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BatteryDAQ to provide comprehensive battery monitoring to Westell Technologies' intelligent site management solution

TOWSON, Md., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BatteryDAQ Monitoring Solutions, a leading innovator of comprehensive state-of-health battery management systems, has partnered with Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a global leader of intelligent site, in-building wireless, and outside plant solutions.  This partnership will enhance Westell's intelligent site management solution for service providers, tower, and network operators worldwide.

BatteryDAQ will be integrating its Sentry battery monitoring solution with Westell's Optima Management System® and Remote suite of products to add comprehensive battery management to the intelligent site management solution by Westell. The integrated solution will provide advanced battery monitoring, management and control, remote site access, and testing capabilities to ensure backup battery power is always available and ready. Battery strings and individual cells within the string are monitored and can provide real-time data on the status of every battery across multiple sites. Additionally, historical data can be used to provide future battery planning requirements.

"Remote monitoring of battery systems has become more important over the years to improve site availability and minimize unexpected outages," said Tom Shannon, Director of Business Development at BatteryDAQ. "We are excited to partner with Westell, the leader in intelligent site management with an already strong battery monitoring application, to provide our customers with a battery management solution to improve network reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and maximize the useful life of their batteries."

"Understanding the status of battery backup systems is important to our customers, and by adding the strong BatteryDAQ capabilities to Westell's battery management solution, we help ensure the battery systems will be available when they're needed," said Ben Stump, Chief Technology Officer of Westell Technologies. "This enhanced cost-effective solution offers the most advanced battery monitoring and management capabilities available on the market today. Comprehensive battery management reduces operating costs by minimizing site visits and allowing a single battery cell replaced instead of an entire battery string. Additionally, network availability is improved by ensuring backup power is available when the primary power source fails."

About BatteryDAQ 
BatteryDAQ, LLC is a leading innovator of battery monitoring solutions for the telecom, UPS, broadband, and utility markets. Its comprehensive 24/7 battery monitoring technology and cloud-based informatics data platform provide the ability to reliably monitor millions of batteries worldwide -- from anywhere at any time. For more information, please visit www.batterydaq.com.

About Westell
Westell Technologies, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global leader of intelligent site, in-building wireless, and outside plant solutions focused on the critical edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions Westell provides enable service providers, tower operators, industrial customers, building owners and operators, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance and availability. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.

For additional information, contact:
Tom Shannon
Director of Business Development
BatteryDAQ Monitoring Solutions
+1 (410) 337-5233 



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