Hammerhead Systems announces its intention to accelerate European expansion plans to support customers and trials

February 28, 2006

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GARMISCH, Germany -- Hammerhead Systems, Inc., the market leader in Layer 2.5 Aggregation solutions, today announced its intention to accelerate European expansion plans to support customers and trials. The company is in early discussions with potential partners to support Hammerhead customers who deploy its HSX 6000 Layer 2.5 aggregation switch in Europe and in North America, and to support trials at large European carriers. Neither the North American customers nor the European trials have been disclosed. Hammerhead currently has a North American partnership with Fujitsu Network Communications.

“Hammerhead validated its core business strategy focused on carriers offering mission critical business services to enterprises around the world with two large customer wins including an IP MPLS Multi-service Edge Aggregation application and a Business Ethernet Aggregation application,” said Rob Keil, Hammerhead Systems Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development. “As a result of these large international network wins, we are accelerating our plans to secure European support for global customers and European trials. The carrier market has shown significant demand for Hammerhead’s HSX 6000 with its innovative network processor architecture, including Bandwidth Pooling (patent pending), 1:N Redundancy, and technology leadership in MPLS Pseudowires and QoS. Hammerhead’s time-to-market lead offers carriers real, flexible, and cost-effective solutions to support their network expansions today”.

In addition to the two existing customers, Hammerhead is in lab trials with other carriers for a variety of applications. In a typical scenario, Hammerhead’s HSX 6000 takes physical handoffs from SDH/SONET transport and/or cross-connect equipment, and performs aggregation, grooming, switching, and interworking functions on the data traffic while feeding Gigabit Ethernet to routers. In other cases, the HSX 6000 is a gateway between ATM and MPLS networks validating Hammerhead’s value in network interworking applications.The HSX 6000 offers extensive support for Ethernet (native GigE and EoS) as well as legacy services (FR, ATM, PPP/HDLC, TDM). The unique Dual Control Plane architecture gives carriers the flexibility to have a single edge platform connected simultaneously to and providing interworking between their MPLS and ATM networks.

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