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XO Communications Deploys Ethernet over Copper Services for DCANet


Service provides DCANet customers with access to affordable, high-speed Internet access


HERNDON, VA – March 11, 2009 – XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is providing DCANet, one of the oldest, continuously operating Internet service providers (ISPs) in the greater Philadelphia area, with Ethernet over Copper services. The deployment, launched this week, is an upgrade to the T-1 transport service provided to DCANet by XO since 2006 and will enable the company to offer customers access to high-speed, dedicated Internet access. By combining XO’s proven Ethernet capabilities with DCANet’s proactive monitoring and support, customers will have access to high-quality, high-capacity bandwidth while avoiding the costly and time-consuming process of laying fiber to connect their locations.


“The majority of our customers aren’t tied into fiber networks, so leveraging existing copper lines to deliver high-speed Internet access was a natural choice,” said Keith Duncan, Ph.D., president and CEO of DCANet. “XO had already proven its commitment to high-level service and offered the perfect option for Ethernet access, so our choice of where to turn was simple.”


Through the agreement, XO is providing DCANet with Ethernet access speeds starting at 5 Mbps, with the capability to increase to 20 Mbps – a significant jump for customers only able to access the limited 1.54 Mbps speed associated with the T-1 service. The end result will enable businesses to more quickly and effectively download and share data-intensive, latency-sensitive files across the Internet.


“Over the years, XO has taken care to ensure that the offerings we develop and package match the needs of our varied customer base,” said Don MacNeil, vice president of XO Carrier Services Sales Operations. “Our Ethernet over Copper products afford carriers a cost-effective, high-quality option for faster Internet connections for their customers. We’re pleased that DCANet has chosen us once again to be their network provider.”


XO Communications has become an industry leader in expanding the availability of Ethernet services to carriers through its utilization of Ethernet over Copper technology. The company recently expanded its Ethernet over Copper services footprint by 18 percent and now has deployments in 75 major metropolitan markets, enabling XO to utilize metro copper loops to serve non fiber-fed businesses with Ethernet services at speeds from 5 to 88 Mbps. For more information about XO’s Ethernet over Copper services, contact your Carrier Account Executive, visit www.xo.com/carrer or contact XO at 1+800.474.1763, 1+ 303.539.7738 or 1+ 972.578.6496.


About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.  


About DCANet

DCANet is a division of Consult Dynamics, Inc. (CDI), which was founded in 1990 as a wide-area networking consulting firm and computer reseller. DCANet has been providing quality Internet services since 1994, with offices in Philadelphia, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. With an emphasis on customer support, quality service and reliability, DCANet provides premium Internet, data and voice services at competitive prices throughout the Delaware Valley.


DCANet has built a fully redundant, private fiber-based regional network with upstream connectivity to multiple Tier-1 networks. DCANet maintains a 10GB DWDM SONET ring between its Philadelphia and Wilmington datacenters, providing the highest levels of network reliability. At its Wilmington datacenter, DCANet provides high density and high availability colocation facilities. For more information, visit www.dca.net.


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Reputation Partners (for XO Communications)

312-819-5720

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Comptel OSS Sets Record For Charging, Mediation Performance

Comptel Dynamic OSS Sets New Benchmark for Mediation and Real-Time Charging Performance


IBM benchmark highlights Comptel’s ability to protect Communications Service Providers against the growing mediation and charging requirements that ‘lifestyle’ services demand


Comptel Corporation (OMX Helsinki: CTL1V), the leading vendor of dynamic Operations Support System (OSS) software, today announced the results of an extensive scalability and performance benchmarking study undertaken in conjunction with IBM.


The study demonstrates the unique capability of the newest versions of Comptel’s Convergent Mediation and Charging Solutions to address the scalability issue that ‘lifestyle’ services present for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). As these content and bandwidth-heavy lifestyle services are packaged and billed to end-customers in increasingly diverse ways, service providers will require systems that are able to scale to the corresponding exponential increase in mediation and charging support within OSS systems.


“Lifestyle services require CSPs to improve their real-time control and management of services as customers will expect more flexibility in the way these services are packaged together and charged to them.” said Simo Sääskilahti, Comptel SVP Products and Solutions. “In a service provider’s production environment, this translates into a dramatic increase in the number of mediation and charging events that the OSS must be able to handle.”


In this benchmarking exercise, Comptel was able to achieve near linear scaling to over 1.9 billion events per hour on a single IBM Power 595 server with a 64-way POWER6 microprocessor.


