Environment Ministry to measure antenna radiation

Israeli start-up Wave Guard is providing the radio frequency monitoring technology.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection will begin continuous and independent monitoring of electromagnetic waves from cellular antennas using technology of Kfar Saba-based Wave Guard Technologies Ltd.

Wave Guard, founded six months ago, carried out a successful pilot of its system with mobile operator Partner Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTNR; TASE: PTNR). The contract with the Ministry of Environmental Protection is an important sales coup.

Wave Guard has raised several million dollars to date, and a foreign investor is conducting due diligence ahead of a possible investment. Wave Guard CEO David Shaul was previously an executive at Motorola Israel Ltd., Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT; TASE: GILT), and Partner.

Wave Guard's system, called "Guardian Government" can simultaneously monitor multiple radio frequency sources, such as cellular antennas that are linked to the mobile operators' switches. The system collects data on broadcasting power and traffic. It can review and monitor a cellular site once per hour, and can identify any exceeding from the permitted standard.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection says that the service is a global precedent in monitoring and enforcement of electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellular antennas.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on April 26, 2010

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