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FORAX cited as "2004 Success Story" by TSWG and Exhibited at FPED V

COLUMBIA, MD. April 26, 2005 . . . Syntonics LLC, based in Columbia, MD, is pleased to acknowledge that the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) has cited Syntonics’ new FORAX product as a "2004 Success Story" among its Tactical Operations Support projects and that TSWG is exhibiting the FORAX system at the Force Protection Equipment Demonstration V. After Syntonics proposed FORAX in response to a TSWG Broad Area Announcement in 2002, TSWG funded the system’s development.

FORAX (Fiber Optic Remote Amplifier Extension) provides a new communications building block for fixed site and transportable military radio systems. FORAX connects multiple military radios to their antennas as far as 10 km away using one lightweight, secure, rugged fiber optic cable. FORAX is currently available in two configurations and Syntonics also develops customer-specific configurations.

The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) is the U.S. national forum that identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates interagency and international research and development requirements for combating terrorism. Its Tactical Operations Support (TOS) Subgroup supports counterterrorist tactical operations, particularly those performed by specialized tactical forces trained for assault operations. FORAX was cited as a TOS success story at TSWG’s 6th Advance Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI). More information is available at

Force Protection Equipment Demonstration V (FPED V) provides leaders and decision-makers from DoD, federal departments and agencies, state and local governments, and law enforcement and other first responders and corrections agencies the opportunity to observe, and become familiar with, commercial off-the-shelf force protection equipment. TSWG and others are hosting FPED V from 18-29 April 2005 at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia.

Syntonics designs, develops, and manufactures specialty military RF communications equipment and accessories, notably RF-over-fiber products and innovative antennas. For more information on Syntonics and its products, please see the company's website at