
System for Small Cell Backhaul and Premium Access
HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- April 18, 2013
TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading provider of the
product and value chain solutions required to build, use and maintain wireless
systems, and BLiNQ Networks, Inc., a pioneer in wireless small cell backhaul
solutions, have announced that BLiNQ’s FCC-approved, point-to-multipoint
system operating in the 3.65 GHz band, is now available through TESSCO.
BLiNQ’s recent announcement of general availability of the X-100 System,
paired with the growing demand for both service provider small cell backhaul
and enterprise broadband access, prompted the agreement between the two
companies for which TESSCO will serve as a distributor of BLiNQ’s Systems for
North America. The introduction of the X-100, which supports unrestricted-mode
operation and can operate over full 50 MHz of 3.65 GHz spectrum, is a
milestone that positions BLiNQ and TESSCO to take advantage of the significant
growth in the North American wireless services market.
"TESSCO is pleased to be partnering with BLiNQ Networks to distribute their
X-100 wireless system with TrueNLOS capability," TESSCO Vice President Bill
Moten said. "This licensed wireless product provides a unique solution for
organizations that build wireless networks and those that require broadband
access. More importantly, it extends our commitment of offering the most
comprehensive selection of outdoor and indoor wireless broadband radios for
point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, mesh, or SCADA applications."
"We are very excited and look forward to partnering with TESSCO in the U.S.
market," BLiNQ Networks CEO and President Mickey Miller said. "TESSCO's strong
reputation and broad presence in the North American telecommunications market
will serve BLiNQ well as we enter this market with the X-100 and future
The X-100 is self-configuring and uses patent-pending interference management
technology to maximize capacity and reliability of wireless backhaul and
access in true non-line-of-sight conditions. Due to the rapid increase in
video and data demands, many fixed and mobile sites are reaching capacity
limits, thus creating a need for increased bandwidth to provide a
best-in-class user experience. For the first time, mobile operators and
enterprise users are able to provide service exactly where it is needed to
address this demand, while significantly reducing the time and expense
compared to traditional solutions.
TESSCO and BLiNQ are well positioned to capture a significant share of the
projected $5 billion outdoor small cell backhaul opportunity. The companies
will also target the growing market for premium access solutions in the
service-provider, healthcare, energy, and other enterprise sectors, as well as
in the government market. To learn more, visit www.tessco.com/go/blinq.
About BLiNQ Networks
BLiNQ, based in Plano, Texas, is rapidly gaining industry-wide recognition for
its innovative small cell backhaul and premium access solution. The company
was recently named to the annual FierceWireless, “Fierce 15” list, designating
it as one of the most innovative privately-held wireless companies of the
TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), is Your Total Source^® for making wireless
work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way
we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating
opportunities and challenges at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there,
thinking in new ways for exceptional outcomes. TESSCO architects and delivers,
with innovation, productivity and speed, the product and value chain solutions
to organizations responsible for building, using and maintaining wireless
TK/PR Public Relations, Inc.
Mary Lou DiNardo, 212-909-0340
BLiNQ Networks, Inc.:
Red Javelin Communications
Lisa Allocca, 978-470-2227
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