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Encore Networks and USAT Corp. Partner to Deliver Secure Cellular SCADA Solutions

USAT to Offer Encore’s BANDIT™ Line of Rugged Routers to Meet NERC, CIP and SCADA Requirements of the Utilities Market

Chantilly, VA - July 5, 2011 – Encore Networks today announced that USAT Corp. has selected Encore's IP+Legacy BANDIT™ line of environmentally hardened VPN routers for broadband network solutions aimed at the public utilities market. USAT selected the BANDIT™ to provide the seamless migration of serial SCADA functions over legacy networks to secure, encrypted, wireless IP networks.

Incorporated in 1996, USAT is a privately held company headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. USAT improves the efficiency of critical infrastructure operations by providing, configuring, and installing durable, field-tested communications systems designed to transmit data wirelessly for critical infrastructure companies.

Tom Kittle, Southern Regional Sales Director for Encore Networks said, "USAT is a vital technology partner that provides the right combination of products, services and industry expertise built upon experience with utility sector customers including numerous Investor Owned Utilities (IOU's) and electric cooperatives throughout the country."

The BANDIT™ supports all variants of the SCADA protocol, both bit- and byte-oriented, with encryption of all traffic and complete remote management capabilities. The hardened construction of the BANDIT™ allows for operation over wide temperature ranges found at remote utility sites. The BANDIT™ ensures secure system data and SCADA network connections directly to the Internet, secure Wide Area Network (WAN) and/or Local Area Network (LAN), or commercial cellular data IP services.

"We pride ourselves as a company that provides communications devices tailored to solve our clients' connectivity issues," stated Rick Borsick, Business Development Manager for USAT. "By adding Encore's hardened BANDIT line to our product portfolio, USAT is able to provide the solutions utilities need when connecting legacy serial-based controls to an IP-based network as well as offering our clients the type of communications redundancy that is specified by NERC."

For More Information Contact:
sales@encorenetworks.com - info@encorenetworks.com or by phone 703-318-4325

About Encore Networks
Encore Networks www.encorenetworks.comis a leader in secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for converged and broadband solutions for M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid and industrial applications. Encore's environmentally and electrical immunity hardened (rugged) routers use innovative VPN and security solutions for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. Encore's BANDIT™ Family of rugged routers are SCADA, Smart Grid and AMR/AMI enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, railroad wayside stations, transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale infrastructures. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

About USAT Corp.
USAT Corp, www.usatcorp.com, a privately held company headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, is a field communications systems integrator that specializes in reliable wireless data communication and remote monitoring systems sales and service nationwide. USAT is well-known for migrating "wired" systems to a cellular-back haul. Since USAT's clients often contend with harsh environmental factors during day-to-day operations, USAT makes it a priority to integrate solutions built on durable, industry-tested hardware. As a full-service partner, USAT provides and installs communications devices and RF assemblies. USAT also offers pre- and post-deployment services focused on helping companies successfully manage a large deployment of communications devices.

Encore Networks Contact:
Tom Kittle
Southern Regional Sales Director

USAT Corporation Contact:
Beverly McRae
919-942-4214 x205

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