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Feb 17
2017

German Defence Ministry Awards Contract for STANAG 7221 Integration into Tiger Helicopter

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 2017) – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that the German Ministry of Defence, through the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has entered into a contract with Hensoldt (formerly Airbus Defence and Space), Airbus Helicopters and IABG for the integration of STANAG 7221 compliant hardware into UH Tiger avionics equipment.

STANAG 7221 enables the rapid and affordable delivery of advanced data-centric capabilities in the majority of fixed and rotary wing airborne platforms. Edgewater’s STANAG 7221 compliant PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) will be integrated into avionics equipment installed in UH Tiger to analyze the data transfer capability of STANAG 7221 between various nodes on the Mil-STD 1553B data bus infrastructure of the UH Tiger. The resulting information will be used to select the advanced data-centric capabilities that can be rapidly and affordably transitioned to operate across the Mil-STD 1553B data bus using the high-speed STANAG 7221 data channel.

“Edgewater Computer Systems is very pleased to be working with the German MOD, Airbus, Hensoldt and IABG for the integration of STANAG 7221 hardware in the UH Tiger helicopter” said Greg Fielding, VP Marketing and Business Development. “We are also very pleased by the rapid adoption of STANAG 7221 in a number of national and international programs since the ratification of the standard by the NATO Standardization Organization (NSO)”.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is the developer of E1553®, a technology that provides 100 times (100x) more data capacity on existing Mil-STD 1553B and STANAG 3838 data buses to support advanced data-centric capabilities. E1553® technology provided the basic building blocks and inputs for NATO STANAG 7221 which was fully ratified and promulgated by the NATO Standardization Organization in May, 2015.

About the UH Tiger Helicopter

The Airbus Helicopters Tiger, formerly known as the Eurocopter Tiger, is a four-bladed, twin-engine attack helicopter which first entered service in 2003. It is manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters), which designate it as the EC665. In Germany it is known as the Tiger; in France and Spain it is called the Tigre.

About Edgewater Computer Systems. Inc.

Founded in 1988, ECSI is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) that specializes in real‐time data communications systems for multiple markets including military, aerospace and defence. ECSI is particularly noted for its development of multi‐channel wireless technology and its Extended 1553 (E1553®) high-speed, real-time data bus technology. In 2011, ECSI spun out its Wireless Business Unit (WBU) through a reverse-take-over (RTO) on the TSX Venture Exchange creating the separate, independent, publicly-traded company Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI).

Contact Information

info@edgewater.ca

www.edgewater.ca

Greg Fielding

VP Marketing and Business Development

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

50 Hines Road, Suite 200

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K2K 2M5

+1 (613) 271 1101 x 3074

Dec 6
2016

STANAG 7221 Rapid Adoption

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Oct 5th, 2016) – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is pleased to report that its advanced data bus technology, E1553®, which was recently standardized by the NATO Standardization Organization (NSO) as NATO STANAG 7221, is experiencing rapid adoption internationally.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is the developer of E1553®, a technology that provides 100 times (100x) more data capacity on existing Mil-Std 1553B and STANAG 3838 data buses to support advanced data-centric capabilities. E1553® technology provided the basic building blocks and inputs for NATO STANAG 7221 which was fully ratified and promulgated by the NATO Standardization Organization (NSO) in May, 2015.

STANAG 7221 has been selected for multiple programs in the U.S. and in Europe. In the U.S., STANAG 7221 is now a baseline requirement for a multi-billion dollar upgrade project currently underway. In parallel, funding for the test of advanced data-centric capabilities on a major USAF platform has been approved and integration activities are underway. In Europe, STANAG 7221 has been approved for the addition of advanced data communications on a major helicopter project.

“Edgewater Computer Systems is very pleased that STANAG 7221 is experiencing such rapid growth. These opportunities represent hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue over the next five to ten years” according to Duane Anderson, President. “Our priority now is to ensure that Edgewater Computer Systems is properly financed to support this level of growth”.

Edgewater Computer Systems continues to explore various avenues and opportunities to generate growth capital including investment, sub-debt and royalty-based financing, and monetization of a portion of its equity position in Edgewater Wireless Systems, Inc.

About Edgewater Computer Systems. Inc.

Founded in 1988, ECSI is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) that specializes in real‐time data communications systems for multiple markets including military, aerospace and defence. ECSI is particularly noted for its development of multi‐channel wireless technology and its Extended 1553 (E1553®) high-speed, real-time data bus technology. In 2011, ECSI spun out its Wireless Business Unit (WBU) through a reverse-take-over (RTO) on the TSX Venture Exchange creating the separate, independent, publicly-traded company Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI).

Jun 22
2016

New Federal Support for Innovative Software to Modernize Aircraft

Edgewater Computer Systems receives $2.7 million through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2016) - Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. will receive a repayable government contribution of $2.7 million to develop technology that will modernize and extend the life of military computing systems on aircraft. The announcement was made today by Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. The technology-an advanced data networking system-will be implemented without requiring a complete rewiring of the aircraft. It will also increase the data capacity of many of these computing systems a hundredfold. The company expects to grow its operations as a result of opportunities stemming from this project. The investment is being made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), which supports companies in leading-edge research and development to help improve competitiveness and promote collaboration.

Quotes

"Our government is pleased to support research and development that helps Canadian companies innovate and thrive. Edgewater's work will provide militaries with solutions to modernize the tools they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Edgewater is a testament to the incredible innovative capacity that exists within Canadian industry."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

"This contribution will help ensure innovative companies like Edgewater will continue to drive growth in Ottawa's technology sector. Through programs like SADI, we are helping Canadian companies invest in critical R&D and expand their horizons."

- Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton

"Edgewater is very pleased to have been awarded a contribution through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative. This contribution, along with support from the Industrial Technologies Office of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, further demonstrates this government's strong commitment to small and medium-sized businesses in the military, aerospace and defence industry."

- Duane L. Anderson, President, Edgewater Computer Systems Inc.

Quick facts

SADI investments enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian aerospace and defence sector and enable Canadian companies to accelerate innovation and collaborate with postsecondaryand research institutions.

Founded in 1988, Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. has established itself as a leader in wireless and wired multi-channel networking technology and computing products for commercial, industrial and military applications.

The project aims to overcome the limitations of the existing, low-speed networks on board aircraft. Some of these networks date back to the 1970s.

In 2014, the aerospace sector contributed more than $29 billion in GDP to the economy. It generated $27.7 billion in direct revenues and supported more than 172,000 jobs.

