Stonewater Control Systems To Exhibit Mobile Device Management Platform at HALE Demonstration

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS—October 1, 2007—Stonewater Control Systems announced today that it will be demonstrating its mobile device management platform, Control 1st, at the annual High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Proving Station Demonstration. Stonewater's Control 1st has the ability to both persistently monitor the health of mobile network nodes and fuse data from disparate sensors. The demonstration will be hosted by the Ohio Aerospace Institute on October 16-17 at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Plum Brook Station, Sandusky, Ohio.

The HALE Proving Station Demonstration is the Aerostat testbed led by the Army Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab (ASMDBL), with participants from private industry and government. Its purpose is to mature HALE capabilities for communications, remote-sensing, and photovoltaic/power systems in order to assist U.S. military, civil and commercial concerns with development of a persistent capability in support of their various missions.

The demonstration was made possible through a grant from the Department of Defense. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Democrat, Ohio) was instrumental in securing that funding.

"This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the reliability of our Control 1st platform," said Randy Nogel, President of Stonewater Controls. "We are grateful to have the chance to be a part of the HALE demonstration and help ASMDBL in their critical efforts moving forward."

Stonewater's software will be used to relay information about the health of communication and sensory devices onboard the Aerostat in addition to displaying sensory data from those devices in one application. The Aerostat will initially be flown at 1,000 feet above the ground and provides 3 kW of payload power. In the long term, this demonstration will provide risk reduction for an enduring lighter-than-air high-altitude capability.

About Stonewater Control Systems

Stonewater Control Systems is a privately held company based in Evanston, Illinois. Stonewater provides turnkey solutions for the management of mobile wireless devices and for communicating real-time sensory data from multiple sources onto a common platform. For more information, please visit

About Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)

Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit organization founded in 1989. The institute is a joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, 10 Ohio public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in aerospace related engineering disciplines, and numerous companies engaged in aerospace activities. The institute's mission is to build Ohio's aerospace economy through research and technology, education and training, and networking and information exchange. Today, OAI has approximately 100 employees and $20M in annual revenue.

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