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October 12, 2005


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 12th, 2005
Contact: Layla Stepp Cottrell
Marketing Manager
SOLA Communications, L.L.C.
337.296.6163
lcottrell@solacomm.com


UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS STAYS AFLOAT
WITH ELECTRONIC STABALIZED PLATFORMS (ELSP)

(Lafayette, LA)- The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a major Army command with a broad set of missions and capabilities, has called on the expertise of internationally-known SOLA Communications, L.L.C. (SOLA), inventor of the unique Electronic Stabilized Platforms (ELSP), to support them in providing quality, responsive engineering services to the nation.

In conjunction with their river management and improvement programs, USACE, through several of their district offices, has purchased a number of SOLA's Electronic Stabilized Platforms (ELSP), an electronically controlled motion compensation antennae system for use on floating structures. This system assists the USACE in a variety of civil works projects such as Navigation, Flood Control, Environmental Protection, Disaster Response, etc.

USACE's Vicksburg District, home of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC), recently purchased two ELSP. This district possesses the world's only articulated concrete mat sinking unit. Utilizing the communications support of SOLA's ELSP, the unit places concrete mattresses along the shore to prevent bank erosion on the Mississippi River.

"Vicksburg was the first USACE district to purchase SOLA's ELSP approximately 10 years ago," said Harry Mikeska, SOLA USACE Account Manager. "In fact, it was custom-designed per their request. It is an honor to work hand in hand with leaders in engineering and environmental matters. We enjoy teaming up with USACE to supply their communications needs so that they may successfully continue to meet national security, emergency and other requirements."

Fully automated via computer, the ELSP system minimizes operator intervention and/or human error. This unique antennae system automatically acquires and tracks the targeted satellite and utilizes a non-critical balanced technique, negating problems such as initial balancing and long-term mechanical balance stability.

About SOLA Communications, L.L.C.
Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, SOLA Communications, L.L.C., specializes in the design, installation, enhancement and service of Telecommunications, Safety & Controls, Satellite, and Antenna & Tower solutions. 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.


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*Please contact Layla S. Cottrell at 337.296.6163 for photographs

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