Monique Sadoff
Marketing Communications
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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone: 408.776.2846

AIRAYA 4.9 GHz licensed public safety and 5 GHz unlicensed series of WirelessGRIDTM bridges receive acceptance from the USDA Rural Utility Services program (RUS)

Morgan Hill, CA December 13, 2006 - AIRAYA, developer of proven, fast and affordable outdoor wireless multipoint and backhaul WirelessGRIDTM systems developed for high capacity Public Safety, Service Provider, Government, Education and Enterprise networks announced USDA RD product acceptance of the AIRAYA WirelessGRIDTM to be included as acceptable material for use in Telecommunications Systems to RUS loan program borrowers.

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program is designed to provide loans for funding, on a technology neutral basis, the costs of construction, improvement and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband services to eligible rural communities. The Programs' goal is to ensure that rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of telecommunications services that are available in urban and suburban communities.

AIRAYA WirelessGRIDTM backhaul and multipoint systems are widely deployed in applications that range from WISP backbone, Carrier backhaul, and Public Safety secure networks. The high speed, low latency and cost effectiveness of WirelessGRIDTM systems is opening new applications connecting VoIP networks and Wireless Security surveillance systems. "The acceptance by RUS of AIRAYA's products opens up funding to rural communities that need high capacity wireless networks" said Mike Nydam President and CEO of AIRAYA." We are pleased with the USDA Listing of AIRAYA products and inclusion into the program."

Excerpts from the testimony used to secure RUS acceptance for "USDA Rural Development Approval" include:

Service Provider: Multipoint and backhaul infrastructure 5.3 and 5.8GHz unlicensed deployment "Our infrastructure of AIRAYA product has been in service and running successfully for over 3 years"says Bob Brentnall CEO and President of, he continues "I would absolutely recommend AIRAYA's WirelessGRIDTM bridges to others looking for a superior product that combines ease of installation, excellent security and low maintenance with industry leading distance and throughput at a cost to performance ratio that is hard to beat."

Public Safety: Multipoint TI replacement 4.9GHz deployment "Our infrastructure of AIRAYA product has been in service and running successfully for over one (1) year now" says Randy Wakefield, Technology Coordinator for Farmington Fire Department in New Mexico "I would definitely recommend AIRAYA's WirelessGRIDTM Bridges to others looking for an exceptional product that offers ease of installation, low maintenance, high reliability, security, and excellent range & throughput."

Public Safety: Point to Point Infrastructure deployment Licensed 5.8GHz deployment "AIRAYA WirelessGRIDTM Bridges utilizing the 5.8GHz radio band with 5, 10, 20, and 40MHz wide channels provide four (4) wireless links between remote locations with a system capacity averaging 75Mbps throughput over distances ranging from 1 to 9 miles." said Cary Amand, Technology Coordinator of St. Charles Parrish in Louisiana he continues "their exclusive bridge protocol, proprietary transmission mask, and embedded AES encryption provide additional layers of security we require for our network. I would indeed recommend AIRAYA's WirelessGRIDTM bridges to others looking for a low cost, exceptional product that offers ease of installation, low maintenance, security, with excellent range & throughput."


Founded in 2001, AIRAYA develops and markets high-performance 4.9GHz to 5.8GHz and 2.2GHz to 2.5 GHz wireless multipoint and backhaul solutions for the broadband wireless access market. In addition, AIRAYA develops and markets point to point T1 and E1 radio links and multipoint wireless video camera systems for outdoor installations. The company is located in Morgan Hill, California, USA and is privately held. With more than 7000 installations in more than 50 countries worldwide, AIRAYA products are available through a network of North American and International distributors and resellers. For more information, visit the AIRAYA web site at, email, or call toll free 1.866.2AIRAYA (224.7292), International 1.408.776.2846

For more information on the RUS program go to: You may also contact the Broadband Division at 1.202.690.4673.