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Radvision Lands Deal

Northrop Grumman has selected Radvision's video conferencing technology

November 28, 2005

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FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- RADVISION LTD. (Nasdaq: RVSN - News) today announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC - News) has selected RADVISION's video conferencing technology to enable the rich media conferencing and collaboration platform that it is developing for the Department of Defense (DOD), through the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This contract is estimated to be the largest single acquisition of IP video and audio conferencing services and equipment awarded to date in the federal government.

Northrop Grumman was awarded the contract to develop the new Defense Video System version II (DVS-II) for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). RADVISION will supply Northrop Grumman its iVIEW(TM) software suite as part of the solution. Additionally, Northrop Grumman will utilize networking solutions from Cisco, including Cisco's Internet Protocol Video Conferencing (IPVC) Multipoint Control Units and Gateways which are sourced from RADVISION, under an OEM agreement.

RADVISION's revenue related to this contract is estimated at between $6 million to $8 million and is expected to be recognized over the next 15 months.

RADVISION's technology is designed to provide seamless interfacing with government encryption devices and provides real-time video, voice and data communications while delivering a level of video and audio quality that equals that of wireline communications.

DISA develops and provides interoperable command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems to serve the needs of the Department of Defense components during peace and war. The DVS-II project will provide real-time services that allow simultaneous video and audio with multi-point and point-to-point conferencing to serve both field and command communications.

"The DVS II requirements are far beyond any currently fielded system, and DISA wants a network-centric solution to grow well into the future," said Dr. Jack Anderson, DVS-II technical lead and communications manager for Northrop Grumman. "We have found that RADVISION technology can provide a feature-rich multiparty video conferencing solution that is battle-proven, highly scalable, and that can seamlessly connect an unlimited number of users under any conditions."

Northrop Grumman will design and deploy the new video teleconferencing and collaboration hubs for networks supporting defense operations worldwide. This solution provides a full set of rich media communications features including video, web and audio, call center and network management products. RADVISION in turn will supply professional services, hardware, software and lab and maintenance services.

"RADVISION technology has long been an important infrastructure component of the Department of Defense (DOD) collaboration network, providing both field and command communication solutions that have been battlefield tested and have supported tens of thousands of military users," said Boaz Raviv, RADVISION's CEO-designate. "With this contract, RADVISION will become an even more integral part of the DOD IP networks."

"Cisco has had a long-standing relationship with RADVISION and has teamed with RADVISION in its line of IPVC MCUs and gateway products," said Bruce Klein, Cisco's federal area vice president. "RADVISION's ongoing commitment to provide Cisco with the best multiparty conferencing components available in the market has supported this significant win and others over the years."

Radvision Ltd.

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