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Lilee Systems Earns Red Hat Hardware Certification

First Red Hat Certified Wayside Messaging Server to Offer Internal 3G and IP KVM Switch; Options Expands Lilee Systems' Family of Interoperable Train Control Products (May 07, 2012)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Lilee Systems, the leading provider of advanced communication systems designed exclusively for the railroad industry, today announced that it has achieved Red Hat Hardware Certification for the company's WMS-2000 Wayside Messaging Server, making it the first Wayside Messaging Server with internal 3G, GPS, and IP KVM options to achieve Red Hat certification. Now, customers deploying WMS-2000 with embedded Red Hat Enterprise Linux are offered proven performance and reliability.

The WMS-2000 product family provides railroads with a flexible range of Wayside Messaging Server options, from standardized WMS solutions to full-featured platforms with options for internal 3G, GPS, IP-KVM switch, and IP routing capabilities. The Red Hat certification complements Lilee Systems' progressive technology with the Positive Train Control architecture being defined by Interoperable Train Control (ITC) committees. The WMS-2000 product family also supports Lilee Systems' TransAir; a mobile-IP based 220 MHz Software Defined Radio system. In addition to being certified with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the solution also incorporates Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging technologies to optimize throughput for its messaging workloads.

"Earning certification from a company such as Red Hat that built its success on providing interoperability of open source software and related systems is a significant tribute to the feature set we have built into our product family," said Jia-ru Li, CEO, Lilee Systems. "We are continuing to collaborate closely with our customers on the evolution of the standards required by the rail industry as they implement Positive Train Control systems."

Red Hat launched the Red Hat Hardware Certification program in 1999. Working with its hardware partners, Red Hat certified hardware solutions give customers the assurance that their hardware platforms have been tested and proven compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems. Red Hat has certified thousands of systems from hardware vendors worldwide. Utilizing Red Hat certified hardware gives customers the confidence that Red Hat and hardware manufacturers will support hardware deployed in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment.

The WMS-2000 series of Wayside Messaging Servers from Lilee Systems provide an interoperable communications gateway platform for Positive Train Control systems. The primary function of the WMS-2000 is to run the ITC Messaging System between local Wayside Interface Units (WIUs) and the communications network in an Interoperable Train Control architecture. It features an integrated IP router for managing seamless communications between 220 MHz WiFi, cellular, and other wired and wireless mediums. An internal 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet switch allows multiple WIUs to be interconnected at a wayside location, eliminating the need for an external switch.

Lilee Systems TransAir PTC Family
TransAir mobility products feature solutions to enable broadband communications from low mobility radios for subways to high mobility radios for high speed rail systems. As part of this product solution, the TransAir PTC family is designed based on an interoperable 220 MHz Software Defined Radio and Mobility Controller platform, enabling the wireless network transport to allow seamless roaming and persistent communication between the three primary office, wayside and locomotive networks.

About Lilee Systems
Founded by a team of leaders in the wireless industry and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, Lilee Systems is the leading communications vendor focused exclusively on delivering the most reliable products and solutions to the railroad industry. Lilee Systems' founders have extensive backgrounds in routing and switching and are active participants in the standards body defining next generation networking and wireless architectures. Lilee Systems' leaders have been voting members of both 802.11 WiFi and 802.16 WIMAX for many years and have extensive experience in software-defined radio (SDR) technology. By leveraging its core competencies in radio frequency (RF) systems and networking, Lilee Systems has developed the TransAir PTC-3000 product family of 220 MHZ radios, Wayside Messaging Server, Mobility Controllers, and communications management units to offer a complete end-to-end interoperable radio communications network. For more information, please visit

Lilee Systems, TransAir, and the Lilee Systems logo are trademarks of Lilee Systems. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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