8000 Series IADs give carriers migration path from TDM and ATM networks to VOIP; new family of DSL IADs aim at SOHO and SMBs

June 21, 2004

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MADISON, Ala. -- Verilink Corporation (Nasdaq: VRLK), a market leader in broadband access solutions, announced today the introduction of the 8000 Series of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) enabled Integrated Access Devices (IADs).

Verilink's new 8000 Series IADs provide all of the advanced functions carriers need to deliver toll-quality voice and business-class data services over IP networks. Operating as intelligent customer-located equipment, the 8000 Series supports Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) and provides a built-in migration path from traditional telephony, Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), to IP. This migration path allows carriers and enterprises to maximize their existing investments while having an on-ramp to more cost-efficient, scalable packet networks.

The 8000 Series is a flexible product set based on a true plug-and-play architecture, plugging directly into existing phones, PBX and Key systems and supporting a wide range of WAN interfaces, including ADSL, SDSL, G.SHDSL, T1 and E1. The remote management functionality allows services to be configured, provisioned and managed without truck rolls, saving up to five times the operational cost of traditional operations.

"We have been putting a great deal of focus on introducing VoIP services for our enterprise customers," said Stephen Lail, Vice President of Corporate Development at Covad Communications. "Our search for an experienced access vendor with demonstrated technical competence in voice over packet technologies has led us to Verilink. Their 8000 Series IADs have met our immediate requirements and have given us the flexibility to introduce future value-added services."

"After many years of speculation, we are finally seeing VoIP services being commercially rolled out by service providers. The deployment of a cost-effective intelligent multi-protocol access device, such as the 8000 Series IADs from Verilink, is critical to the successful roll out of these services," said Scott Clavenna, President of PointEast Research.

Verilink's 8000 Series IADs have been recognized by Telecommunications MagazineTM as one of the "10 Hottest Technologies" in the telecom industry. With this year's focus being on technologies that enable new, differentiated, high-speed services, Verilink's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) product set was recognized as a leading access solution among the top technology categories.

Verilink will have a kiosk at Telecommunications Magazine's 10 Hottest Technologies Pavilion at SUPERCOMM 2004, Chicago, June 22-24.

In a separate release:

Verilink Corporation (Nasdaq: VRLK), a market leader in broadband access solutions, announces today the introduction of the VIPER, a new generation of DSL Integrated Access Devices (IADs). The VIPER will enable service providers worldwide to profitably offer high-bandwidth voice, data and video services to the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) and Small to Medium Business (SMB) market.

The VIPER product family consists of full featured ADSL and SHDSL IADs supporting both 2 and 4 ports POTS or BRI applications with full Layer 3 Routing, Layer 2 Bridging and software security. Models support VoDSL today and will be software upgradeable to VoIP. ADSL2+ and four-wire SHDSL models are also available for applications requiring higher speeds for data applications and video. The VIPER meets CLASS-5 call completion rates of 99.999 percent and provide a voice quality that is virtually indistinguishable from toll quality.

The flexibility of the plug-and-play architecture and remote or local management via a web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows for effortless installation and management. The combined features and functionalities of the VIPER set the bar in delivering secure and reliable value-added voice and data services to small businesses.

"The SOHO, Telecommuter and SMBs represent a significant portion of the global enterprise market, yet have remained relatively under-served by service providers due to the high cost of operations," said Michael Howard, Founder and Principle at Infonetics Research. "Products such as the VIPER allow service providers to profitably deliver high-speed services to this market."

Verilink Corp.

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