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SV/SJ Business Journal Selects InnoPath as One of the Valley’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Today InnoPath announced that we have been named the 17th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal. While considerable pain is being felt in many places, it is testament to the technology and people we have, and our ability to execute, that we were able to earn this award. The company’s strong financials provide differentiation vs. some of our competitors in the MDM space, and the ability to take a long-term view is critical in times of constrained capital spending.

svbizjrnl_cover.jpgThe full press release is available here, and as follows:

The Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal has ranked InnoPath Software as the 17th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley, and honored the company at its annual Fast 50 awards dinner. This ranking reflects the company’s leadership in Mobile Device Management (MDM) as well as the company’s financial controls and its ability to convert customer engagements into actual revenue.

“With a global customer base of Tier-1 wireless operators and device manufacturers, InnoPath has consistently demonstrated leadership in MDM over the past five years,” said John Fazio, President and CEO of InnoPath. “We have the right solution at the right time, offering operators in an tough economic environment the controls that will drive costs out of their customer care organizations while enabling superior customer service.”

InnoPath’s solution enables mobile operators’ care organizations to provide better service with reduced expenses in the face of increasing device and service complexity. InnoPath is unique in delivering a standards-based pre-integrated solution that is extensible based on the business requirements of the operator. The ROI for MDM-enabled customer care has been proven in a recent study by the analyst firm Stratecast which places the annual global operator exposure at over $25 billion, much of which may be saved through MDM.

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Store Your Data “Green” – Enhance Style

Enhance Technology Advances on Green Storage

With the need to save energy and going green, Enhance Technology, Inc. is determined and proud to lead this effort.  Saving for the future is a top priority for Enhance Technology, and our products are not only powerful and reliable but also efficient and eco-friendly.  It is not only a social responsibility but a necessity for Enhance Technology to provide a greener computing environment for its customers.

Features such as Storage Virtualization, Hard Drive Auto Spin-Down Capable RAID controller, and RoHS components are just some of the features that Enhance Technology is currently providing to our customers.  Enhance Technology is also committed in an on-going project to reduce power consumption and heat in our power supplies installed inside the Storage Array by using 80 Plus certified efficiency power supplies.

Storage devices from Enhance Technology are designed to work with virtualization platform such as VMware that allows you to take advantage of using just one server as though it were multiple servers.  As a result, you will be able to spend energy on one server as opposed to wasting energy on multiple servers each doing a single task.

Auto-spin down compatibility is already available for Enhance Technology products.  Instead of hard drives constantly running even when there are no processes required, Enhance Technology ensures that energy will only be used when required.  This feature is available at your control to configure as needed.

Reducing e-waste is important to preserving the environment.  Enhance Technology only utilizes RoHS components during the manufacturing process to keep e-waste at a minimum without compromising the performance needed for everyday use.

Enhance Technology will be using 80 Plus certified power supplies.  This ensures excellent energy efficiency to save you money on your energy bill as well as save energy for the future.  Enhance Technology will be incorporating the 80 Plus PSUs into many of our current products and many new models to come.

About Enhance Technology, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Enhance Technology designs and manufactures high performance storage systems and products for the digital content creation, post production, medical imaging, security surveillance applications, data archive, and IT market spaces. Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California with Asia branch in Taipei Taiwan, Enhance Technology has become a world leader in hybrid I/O storage design and development.  For more information about Enhance Technology Inc., please visit or contact your local dealers worldwide.




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Steven Huang

12221 Florence Ave.

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Tel: 562-777-3488

Fax: 562-777-3499


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Procera Extends High-Performance DPI for Edge, Access Deployments; PL10002 Provides Carrier-Grade Performance in a Compact Multi-GE PacketLogic Chassis

Procera Networks (AMEX: PKT), a developer of Evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, today announced an addition to the PacketLogic PL10000 family of products, currently the industry’s highest-capacity DPI platform. The PacketLogic PL10002 (PDF datasheet) is a compact, 3RU chassis with up to four gigabit Ethernet (GE) channels at full wire speed and 500,000 subscribers on a single industry standard AdvancedTCA chassis suitable for link aggregation and redundant DPI deployments at the edge or access of broadband networks. PL10002 gives service providers the business intelligence, service creation, network visibility and control required to successfully roll out new revenue-generating services and optimize network performance.

ProceraThe PL10002 is purpose-built for Tier-1 broadband networks—both wired and wireless—offering carrier-grade performance with full redundancy on vital components such as cooling and power supply. And, as part of the PacketLogic family, accuracy and performance have not been compromised in favor of capacity; the PL10002 includes PacketLogic’s renowned traffic identification engine, DRDL, which has been validated by third parties like Tolly to be the most accurate DPI engine available today. It also comes with the new and unique functionality that was incorporated in version 12 of the PacketLogic firmware, released with the PL10000 in May, which includes Flow and Queue Sync for asymmetric traffic support with minimum overhead traffic.

