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OptiStreams Suspends Sales and Delivery of Mobile Mount Used in
Current Fixed-Transportable Solution

      Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

      FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2003--OptiStreams announced today that it has suspended its sales and delivery of the mobile mount it has been using for its "fixed-transportable solutions" because of excessive technical support traffic pertaining to the product and recent test results from a well-respected test facility.

       Due to concern over an extraordinary volume of technical support calls from users of the mobile mount called the Datastorm manufactured by Motosat, a Utah-based company, OptiStreams took steps to have the product technically evaluated and subsequently tested by an independent testing firm that is well known and respected by regulatory agencies worldwide, including the FCC. OptiStreams' commitment to quality products and services required this action in order to determine if the technical support issues were a result of design issues or some other anomalous cause which might result in operational or service interruptions for end-users.

       Aside from concerns about the general operating ability of this device, regrettably, test results indicated the Datastorm was found to be non-compliant with certain FCC regulations and safety standards. In the course of taking responsible action concerning these findings, a formal complaint has been submitted to the FCC for appropriate corrective action. Therefore, OptiStreams has suspended the sales and delivery of the Datastorm product indefinitely.

     Recognizing the demand for such a "fixed-transportable" satellite internet solution, OptiStreams has identified a product that is a viable alternative with advanced features and performance capabilities. OptiStreams plans to formally announce this product shortly with near-term availability.

  •  About OptiStreams Inc.
          OptiStreams is a private satellite network, integrated technology provider, and proven leader in satellite internet connectivity solutions for business, education, and government applications while offering a wide range of products, support, and services to serve the needs of its target markets. Committed to its strong tradition of market leadership in the satellite internet arena, OptiStreams provides delivery of high-speed Internet services to  fixed (DIRECWAY(R)) and mobile (GoSat) via Hughes Network Systems (HNS) satellite services. OptiStreams utilizes its own proprietary technologies to offer this high-speed, satellite internet information highway to networked and multi-users environments such as schools, businesses, enterprise LAN/WANs, multi-user home networks, teleworkers, and mobile markets. OptiStreams serves as "one stop solution shop" and designs total solutions that include hardware, software, installation, bandwidth, support and other complimentary options.
  • DIRECWAY(R) is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems Inc. (HNS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Electronics Corporation (HUGHES).
  • OptiStreams(TM) is a registered trademark of OptiStreams Inc.
  • HUGHES, Hughes Network Systems and DIRECWAY are trademarks of Hughes Electronics Corporation.

           CONTACT: OptiStreams
                    Ignacio Perez, 559/440-1334 ext. 228