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GATR Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Advancement Agreement with In-Q-Tel

May 2008

Strategic Partnership with In-Q-Tel Plays Key Role in Introducing GATR’s High-Bandwidth, Portable, Inflatable Satellite Solutions to Intelligence Community

May 19, 2008

GATR Technologies today announced a strategic investment and development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. This agreement allows for furthering the development and enhancement of GATR’s inflatable, deployable satellite communication system (GATR-com) as well as exposing opportunities within the intelligence community.

The GATR-Com’s unique inflatable antenna design allows it to be carried into locations where a high-bandwidth (large aperture) dish is required and a satellite truck, trailer, or other rigid dish systems cannot be deployed in challenging communication situations (such as mobile emergency communications, remote news gathering and broadcasting, and military applications). The result has been a very high-performance, technically superior satellite/network system that occupies a fraction of the logistical footprint of competing solutions.

“We are pleased to be part of In-Q-Tel’s strategic portfolio,” states Paul Gierow, President of GATR Technologies.  “Our products offer ideal communication solutions for emergency response, broadcast, and military applications, and we view this investment by In-Q-Tel as a validation of our technology capabilities.”

“GATR’s deployable satellite communications systems offer unique benefits for both the private and public sectors,” said Troy M. Pearsall, Executive Vice President of Technology Practices and Insertion at In-Q-Tel.  “The advances in capability and mobility of this communications solution are significant, and In-Q-Tel’s investment in GATR directly reflects our mission to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technologies that enhance our national security interests.”

About GATR Technologies
Incorporated in 2004, GATR Technologies provides Deployable Satellite Solutions, including a patented inflatable antenna, advanced material research and development, and custom engineering services to Military, Broadcast and Public Safety markets.  More information on GATR can be found at www.gatr.com.