Contact Information

Philip Proulx

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

343-291-2500

Media Relations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

343-291-1777

ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

May 6
2016

ECSI Successfully Completes Growth Capital Raise in Support of E1553® Product Adoption

ECSI Successfully Completes Growth Capital Raise in Support of E1553® Product Adoption

April 25, 2016, Ottawa - Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) completed the sale of 2,500,000 common shares of its holdings in Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI, TSX.V: YFI), which represented less than 10% of the EWSI share holdings of ECSI and its sole director. The sale is one part of ECSI’s planned strategy to fund significant growth in ECSI’s military, aerospace and defence business since the standardization of ECSI’s E1553® technology as NATO STANAG 7221.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1988, ECSI is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) that specializes in real-time data communications systems for multiple markets including military, aerospace and defence. ECSI is particularly noted for its development of multi-channel wireless technology and its Extended 1553 (E1553®) high-speed, real-time data bus technology. In 2011, ECSI spun out its Wireless Business Unit (WBU) through a reverse-take-over (RTO) on the TSX Venture Exchange creating the separate, independent, publicly-traded company Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI).

Mar 30
2016

ECSI Seeking to Raise Capital to Support Rapid E1553® Product Adoption

ECSI Seeking to Raise Capital to Support Rapid E1553® Product Adoption

March 29, 2016, Ottawa - With the recent standardization of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.’s (ECSI’s)E1553® technology as NATO STANAG 7221 by the NATO Standardization Organization (NSO), ECSI is raising growth capital in response to a significant increase in its business in the U.S., the U.K and in Europe. As one element of its plan to raise capital for its military, aerospace and defence business, Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) plans to sell up to 2,500,000 common shares of Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (YFI:TSX.V.). This sale would represent less than 10% of the equity holdings of ECSI and its sole director.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1988, ECSI is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC) that specializes in real‐time data communications systems for multiple markets including military, aerospace and defence. ECSI is particularly noted for its development of multi‐channel wireless technology and its Extended 1553 (E1553®) high-speed, real-time data bus technology. In 2011, ECSI spun out its Wireless Business Unit (WBU) through a reverse-take-over (RTO) on the TSX Venture Exchange creating the separate, independent, publicly-traded company Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI).

Jun 2
2015

Extended 1553 (E1553®) International Standardization Complete

STANAG 7221 Broadband Real-Time Data Bus (BR-TDB) Standard Promulgated by NATO Standardization Organization

Ottawa, Ontario, May 2015 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (Edgewater) is pleased to announce that the NATO Standardization Organization (NSO) has officially ratified and promulgated STANAG 7221, The Broadband Real-time Data Bus (BR-TDB) Standard.

STANAG 7221 was driven by a coordinated international effort over the last five years to standardize Edgewater’s Extended 1553 technology while concurrently validating the capabilities of the technology in multiple airborne systems. Extended 1553 has been successfully validated in a number of fixed and rotary wing platforms demonstrating an independent, high-speed, highlydeterministic, dual-redundant data channel while operating on the existing STANAG 3838/Mil-Std-1553B data bus, concurrently with legacy STANAG 3838/Mil-Std-1553B data bus signaling, and without any impact to the legacy signaling.

STANAG 3838/Mil-Std-1553B data buses are highly pervasive within the vast majority of airborne platforms but, due to their low data rates, have, historically, limited the ability to affordably and rapidly add more advanced capabilities such as imagery, video, enhanced vision systems, data fusion and other high-speed data applications to the majority of these platforms.

The affordable, rapid, incremental and non-invasive approach of Extended 1553 in increasing the internal data-handling capacity of military weapons systems was key to establishing the broadreaching, ground swell of international support involved in the standardization of the technology.

“Edgewater is very pleased to see the birth of a new standard based on Edgewater’s advanced data bus technology solutions,” said Duane Anderson, President of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. “STANAG 7221 provides military agencies with the ability to rapidly procure and deliver advanced data-centric capabilities to our military operators, while enabling flexible and incremental modernization improvements over the lifespan of the platform in a manner that is very low risk and significantly more affordable than other approaches for increasing on-board data throughput performance.”

The effort to standardize Extended 1553 was sponsored by The Technology Cooperation Program (TTCP) and supported by the NATO Avionics System Panel (AVSP) with substantial participation from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and Australia. Ratification of STANAG 7221 was achieved through a unanimous vote among the required NATO voting members.

Please contact Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. for more information on ordering and availability of STANAG 7221 compliant network interface circuit cards.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

For additional information please contact:

Greg Fielding

VP Marketing and Business Development

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

50 Hines Road, Suite 200

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

greg.fielding@edgewater.ca

+1 613 271 1101 x 3074

Sept 30
2013

Edgewater Awarded CANIC Program by DND to Certify E1553 for Avionics Systems

Edgewater Computer Systems Awarded CANIC Program by the Department of National Defence (DND) to Certify Extended 1553 (E1553®) for Broad Use in Avionics Systems

Ottawa, Ontario, October 2, 2013 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (Edgewater) is pleased to announce that the Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded Edgewater a multi-million dollar program to complete airworthiness certification of its flagship Extended 1553 (E1553®) network interface technology.

Following the successful integration, demonstration and test of its E1553® network interface card (NIC) on the CH-146 Griffon helicopter under the previously announced Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) program (news release dated July 19, 2012), Edgewater has been awarded the Certified Airworthy Network Interface Card (CANIC) program with the Department of National Defence (DND) to certify its E1553® Network Interface Card (NIC) to DND’s required Design Assurance Levels (DALs) under DO-178B and DO-254.

“This is possibly the most important development in the history of Extended 1553” said Greg Fielding, Vice President of Edgewater. “Completing the certification of Edgewater’s E1553® NIC to meet DND’s stringent airworthiness requirements opens the door to the broad deployment of Extended 1553 across multiple airborne platforms, world-wide.”

Extended 1553 has been demonstrated on both fixed and rotary wing platforms to provide substantial reductions in both cost and time to integrate and deploy capabilities requiring increased data throughput (capacity) for capabilities such a video, imagery and radar. Extended 1553 adds hundreds of times of increased, deterministic data handling capacity on the existing data bus networking infrastructure on the vast majority of airborne platforms without requiring any changes to the existing network infrastructure. Extended 1553 operates in parallel with, and has been proven not to impact, the existing NATO standard STANAG 3838 or Mil-Std-1553B signaling, which is often running at maximum utilization.

“In these very austere budgeting times, being able to reduce the cost to modernize weapons systems by 60% or more is viewed by our international customers as critical to the future modernization of their weapons systems” said Duane Anderson, President of Edgewater Computer Systems. “Not only has it been our experience in Canada, but also the experience of our international customers that Extended 1553 dramatically reduces the cost to add planned data-centric capabilities while enabling the delivery of those capabilities to theatre much more rapidly.”