“Scalability of this magnitude is critical to meeting the dynamic needs of tier-one service providers and those looking to consolidate multiple billing back-office components into a convergent platform,” continued Sääskilahti. “Comptel is comfortable to deliver our solutions on IBM technology for our largest customers, some quickly approaching 100 million subscribers.”


“The combination of Comptel’s Convergent Mediation and Charging software and the IBM technology is a great cost effective option for customers that require the highest levels of performance and scalability,” said Pierre Perdaems, IBM Telecommunication Servers - EMEA CTO. “By achieving nearly two billion events per hour with Comptel Convergent Mediation and Charging, the IBM Power series server family has again demonstrated why it is proving to be the architecture of choice for CSPs worldwide.”


Today, Comptel has 16 customers on Power series servers supporting over 200 million subscribers, including Airtel, DTAC, Idea Cellular, Telefónica Móviles Argentina and Vodafone Essar. IBM Power series servers are the servers of choice for tier one service providers, with Power 6 servers providing PowerVM – IBM’s industry-leading virtualisation technology – to allow optimal flexibility, server consolidation and cost reduction.


Benchmark Details

* Conducted at IBM Telecommunications Infrastructure Center for BSS in Montpellier France, the benchmark included various workloads such as offline streams, online streams, charging, rating, and customer balance management activities using a variety of conditions modeled after real-life communications service providers. Several joint customers provided validated test scenarios.


* Convergent scenarios covered modeled conditions equal to 1.5 billion subscribers in a developing economy prepaid/postpaid business model. Specific test scenarios for GGSNs and other network components generating high record volumes requiring complex stream aggregation were defined and tested by IBM Global Services.


* The results verified Comptel Convergent Mediation Solution 6.1 and Comptel Charging Solution 6.1 core components’ near linear scalability utilising in-memory data storage. Memory usage correlates to core functionalities, such as aggregation, correlation, duplicate checking, and rating which dynamically drives how many parallel sessions to hold against the data store.


* The benchmark tested Comptel’s solutions running on a single IBM POWER6 processor-based Power 595 server, with IBM AIX version 6.1 operating system and IBM PowerVM virtualisation technology, hosted by an IBM DS8300 storage subsystem.


Additionally, Comptel also ported Comptel Convergent Mediation Solution 6.1 and Comptel Charging Solution 6.1 to support IBM solidDB in-memory database and IBM BladeCenter, for more performance, scalability, and reliability options required for varying emerging and Greenfield market conditions. Comptel plans to make the Comptel Convergent Mediation and Charging Solutions generally available leveraging the high performance of IBM solidDB in-memory database. Comptel Charging Solution 6.1 is also being integrated by IBM into Aritel applying IBM SOA best practices.


About Comptel Corporation

Comptel provides Comptel Dynamic OSS solutions, enabling telecom service providers to deliver services flexibly and charge them effectively. Comptel’s expertise in inventory, provisioning and activation, mediation and charging empowers service providers to focus on delivering the innovative services. Comptel has provided solutions to 280 customers with 800 million subscribers in 85 countries. Net sales were EUR 85 million in 2008. The Group has about 600 employees in 18 countries. http://www.comptel.com

XO Communications Enlisted by Infobahn Outfitters, Inc. to Supply High Speed IP Transit Service in Less than One Week

Response to Urgent Holiday Request Enabled Infobahn Outfitters to Provide Increased IP Capacity within Guaranteed Timeline


HERNDON, VA - Feb. 11, 2009 - XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO) today announced that it is providing high-speed, low-latency Gigabit Ethernet IP transit service to Infobahn Outfitters, Inc., a full-service Internet provider delivering network access and IP services to eight western Illinois-based telephone companies. XO was selected based upon the company’s proven ability to rapidly implement service without sacrificing quality or performance - a critical need identified by Infobahn Outfitters at a challenging time.


“We received word just before the holidays that our current provider couldn’t meet our end-of-year timeline for increasing IP capacity, and that’s when we turned to XO for help,” said Jeff Calhoun, Infobahn Outfitters CEO. “I was astounded by the turnaround. I knew XO was good, but this was even more amazing considering hectic holiday schedules.”


Following an e-mail request from Infobahn Outfitters on Christmas Eve, XO worked quickly to put together an agreement and sales order by the morning of December 30. The order was immediately dispatched to service provisioning, which installed the high-speed, increased-capacity service by mid-afternoon on December 31.


“XO and its talented, committed employees understand that our customers’ needs for Internet and communications access don’t end when weekends or holidays begin,” said Don MacNeil, vice president of XO Carrier Services Sales Operations. “Our company prides itself on offering unparalleled, unwavering customer service, and we appreciate any opportunity to demonstrate it – this time by helping a new customer improve and expand upon its network offerings.”


