Santa Barbara, CA (April 30, 2012) – Tempest Telecom Solutions’ line of AIRSYS HVAC solutions was named a finalist in the Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions Category of CTIA’s annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. The CTIA E-Tech Awards honor the most innovative new products in 15 categories spanning the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and infrastructure.Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. at International CTIA WIRELESS in New Orleans.

Hundreds of entries were judged by a panel of industry experts, media and analysts and scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. Tempest’s AIRSYS HVAC Wall Pack Unit (WPU) for equipment shelters is the most energy efficient wall packaged HVAC available by utilizing an innovative air handling technique. The unique architecture and design reduces the energy consumed by 20-40% and by as much as 80% when combined with free cooling in a cold weather climate, allowing carriers to operate a much more green base station infrastructure by using less energy and saving a significant amount of operating expense dollars.

“Tempest is committed to delivering best-in-class products and solutions that help our customers build, expand and maintain their networks, quickly and more cost effectively,” said Jessica Firestone, Chief Executive Officer of Tempest. “Being selected as a finalist for E-Tech’s Green Telecom & Smart Energy Solutions Category further recognizes the value that Tempest brings to our customers.”

Tempest, a leading supplier of telecom infrastructure equipment and related services to carriers, and AIRSYS, a leading cooling solutions provider, launched the technology in the US in November 2011, have seen performance beyond expectations and have experienced strong market acceptance including winning product approval by a leading Tier 1 wireless carrier.

Tempest will be exhibiting at CTIA Wireless 2012, booth #5201. To learn more about Tempest’s line of AIRSYS HVAC equipment shelter products, please contact Elda Rudd at