Carlson Wireless Expands GSA Contract to Include LongHaul Radio Line

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Contact: Mike Wilson

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Arcata, CA –  April 15, 2009 – Carlson Wireless announced that its newest release, the LongHaulTM backhaul radio family, is now available to federal, state and local government agencies through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). GSA is the US government's premier acquisition agency, through which eligible agencies receive a special pricing on Carlson's microwave radio products.

The LongHaul radio family currently includes the LongHaul 5x, LongHaul 4.9 (4.9 GHz) and the LongHaul T1/E1. All LongHaul products include hardened components and software optimized for critical TDM and VoIP networks. The radio is powered by Carlson's next-generation SWiFTTM platform which provides a TrueTDMTM low fixed latency link that eliminates packet collisions or lost data during transmission. This allows the LongHaul to provide carrier class QoS for analog voice, 4-wire, VoIP, and video security networks at distances beyond 80 miles.

"Our Trailblazer product line has been available through GSA for many years," said Jim Carlson, CEO of Carlson Wireless. "Now we are able to provide our government and public safety customers with a broader offering of reliable, flexible and U.S.A. made communications products,"

Carlson products can be ordered directly through Carlson or through the GSA Advantage!® online shopping and ordering system.

For over a decade Carlson Wireless has been providing TrueTDMTM and IP wireless communications solutions for large telecommunications projects, industry and public safety agencies to single telephone and data links. Carlson Wireless' unique combination of their exclusive TrueTDMTM. SWiFTTM combined with TCP/IP technology allows for perfect wireline quality for POTS, 4-wire E&M, T1, SCADA and IP for a variety of applications. For more information visit