Standardization of Extended 1553 is underway through the NATO Standardization Agency (NSA) as the Broadband Real-time Data Bus Standard (B-RTDB), STANAG 7221 Study. The CANIC circuit card will be the first airworthy certified NIC compliant with STANAG 7221.

Edgewater is now taking orders for its certifiable E1553® NIC and associated evaluation kits (EVKs).

About the CANIC Program

The Certifiable Airworthy Network Interface Card (CANIC) contract was competitively awarded to Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. after the completion of an Advanced Contract Award Notification (ACAN) under solicitation number W7714-135761/A.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (Edgewater) is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca.

For additional information please contact:

Greg Fielding

VP Marketing and Business Development

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

1125 Innovation Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

greg.fielding@edgewater.ca

+1 613 271 1101 x 3074

Sept 18
2012

Edgewater Awarded IRAP Contract Through NRC

Edgewater Computer Systems Awarded Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)

Ottawa, Ontario, September 18, 2012 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) contract through the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.

Under this program, ECSI, a recognized leader in advanced data networking solutions for military applications, will develop a data base of avionics bus channel signal-to-noise-plus distortion (SINAD) profiles in order analyze and develop candidate techniques for the optimization of data communications in the presence of harsh and varying channel characteristics.

“The channel characteristics of most airborne networks represent significant challenges in delivering high-speed, highly deterministic throughput,” said Duane Anderson, President ECSI. “Edgewater is very pleased to have been selected to receive the through the National Research Council for this IRAP initiative. It will certainly help the industry how to improve airborne local area network data communications leading to improved safety and security of our fighting men and women.”

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Jul 19
2012

Edgewater Awarded CICP Contract for E1553

Edgewater Computer Systems Awarded Canadian Innovation and Commercialization Program (CICP) for Extended 1553 (E1553®) Integration, Test and Evaluation

Ottawa, Ontario, July 19, 2012 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is pleased to host Minister Gordon O’Connor (Carleton-Mississippi Mills). Minister O’Connor is visiting ECSI on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded a contract to ECSI through the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).

“This contract award is great news for the workers of Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. and our region,” said Minister O’Connor. “Our Government is putting its support behind their innovation designed right here in Kanata which will help to kick start their innovation into domestic and international markets. We are proud to continue our encouragement of Canada's tremendous entrepreneurial spirit through this successful program.”

Under the CICP, ECSI will provide Extended 1553 (E1553®) avionics network interface cards that provide a 100-fold increase in the data handling capacity of integrated airborne networks for the rapid and affordable modernization of weapons systems. The cards will be integrated into avionics equipment for the CH146 Griffon helicopter in order to provide the high-speed data handling capacity from an MX-15 electro-optical and infra-red sensor to a cockpit display and a flight data recorder. The existing data bus of the CH146 is not able to handle the increased data capacity.

“Edgewater is very pleased to have been selected to receive the support of the Government of Canada through the CICP initiative for a second time. We are confident that this CICP award will help our business and lead to growth in our local economy,” said Duane Anderson, President, ECSI.The program will demonstrate the utility of the technology in providing a rapid and affordable approach to the integration of advanced capabilities requiring increased data handling capacity.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializesin the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems.Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but hasrecognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verificationof both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Dec 7
2011

Edgewater Awarded CICP Contract for RTEdge

Edgewater Computer Systems Awarded Canadian Innovation and Commercialization Program (CICP) for RTEdge™ Integration, Test and Evaluation

Ottawa, Ontario, December 7, 2011 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is pleased toannounce that it has been awarded a contract under the Canadian Innovation and Commercialization Program (CICP) for the integration, test and validation of its RTEdge™ Platform.

The RTEdge™ Platform is a model-driven development tool designed to generate real-time,software for safety-critical type applications. RTEdge enables early static timing analysis and formal methods verification through a model driven interface while providing guarantees of timeliness of the software system. Early static timing analysis and formal methods verification dramatically reduces software verification time and costs. RTEdge™ also redefines the way that software can be encapsulated and re-used leading to reductions in test and verification time across multiple, disparate systems.

Under the CICP, ECSI will deliver licenses for its RTEdge Platform to the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario and provide training and support to RMC to implement software using the RTEdge Platform to create and demonstrate “flocking” algorithms that can be implemented in robotic or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems. Flocking algorithms enable autonomous operation of multiple robotic or UAV systems occupying the same physical space to optimize the operation of the overall system.

“Edgewater is very pleased to have been selected to receive the support of the Government of Canada through the CICP initiative. We are confident that this CICP award will help our business and lead to growth in our local economy,” said Duane Anderson, President, ECSI. The program will demonstrate the utility of RTEdge in developing real-world applications where safety and security are paramount. ECSI will receive feedback from the users in order to identify and implement approaches to improve the overall commercialization of the innovation.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializesin the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verificationof both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Jul 18
2011

Edgewater and KIK RTO: Initial Closing of Private Placement Announced

Edgewater and KIK Reverse-Take-Over: Initial Closing of Private Placement Announced

Ottawa, July 18, 2011 – Further to the May 16, 2011 press release concerning the binding letter of intent ("LOI") dated May 13, 2011 between Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. ("Edgewater") and KIK Polymers that sets out the basic terms and conditions pursuant to which it is intended that KIK will complete a reverse takeover by acquiring all of the issued and outstanding shares of Edgewater Wireless Systems, Inc. ("Edgewater Wireless"), KIK has met one of the conditions to the transaction by closing on $6,170,250 of subscription receipts issued at $0.25 each. Upon approval of the transaction by the TSX Venture exchange and other normal closing conditions, the holders of these subscription receipts will be entitled to receive, without further consideration, one common share of KIK and one purchase warrant exercisable for one year at $0.45. Certain finders will be paid a cash commission of 7% and receive one year warrants exercisable at $0.25 in an amount equal to 7% of the subscription receipts they assisted in placing. It is anticipated that there will be one or more additional closings.

KIK’s shares remain halted pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange until their initial review of the transaction is complete.

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Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the filing statement or management information circular to be prepared in connection with the proposed transaction, any information released or received with respect to the proposed transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon.

Trading in the securities of kik should be considered highly speculative.

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About Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise, military and industrial computing and networking applications. Founded in 1988, ECSI has developed an extensive background in real-time, high performance software and multiprocessor systems. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

About Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. Edgewater Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. focused on high-performance, carrier-class multi-channel wireless communications infrastructure equipment. Edgewater Wireless’ patented multi-channel architecture maintains standards compliance and provides up to a 50 times increase in aggregate infrastructure throughput. For more information, please visit www.edgewaterwireless.com

May 17
2011

Edgewater and KIK Polymers Inc Announce RTO Transaction

Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. and KIK Polymers Inc Announce Reverse Take Over Transaction for Edgewater Wireless

Ottawa, May 17, 2011 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc (“Edgewater”) and Kik Polymers Inc. (“KIK”, TSXV:KPI.H) have announced plans for a a reverse takeover by Edgewater Wireless Systems, Inc. (“Edgewater Wireless”), a subsidiary of Ottawa-based Edgewater, of Kik, in an all stock deal.

