Finnish Army Begins Trials of EB Tough VoIP™ Products in an Effort to Enhance Military Communications

OULU, Finland, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that its EB Tough VoIP™ system has been delivered to the Finnish Army, who will commence an extensive series of field trials on the system during 2010 to evaluate its performance in varying military scenarios.

Since being unveiled as the new era IP voice and data communications solution for the Finnish Air Force at the 2009 International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, EB Tough VoIP will now operate under even more demanding environmental conditions for the Army branch of the Finnish Defence Forces. EB will work with the Finnish Army on various testing phases throughout this year in order to ensure proper usage and meet system requirements. With new components such as broadband data communications, enhanced voice over IP services, and advanced functions designed specifically for ground forces, the system provides significant levels of increased performance and operational capabilities. In addition, it enables the Finnish Defence Forces to take a giant leap forward on the road to adopting a Network Centric Defense model.

EB Tough VoIP can be used as a stand-alone system or the solution units EB Tough VoIP Terminal™ and the EB Tough VoIP Network Extender™ can be integrated to a customers' existing communications infrastructure. The products can be leveraged in many ways, including:

  • Rugged and secure Voice over IP (VoIP) clients for military communications
  • Radio over IP (RoIP) clients
  • Tactical data radio environment
  • Demanding environments where limitations in communications can greatly affect operational capabilities

"EB Tough VoIP was designed to fulfill the communications needs of military units, and we continue to strive towards achieving that goal," said Mikko Viitaniemi, senior manager, Defense Products, Wireless Solutions, EB. "This agreement adds to our already strong relationship with the Finnish Defence Forces, and further showcases EB's ability to offer unique solutions that advance the global communications capabilities of military defense systems worldwide."

For more information about EB Tough VoIP, please visit: www.elektrobit.com.

PRESS CONTACTS:


Mari Kahkonen

Director, Marketing

EB Wireless Solutions

Tel. +358 40 344 5348

Email: mari.kahkonen@elektrobit.com


Andrew Worob

Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB

Tel. +1 212 715 1536

Email: woroba@ruderfinn.com



EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales for the year 2009 totaled EUR 153.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

About EB's Wireless Solutions Business

EB Wireless Solutions is a trusted innovation partner to the global wireless value chain. It provides flexible solutions from consulting services to delivering full turnkey products for cutting-edge consumer devices, professional devices, network infrastructure modules and variants.

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