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Riverstone Showcases Edge Routers

Riverstone Networks showcases convergence at the network edge at Supercomm 2005

June 6, 2005

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CHICAGO -- Riverstone Networks (Pink Sheets:RSTN), a pioneer in carrier Ethernet solutions, will be showcasing multi-vendor interoperability, reliability, scalability and quality of service (QoS) attributes of its MPLS-based Ethernet Edge Routers at Supercomm 2005; attributes that are driving the acceptance of carrier Ethernet as the edge infrastructure for converged business and residential services.

A founding member of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), Riverstone will be participating in MEF's first live demonstration of carrier Ethernet services. The event, involving 30 companies, will be the largest multi-vendor interoperability demo ever conducted by the MEF or at Supercomm. Riverstone will take part in the event's Service Aware Infrastructure demonstration, creating a QoS-enabled VPLS network consisting of the Riverstone 15008 Ethernet Edge router, the RS 3100 Ethernet access router, and equipment from Cisco, Tellabs and Ixia. The RS 3100 will be configured as an HVPLS spoke off of the Riverstone 15008 and will demonstrate the multicasting efficiency of HVPLS in distributing video services. Visitors to the booth will be able to watch streaming video and place IP video phone calls across the VPLS network using a PC client and IP video phone.

Riverstone will also be demonstrating live business and triple play services at its own booth, #73061, using a single HVPLS-based Ethernet infrastructure. The on-booth network will support features such as IGMP snooping, IGMP proxy and PIM-SM for efficient video delivery, as well as advanced QoS capabilities, for ensuring that service quality exceeds existing service delivery methods. The demonstration will also utilize many of the resiliency capabilities required in a converged, multi-service network including Riverstone's modular operating system, MPLS fast-reroute and a dual-homed MTUs.

"Over the past year, Ethernet has emerged as the carrier edge infrastructure of choice," said Inbar Lasser-Raab, Vice President of Marketing, Riverstone Networks. "As demonstrated at Supercomm, the cooperative effort of Riverstone and our many partners is helping provide carriers with a broad assortment of interoperable Ethernet solutions for this highly strategic part of their networks."

Riverstone Networks Inc.

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