Through XO’s agreement with Infobahn Outfitters, customers in urban and rural areas of western Illinois will have access to a higher-quality, cost-efficient Internet experience unencumbered by bandwidth capacity limitations. As the demand for such service grows and efforts to reach rural America strengthen, XO is well-positioned to assist carriers requiring the flexibility and scalability necessary to quickly meet their IP transit needs. The company recently announced a major upgrade of its nationwide IP network that triples its network capacity, setting the stage for XO to provide the next generation of IP services to its customers like Infobahn Outfitters.


Next-Generation IP Network

XO’s High Speed IP Transit service provides cable companies, online content providers, enterprises, and domestic and international telecommunications companies with fast, reliable Internet backbone access without the cost of building and managing a Tier 1 network. Along with multiple bandwidth options and robust peering arrangements, XO High Speed IP Transit service provides: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Service options; Full port or burstable billing options; Service Level Agreements; and Direct connectivity to high-valued content and access destinations on the Internet.


About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.


Media Contact:

Cassidy Neveux


Reputation Partners (for XO Communications)


312-819-5720


cassidy@reputationpartners.com




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RAD Data Communications and Ipanema Technologies Join Forces to Bring High-Margin Application-Aware Services to Existing IP and Ethernet VPNs

Co-Developing Joint System to Provide a Larger Universe of Enterprise Users

with Integrated VPN Optimization Solution and Quality of Experience Guarantees


MAHWAH, New Jersey, and FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES, France, February 9, 2009 – RAD Data Communications, the leading international manufacturer of intelligent access devices, and Ipanema Technologies, the leader in application traffic management systems for wide-area networks (WANs), have announced plans to co-develop a joint system for enhancing added value services in Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPNs while laying the foundation for future business services. This cooperative solution will be based on RAD’s intelligent customer premises equipment and Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System (incorporating advanced application-awareness capabilities).


The joint product offering will pave the way for service providers to extend existing WAN optimization services to more IP VPN enterprise sites, as well as assure end-to-end application performance guarantees over increasingly popular Ethernet VPNs. The integration of these two best-of-breed components into a unified platform is also expected to deliver significant OpEx reduction gains for service providers.


“Building on RAD and Ipanema’s respective market leadership, the R&D and commercial partnership will make end-to-end network control and optimization as well as Quality of Experience guarantees an affordable reality for deployment at all of the enterprise VPN’s customer sites,” explains Dr. Daniel Kofman, Chief Technology Officer at RAD Data Communications. “Service providers will not only be able to roll out higher-margin, added value services for both IP and Ethernet services, but will also benefit from better management of their network resources.


“Moreover, this unique solution will help usher in a new era of business process-centric (instead of network-centric) business-aware VPN services, which are ‘technology agnostic,’ sparing end users from the network complexity and technological diversity of L3 and L2 network connectivity.”


“This collaborative effort is of strategic importance for both Ipanema Technologies and RAD because it places our companies in the forefront of industry efforts to address the critical challenge of offering application-based managed service capabilities for end-to-end network optimization, applications performance control and application SLAs,” notes Thierry Grenot, CTO at Ipanema Technologies. “The partnership represents a natural evolution for our industry leading solutions for IP VPN, logically expanding their scope into a broader market and easily accelerating the deployment of highly affordable value-added services in the near-term.”


The RAD-Ipanema system concept has already been validated by several of the world’s leading Tier 1 carriers and trials are now being scheduled for 2009. In addition, the companies are working closely with telecom operators and the managed service provider community to define the business services of the future.


About RAD

Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company’s installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 21 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com


About Ipanema Technologies

Ipanema develops next-generation solutions for application traffic management and WAN optimization, which drastically improve the quality of user experience. Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System brings intelligence to the network, enabling enterprises to align the network with their business objectives dynamically. The Ipanema Autonomic Networking System is designed to manage up to very large enterprise Wide Area Networks (WANs). It empowers enterprises, telecom operators and network service providers to go Beyond the Networkâ„¢. With Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System, you can create repeatable and industrialized application-SLA based services that bring the best benefits with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): intelligent visibility, intelligent optimization and intelligent acceleration. Ipanema is used extensively by many large telecom operators as well as by large multinationals across all market segments, including banking and finance, public sector, energy, pharmaceuticals, automobile, IT and so on. For more information go to www.ipanematech.com


Press Contacts

Bob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data Communications

+972-3-6458134

bob@rad.com


Béatrice Durand, Marketing Director, Ipanema Technologies

+33 (0)1 55 52 15 37

durand@ipanematech.com

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Verizon Business Helps IT Leaders Set Sights for 2009

