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March 30, 2005


(Stafford, TX) - The Electronic Stabilized Platform (ELSP) designed and manufactured by SOLA Communications is making waves in providing broadband satellite communications over satellite. Originally designed for the Oil and Gas Industry, the motion compensation system has been in high demand in maritime areas such as shipping, research and exploration. The unit is specifically designed for use on floating structures such as cruise ships, naval vessels, research or exploration vessels, semi-submersibles, drill barges, crew quarters, and tension leg platforms to provide high pointing accuracy for satellite communications antennas.

Below you will find a press release with more information on the only American made and assembled ELSP.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Julie Calzone
President/CEO
Calzone & Associates
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Lafayette Crested Butte New Orleans
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337.235.2924 ext. 3 jcalzone@calzone.com
337.237.0556 (fax) www.calzone.com
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American-Made Electronic Stabilized Platform Places SOLA Satellite Division Ahead of Competitors

(Stafford, TX) - The Electronic Stabilized Platform (ELSP) designed and manufactured by SOLA Communications is making waves in providing broadband satellite communications over satellite. Originally designed for the Oil and Gas Industry, the motion compensation system has been in high demand in maritime areas such as shipping, research and exploration. The unit is specifically designed for use on floating structures such as cruise ships, naval vessels, research or exploration vessels, semi-submersibles, drill barges, crew quarters, and tension leg platforms to provide high pointing accuracy for satellite communications antennas.

Highly versatile and rugged, the ELSP includes an antenna and system ready to be integrated with the RF equipment. The system consists of two major assemblies: the outside unit (stabilized platform/antenna system) and the inside control system. One of four such units manufactured world-wide, the SOLA system boasts being the only one of its kind manufactured and assembled in the United States.

"We are in an elite class of only four manufacturers world-wide, with ELSP being the only American-made and assembled satellite stabilized platform produced for commercial use, said Gordon D. Rice, SOLA CEO. "This distinction makes it a prime candidate for any work done in the United States and especially favorable for Government work."

SOLA utilizes a unique non-critically balanced technique, which negates problems such as initial balancing, and long-term mechanical balance stability. Ease of replacement or service of RF components is facilitated, as re-balancing after service is not required. Many functions of the unit are self-calibrating allowing enhanced system stability and reliability.

The tracking is accomplished by an inertial guidance system, which does not employ any rotating mechanical gyros or brush-type motors or resolvers. The computer based control system has separate screens for tracking, alarm monitoring, parameter edits, and diagnostics. Help windows make the system user friendly and the system provides more generally useful information than any other on the market.

The SOLA platform has the ability to automatically acquire the satellite. When the GPS and compass interface options are included, the acquisition control system for the satellite is automated minimizing operator intervention and human error. For enhanced tracking, SOLA's tracking receiver may be utilized with its fully synthesized frequency and variable bandwidth features. To assure the correct satellite is tracked on a symmetrical link, a Lock-It Carrier Authorization System may be included in the system. When used in conjunction with a Lock-It unit at the hub station the transmit of the remote stabilized platform is inhibited until the correct authorization code is received from the hub.

SOLA's ELSP is the only system that does not require a radome, making it more reliable and easier to maintain than others on the market. Critically Balanced Systems (CBS) have a delicate constitution and must be protected via a radome cover to keep the wind and elements from adjusting the sensitive components thereby requiring a system rebalance.

"Over the last two years, SOLA has invested significant resources into upgrading the platform and features of the ELSP product," said Rice. "The new generation ELSP offers significant performance improvements, marked hardware improvements, increased functionality and remote accessibility available to the client."

SOLA has deployed its ELSP in some of the most demanding environments like semi-submersibles, drill barges, crew quarters, and tension leg platforms.


About SOLA Satellite:
The SOLA satellite division, formerly JFL Communications, Inc., located in Stafford Texas, has been in the satellite services business since 1984. JFL was bought out by SOLA in 1998. SOLA's satellite division is a pioneer in the VSAT satellite industry. SOLA provides satellite services to domestic and international users through the domestic and two international hub earth station gateways. Capabilities include not only that of a satellite services provider, but also include custom R&D, engineering, design, manufacturing of satellite sub-systems, electronics, and software and end-to-end networks.

About SOLA Communications, L.L.C.
Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, SOLA Communications, LLC specializes in the design, installation, enhancement and service of Telecommunications, Safety & Control, Satellite, and Antenna & Tower solutions. Products and services offered include radio communications equipment, selling and servicing of mobile telephones, two-way radios, analog and digital microwave equipment, satellite communications, marine radio systems, SCADA and automation, fire and gas detection, fire suppression, H2S services, and aid to marine navigation. SOLA has a long-standing reputation for delivering innovative products, solutions, and superior service. SOLA's products and services have no geographic boundaries and are attainable worldwide. For more information, visit SOLA at www.solacomm.com.

Contact:
Phil Camel, General Manager/SOLA Communications
337.235.1515 PCamel@SolaComm.com

Julie Calzone, CEO/Calzone
337.235.2924 Ext. 3 jcalzone@calzone.com

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