Calgary-based Kik, which currently has no operating businesses, said it will acquire all the stock of Edgewater Wireless through the issuance of 35 million KIK shares to Edgewater. The stock was listed at 23 cents Tuesday afternoon on the TSX Venture market.

In addition to customary conditions, the transaction depends on the completion by Kik of a brokered private placement of units at 25 cents per unit for gross proceeds of not less than $5.6 million and not more than about $6.5 million.

Each unit is to consist of one KIK common share and one warrant to acquire an additional share at a price of 45 cents for a period of 24 months.

It is also a condition of closing that an independent valuation of Edgewater Wireless in support of a minimum value of $8.75 million be obtained.

About Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise, military and industrial computing and networking applications. Founded in 1988, ECSI has developed an extensive background in real-time, high performance software and multiprocessor systems. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

About Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. Edgewater Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. focused on high-performance, carrier-class multi-channel wireless communications infrastructure equipment. Edgewater Wireless’ patented multi-channel architecture maintains standards compliance and provides up to a 50 times increase in aggregate infrastructure throughput. For more information, please visit www.edgewaterwireless.com

Oct 15
2010

Edgewater at Futurecom 2010 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. will be present at Futurecom in Sao Paulo Brasil from October 25-28, 2010

Please visit Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. on the Canadian Pavillion(C-34) at FutureCom at the Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brasil.

Founded in 1988, Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. is industry leading in advanced communications technology products for enterprise, commercial and military networking applications. Edgewater has developed an extensive background in real-time, high-performance software; multiprocessor systems; and carrier-grade RF equipment.

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Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (www.edgewater.ca)

Founded in 1988, Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is industry leading in advanced communications technology products for enterprise, commercial and military networking applications. Edgewater has developed an extensive background in real-time, high-performance software; multiprocessor systems; and carrier-grade RF equipment.

For additional details, please contact:

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Andrew Skafel, Managing Director - Commercial Wireless

Tel: +1 613 271 1101 ext. 2262

www.edgewater.ca

Sept 7
2010

Responding to Demand, Edgewater Opens South American Office

Ottawa, September 2010 -- Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced communications and networking products, has responded to the tremendous demand by opening an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edgewater’s first international office will provide sales, marketing and technical support for its channel partners and their rapidly expanding customer base.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (www.edgewater.ca)

Founded in 1988, Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is industry leading in advanced communications technology products for enterprise, commercial and military networking applications. Edgewater has developed an extensive background in real-time, high-performance software; multiprocessor systems; and carrier-grade RF equipment. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

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For additional details, please contact:

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Andrew Skafel, Managing Director - Commercial Wireless

Tel: +1 613 271 1101 ext. 2262

www.edgewater.ca

Jan 17
2010

Edgewater Receives NRC Contribution

Edgewater to receive contribution through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program

Ottawa, January 2010 - Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) is proud to announce today that it has signed a Contribution Agreement with the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC‐IRAP). The financial support enables ECSI to continue its advanced algorithmic work into network infrastructure health monitoring and wiring diagnostics while leveraging ECSI’s foundational Xi‐Channel™ technology.

“We were very impressed by the efficiency and speed with which the NRC‐IRAP was able to enter into this program with Edgewater” commented Mr. Duane Anderson, President of ECSI. “This contribution from NRC‐IRAP will prove instrumental in improving the way data bus networks are maintained in the future”.

Xi‐Channel™ provides an affordable solution to the integration of increased network capacity into existing data bus networks. Wiring Diagnostics provides continuous visibility into changing network conditions to identify, locate and pre‐empt possible network failure mechanisms leading to a reduction in data faults, and dramatically reducing the cost of maintenance and in service support (ISS) for a variety of network implementations.

About NRC IRAP‐ARP

NRC‐IRAP provides a range of both technical and business‐oriented advisory services along with potential financial support to qualified innovative Canadian small and medium‐sized enterprises. Financial assistance for this project is a direct result of the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

About ECSI

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately‐held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise, military and industrial computing and networking applications. Founded in 1988, ECSI has developed an extensive background in realtime, high‐performance software and multiprocessor systems. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Jan 11
2010

European Space Agency Contract for RTEdge

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. Announces Contract with the European Space Agency for RTEdge™

Ottawa, January 2010 - Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc (ECSI), has been awarded a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide developers of mission critical real‐time software applications with a pragmatic, proof based development environment for software components by combining ECSI’s RTEdge™ real‐time SW modeling platform and the Promela/SPIN tools framework.

ECSI will be modeling a subset of new language constructs for expressing state based and temporal‐based behavioral assumptions within RTEdge™ components and application implementations which will be verified by translation and integration with the established Promela/SPIN model checker.

The concept of integration of Modeling and Model Checking technologies under the single framework has been the subject of several research works. There are still many open questions in order to fully exploit the power of models, integrate these models with automatic formal analysis and verification techniques and, ultimately, generate the full software from such models. This work focuses on extension of ECSI proof based development environment for real‐time embedded safety critical distributed applications through:

  • incorporation of mapping algorithm, developed by Edgewater for consistent translation of user model information into formalism used by Model Checker
  • incorporation of a Model Checker and creation of trace backs from findings of Model Checker to elements of initial user model
  • enhancement of utilized modelling notation with assertion language, which allows expression of system properties/constraints in precise and concise manner

RTEdge is a new breed of development tool, pioneering a proof based engineering approach to the Model Driven Development of safety critical real time software applications.

“Edgewater is pleased to be working with the European Space Agency (ESA)” according to Mr. Duane Anderson, President, ECSI. “Formally validating RTEdge and its ability to guarantee meeting real‐time constraints with an established model checker is an important step in redefining how mission and safety critical systems should be developed in the future”.

About ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. For more information, please visit www.esa.int

About ECSI

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately‐held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise, military and industrial computing and networking applications. Founded in 1988, ECSI has developed an extensive background in real‐time, high‐performance software and multiprocessor systems. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Dec 17
2009

Edgewater Announces Contract with DND

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. Announces Contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for FAST1553

Ottawa, December 2009 - Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc (ECSI), has been awarded a contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for the implementation of its Xi‐Channel™ technology into a solution consumable by DND and other military services worldwide. The FAST1553 program will leverage ECSI’s Xi‐Channel™ technology implementation into its Extended 1553 (E1553®) product by reducing the form factor of the solution into a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC). A PMC solution will enable the broad application of high‐speed 1553 solutions across a wide variety of avionics and electronic systems. The FAST1553PMC will provide up to 100 times more capacity on the existing, and often saturated, 1553 data bus prevalent within the majority of war fighting air craft such as the CF18 Hornet.

