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Small Tree Communications to Receive Additional Defense Funding

July 10, 2006 by Joe DiBenedetto

House Approves Funding for Continued Development of Improved Networking System 

CHIPPEWA VALLEY, WI, July 10, 2006—Small Tree Communications, an industry leader in offering unique, state-of-the-art enterprise networking and storage solutions for the Mac OS X, is scheduled to receive two separate grants totaling approximately $6 million in Federal Defense funding as part of the FY07 Defense Appropriations Bill as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Small Tree will use those funds, which were secured by Congressman Dave Obey (WI Seventh District), to continue development on advanced command, control and communications technology for streamlined battlefield communications — Small Tree received $3.4 million last year for this project — as well as for the introduction of a tactical bandwidth booster to help optimize military digital information networks.

“Advanced technology solutions will continue to play an integral role in the success of our military forces across the world,” states Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. “Congressman Obey consistently pursues any and all available opportunities for providing our military personnel with the necessary advantages for defending the United States and returning home safely. We appreciate his confidence in Small Tree Communications, and we look forward to supplying this country’s armed forces with tools that are needed to strengthen its defense.”

“Small Wisconsin companies, like Small Tree, have a history of providing the nuts and bolts – or their high tech alternatives – that our military needs to keep running smoothly,” said Obey. “While this is only the first step in the legislative process, having the funding for these projects in the bill is a big step towards getting the military the money it needs for these products. I hope these funds will not only help the military but will also help keep good jobs here in the region.”

Small Tree is set to receive $4 million for its continued efforts on the advanced command, control and communications technology solution, and $2 million for development of a tactical bandwidth booster, an aggregator that allows wireless senders in the field to send data back to headquarters in a stream instead of individually. Ultimately, this will allow for higher bandwidth and the use of more robust protocols.

About Small Tree Communications
Small Tree Communications is dedicated to providing unique leading edge enterprise networking solutions to the Mac. With world-class high performance computing experience from its team of networking and kernel developers, Small Tree brings new technology peripheral products to meet the demanding application requirements of Mac customers. Small Tree also provides contracted programming services for the Department of Defense. For more information, please visitwww.small-tree.com.


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