TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading provider of the product and value chain solutions required to build, use and maintain wireless systems, announced today that GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) has selected TESSCO as an authorized channel partner and distributor.

As an authorized GE partner, TESSCO will be part of a global team that is dedicated to offering groundbreaking communications solutions that increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, industrial, energy and large, commercial customers.

“TESSCO is excited about the opportunity to partner with a global leader such as GE’s Digital Energy business to offer some of the latest, most innovative M2M technologies that support the growing needs and demands of our customers’ critical communication infrastructures,” said Gerald Garland, Senior Vice President of Solutions Development and Product Management at TESSCO.

Products now available through TESSCO include GE’s new MDS Orbit Platform of industrial wireless routers, next-generation wireless communication solutions that integrate cellular, private, licensed and unlicensed networks in one common format. TESSCO also offers a fully-integrated Deployment Kit for GE’s MDS Orbit Platform. The Deployment Kit is manufactured by Ventev, a division of TESSCO, and provides all of the components needed to deploy, power and protect GE’s technology. These solutions give infrastructure operators the data connectivity they need to monitor and efficiently manage remote assets in the field.

“Our MDS Orbit Platform provides utilities and industrial companies with the communication infrastructure they need to improve the reliability and stability of their operations. It connects equipment and field personnel to provide an accurate, real-time view of network operations and asset performance,” said Brian Boutte, Global Channels and Strategic Partners Leader in GE’s Digital Energy Business. “Through this agreement with TESSCO, we will be able to rapidly respond to and fulfill our customer needs, ensuring their network assets can operate at optimal efficiencies.”

The MDS Orbit Platform allows utilities, oil and gas companies and the transportation and mining industries to easily and cost-effectively expand their communication infrastructures using a range of technologies. To learn more about GE’s MDS Orbit Platform, please visit http://resources.tessco.com/attachments/504150_Orbit%20Platform.pdf.

GE's Digital Energy business is a global leader in transmission and distribution solutions that manage and move power from the power plant to the consumer. Its products and services increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, industrial and large commercial customers. From protecting and optimizing assets such as generators, transmission lines and motors, to delivering analytic tools to help manage the power grid, GE's Digital Energy business delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer. For more information, visit http://www.gedigitalenergy.com/.


TESSCO Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: TESS), Hunt Valley, Maryland, is Your Total Source ® for making wireless work. The convergence of wireless and the Internet is revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. New systems and applications are creating opportunities and challenges at an unprecedented rate. TESSCO is there, thinking in new ways for exceptional outcomes. TESSCO ( www.tessco.com) architects and delivers, with innovation, productivity and speed, the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, using, and maintaining wireless broadband systems. The Company is a component of the Russell 2000 ® index.

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