Xi‐channel™ provides advanced data networking solutions across a variety of media in commercial, industrial, military and aerospace systems and subsystems. Extended 1553 (E1553) is an implementation of Xi‐Channel™ technology that has been designed for the rapid and affordable integration of advanced war fighting capabilities on the prevalent Mil‐Standard 1553 data bus. E1553 has been designed to reuse the existing infrastructure of the platform without the need to modify any of the infrastructure or existing software systems residing on the platform.

“Edgewater is very pleased to be working with DND on an Extended 1553 solution suitable for the Canadian Forces,” according to Mr. Duane Anderson, President of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. “DND was quick to understand the value of a solution, such as Extended 1553, that eliminates the need for the rewiring of networks within military platform when adding advanced war fighting and peace keeping capabilities”.

About the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (DND/CF) have complementary roles to play in providing advice and support to the Minister of National Defence and in implementing the decisions of the Government on the defence of Canada and of Canadian interests at home and abroad. For more information, please visit www.forces.gc.ca

About ECSI

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately‐held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise, military and industrial computing and networking applications. Founded in 1988, ECSI has developed an extensive background in real‐time, high performance software and multiprocessor systems.For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Dec 3
2007

Edgewater Announces Evaluation Kit for Extended 1553™

Ottawa, December 3rd, 2007 - Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., provider of advanced computer and communications technology products and embedded computing applications, announces the availability of an easy, out-of-the-box evaluation kit (EVK) for its Extended 1553™ (E1553™) technology. The EVK provides systems integrators with a comprehensive set of resources, including all necessary hardware and software, to validate the benefits of expanded MIL-STD-1553 capability.

Equipped with lap tops, Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and a data bus, the EVK operates on existing 1553 systems and provides options for variable bandwidth configurations enabling users to configure Extended 1553 to their system bandwidth requirements.

“The E1553 Evaluation Kit is designed to provide customers with the capacity to evaluate theperformance of E1553 while concurrently operating with legacy MIL-STD-1553B on the same wiring without disturbance or interruption”, explains Greg Fielding, V.P of Marketing for Edgewater Computer Systems. “Customers can test error rate performance, high-speed communications, robustness to noise, and throughput to substantiate the opportunity for next-generation system integration using existing avionics networking infrastructure.”

The EVK provides the user the means to evaluate E1553 quickly by “overlaying” E1553 over existing standard 1553 cables, stubs and terminators. It is comprised of two units – each equipped with a representative Edgewater Xi Channel™ E1553 Interface Card and single board computer (acting as the host processor) both mounted in a chassis.

Key Features & Benefits

Designed to be evaluated in a software integration laboratory, the hardware components of the E1553 EVK are conduction cooled and ruggedized and therefore may be suitable for entry into an integration phase for later deployment in an operational environment.

Completely customizable, the E1553 EVK includes:

  • 6U VME or cPCI Chassis
  • Single Board Computer (SBC) running VxWorks
  • 1553 standard bus connectors
  • Two laptops and all necessary cables
  • EVK Application Software
  • Demonstration applications (High speed Video and “Fast-Load”)
  • Applicable software licenses
  • E1553 Monitoring tool
  • E1553 Metrics Collection
  • User Documentation
  • Data connections via a 100baseT Ethernet and two 1553 connections (channel A filters and channel B filterless )
  • 100 ft 1553 data bus, 20 ft stubs, cables, and 4 bus couplers and terminations
  • 4 Sideband Suppression Filters

Edgewater provides full technical support for the EVK, as required, to support set-up, configuration, and technical inquiries so that customers have an opportunity to evaluate deployment scenarios; measure E1553 characterization on customer platforms and develop integration roadmaps for upcoming or future platform programs.

Pricing and Availability

For more information about Edgewater’s E1553 EVK, please contact Chris Garrick at +1.613.271.1101 extension 3061. Extended 1553 Evaluation Kits can be available 16 weeks from ordering.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately-held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise and embedded computing applications. Founded in 1988, Edgewater has an extensive background developing real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems for military, government, and commercial organizations. The company currently has two distinct product lines: multi-channel wireless communications and wired data communications. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca.

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Jul 24
2007

USAF Validates Edgewater's Extended 1553 Data Bus Technology

Flight Certified E1553-enabled equipment successfully flown in USAF F-16

OTTAWA, July 24, 2007 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., (ECSI) provider of advanced computer and communications technology products and embedded computing applications, successfully completed a flight test of its Extended 1553 (E1553™) data bus technology in a U.S. Air Force F-16 at the Air National Guard (ANG) Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) Test Center (AATC), in Tucson, Arizona in conjunction with Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.

The primary purpose of the test was to demonstrate an increase in network capacity roughly 100 times the legacy throughput with no interference to the legacy 1553 system. This shows that there is a low-cost, highly robust method to substantially increase the capacity of the existing on-board network.

“It was absolutely vital to E1553 that we demonstrate its operation in a relevant environment,” said Col. Bruce A. Litchfield, Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center. “With a revolutionary technology like E1553, people have to see it work to believe it before planning to insert the technology in a platform like the F-15. Consequently, there’s a certain amount of if you build it, they will come philosophy in a program like this. ECSI has demonstrated the basic operation of the core E1553 technology to address high-speed data transfer over the legacy 1553B infrastructure.”

During the flight test, the ANG Block 30 F-16 performed typical mission flight and aircraft maneuvers including multiple-target tracking with radar and sensor systems and high-G turns.Extended 1553 operated concurrently with the legacy 1553 operation. There was no interference or impact to the legacy 1553 operations before, during or after the flight test while high-speed video traffic was communicated bidirectionally across the E1553 network. Two flight-certified line replaceable units (LRUs) were equipped with E1553 network interface cards – a programmable display generator (CPDG) and a commercial central interface unit (CCIU), both provided by EFW - a provider of advanced storage-management systems, color multi-function displays, display processors, digital moving maps and helmet-mounted cueing systems specifically for F-16 aircraft.

This flight test is a significant milestone for the E1553 project and solidifies that the technology is at an advanced technical readiness level in support of operational flight. “The successful flight test of Extended 1553 in an operational environment is a significant achievement toward cost-effectively enabling the near-term capability needs of the Warfighter,” said Edgewater President Duane Anderson. “The momentum for Edgewater’s E1553, both in North America and abroad, and the support for the integration of the technology, both in government and in industry, has been exceptional. We continue to look forward to supporting future integration and deployment activities.”

