Carmanah: Wireless Control of Solar-Powered Traffic Beacons

Solar technology provider Carmanah Technologies Corporation has partnered with ENCOM Wireless Data Solutions Inc. to add a wireless interface capability to its line of stand alone solar-powered traffic beacons. According to Richard Chesson, Carmanah Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, this arrangement represents the next step in the evolution of Carmanah's solar powered LED (light emitting diode) lighting technology for traffic applications.

"A key benefit of a solar powered beacon is convenience -- its easy to install, generates its own electricity, and operates automatically for years with little or no maintenance," said Chesson, "so how do you make it even better? We believe the answer is wireless interactivity; and who better to provide that capability than ENCOM -- an established industry leader in wireless technologies, specializing in the traffic industry. We know our customers already trust ENCOM as the standard for wireless communications in the traffic industry, so now we'll be able to offer our flashing beacons with this proven technology built right in. With ENCOM technology providing remote interface and control capabilities, our Carmanah solar-powered flashing beacons will offer our customers new levels of versatility and flexibility," added Chesson.

"We are delighted to be joining forces with Carmanah -- a leader in its field," said Joaquin Segl, General Manager of ENCOM. "This partnership follows our strategy to provide unmatched wireless solutions by collaborating with the best companies. People seeking reliable, flexible and robust solar-wireless solutions will benefit greatly from the combined experience and innovative spirit of our two companies."

Carmanah solar-powered traffic beacons are currently used for a range of roadway and intelligent traffic system (ITS) functions across North America. With no need for trenching, cabling or wiring, Carmanah beacons install quickly and easily onto new or existing signposts for fast, economical installations and minimal disruption to traffic. Bright, durable and long lasting, Carmanah flashing beacons can help motorists and pedestrians spot signage and identify hazardous road conditions, day and night, along roads, highways, construction zones, parking areas, school zones and more.

For more information, visit the Carmanah booth (#413) at the IMSA International 2008 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona (July 15-23, 2008), or visit Carmanah online at   

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah's LED lights and power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, visit  

About ENCOM Wireless Data Solutions Inc.
ENCOM Wireless is the leading  provider for wireless ITS solutions. Since 1988, ENCOM has been a pioneer in the field of wireless technologies. ENCOM products are designed to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions for a range of wireless data communication applications, including intelligent traffic systems (ITS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and any kind of wireless networks. For more information, visit

Carmanah Technologies Corporation
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