Global Communications and IT Solutions Leader Identifies Top Technology Trends to Help Businesses Reach New Heights in Year Ahead  


BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The global economy is front and center, and enterprises worldwide are looking to get the biggest bang for their buck in 2009.  With that in mind, Verizon Business has identified 10 business technology trends to help corporate and government information technology (IT) leaders do more with less.“These challenging times present IT leaders with an opportunity to make technology work harder and smarter to get the job done,” said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president of global business products for Verizon.  “We’re at a crossroads, where cost-cutting and technological innovation can actually unite to create new business capabilities in spite of the economic climate.  Verizon Business stands ready to help large businesses and government agencies worldwide make the most of communications and IT to propel their enterprises forward.”


Here’s Verizon Business’ list of 10 hot trends for 2009:


Enterprise 2.0 


The workplace is ever-changing and yesterday’s work style is being replaced with a more interactive exchange of ideas inspired by social networking tools such as Facebook, Wikis, Mash-ups, Twitter and Digg-it. Web 2.0 is quickly evolving into Enterprise 2.0 as these rich capabilities are creating new business models for some companies and empowering new strategies for others.  Removing traditional barriers of walls, wires, time and distance — reflective of today’s often globally dispersed enterprises — in favor of new social networking tools will enable workers to connect to their extended network of customers, suppliers, vendors and employees in new and exciting ways. Look for Enterprise 2.0 to help organizations take their game to the next level through enhanced collaboration, communications and sharing ideas.   


Work as Activity Versus Place 


Organizations want their employees to get their jobs done no matter where they are.  For that reason, teleworking is becoming a strategic imperative.   Companies will continue to recognize the productivity-boosting benefits of enabling mobile teleworkers or at-home teleworkers to remain securely connected to corporate resources.  The environment will also benefit as more businesses, government agencies and municipalities recognize the energy savings that can result from teleworking and “hoteling” (using office space on an as- needed basis, like a hotel room). Telework, including new high-definition virtual meetings, will create an increased focus on work as an activity versus a physical location, and companies will be able to hire and retain professional talent regardless of where they are located.  Managed mobility offerings will help businesses track, monitor, secure and manage the plethora of mobile devices accessing corporate networks. 


Doing More with Less


Businesses and governments everywhere are looking for ways to do more with less.  That holds true whether it means using managed services or tuning up existing networks instead of building new ones. IT organizations are also looking for the right technologies, such as sophisticated automated speech systems, to better serve customers.  In 2009, it’s all about productivity. Companies can choose which functions to keep in-house and which to hand off to a third party. Flexibility, the need for specific skill-sets and globalization are making selective out-tasking the preferred model. With managed services, companies can focus on what they do best and leave some of the highly specialized work such as IT, security, networks and call centers, to experts. 


Visual Communications 


Video will continue to play a starring role, as companies make the most of their IP connections to create a culture of collaboration.  From the boardroom to the desktop to the laptop to the mobile phone, more collaboration will take place, as companies increasingly embrace the cost-savings, productivity and environmental benefits of virtual meetings versus business travel.   High-definition video will begin to pay off for extended enterprise communications between employees, customers, suppliers and partners.  In addition to interactive video collaboration, video functions will be incorporated in the enterprise for on-demand content distribution, including on-the-job training.  As high-definition video equipment becomes more affordable and interoperable, the opportunity to video-enable corporate IP network endpoints will allow companies to rev-up their existing networks with minimal investment.


Unified Communications Integrated Into Business Processes 


If voice over IP (VoIP) is thought to be the first return on an IP network investment, unified communications (UC) will be the gift that keeps on giving.  Unified communications uses Internet protocol networks to integrate various systems, media, devices and applications to help streamline business processes, accelerate decision-making, and reduce costs. With UC now at the forefront of business communications strategies, companies are making decisions about voice telephony that will help them achieve greater collaboration and productivity.  Workers leveraging presence capabilities in a UC environment can gain more control over work flow and time management as well as expedited communications.  What’s next: UC integrated into automated business processes, where human and machine intelligence commingle in an IP world to drive even greater business growth.


 


Ready, Set Go IPv6            


The number of IP-addressable devices and systems is skyrocketing within enterprises and few organizations have current documented data on what those IP assets are, how they are being used and which ones are most critical to their operations.  Knowing which IP addressable elements are linked to which business needs will enable IT leaders to prioritize the data and applications that will need to be future-proofed with IPv6 capabilities while phasing out those that are idle or counter productive to operations.  IPv6 will be a necessity for companies to achieve mobility and scalability with increased efficiency and ultimately move their businesses forward.   


