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Raytheon partners with Twisted Pair Solutions to securely integrate smartphones, tablets with interoperability server

Software provides seamless communication for first responders

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has partnered with Twisted Pair Solutions, a Seattle-based provider of critical communication applications, to help first responders communicate on a variety of hand-held devices. Police, fire and emergency rescue workers will be able to communicate with each other no matter what device they are using.

Twisted Pair's WAVE software will be integrated with Raytheon's Interoperability Server -- allowing smartphones and tablets to securely connect to existing Land Mobile Radio (LMR) infrastructure and enabling existing infrastructure to expand and securely transmit critical voice and data through the use of 4G/LTE devices.

"By incorporating the WAVE application onto our server, first responders can communicate in real-time on any device, anywhere," said TJ Kennedy, director of Public Safety and Security for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "Together we provide a low-cost solution for police departments that are running out of spectrum on their existing infrastructure and need to increase their capabilities."

Raytheon's server provides interoperability between LMR radio systems (including P25 via ISSI), landline and VoIP phones, and 4G/LTE. WAVE is a patented, multi-component interoperability and mobile workforce communications solution that enables the integration of existing and future technologies. It has been widely deployed by the Department of Defense, federal government and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

"Our partnering with Raytheon will deliver new, economical choices for law enforcement communications," said Tom Guthrie, president and CEO of Twisted Pair. "Our joint efforts will provide flexible access to critical communications from commercial devices in an integrated and secure manner."

About Twisted Pair Solutions

Twisted Pair is the recognized leader in critical communications. Its WAVE software empowers mobile workforces with critical communication applications for secure, real-time collaboration anywhere on any device. Built on a battle-tested communications interoperability platform, WAVE delivers voice, video, location, presence and other forms of data deployed as an enterprise product or cloud-based service throughout commercial, public sector and defense organizations. WAVE has been proven in the most complex deployments around the world to help integrate and manage a truly unified communications system so that office-based and mobile workers can simply talk, make decisions and act.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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