Kentrox Announces Communications Management Solution

  Kentrox Announces Communications Management Solution

             Improving comprehensive site management capabilities

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- September 17, 2013

Kentrox^®, Inc., an innovator of intelligent site monitoring, management, and
control solutions, announces immediate availability of the communications
management solution for enhanced site management. Subscribers are demanding
reliable wireless coverage from virtually anywhere, but communications quality
is often reduced in high usage/high demand areas. Understanding whether
systems are running effectively and efficiently is critical.

The Kentrox communications management solution provides the applications
needed to help service providers and tower operators manage their
communications network without a site visit and provide proactive warnings
when issues may occur. The applications use the Optima Management System^® and
the Remote suite of products to monitor the sites by providing the following:

  *Distributed antenna systems (DAS) management: collects alarms and key
    performance indicators (KPIs) to verify the operational status of DAS
    components
  *Microwave management: constantly monitors microwave systems including
    equipment performance, health, communications, and transmissions

Each packaged solution includes the information, reports, measurements,
network elements, alarms, and sensors/controllers that are needed for each
application. Optima Live View shows the per site status overview of the
specific application’s alarms and KPIs. It provides auto-refresh and single
click links to predefined reports, alarms, analysis, and controls. The
standardized reports are context sensitive and provide a one click zoom to the
selected alarms or KPIs to better understand site and equipment status.

“Continuous and quality wireless coverage has become expected by wireless
subscribers today, and understanding the communications network, without a
site visit, is a tower operator and service provider’s challenge,” states Eric
Swanson, Westell Director of Product Management. “The communications
management solution provides cost-effective and proactive monitoring and
management of DAS and microwave systems remotely. The reporting and trending
capabilities help maximize site efficiency while improving network reliability
and efficiency.”

About Kentrox, Inc.

Kentrox, Inc. is a worldwide leader in intelligent site management solutions,
providing comprehensive monitoring, management, and control of any site. The
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications Kentrox provides enable service
providers, tower operators, and other network operators to reduce operating
costs while improving network performance. With more than one million products
successfully deployed in tower, carrier, and enterprise environments, Kentrox
is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable
systems. The company provides solutions to customers in North and South
America, Australia, Africa, and Europe. It is based in Dublin, Ohio and
operates as a division of Westell Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
For more information, please visit www.kentrox.com.

About Westell

Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global
leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions focused on the critical
edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions Westell provides enable
service providers, industrial customers, tower operators, home network users,
and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network
performance. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide,
Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality,
reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.

Contact:

Westell Technologies
Ben Stump, +1 (630) 375-4157
Chief Technology Officer
bstump@westell.com
 
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