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Announces end-to-end optical Ethernet transport architecture

March 4, 2002

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SHREWSBURY, N.J., and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Internet Photonics Inc. today announced an innovative end-to-end Optical Ethernet transport architecture that dramatically simplifies and speeds the deployment of Optical Ethernet services at significantly lower costs and much faster payback than current solutions. This evolutionary architecture combines the best carrier-grade attributes of today’s SONET/SDH solutions with the simplicity, availability and scalability of Optical Ethernet - for solutions that span from the customer location all the way through to the service provider’s inter-central office (CO) architecture. “Our solutions work alongside existing SONET/SDH services and leverage the service provider’s existing fiber and operational model at minimal up-front investment and ongoing expense,” said Gregory Koss, President and CEO of Internet Photonics. “This allows us to add Optical Ethernet transport on existing fiber links without disruption to current services, while opening up five-to- twenty times more capacity in that fiber for new revenue-generating services. This solves the problem of offering enterprise customers profitable Optical Ethernet services in the first mile, as well as between CO’s – all without the cost and complexity involved in current solutions that require replacing or upgrading all the existing network equipment and infrastructure.”In a separate release:Internet Photonics Inc. today announced an innovative solutions product line that for the first time brings the best carrier-grade attributes of SONET/SDH to Optical Ethernet. Now metropolitan service providers can introduce profitable, scaleable new services more quickly at lower risk, while achieving rapid return on investment due to significantly reduced capital and operational costs. The new products from Internet Photonics include the LightStack MXA, LightStack MX, and LightHandler PC. They combine carrier-grade Optical Ethernet with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Metro Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport to deliver full SONET-like OAM&P capability, along with the carrier-grade reliability and availability that until now have been missing from Ethernet-based solutions. Their 10 Gigabit optics are compatible with OC-192c/STM64 clear channel systems for cost-effective integration with existing metro and long-haul solutions, extending the reach of Optical Ethernet to any distance. Internet Photonics Inc.

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