KoolSpan, Time Domain Join Forces To Provide Encrypted, Covert Wireless Communications

Bethesda, Md., and Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 7, 2005—KoolSpan, Inc., the leading provider of plug-and-play security solutions that bridge networks, users, and devices, today announced it has joined forces with Time Domain Corporation, a worldwide developer of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, to provide encrypted, covert wireless communications for military and other government sector applications.

The KoolSpan/Time Domain alliance will provide ultra secure communication by leveraging UWB with the unyielding protection of the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with per packet keying to form UWB/AES. Available today as an integrated solution, or an embedded solution as required by customers, KoolSpan and Time Domain together enable a range of applications including a low probability of intercept and secure wireless intercom system ideal for combat missions, protected precision tracking devices, and a virtually undetectable and impenetrable wireless data network. Additional encryption algorithms can be implemented based on customer requirements.

“The Time Domain/KoolSpan UWB/AES offering features outstanding network compatibility and per-packet rotating 256-bit encryption keys that deliver market-leading protection for our customers,” said Time Domain Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Mike Cohen. “The UWB/AES network architecture requires no computing infrastructure, provides real-time hardware-based encryption, and requires zero maintenance for automatic operation and complete self-recovery.”

KoolSpan and Time Domain were selected by Sandia National Laboratories to enable a secure wireless Ultra Wideband (UWB) sensor data communication network. A real world solution, the Sandia National Laboratories implementation provides a covert and encrypted sensor network ideal for monitoring air fields, nuclear facilities and other high-value assets.

“This important alliance, based on proven real world application at Sandia, demonstrates KoolSpan’s embeddable architecture and interoperability to encrypt across a variety of technology platforms and applications,” said KoolSpan Vice President of Business Development Jeff Stern. “We are pleased to join forces with Time Domain and extend our reach into the critically important wireless communications market.”

Time Domain was the first company to miniaturize UWB technology to a chipset solution, marketed as PulsON®. The company’s PulON200® product line is available to authorized users of the General Services Administration (GSA) Advantage!â„? program www.gsaadvantage.com.

About Time Domain

Time Domain Corporation, a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, is developing and deploying UWB solutions to enable significant advances in Sense Through The Wall (STTW) radar, precision tracking, netted Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS) and wireless communications. The Company markets its silicon products under the brand name PulsON. Time Domain is currently working with strategic partnerships and customers to integrate PulsON technology into a variety of products. Time Domain maintains the premier patent portfolio for UWB technology, with more than 170 patents issued and pending worldwide. Time Domain is a privately-held corporation with major funding from Pharos Capital. Further information about Time Domain is available on the Internet at www.timedomain.com.

About KoolSpan, Inc.

Based in Bethesda, Md., privately-held KoolSpan, Inc. is the leading provider of plug-and-play security solutions that bridge networks, users, and devices for encrypted Layer 2 access to any business application with critical security requirements. Utilizing Smart Cards, KoolSpan provides secure access simply and cost effectively, eliminating user and administrator challenges and allowing local and remote workers to efficiently and securely authenticate over wired and wireless networks. KoolSpan technology reduces network costs by streamlining IT infrastructure, and enables workforces and IT departments to be more productive. For more information visit: www.koolspan.com.




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