“We’ve experienced a demand for our high-end PL10000 product line that exceeds our initial projections by far,” said Jon Lindén, Procera’s vice president of global marketing. “We’re constantly learning new customer demands, and the new PL10002 satisfies a need below our highest capacity PL10000 platforms, but with equal resilience and reliability, for deployments closer to the customer access of the network. ”

The PacketLogic PL10000 series is now populated with the following options; PL10002 is a compact 3RU chassis with 1-4 GE channels, the PL10005 is a 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GE) solution in a 5RU chassis, and the PL10014 hosts multiple 10GE channels in a 12RU chassis that scales to 80 Gbps throughput, which is unchallenged in a single DPI chassis.

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Fanfare Launches Online Community

Virtual Fanfare Community Dedicated to Device and Network Quality

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 7, 2008 – Fanfare, delivering innovative testing solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers (SPs), and enterprises today announced the launch of the Fanfare Community, an online meeting place for users to share best practices and discuss challenges related to device and network testing. It is the first online community of its kind serving testers and developers in the communications industry.

Representatives from industry leading NEMs, SPs, enterprises, and other technology companies are actively participating on the site. The Fanfare Community offers users a variety of resources, including blogs, videos, discussion forums and test assets, which are being posted to encourage collaboration and reduce testing time for participants. Users can also share their experiences with other testers, providing another means of support and service for Fanfare products.

“The Fanfare Community provides a free exchange of information about testing devices and applications that run across them,” said Olga Yashkova, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “Users not only provide answers to problems, but they also suggest different approaches for solving them. This information sharing extends beyond the individual tester or developer; many in this community are working together to solve quality issues between service providers and their suppliers.”

“In the few weeks since we’ve launched the Fanfare Community, we’ve had over 100 users join and participate actively in discussions, with more visitors to the site every day,” said David Gehringer, vice president of marketing for Fanfare. “This is significant because until now, this group of testers and developers has not had the resources or the camaraderie that those in the IT testing space have enjoyed for years. This segment of the testing population is growing quickly, and we are pleased to provide a forum for them to meet and collaborate on issues that affect their work on a daily basis.”

The Fanfare Community can be accessed at

About Fanfare

Fanfare provides software solutions to high-tech equipment manufacturers and service providers that simplify and accelerate device and system testing. Developers and testers create and share automated tests that control and analyze results from multiple devices, traffic generators, and applications while automatically documenting each test with pass-fail criteria. With Fanfare solutions, companies can move along the path toward automation while accelerating QA cycles, reducing time to market, and increasing the quality of released products. Industries such as communications, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices have benefited from Fanfare products. For more information please visit

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Big Sky Communications

(705) 484-5105

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Industry Veterans to Lend Thought Leadership and Experience to GSA Council

SAN JOSE, Calif. (October 7, 2008) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announces the additions of Dr. Yannick Levy, founder and chief executive officer, DiBcom, and Dr. Horst Gant, vice president, Infineon Technologies AG to its Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Leadership Council. The council, comprised of executives from leading semiconductor companies throughout Europe and the Middle East, serves as advisors to the GSA board of directors on global and regional issues. The council focuses on defining GSA’s EMEA strategy and identifying what support EMEA companies need including additional tools and resources, as well as activities in the region.

Dr. Levy founded DiBcom, a fabless semiconductor company that designs high-performance chipsets for mobile TV applications, in June 2000. Prior to DiBcom, Levy worked in the R&D group of Sagem Telecommunications, and participated in the Société Européenne des Satellites (SES), where he developed a unified specification for a satellite interactive terminal in partnership with the European Space Agency.

“It is a pleasure to have DiBcom join the effort of other semiconductor companies in Europe to develop a more active entrepreneurial ecosystem here, where engineering talents are excellent and the Venture Capital industry now better understands the returns and the challenges that this industry can offer,” says Yannick Levy.

Dr. Gant has worked at Infineon for over 20 years, held multiple management positions at different Infineon sites and is currently leading the IFX production partner management organization.

“I’m very much looking forward to working together with the GSA and contributing Infineon’s expertise and knowledge to the EMEA Leadership Council,” said Dr. Horst Gant, vice president Infineon Technologies. “I trust that the Council will support EMEA companies with its decisions and advices and generally help to accelerate the growth of the global semiconductor industry.”

“Both Mr. Levy and Dr. Gant bring unique expertise and representation from France and further leadership within Germany to the Council,” said Jodi Shelton, GSA co-founder and executive director. “I look forward to the insight and leadership supporting opportunities in wireless, automotive and analog, which are a few of the key areas that this impressive group of executives is already addressing for EMEA.”

The current GSA EMEA Leadership Council members are:

 David Baillie, chief executive officer, CamSemi, and GSA EMEA Leadership Council chairman

 Dr. Jalal Bagherli, chief executive officer, Dialog Semiconductor and vice-chair of the GSA EMEA Leadership Council

 Kobi Ben-Zvi, co-founder, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Wintegra

 Stan Boland, president and chief executive officer, Icera

 Guillaume d’Eyssautier, president and chief executive officer, picoChip

 Warren East, chief executive officer, ARM, Inc.

