Siemens has named Tut s an authorized reseller of Siemens Surpass Home Entertainment middleware

February 6, 2006

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BOCA RATON Fla. and LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. -- Siemens Communications Inc., a leading provider of Internet protocol television (IPTV) solutions in the United States and worldwide, today announced that it has named Tut Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:TUTS - News) as an authorized reseller of Siemens® SURPASS® Home Entertainment middleware. The SURPASS Home Entertainment solution has already made IPTV services a reality for more than 75 U.S. regional operators and many more service providers throughout the globe.

The reseller agreement will help to enable Tut Systems, a leading provider in delivering next-generation data and video services over broadband networks, to augment its industry expertise in headend IPTV solutions with market-proven middleware and integration services that are part of the Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment portfolio. By joining forces, Siemens and Tut Systems plan to build on the dozens of mutual IPTV deployments that the two companies have already undertaken together in the independent operator market - including ongoing work with TCT, a Wyoming-based service provider.

"The relationship between Siemens and Tut Systems enables us to offer some exciting services that will continue to give our customers some of the most advanced entertainment services available today," said Rod Collingwood, manager of Plant Operations and Video at TCT. "Our latest features - including interactive services such as on-demand entertainment, Personal Video Recording (cPVR) and Pause Live TV, along with future plans for Video on Demand (VOD) - are a great step forward toward fully integrating our communication services with an improved television viewing experience."

Commercially deployed by more broadband service providers than any other IPTV software solution, Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment middleware is helping service providers to increase subscriber revenue with a range of IP-based video and on-demand entertainment offerings. The solution also helps provide operators to more quickly launch new IPTV features as well as to improve system administration and reduce operating costs.

Tut Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: TUTS)

Siemens Communications Group

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