Occam Claims BLC Emergency First

Occam Networks adds industry first emergency standalone to its BLC 6000 system

May 4, 2005

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- OccamR Networks Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), a supplier of innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced an Emergency Stand Alone (ESA) feature for the company's BLC 6000T System. With ESA the BLC 6000 is the first broadband loop carrier that provides emergency services calling and local station-to-station calling during network or equipment failures. The new ESA system begins field trials next week and is expected to be available in July 2005.

The ESA system supports all Occam BLC 6000 POTS lines, whether under the control of the Occam 6640 GR303 gateway or a third-party soft switch. When remote subscribers become isolated from the primary central office switch the ESA system manages call control for the isolated network segment. The system can be configured to route E911 calls to local emergency service facilities and to complete local calls, a capability unique to the Occam BLC 6000.

"The Emergency Stand Alone feature enables us to continue to deliver lifeline POTS service to our subscribers from an Ethernet- and IP-based network," said Dave Martin, Director of Technology for The Blackfoot Telecommunication Group. "It allows us to enjoy the benefits of these technologies - simplifying our access network and reducing its cost - while having the peace of mind of offering stand alone POTS service in an emergency situation."

Occam Networks Inc.

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