Getting SaaSy


The network becomes king once again in 2009 making it the perfect platform for software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery. Serving content, applications and security in a centralized online environment will become the rage.  Buying computing resources a la carte will help companies control costs while attaining the security, performance, scalability and reliability required for the enterprise.  Consuming IT resources (connectivity, server and storage) on an as-needed basis will keep IT costs in control and eliminate the need, time and effort to outfit every desktop. Centralization will keep IT departments on top of their game in 2009.    360 Security  


Professionals will need to be security-conscious in and out of the office. Whether at home or on-the-go, security needs to be considered every step of the way.  Three hundred sixty-degree security, mandatory on any IT checklist, requires that the flow of data be protected in and out of the corporate network and through the extended enterprise of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees. Security will touch every endpoint, every device and every situation, both physical and logical. Home and office require equal protection as boundaries continue to blur.


Eco-Responsibility as Sound Business Strategy 


Companies will evaluate eco-responsibility along with their technology investments as part of an overall business strategy.  Corporate social responsibility is becoming increasingly important in how companies are viewed by their employees, customers and investors.  What’s good for the environment also happens to make good business sense.  According to “Smart 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age” published by The Climate Group, information communication technology (ICT) can reduce total global carbon emissions by 15 percent by the year 2020. If companies can reduce their energy consumption, they can also reduce their energy costs to gain a competitive advantage.  What’s more, savvy companies today are embracing the green initiative to get ahead of government and business mandates that will eventually force the issue.


Cutting Through the Compliance Clutter 


Compliance and regulatory oversight are here to stay. In 2009, expect more, not less, with IT in the hot seat for ensuring IT systems are fully compliant and all the right controls are in place. Enterprises should be prepared to be strategic, think innovatively and act decisively.  Professional services and Web-based dashboards that help track, monitor and enable controls for compliance will provide the foundation for companies looking to get it right.  These “smart” tools also will allow an organization to quickly review whether its partners, customers and suppliers, which form an extended network, are complying with relevant standards and regulations, a critical consideration in today’s increasingly connected world. 


“To these predictions,” concluded Gofus, “we will add one more: Businesses worldwide will need to be quick and nimble in the coming year. Those that leverage the benefits of technology to power their business objectives will weather the storm and become even stronger in the long run. Our expert staff is trained to help companies navigate these turbulent waters and deliver a comprehensive suite of integrated, secure communications and IT solutions, including managed and professional services that enable companies to focus on their core business.”     


About Verizon Business


Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world’s most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees — enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments — including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions — rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com. 


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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 www.transition.com 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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AiDi Corporation Exhibits New Products at ECOC 2008

Emeryville, CA, September 15, 2008 – AiDi Corporation invites visitors to their booth at the 34th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2008), to be held in Brussels, Belgium, from September 22 – 24, 2008. The latest addition to the AiDi Corporation product line is the fiber optic ribbon hermetic feedthrough, which can be manufactured in volume and still withstand Telcordia environmental requirements.


Other products include LGX style filter boxes, thin cassette filter/splitter boxes, Fiber Arrays, V-Groove Arrays, Connectorized Patchcables and Fanout Assemblies, and the rest of the PLC Splitter product line. Marketing services and advanced technical services are also available.


To find out more about AiDi Corporation’s entire product and service portfolio, visit Booth #5 at ECOC 2008 in Brussels, Belgium from September 22 – 24, 2008.


About AiDi Corporation


AiDi Corporation is a global company that offers innovative, high-value, Passive Optical Network (PON) products and service. AiDi leads the way to expanding optical network markets and deployments through improved network efficiency and economics. AiDi has exceptional technical leadership in the industry, providing customers with advanced networking options at a lower total cost of ownership. PON components from AiDi are remarkably well suited for harsh environments, as well as highly populated urban centers. All AiDi products are carefully engineered and manufactured to exceed industry standards, resulting in a higher standard for durability and a longer lifetime in the field. The company is privately held, founded by industry pioneers with several U.S. and International Patents Pending. AiDi headquarters is in Japan, with independent operating subsidiaries in China and the United States. All Rights Reserved.


http://www.aidicorp.com


Contact: Erina Ishida, Corporate Communications, AiDi USA, Inc., erina.ishida@aidicorp.com, 1250 45th Street, Suite 355, Emeryville, CA 94608


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Juniper Networks Introduces Dynamic Services Architecture to Accelerate New Service Deployments for Enterprises and Service Providers

New Dynamic Services Architecture “Changes the Game” in Networking; Fuels Innovation and Helps Drive a Sustainable Competitive Advantage 


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 15, 2008 – Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, is changing the game in networking with the introduction of the industry’s first Juniper Networks Dynamic Services Architecture designed to help high-performance businesses tightly align rapidly changing business requirements with network technology investments to accelerate new service deployments. The Dynamic Services Architecture is the foundation on which the newly announced Juniper Networks SRX dynamic services gateways (see today’s related announcement) are built, offering an extensible “no compromise” solution to scaling integrated services and network capabilities on a single architecture. This enables enterprises, service providers and public sector agencies to quickly and cost-effectively take advantage of new service opportunities, address changing business requirements, and deliver superior user experiences. 