 Danny Hacohen, vice president of business operations, DSP Group, Inc.

 Gennady Krasnikov, president and chief executive officer, Mikron JSC

 Christopher Ladas, vice president, manufacturing, CSR

 John Schmitz, vice president and manager, process technology lab, NXP Semiconductors

To learn more the EMEA Leadership Council, please visit:

About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe.

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Transition Networks Unveils New Power-over-Ethernet Media Converter

sgpoe1040-100_l.jpgRounds Out Gigabit Ethernet PoE Media Converter Portfolio

Las Vegas, NV — September 29, 2008 – BICSI Fall Conference — Transition Networks Inc., the switching and conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the introduction of a new Gigabit Ethernet Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) media converter. This product expands Transition Networks’ portfolio of PoE copper-to-fiber media converters enabling customers to power wireless access points, voice over IP phones and IP security and surveillance cameras.

These new converters are capable of handling speeds up to Gigabit Ethernet and can be located more than 100 meters from the main PoE Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) without the expensive replication of the PSE. The new devices are fully compliant IEEE 802.3af media converters providing 10/100/1000Base-T to 100/1000Base-X conversion and can be powered by an AC outlet anywhere in the world.

“In addition to helping overcome the challenge of linking remote IP cameras and Wi-Fi access points located beyond the 100 meter distance limitation of PoE over UTP cabling, our PoE copper-to-fiber media converters also help to reduce capital expenditures and installation costs by providing the benefits of PoE at the remote sites,” said Patrick Schaber, Director of Marketing at Transition Networks. “As we expand our PoE product portfolio to accommodate higher bandwidth devices and customer applications, the addition of the new gigabit Ethernet device offers customers the utmost in flexibility for integrating fiber into their PoE networks.”

Product Features

Transition’s AC powered PoE media converters utilize an external AC power supply allowing for a reduced form factor when compared to devices with an internal power supply. These converters combine the data received over a fiber optic link with up to 15.4 watts of power and insert the combination on either the “A” or “B” pairs of unshielded twisted pair cabling to interface with Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) Power Devices (PD). The media converters also include PD signature sensing and power monitoring features compliant with the IEEE 802.3af standard, such as Over-Current Protection, Under-Current Detection and Fault Protection Input. In addition, these products include Transition’s premium selectable features such as Automatic Link Restoration, Auto-Negotiation, Autocross, Link Pass Through, Far End Fault and Pause.

Transition also integrated the following innovative and industry-unique features into these new gigabit Ethernet media converters:

Power Device Reset - With the PSE/LPT switch enabled, a loss of fiber RX will disable PSE power output on the UTP port for 2 seconds to allow remote device to re-initialize. It will then resume power output to the PD device and will automatically re-establish the UTP communication link once the fiber RX is restored.

Redundant, dual speed SFP ports – The 110 model includes two SFP ports that support both 100Base-FX and 1000Base-X SFPs providing the ability to utilize this converter to support a fast Ethernet link today and simply move to gigabit Ethernet in the future by changing out the SFP. These dual speed ports can also be set via dip-switch to provide a redundant fiber path between a mission critical PD and a PSE or to function as traditional three port switch.

Product Configuration and Availability

Transition’s new gigabit Ethernet PoE media converters are offered in three distinct models:

Product Description

SGPOE10xx-100 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45) PoE to 1000Base-X (fixed fiber port) offered in either multimode and single mode SC

SGPOE1040-100 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45) PoE to 100/1000Base-X (dual speed SFP port)

SGPOE1040-110 10/100/1000Base-T (RJ-45) PoE to (2) 100/1000Base-X (dual speed SFP ports) offering fiber redundancy

These new gigabit Ethernet PoE media converters expand Transition’s already extensive portfolio of PoE products. Transition also offers external AC powered 10/100-base models as well as 10-base and 100-base PoE media converters with internal power supplies in either AC powered or DC powered configurations. In addition, PoE injectors and PoE splitters are available under Transition’s MILAN brand offering.

All models are available immediately. Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or for the latest information.

About Transition Networks Products

Transition Networks’ conversion products are known for their ruggedness and reliability. They have a 99.4 percent customer acceptance rating, meaning that approximately one in 1,000 experience failure in the field. All Transition Networks brand of media converters and switches carry a lifetime warranty.

About Transition Networks Inc.

Transition Networks Inc. offers networking connectivity solutions that make networks perform better, faster and more reliably while helping companies leverage their existing networking infrastructure. The company’s Transition Networks brand of media converters make conversion between disparate media types possible, providing conversion technology solutions that offer the necessary adaptations without affecting the performance, nature or appearance of the network. Its complete MILAN portfolio of multilayer switching products is designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution with unique solutions, easing the stress on networks caused by high-bandwidth applications. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries, including Ingram Micro and Tech Data. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: JCS).

Statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance in 2008 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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