Tatara Systems' CTO Asa Kalavade Honored as One of the 2007 ''Women to Watch''

    Mass High Tech Award Recognizes the 10 Top Women Technology Executives in
New England

    ACTON, MASS., March 8 /CNW/ - Tatara Systems today announced that its
founder and Chief Technology Officer, Asa Kalavade, was named one of the 2007
"Women to Watch" by Mass High Tech, the journal of New England technology.

    Dr. Asa Kalavade has over 17 years of experience in the areas of
wireless, multimedia services, and real-time embedded systems. Asa co-founded
Tatara Systems in 2001 with the vision of the convergence of IP and mobile
networks. This vision is realized in the Tatara Mobile Services Convergence
Portfolio of products with marquee customers such as Vodafone, O2, Helio, Bell
Mobility, and Telus Mobility and in Tatara's leading position in the rapidly
emerging femtocell market. Prior to Tatara, she was Vice President of
Technology at Savos (acquired by Infospace), where she led the development and
launch of the Media Crossbar Gateway for real-time streaming of audio over
wireless networks. Asa also spent several years at Bell Labs where she
invented patent-pending technologies for wireless multimedia streaming,
reconfigurable network interfaces, and real-time multiprocessor DSP systems.
She is frequently invited to speak at a variety of international
organizations, conferences, and universities. Asa has published several book
chapters, in addition to numerous articles and journals. She holds 8 patents
and received her MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Mass High Tech profiles 10 women each year who exemplify the best and
brightest among women at the highest level of technology businesses in New
England. The women chosen are recognized for their outstanding dedication to
technology, entrepreneurship, lifelong learning and civic responsibility. Mass
High Tech's advisory committee for its "Women to Watch" program consists of
members chosen based on their extensive industry expertise as well as their
strong ties to the technology and science communities. Mass High Tech received
more than 100 entries for the 2007 "Women to Watch" award program.

    "These are women executives who are not only starting their own
technology companies, but in many cases are starting movements within the
largest corporations in the region," said Doug Banks, Mass High Tech editor.
Banks continued, "Also noteworthy is their interest in giving back - mentoring
younger women who are trying to succeed in a very competitive environment."

    "I am honored to be a recipient of this award," stated Asa Kalavade,
Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tatara Systems. "Massachusetts is a
leading corridor for advanced technologies, and I am delighted to see that
Mass High Tech has chosen to institute this award for women entrepreneurs. I
take this award as a responsibility for women such as myself to further
evangelize entrepreneurship in women from different backgrounds and

    About Tatara Systems

    Tatara Systems invents, develops, and deploys convergence products for
service providers allowing them to offer converged mobile services to their
subscribers across the widest base of available end-user devices (i.e. PCs and
current mobile phones). Tatara's fixed-mobile convergence strategy is focused
on femtocell convergence as a powerful FMC approach for mobile operators that
takes advantage of current cellular handsets to provide improved coverage and
IP-based voice and data services via an economical in-home cellular access
point. Tatara's products also enable the industry's broadest set of PC
convergence solutions, from a mobile broadband service to advanced services,
like a PC mobile softphone or intelligent content delivery. Tatara is proud to
count some of the industry's largest operators as customers of its
award-winning Tatara Mobile Services Convergence Portfolio(TM) of products.
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