High-performance businesses view the network as critical for taking advantage of dynamic service and business models which fuel innovation. As these businesses continue to massively scale their networks to support advanced applications and services, they can no longer afford the service integration and performance tradeoffs associated with administering and managing legacy network infrastructure. Innovative businesses require a dynamic network infrastructure that is fast, reliable and secure, and that paves the path toward seizing new opportunities. These challenges include keeping pace with an escalating and evolving security threat landscape, which remains a leading source of network downtime and slow service; contending with an inability to quickly scale networks to deliver applications and support thousands to millions of users; and the continuing operational inefficiencies that plague legacy network infrastructure, including the rising cost, complexity and inability to adapt to changing requirements.   


“Racks of service specific appliances and blades along with a multitude of operating systems and management interfaces create a level of network complexity that introduces latency and inhibits new service deployments,” said Abner Germanow, director, Enterprise Networks, IDC. “A service architecture that enables businesses to scale in all dimensions dynamically with virtually ‘any’ service will quickly meet the business requirements and streamline investment decisions.” 


“Maximizing the value of services and applications while simultaneously minimizing costs is critical for service providers to drive revenues,” said Ray Mota, chief research officer, Synergy Research Group. “There is a fundamental requirement for a high-performance scalable network architecture that delivers performance, reliability and security at scale to accelerate new service deployment.” 


Continued Innovation: Dynamic Services Delivery Technology


As the leader in high-performance networking, Juniper uniquely understands today’s challenges for enterprises and service providers and continues to innovate, to design, develop and deliver solutions that offer greater choice and control in quickly meeting changing requirements. The Dynamic Services Architecture includes Juniper’s dedicated dual management engine and purpose-built, carrier-class terabit speed fabric that allows for massive scale of Ethernet ports and services processing independently. The new architecture delivers the ability to readily “turn-on” a wide range of services, including stateful firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDos/DoS) protection, Network Address Translation (NAT), dynamic routing, and Quality of Service (QoS). This ability greatly accelerates application and service deployments. The Dynamic Services Architecture serves as the framework for the evolution of networking, which will not only change the way businesses operate, but also improve how networks are architected.  


“Juniper continues to invest in the innovation necessary to deliver the high-performance network infrastructure that matters most to high-performance businesses,” said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager, Services Layer Technologies, Juniper Networks. “Escalating security and performance demands magnify the need for a dynamic approach that allocates and maximizes the utilization of necessary security and network resources, without compromising network performance. Juniper is the first to deliver on a technology that builds upon a Dynamic Services Architecture, changing the game in the provisioning of high-performance security and networking services to accelerate the deployment of advanced business and consumer services and applications, all while reducing cost, complexity and risk.” 


Delivering High-Performance SRX Dynamic Services Gateways


The Dynamic Services Architecture is the foundation on which the newly announced Juniper Networks SRX dynamic services gateways are built. Juniper today introduced the family of JUNOS®-based dynamic services gateways – the SRX 5600 and 5800 – which provide fast, reliable, secure access to applications and services from a single network architecture that runs on a single operating system managed by a single management framework. The Juniper SRX dynamic services gateways are designed to meet the technical, business and economic requirements of a service-enabling network infrastructure. For more information on the SRX dynamic services gateways, please visit http://www.juniper.net/srx.  


About Juniper NetworksJuniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net. Juniper Networks, JUNOS, and the Juniper Networks logo are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.



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Juniper Networks Delivers New Family of Dynamic Services Gateways for the High-Performance Network Infrastructure

SRX Dynamic Services Gateways Set New Industry Benchmarks with Highest Performing Firewall Service Exceeding 120 Gbps


 SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 15, 2008 – Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today introduced the Juniper Networks SRX 5600 and 5800 dynamic services gateways – a new category of extensible “no compromise” networking and security products that set unprecedented benchmarks for high-performance networking. Running on Juniper’s powerful JUNOS® software, a single-source code base network operating system, the SRX series delivers integrated services, scalable performance and operational simplicity that help high-performance businesses accelerate the deployment of business-enabling applications and services across the network to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Businesses are under continuous pressure to meet demanding and changing application and service requirements that enable innovation. As they continue to massively scale their networks to support advanced applications and services, they are also coming to the realization that they can no longer afford the performance and security tradeoffs and operational complexities associated with maintaining legacy network infrastructure. Legacy network infrastructure is often limited in performance, slow to adapt and costly and complex to manage. This hinders the deployment of new applications and services and the ability to scale.  


