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For Immediate Release: July 28, 2010

Future Electronics and Synapse Wireless® Sign Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Agreement

Multi-million dollar strategic partnership to meet the growing demand for

Synapse's SNAP® Embedded Network Operating System

Huntsville, Alabama (July 28, 2010) – Synapse Wireless announced today that Future Electronics, a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics, has committed to a two-year, multi-million dollar exclusive partnership for the global distribution of products and services based on the SNAP network operating system.

For several years Future has invested significant capital and resources into building a new organization that brings together synergistic partners to build integrated solutions in conjunction with their customers. “Synapse now completes a key phase in this long term strategy, especially for the energy and lighting markets,” said Frantz Saintellemy, Corporate Vice-President, WW Advanced Engineering Group and Chief Technical Officer at Future Electronics. “Synapse's wireless technology, called SNAP, is the critical glue that provides a complete, wireless control and monitoring solution for today’s complex machine-to-machine networks, and will tie together our advanced offerings.”

Synapse’s SNAP network operating system is a portable, multi-vendor solution for embedding intelligent, wireless communication in devices. SNAP supports a wide range of network standards, radio frequencies and bandwidths, and provides an embedded Python interpreter to run applications while supporting distributed computing via the Internet.

“Future continues to be a tremendous partner for Synapse,” said Wade Patterson, CEO and founder of Synapse Wireless. “More than a global distributor serving the industry, they are now deeply involved in driving the industry with innovation and new technology that provides support beyond the component level. They are accelerating our opportunities and growth.”

Collaboration between the two companies began last year as SNAP emerged as a leading low cost, reliable solution for secure, wireless personal area networks (WPAN). With over 1250 registered SNAP users worldwide, Future and Synapse are already building on this momentum by providing advanced LED lighting kits and demonstrations of energy solutions. The agreement provides Future complete access to the design and engineering talent at Synapse.

Synapse’s wireless technology can be deployed in almost any application that requires remote monitoring and control of machines, sensors or processes. Synapse products are available on Future’s website; visit: http://www.futureelectronics.com.

Synapse SNAP Network Operating System
Synapse’s SNAP network operating system is an Internet-enabled, instant-on, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution designed to cost-effectively run efficiently over a range of popular microprocessors and microcontrollers. SNAP has a very small memory footprint thereby leaving more space for user applications. SNAP can support up to 16 million nodes in a single network. Since these are peer-to-peer mesh networks, there is no single point of failure: any node can talk directly to any other node that is in range, and any node can talk indirectly to any other node via intermediate nodes – SNAP networks are self-healing. Users can interactively develop applications using a high-level English-like language called Python. No embedded programming experience is required. Synapse currently has over 1200 registered SNAP users.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, is driving innovation in the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication market. This market is projected to grow to $14 billion by 2013. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system. Synapse’s Portal™ and SNAP® Connect provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit: synapse-wireless.com

About Future Electronics
Headquartered in Montreal and operating in 41 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle, and for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, the company's mission is always to Delight the Customer. For more information, visit http://www.futureelectronics.com.

For more Information

Bryan Floyd 
Vice President, Marketing
Synapse Wireless Inc.   
256-852-7888 x106
Susan Cain
Cain Communications

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. ©Synapse Wireless Inc. 2010.


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