Flight test objectives exceeded expectations

The flight test had three objectives: To evaluate impacts of aircraft bus/avionics noise in-flight, to evaluate non-interference between Extended 1553 and the legacy 1553B data bus and to determine Extended 1553 data rates and error rates. After sufficient planning and preparation, such as the development of mission scenarios that placed maximum loading on the legacy 1553 display bus and operations with the radar to create an aggressive operational environment, the flight test revealed the ability to stream a clear video display while simultaneously capturing data-bus performance metrics.

“There is a great deal of interest in this flight test program, from both industry and the Armed Services, because the technology had not previously flown in an operational aircraft,” said Orlando Cortes, Air Force Lead Engineer for the E1553 Program. “Many people in the technical community were skeptical that the technology would survive in a flight environment. Two of the most important findings from the flight test program were that not only did it survive, it performed extremely well. Also, there was no anomalous behavior caused by cross-talk between the legacy and high-speed channels.”

About Extended 1553 (E1553™)

Edgewater’s E1553 avionics data-bus technology allows wideband data to be carried over existing aircraft 1553 wiring and bus components without interruption or interference with other systems by maintaining the deterministic command-response nature of the legacy system. Since E1553 meets the Air Force’s basic data-rate acceptability criteria while maintaining reliable operation and interoperability with MILSTD- 1553B terminals and cable assemblies, it enables the creation of a separate network on the existing 1553 wiring infrastructure, which is most prevalent in military avionics platforms. The flight test exposed the E1553 data-bus technology to a rugged and complex military avionics environment of a tactical aircraft in operation for the first time. However, E1553 has previously been demonstrated in a number of developmental and simulation environments including the C-130, F-16 and F-18.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately-held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise and embedded computing applications. Founded in 1988, Edgewater has an extensive background developing real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems for military, government, and commercial organizations. The company currently has two distinct product lines: multi-channel wireless communications and wired data communications. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca.

Media Relations Contact:

Valarie Vasku

Marketing & Market Communications

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Email: valariev@edgewater.ca

Feb 1
2007

Edgewater Successfully Completes R1553 Flight Demonstration

Company achieves key milestone in deployment of data bus technology

Ottawa, ON – February 1, 2007 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise and embedded computing applications, announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its Extended 1553, or E1553, data bus technology in a joint industry flight demonstration. Also known as Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5, the technology has previously been demonstrated in a number of developmental and simulation environments including the C-130, F-16 and F-18.

In December, Edgewater’s E1553 technology was tested on a U.S. Navy A-3 jet aircraft operated by Raytheon at Raytheon’s Flight Test Operations Center in Van Nuys, California. For the purposes of the test, E1553 was coupled onto the internal 1553 Navigation Bus of the A-3, which also hosted other legacy 1553 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) communicating concurrently on the same bus. Raytheon verified that no bus errors were reported on the legacy 1553 equipment during the flight.

"Raytheon and Edgewater have made a significant statement to NAVAL Aviation by demonstrating this capability in such a rapid plug-and-play manner. This milestone provides confidence to government and industry, and further supports the government led activity known as Naval Aviation's 1553N5-TWG (Transition Working Group), which is bringing together industry to collaborate, share experiences, reduce risk and accelerate deployment of this enabling technology" said Mr. Gerard Walles, Director, Open Architecture AIR-4.5 and F/A 18 S&T Group Leader, PMA- 265, NAVAIR. "Adding high capacity networking across the existing 1553 bus without changing the legacy software or disrupting the legacy communications has tremendous implications vis-à-vis an open-architecture approach for cost-effective, robust networking and promotes key interfaces that enable substantial increases in capability with minimal impact to the warfighter."

The rate monitor maintained a consistent connection of greater than 100Mbps through the entire flight. In order to utilize the available capacity of the E1553 network, Edgewater ran live streaming video along with bi-directional, bulkdata transfers in order to maximize the network capacity of the bus while maintaining a 10E-12 bit error ratio (BER). The current generation of E1553 technology, which is limited to approximately 100Mbps due to FPGA performance restrictions, performed as expected. Edgewater’s ASIC based solution, due to be released this year, will be capable of supporting substantially higher throughput.

“This technology delivers a cost-effective approach to incremental aircraft network upgrades while eliminating the proliferation of multiple disconnected networking interfaces,” according to Duane Anderson, President of Edgewater. “Furthermore, changes to existing operational flight programs are minimized, substantially reducing costly software development and verification cycles associated with the addition of new networks within the platform.”

In March 2006, the U.S. Air Force sponsored the revision to Mil-Std 1553B referred to as Notice 5, which is based, in large part, on Edgewater's development of E1553. Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 increases the data throughput on the 1553 bus by upwards of 200 times over legacy 1553B without the need for rewiring or changing the existing infrastructure of the platform.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

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Oct 17
2006

ISO 9001:2000 Certification Received

Edgewater Computer Systems Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Ottawa, ON, CANADA – October 17, 2006 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., a provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for military, enterprise and embedded computing applications, today announced it has been designated compliant with ISO 9001:2000 standard by the International Organization for Standardization, effective immediately.

ISO 9000 is a group of standards set for quality management systems that outline the policies and procedures necessary to improve and control various processes, such as design, development and delivery of products or services. A company’s adherence to the standard will ultimately lead to improved business performance.

“Edgewater being ISO 9001:2000-certified tells our customers and potential customers that this is an efficient company that holds itself to a globally recognized high standard of quality,” said Edgewater president, Duane Anderson. “This standard aids us internally, in ensuring that our products are the best they can be from the design process on through to finished product, an important fact for our customers to rely on.”

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately-held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise and embedded computing applications. Founded in 1988, Edgewater has an extensive background developing real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems for military, government, and commercial organizations. The company currently has two distinct product lines: multi-channel wireless communications and wired data communications. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca.

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Aug 30
2006

Rockwell Collins and Edgewater Demonstrate Networking Technology

Cedar Rapids, IA and Ottawa, ON (Aug. 30, 2006) – Rockwell Collins and Edgewater Computer Systems have successfully demonstrated Edgewater’s Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 compliant networking technology referred to by Edgewater as Extended 1553™ (E1553™) in a Rockwell Collins’ simulated operational environment. E1553 was proven by Rockwell Collins to provide significantly higher throughput over legacy 1553 bus transfers with no degradation of legacy 1553 application data and messages.