Built Upon an Extensible “No Compromise” Architecture


The Juniper Networks SRX dynamic services gateways are built upon the industry’s first “no compromise” Dynamic Services Architecture, an extensible design that can simultaneously scale integrated services and network capabilities on a single architecture. The SRX dynamic services gateways allow innovative businesses to deploy a high-performance network infrastructure that scales in performance, security and services to reduce the escalating demands and risks placed on the network. This enables fast, reliable and secure access to applications and services from a single network architecture that runs on a single operating system managed by a single management framework, which can reduce the total cost of ownership. “With new applications emerging and the security landscape continuously evolving, innovative businesses require a high-performance network with flexible technology to enable the effective, efficient and dynamic deployment of advanced applications and services,” said Michael Frendo, senior vice president, High-End Security Systems, Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s Dynamic Services Architecture represents an evolution of networking, enabling businesses to balance network complexity and performance with the services and security they need to extend the value of their network. The SRX family delivers on the promise of this new Dynamic Services Architecture approach.” 


Integrated Services: Deliver Superior User Experience


Juniper is delivering a quantum leap in performance and security with the SRX by initially launching the highest performance firewall service in the industry. The SRX dynamic services gateways deliver up to 120+ Gbps firewall throughput – an order of magnitude increase in processing speed compared to traditional firewalls. In addition to offering firewall services, the SRX natively integrates other key services such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDos/DoS) protection, Network Address Translation (NAT), dynamic routing, and Quality of Service (QoS). The ability of the SRX to support and optimize multiple services enables the product to provide scalable performance and security to applications and key services running on the network, thus delivering a superior user experience and improved productivity. “As a high-performance business, our infrastructure needs require dynamic and extensible technology to be competitive in the marketplace. A flexible platform that enables us to integrate new technology and capabilities as we need it will continue to allow us to quickly and cost-effectively take advantage of new opportunities, while also securing our network infrastructure,” said Sam Ghelfi, CSO, Raymond James. “Juniper’s SRX is a solution that is designed to help address changing business requirements and maximize technology investments as business needs evolve.” For more customer and partner testimonials, please see Bell Canada, University of Frankfurt and Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd.   


Scalable Performance: Accelerated Application and Service Deployments


The SRX dynamic services gateways are built upon Juniper’s Dynamic Services Architecture that offers a dedicated dual management engine and purpose-built, carrier-class terabit speed fabric. The extensibility of the SRX offers scalable performance based on the appropriate footprint, types of services and number of input/output and services processing cards (SPCs). Unlike single-purpose security appliances or traditional chassis platforms, the SRX dynamic services gateways deliver a wide range of services to meet evolving high-performance business requirements. The range of services as well as the ability to readily “turn-on” new features, greatly accelerates application and service deployments. 


Operational Simplicity: Minimize Complexity, Cost and Risk


The SRX dynamic services gateways run on JUNOS software to deliver unmatched carrier-grade reliability and operational simplicity. Deployed in more than 200 service provider networks around the world, JUNOS software is the single-source code base network operating system driving Juniper’s leadership in high-performance networking. JUNOS software is designed to maintain continuous systems and improve the availability, performance and security of business applications. JUNOS software helps to automate network operations by providing a single consistent implementation of features across the network in a single release train that minimizes the complexity, cost and risk associated with implementing network features and upgrades. This provides network administrators with more time to innovate and deliver new revenue-generating applications, advancing the economics of high-performance networking.The SRX can also leverage the Advanced Insight Solutions (AIS) intelligence built into Juniper’s JUNOS software. AIS is the enabling technology for Junipers J-Care Technical Services that provides a comprehensive set of tools and technologies to automate the delivery of network and device information for proactive network protection and support services. AIS incorporates intelligent self-analysis capabilities that can store and track potential risks, proactively notify customers of these risks, and then provide information to the Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) to open support cases and help identify and expedite issue resolution.


