RAD Data Communications incorporates TranSwitch's EtherMapT-3 EOS Mapper into its CLE terminal multiplexer

January 7, 2004

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SHELTON, Conn. -- TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) today announced that its highly integrated EtherMapT-3 Ethernet over SDH/SONET (EoS) mapper has been incorporated into RAD Data Communications' FCD-155 customer located equipment (CLE) terminal multiplexer.

The FCD-155 transports new generation IP/Ethernet services and traditional TDM services using asynchronous tributary modules for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks. The FCD-155 platform has been deployed and benchmarked by several carriers for metro access and premises-based transparent LAN service (TLS), Internet access and Ethernet private line applications. RAD is expanding field trials of the system with particular emphasis on the EoS application.

"The early market success of RAD's FCD-155 validates our first-to-market strategy with EtherMap-3. We introduced the industry's first comprehensive VLSI solution that supported the new EoS standards. Our complete line of EoS products, which include the EtherMap-12 and EtherMap-48 devices, will enable our customers to rapidly extend their platforms to OC-12 and OC-48. We provide software compatibility across our entire EoS product family to enable a smooth migration path for our customers," said Dr. Hoshang Mulla, Vice President of Marketing at TranSwitch. He continued, "TranSwitch's broad expertise in SDH/SONET and EoS brings tremendous value to platform developers and carriers by providing significant system integration and performance enhancement. Maintaining our focus on delivering flexible, high performance Ethernet transport devices to communications equipment vendors will ensure our leading position in the fast-growing EoS marketplace."

TranSwitch collaborated closely with RAD on incorporating the EtherMap-3 into the FCD-155 platform for over a year and a half during their system development and application testing phases, which centered on verification of hardware features and integration testing. The VLSI solutions company supplied early device prototypes, scripts, driver software, design review and on-going consultation and debugging assistance for specific applications. TranSwitch's extensive system design and applications support enabled RAD to optimize their platform's performance for specific Ethernet traffic parameters, including GFP protocol.

"Low or high order virtually concatenated (VC or VCAT) traffic, which consists of prioritized Ethernet/VLAN traffic wrapped in GFP, is becoming the pre-eminent EoS transport service. Being able to offer this high value service will allow us to significantly broaden our penetration in the emerging customer premises equipment (CPE) and customer located equipment access markets that we serve," stated Yoram Holtz, RAD's Vice President of Marketing. "With EtherMap-3's GFP, VCAT and LCAS features, EoS provisioning and protection capabilities are greatly expanded in the FCD-155, enabling our customers to optimize bandwidth utilization, achieve better control over service efficiency and boost profitability from their legacy SDH/SONET infrastructure. The collaboration with TranSwitch has provided a key ingredient for hitting the market early and differentiating the FCD platform from competitive platforms," he concluded.

RAD Data Communications Ltd.

TranSwitch Corp.

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