“The E1553 technology enables cost-effective, incremental upgrades of aging aircraft, provides substantially improved performance, and enables Network Centric Operation (NCO) capabilities required to support today’s warfighter,” said Woody Hogle, vice president and general manager, Integrated Systems for Rockwell Collins.

In March 2006, the United States Air Force announced an updated military standard for data bus networking in avionics. Known as Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5, the standard was developed by Edgewater in support of the U.S. Government. Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 increases the data throughput on the 1553 bus 200 times over legacy 1553B without the need for rewiring or changing the existing infrastructure of the platform. This delivers a cost-effective approach to incremental aircraft network upgrades while eliminating the proliferation of multiple, disconnected networking interfaces. Furthermore, changes to existing operational flight programs (OFPs) are minimized, substantially reducing costly software development and verification cycles associated with the addition of new networks within the platform.

”The deployment of Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 is strategically important to the United States Air Force,” said William Urschel, U.S Air Force, Aeronautical Systems Chief Architect, Wright-Patterson A.F.B. “Rockwell Collins independent validation of the technology is an impressive and important step in support of this effort.”

In June 2006, Rockwell Collins and Edgewater entered into an agreement to validate the functionality of Edgewater’s E1553 hardware in a simulated operational environment. Rockwell Collins and Edgewater chose a C-130 System Integration Lab (SIL), which replicates the C-130’s avionics and data busses, to perform the testing.

“Edgewater is pleased to be working with Rockwell Collins to validate E1553 technology with real-world applications in operational environments,” said Edgewater president Duane Anderson. “Rockwell Collins continues to demonstrate why it is one of the pre-eminent leaders in communications and aviation electronics solutions by its leadership role in technology development and evaluation.”

Rockwell Collins integrated Edgewater’s E1553 hardware with an avionics cockpit display and a Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT) radio. The TTNT waveform, which has been selected as the Airborne Networking Waveform by the United States Air Force, provides a high-bandwidth, reliable, ad-hoc network required to connect forces at the tactical edge.

A data throughput in excess of 50 mbps was required to support the demonstrated applications. Edgewater’s E1553 supported this requirement with no degradation to the legacy 1553 which ran concurrently at its maximum rate of approximately 700 kbps. The demonstration was performed with a hardware implementation of the standard developed several years ago by Edgewater for proof of concept purposes.

”The U.S. Navy is committed to the cost-savings, capabilities and advantages enabled by Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5,” according to Larry Hollingsworth, Director, Avionics Department, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). “We applaud the efforts of Edgewater and Rockwell Collins and will watch with keen interest as they continue their integration and validation of the technology within real-world, military tactical systems.”

Rockwell Collins and Edgewater will work together to further demonstrate and validate the increased performance capabilities of Edgewater’s current Mil-Std 1553 Notice 5 compliant hardware, which will complement ongoing activities underway for the integration and flight test of Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 technology in F-16, F-18, C-17 and other platforms.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

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About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and information management is strengthened by 17,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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Jul 3
2006

Edgewater Teams with USAF on Upgrade of MIL-STD-1553B

As printed in the July 2006 edition of Military Electronics

Venerable data bus standard MIL-SDT-1553B has received an overhaul. Edgewater computer Systems, Inc. (www.edgewater.ca) , in conjunction with the US Air Force, announced the release of MIL-STD-1553B Notice 5, an update of the existing MIL-STD-1553 data bus standard for military avionics. Edgewater, the developer of the bus technology, refers to the upgraded standard as Extended 1553 or E1553 for its improved data rates and capacity. The company worked with the US Air Force and US Navy to test the new generation of the MIL-STD-1553 standard over the course of three contracts.

In addition to improving performance over the MIL-STD-1553 data bus, the E1553 standard provides support for the newer processors, sensors, and networks. E1553 increases the data throughput capacity of the MIL-STD-1553 data bus from 1 Mb/s to an uncompressed 200 Mb/x over existing aircraft wiring without impact to existing MIL-STD-1553 data bus, terminals and communications.

Developed in the 1970s, MIL-STD-1553 is the dominant local-area-network (LAN) technology for US Department of Defense (DoD) and allied aircraft. Because of dramatic improvements in microprocessors and related technologies, the original 1 MB/s speed of the MIL-STD-1553 is now insufficient to handle modem embedded computers, processors, and sensors. The new E1553 standard enables the increased performance and functionality needed to meet these requirements and also supports the requirements of Network Centric Operations and Warfare(NCOW).

Electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) testing of E1553 was performed at a US Air Force Research Labs facility, in US Air Force aircraft ground tests, and in numerous US Air Force and US Navy Systems Integration Laboratory tests. The new bus standard met or exceeded US military requirements for increasing the capacity of the MIL-STD-1553 intra-aircraft network. Hill Air Force Base in Utah is performing full integration of Edgewater’s E1553 interface cards into F-16 Block 30 line replaceable units (LRUs) in preparation for flight testing later this year.

Because of its sophistication, E1553 falls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, under the US Department of State. Because of this, MIL-STD-1553B Notice 5 was released under Distribution D authority, which limits its distribution to authorized persons and, as such, Edgewater cannot publicly reveal details of the E1553 design.

US Government personnel can obtain copies of MIL-STD-1553B Notice 5 through the Defense Document Automation and Publication Service (DAPS) ASSIST-Online service at http://wwwassist.daps.dia.mil . Canadian Government personnel, and personnel with registered US and Canadian contractors, can request a copy of the standard from the ASC/AFRL Engineering Standards Office by submitting and email request to engineering.standard@wpafb.af.mil.

Apr 19
2006

Edgewater Computer Systems and the United States Air Force Announce New Release of the 1553 Military Standard

Mil-Std-1553B Notice 5 improves data throughput capacity over existing communications infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – April 19, 2006 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc., in conjunction with the United States Air Force, announced the release of Mil-Std-1553B Notice 5, an update of the existing 1553 data bus standard for military avionics. Edgewater, which developed the technology, referred to as Extended 1553 or E1553, worked with the USAF and U.S. Navy to test it over the course of three publicly tendered contracts.

The E1553 data bus technology enables cost-effective, incremental upgrades of aging aircraft, provides substantially improved performance across the 1553 data bus, and enables the functionality and capabilities required to support advanced processor, sensor and network communications.

“Since 2001, Edgewater has been working closely with the U.S. Air Force to develop Extended 1553 and today is the culmination of all those years of hard work and effort,” said Duane Anderson, President and CEO of Edgewater. “By extending the usage of the existing infrastructure, Extended 1553 provides massively improved data throughput without forcing military organizations to incur the significant costs and down-time associated with a complete rework of their aircraft.”

