Calix unveils CalixCompatible solutions assurance program

June 16, 2004

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Calix today launched the CalixCompatible solutions assurance program, a rigorous certification process designed to ensure smooth deployability of multi-vendor solutions. Specifically focused on promoting the deployment of advanced, IP-based voice, data, and video services, the CalixCompatible program provides wireline service providers with a valuable service: the certification of multi-vendor systems down to individual system release levels. In order to accomplish this, the program requires participants to submit solution elements to the CalixCompatible Lab, a large-scale test facility located in Petaluma, California. Calix lab personnel perform ongoing certification testing and conditionally make the results of this testing, including test scripts and system release levels, available to service providers via a secure web portal.

"Even though all of these solutions comply with similar standards, it is enormously helpful to service providers like Ringgold when a supplier steps forward and performs this level of certification testing," said Phil Erli, general manager at Georgia-based Ringgold. "The CalixCompatible program has allowed us to quickly and easily roll out advanced new IP-based services, such as switched digital video, to our subscribers."

According to Rick Johnston, Calix vice president of business development, "In order for programs like this to have real value to service providers, it is critical that they have strict and meaningful criteria for interoperability and that certification be applied down to specific system levels. Calix has invested heavily in lab infrastructure and support resources in order to deliver this value to our customers."

Calix Networks Inc.

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