Powerwave Technologies Deploys Radio Distributed Antenna System (DAS) for New International Terminal at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

In-Building DAS Supports Public Safety and Homeland Security


SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- When the new International Terminal D opened at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on July 23, 2005, public safety and homeland security officials were able to handle mission-critical communications quickly and efficiently, utilizing one of the most comprehensive in-building DAS available today.

Designed and installed by Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWAV), a global source of wireless infrastructure solutions, the in-building wireless infrastructure system enables RF coverage throughout the terminal, providing fire, police, medical, security and other emergency service personnel clear, secure, interference-free radio communications critical to the execution of public safety and homeland security procedures.

The system provides wireless coverage throughout the three levels of the new two-million square-foot International Terminal D at DFW. Part of a $2.7 billion, five-year Capital Development Program, the Terminal D expansion project commenced following 9/11 with $45.6 million in security enhancements. Once completed, it will be the world's largest post-9/11 airport expansion, capable of serving 37,000 passengers daily, and 12.8 million passengers annually.

"Our proven expertise in implementing coverage solutions in complex environments worldwide provides DFW with the most comprehensive means for expanding its indoor communications capabilities," said Ronald J. Buschur, president and chief executive officer, Powerwave Technologies. "By carefully integrating our in-building wireless coverage system with Terminal D's extensive security enhancements, we were able to provide key personnel with clear, secure radio communications."

"We are pleased that Powerwave, will be able to provide our airport with a reliable, flexible, practical, scalable and cost-efficient DAS that meets the requirements of our high-density-use commercial, public safety, and government facilities," said William L. Flowers, vice president, Information Technology Services, DFW Airport. Similar systems have been deployed at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, Canada.

The DFW in-building coverage system provides a cost-effective flexible and scalable wireless network platform, converging multiple wireless services onto a single platform, supporting both broadband and narrowband wireless technology.

The deployment at DFW will incorporate Powerwave's remote fiber-fed repeaters and bi-directional amplifiers throughout the facility. On-frequency repeaters are designed to receive and transmit wireless signals on the same frequency band, ensuring seamless wireless coverage that is virtually noise-free. The units maintain high RF output power per channel to offer maximum coverage capacity. High channel selectivity reduces interference, thereby extending two-way radio communications in high-density RF environments such as those found in busy airport terminals.

Additionally, bi-directional amplifiers in the VHF and 800 megahertz (MHz) bands extend communications in the large, high-traffic terminal environment. The self-contained units incorporate built-in power supplies and utilize two service modules for the amplification of uplink and downlink signals.

Other advantages include high system availability, as modules can be quickly and easily added. The network's design distributes multiple wireless services throughout tenant and public spaces using passive components that are essentially maintenance-free. Software-based network management permits 24-hour remote monitoring or control of each active element in the network.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's third busiest, offering nearly 2,000 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 135 domestic and 39 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.

Powerwave Technologies, Inc., is a global supplier of end-to-end wireless solutions for wireless communications networks. Powerwave designs, manufactures and markets antennas, boosters, combiners, filters, repeaters, multi-carrier RF power amplifiers and tower-mounted amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions, all for use in cellular, PCS and 3G networks throughout the world. Corporate headquarters are located at 1801 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, Calif. 92705. For more information on Powerwave's advanced wireless coverage and capacity solutions, please call (888)-PWR-WAVE (797-9283) or visit our web site at www.powerwave.com. Powerwave, Powerwave Technologies and the Powerwave logo are registered trademarks of Powerwave Technologies, Inc.

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