Tel(x) Uses Raptor Switch

Tel(x) selects Raptor Networks's Distributed Network Switch Architecture as the latest member of its technology showcase

July 5, 2005

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NEW YORK and SANTA ANA, Calif. -- tel(x), the premier operator of telecom "meet-me" network interconnection facilities, and Raptor Networks Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTN - News), a leading provider of standards based and unique patent pending switching technologies, announce today that tel(x) has selected Raptor's world's first "Distributed Network Switch" Architecture to be showcased within The tel(x) Technology Showcase(SM) within tel(x) New York. tel(x) New York is tel(x)'s interconnection facility at 60 Hudson Street, one of the most carrier-dense facilities in the world, with over 200 customers actively interconnecting networks to buy, sell and exchange services. Over 80% of these networks are either Voice, IP or VoIP-enabled. Therefore, by trialing Raptor Networks Technology products, tel(x) service providers now can address the growing customer demand for IP Transport Switching.

"Raptor Networks' patent-pending 'Distributed Switch Fabric' technology allows a single network switch to be created from discrete elements, connected by fiber, that are geographically dispersed over hundreds of miles," states Raptor Networks Chairman and CEO Tom Wittenschlaeger. "The implication, for service providers and users alike, is the availability today of high speed, high bandwidth networks at a fraction of the cost offered by traditional core-edge architectures. Now Metro Service Providers can offer a 'SONET-like,' redundant, self-healing, bi-directional, 20 to 60 Gigabit IP Ring at a highly disruptive price compared to traditional switch providers."

"Utilizing Raptor Networks technology, tel(x) customers will be able to take advantage of Raptor's resilient ring topology," continues the tel(x) Chief Strategy Officer Hunter Newby. "This technology supports 15 switches installed up to 80 km apart, forming a virtual chassis that extends up to 1,200 km. The virtual chassis can also travel over DWDM wavelengths for even greater distances. We are pleased to showcase Raptor's 'Distributed Switch Fabric' as one of the cutting-edge technologies advancing our industry."


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