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Stratos, Telesis in Strategic Alliance for Wireless

[Toronto, CANADA] Stratos Global Corporation has made a strategic investment in Telesis North.

Telesis is a developer of wireless connectivity software that significantly improves the throughput and reliability of wireless Internet Protocol (IP) communications.

Stratos is an international telecom service provider offering customers operating in remote locations a variety of wireless, IP, data, and voice solutions through a range of technologies.

It serves diverse markets including government, military, industrial, recreational, and maritime users worldwide.

"This investment is the beginning of a long-term relationship where both companies will work together to provide enhanced data communications services for 'business-critical' operations," said John Ciardullo, executive vice-president of Corporate Development with Stratos.

He said that the investment also allows Stratos to participate in the broader, mass market opportunity that Telesis is targeting."

Tests conducted by Stratos' inhouse engineering department showed that Telesis' OnAir Mobile product for Microsoft Exchange dramatically increases data throughput over all wireless networks, resulting in as much as 90 percent airtime savings for the customer.

Based on the success of the testing, Stratos intends to distribute OnAir Mobile and host an OnAir.Net wireless email service for Exchange users.

The OnAir.Net service will complement Stratos' existing wireless Web service, StratosNet.