Ventus Networks Announces Launch of New Cellular Data Transport Service; Reliable Networking Solutions without the Wires Provide Improved Flexibility and Dramatic Scalability

NORWALK, Conn.--()--Jan. 22, 2004--A new cellular transport and routing service is now available from Ventus Networks, the Connecticut-based network communications company. This high-speed cellular solution works in conjunction with TCP/IP and legacy protocols, enabling any remote device to communicate through a single network scheme. Cellular transport operates over a private cellular (800 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz) infrastructure, and is designed for businesses that have a portfolio of deployed devices facilitating financial transactions.

"We are excited about our new service," said Ron Riva, Vice President of Ventus Networks. "This best-in-class cellular option complements our line of terrestrial telecommunications transport services. By streamlining diverse cellular options, we've dramatically increased geographic coverage, lowered installation costs and we can get the service up and running fast."

Ventus Networks utilizes its own proprietary cellular VFN series routers, enabling operation in all GSM and CDMA2000 environments. The VFN routers operate as part of a virtual private network and data transport is protected by firewalls, providing enhanced security for ATM, POS, or transactional kiosk devices. Monitored at Ventus Networks Operation Centers, the network allows for secure, seamless transaction routing between device and host processor.

Additionally, the Operation Centers benefits from direct connections to all major providers of cellular service, and networks are not limited by cellular infrastructures or roaming areas, enabling Ventus Networks to offer extensive, uninterrupted secure and reliable coverage. Customers only pay a flat monthly fee for cellular transaction routing services and not per transaction.

"This fully managed service allows us to serve the needs of each of our customers who are challenged to provide connectivity to all of their remote locations in a timely and cost-effective fashion," said Keith Charette, Ventus Networks' President and CEO. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to design and deliver network solutions that can be dynamically provisioned to achieve the high service levels required by our customers' businesses."

About Ventus Networks

Ventus Networks is a full-service, end-to-end global telecommunications provider that specializes in designing, implementing, and managing complex wide area networks for the financial industry. Ventus Networks provides a complete package of terrestrial and cellular infrastructure solutions, complemented by a suite of superior managed and customer service offerings. In October 2003, Deloitte & Touche awarded Ventus Networks two Rising Star Awards in recognition of Ventus Networks growth. Ventus Networks was ranked #15 of the top 500 growing companies in North America. For additional information, visit the company's website at www.ventusnetworks.com, or call 866-576-1457.

Contacts

Ventus Networks
Melissa Caufield, 203-642-2714
m.caufield@ventusnetworks.com

Contacts

Ventus Networks
Melissa Caufield, 203-642-2714
m.caufield@ventusnetworks.com