SRX 5600 and 5800 Dynamic Services Gateways


Juniper Networks SRX 5600 and 5800 dynamic services gateways are ideally suited for large enterprise and service provider networks. The SRX 5800 dynamic services gateway can support more than 120 Gbps of stateful firewall and up to 30 Gbps of IPS, as well as 350,000 connections per second. Each SRX deployment can be tailored to the specific network requirements, enabling the SRX 5800 to be configured to support more than 400 Gbps interfaces with choices of Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The scalability of the SPCs and input/output cards (IOC) is enabled by the terabit speed fabric employed in the dynamic services gateways, which allows for massive scale of Ethernet ports and services processing. The SRX 5600 dynamic services gateway uses the same SPCs and IOCs as the SRX 5800 and can support up to 60 Gbps of stateful firewall and 15 Gbps IPS.  


Future Service Capabilities


Juniper has a rich security and network services roadmap and the SRX dynamic services gateways will offer expanding levels of service intelligence, innovation and integration over time to keep pace with the changing network and business requirements of customers on a continuing basis. 


Pricing and Availability


The SRX 5600 and 5800 dynamic services gateways are available today. The base list price for the SRX 5600 chassis starts at USD 65,000 while the list price of the SRX 5800 chassis starts at USD 68,000. The list price for the services processing cards and input/output cards start at USD 100,000. The SRX 5600 and 5800 are expected to be in evaluation for Common Criteria EAL3 certification later this year. For more information on the SRX dynamic services gateways, please visit www.juniper.net/srx.  


About Juniper Networks


Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network.  This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net. 


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IPC Selects Overture Networks to Extend Managed Ethernet Services to Financial Trading Companies

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AUGUST 19, 2008 - Overture Networks, a leading supplier of converged packet access solutions for Carrier Ethernet, today announced that IPC Systems, Inc. is using Overture’s ISG product family as part of IPC’s recently introduced Ethernet Connection Service (ECS) for financial trading firms. IPC is a leading provider of indispensable communications solutions to financial services firms and global enterprises, and recently introduced low-latency Ethernet private lines through ECS to improve market access and the competitiveness of electronic trading firms.

To optimize ECS, IPC sought to bring together best-of-breed solutions, but needed to ensure consistent and highly available service globally and across any type of infrastructure, whether it be Ethernet-over-Fiber or Ethernet-over-SONET/SDH. IPC selected Overture Networks based on the flexibility and manageability of the ISG products, which allow IPC to support a wide range of customer environments.

Designed to be simple and fast-to-provision, IPC’s highly flexible and scalable ECS gives trading firms a wide range of secure, dedicated Ethernet private lines for low-latency electronic trading. ECS makes the firms more productive and simplifies customer management of connections to important trading partners and markets. Dedicated Ethernet private lines are quickly provisioned between On-Net customers. The service’s simplicity means trading firms do not have to worry about the complex networking and security problems associated with alternative carrier data services.

ECS gives IT organizations more flexibility, especially given the demand traders have for low-latency connectivity. In addition to point-to-point and point-to-multi-point connectivity options, IPC ECS offers trading firms and IT/telephony departments a 24/7 managed solution to connect with exchanges, electronic communications networks (ECNs) and the world’s largest On-Net community of approximately 3,000 financial institutions.

“Overture Networks stood out for a number of reasons,” explained Steve Kammerer, IPC Network Services’ vice president of service development. “Its Tier-1 carrier-grade products easily met our technology requirements. The ISG family not only boasts low power consumption but is easy-to-install and monitor. The ISGs are also scalable enough to use as edge aggregation and customer premises equipment. Perhaps most important was Overture’s Ethernet expertise and its team’s ability and willingness to help us build a new service with Ethernet as a core technology.”

“IPC is leveraging Ethernet to offer an innovative set of services for financial traders,” said Chip Redden, Overture Networks’ vice president of marketing and product management. “Overture is committed to providing the solutions and services that companies like IPC can rely on to cost-effectively and competitively meet their customers’ communications needs today and in the future.”

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable communications solutions to global enterprises. With almost 35 years of expertise, IPC provides its systems and services to the world’s largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government; power, energy and utility; and transportation organizations. IPC offers its customers a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice over IP technology, and integrated network and management services to over 40 countries. Based in Jersey City, N.J., IPC has more than 1,300 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.

About Overture Networks

Headquartered in the high-tech center of Research Triangle Park, NC, Overture Networks is relentlessly focused on providing solutions at the ever-expanding edge of the access network. The company enables network service providers and enterprises to stretch the edges of their networks to increase revenues, decrease costs and ensure a smooth migration to next-generation networking. With its patent-protected, award-winning ISG family of products, Overture Networks uniquely combines the packet-switched and circuit-switched worlds into a single architecture—at cost points that make it extremely attractive to offer Carrier Ethernet services to any size location—over copper, fiber or optical transport. For more information, visit www.overturenetworks.com.

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