E1553 increases the data throughput capacity of the 1553 data bus from one Mbps to an uncompressed 200 Mbps over existing aircraft wiring while maintaining a 10-12 bit error ratio and without impact to existing 1553 data bus, terminals, and communications.

In December 2005, the USAF awarded Edgewater a US$75,000,000 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to help the USAF prepare for the deployment of E1553 and to support additional avionics and electronics capabilities that require high bandwidth data bus networking.

"Mil-Std 1553B Notice 5 or Extended 1553 offers an affordable solution that meets the data communications needs of today's avionics systems. Edgewater was the only company to show us that we could massively increase the intra-networking capacity of the platform without the cost and downtime associated with implementing a new, invasive network," said Mr. William Urschel, Chief Architect, U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson A.F.B. "Edgewater's development activities continue to meet the technical and programmatic requirements of the US Air Force."

Edgewater has successfully completed multiple demonstrations of its E1553 technology to the USAF and the U.S. Navy. Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing of E1553 was done at an Air Force Research Labs facility, in USAF aircraft ground tests, and in numerous USAF and USN Systems Integration Laboratory tests. In all cases, E1553 successfully met or exceeded the U.S. military requirements related to increasing the capacity of the 1553 intra-aircraft network. Hill Air Force Base in Utah is doing a full integration of Edgewater's E1553 interface cards into F-16 Block 30 line replaceable units in preparation for flight testing later this year.

"Our experience with Edgewater's E1553 technology at the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, has categorically demonstrated that it will meet or exceed the capacity demands required by today's tactical and strategic platforms, without the time-consuming and prohibitively high cost prospect of re-wiring the aircraft," said Larry E. Hollingsworth, Director, Aircraft Operations Division, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). "Edgewater consistently delivers on its promise to extend 1553 communications in support of the next generation of military technology and we look forward to the pending flight tests of the E1553 technology."

Developed in the 1970s, the 1553 data bus is the predominant LAN technology used in aircraft flown by the U.S. Department of Defense and allied countries today. At the time it was developed, 1553 was cutting-edge technology, delivering a data throughput rate of one Mbps and unprecedented reductions in energy consumption, mass and volume.

While many of the aircraft using 1553 have over 20 years of serviceable life left, the legacy 1553 data bus cannot meet the performance requirements of modern processors and sensor technologies. E1553 enables the increased performance and functionality needed to meet these requirements and also supports the requirements of Network Centric Operations and Warfare (NCOW).

Edgewater’s E1553 design is so advanced that it falls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, under the U.S. Department of State. This means that Mil-Std-1553B Notice 5 was released under Distribution D authority, which limits its distribution to authorized persons and, as such, Edgewater cannot publicly reveal details of its E1553 design.

U.S. Government personnel can obtain copies of Mil-Std-1553B Notice 5 through the Defense Document Automation and Publication Service (DAPS) ASSIST-Online service over the Internet at http://assist.daps.dla.mil/. Canadian Government personnel, and personnel with registered U.S. and Canadian contractors, can request it from the ASC/AFRL Engineering Standards Office by submitting an email request to engineering.standards@wpafb.af.mil.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

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Dec 30
2004

High-Performance, Wideband, Integrated Mixed Signal Analog Baseband is Released

Edgewater Releases High-Performance, Wideband, Integrated Mixed Signal Analog Baseband

Ottawa, ON, CANADA – December 30, 2004 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc, an Ottawa-based company that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems, today announced the release of version 1.2 of the EN-3101, a high performance, low-power, fully monolithic device integrating an ultra-fast sampling 13-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and two high-performance 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs).

The EN-3101 is ideally suited for high-speed front-end data conversion and is optimized for broadband applications in wire-line and wireless communications systems, direct-digital synthesis, medical equipment, and test & measurement instrumentation.

The EN-3101 operates from a 3.3V supply and is manufactured in a state of the art CMOS process. It is ideally suited for multi-channel systems. Additionally, the EN-3101 has excellent noise and Spurious Free Dynamic Range that makes it ideal for multi-carrier systems.

The ADC is a 13-bit sampling type analog to digital converter with on-chip track and hold that delivers 10 effective number of bits (ENOB) over the full-scale bandwidth. The ADC is optimized for low power and ease of use. It operates at up to 180MSPS for input frequencies beyond 100MHz at a power supply range of 2.7V to 3.45V.

The EN-3101 offers dual 12-bit digital to analog converters (DACs) designed for high performance and relatively low power. It is ideally suited for IQ architectures - the two channels allow for added flexibility in designing systems where multiple, high-performance DACs are required. The DACs offer a typical ENOB of 10.4-bits at 15MHz input and 180MSPS.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately-held provider of advanced computer and communications technology products for enterprise and embedded computing applications. Founded in 1988, Edgewater has an extensive background developing real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems for military, government, and commercial organizations. The company currently has two distinct product lines: multi-channel wireless communications and wired data communications. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca.

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Dec 15
2004

Edgewater Releases 5.0 GHz Wideband RF Transceiver

Ottawa, ON, CANADA – December 15, 2004 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc, an Ottawa-based company that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems, today announced the release of version 1.0 of the EN-3501, a fully integrated, wideband, multi-channel, direct down conversion 5 GHz RF Transceiver for IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN.

When combined with the EN-3101 Analog Baseband device and the EN-3301 Tri-Channel Digital Baseband and MAC device, the EN3501 completes the solution for an 802.11a compliant, three channel radio that can be integrated in a miniPCI form factor or on the motherboard of a host Access Point.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

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Sept 9
2004

Edgewater Releases 2.4 GHZ Wideband RF Transceiver

Ottawa, ON, CANADA – September 9, 2004 – Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc, an Ottawa-based company that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems, today announced the release of version 1.0 of the EN-3201, a fully integrated, wideband, multi-channel direct down conversion 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver for IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN.

When combined with the EN-3101 Analog Baseband device and the EN-3301 Tri-Channel Digital Baseband and MAC device, the EN3201 completes the solution for an 802.11b/g compliant, three channel radio that can be integrated in a miniPCI form factor or on the motherboard of a host Access Point.

About Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc.

Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1988 that specializes in the architecture design and engineering of real-time high-performance multiprocessor systems. Edgewater provides expert services for all phases of the development life cycle, but has recognized expertise in the specification, theory, analysis, modeling, simulation, and verification of both system hardware and software. For more information, please visit www.edgewater.ca

Media & Analysts, Contact:

Danny Sullivan

inmedia Public Relations

Tel (US/Canada): +1 (613) 686-5657

Tel (UK/EU): +44 (0) 141-404-6478

Email: dsullivan@inmedia.com

Linda Woods

inmedia Public Relations

Tel: 613-234-7227 x234

Email: lwoods@inmedia.com