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ADC’s InterReach Unison System Helps Scania Employees Stay Connected and Reduce the Company’s Carbon Footprint

MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA – March 11, 2008 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT; today announced that Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and engines, is using the ADC InterReach Unison® in-building wireless solution to deliver high-quality mobile coverage at its main production facility in Sweden. The InterReach Unison system is helping Scania to improve wireless reception for its employee mobile phones, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the company’s business communications and reducing its carbon footprint.

Scania sought to improve wireless reception in its production facilities, but as an ISO14001 accredited company, Scania also wanted an in-building wireless system that would reduce the microwave radiation given off by its employees’ mobile phones as well as the amount of electrical energy needed to recharge them. By using ADC’s InterReach Unison system, Scania’s main production facility now has strong and uniform wireless coverage that allows mobile phones to use less signal strength, which minimizes the phones’ microwave emissions and extends their battery life.

Working closely with Absolute Mobile, a Swedish indoor coverage provider, Scania looked at number of in-building coverage solutions from both vendors and cellular operators prior to selecting Absolute Mobile and the InterReach Unison solution from ADC.

“The InterReach Unison system stood out in terms of the coverage and signal quality it delivered,” said Leif Riiser, product manager responsible for telephony for Scania. “Not only did it reduce the signal produced by employee mobile phones (thus extending their battery life), it reduced the overall level of microwave radiation given off by mobile phones in our factory, which allowed us to meet our environmental target head-on.”

“ADC offers an outstanding product in the InterReach Unison solution, making it easy for us to fully address our customers’ issues,” said Lars Lindmark, vice president of sales and marketing for Absolute Mobile. “The Unison system’s high performance and efficiency easily made it the most environmentally friendly solution available for Scania.”

“Large facilities like the Scania plant require systems that can efficiently distribute a cellular signal to every area with high and uniform output,” said John Spindler, vice president of product management for ADC. “With our InterReach Unison system, we offer the highest performance in a system that scales to accommodate facilities of any size, and that performance translates to lower emissions and energy costs for cellular phone users.”

About Scania

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consist of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing 32,800 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. Bus and coach production takes place in Sweden, Brazil and Mexico, while bodybuilding takes place in Poland and Russia. In 2006, invoiced sales totaled SEK 70.7 billion and the net income amounted to SEK 5.9 billion. Scania press releases are available on the Internet,

About Absolute Mobile

Absolute Mobile specializes in in-building coverage solutions for mobile telephony and data services. With their Open Antenna System, a multi-operator solution for GSM and 3G, an enterprise achieves dedicated traffic capacity and an optimized coverage that reduces mobile output power and thereby radiation to a minimum. Learn more about Absolute Mobile at

About ADC

ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 130 countries. Learn more about ADC at


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