Glimmerglass Reaches Europe

Glimmerglass signs distribution agreement with Laser 2000 for Western Europe

September 30, 2008

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HAYWARD, Calif. -- Glimmerglass, leading provider of Intelligent Optical Switches, today announced it has signed a new distribution agreement with photonics supplier and reseller Laser 2000 Germany to market and sell Glimmerglass switches in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Laser 2000 Germany will market and resell the full Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switch product line, ranging in size from 24 to 190 ports, as well as the Glimmerglass Console, a server based product offering centralized management for complex, multi-switch environments in these three countries. The agreement focuses a relationship that started between the two companies in 2003 and which has resulted to date in sales of the optical switches to many of Germany’s largest telecommunications and networking companies.

“Glimmerglass already enjoys a strong presence in Germany,” said Robert Lundy, president and CEO of Glimmerglass. “This country in particular has recognized the “greener” benefits of optical switch technology and the efficiency advantages of our switches for managing connections without regard to data size, format or protocol. As the largest supplier of photonics products and services in Europe, Laser 2000 is the perfect partner to help us bring this message to additional industries and countries in Europe.”

In a separate release:

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Glimmerglass, leading provider of Intelligent Optical Switches, today announced a reseller agreement with leading Eastern European distributor Micos, in which Micos will market and sell Glimmerglass switches to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Turkey.

Under the terms of the agreement, Micos will sell Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switches ranging from 24 to 190 ports, as well as the Glimmerglass Console, a server-based product offering centralized management for complex, multi-switch environments, in this region.

“Eastern European companies are facing the dual challenges of rapidly growing infrastructure requirements and budget restraints,” said Micos Chairman Svatoslav Novak. “Fiber is the obvious solution based on its cost to bandwidth advantages. The Glimmerglass switches have consistently proven their ability to significantly reduce capital and operational expenses for organizations creating, monitoring and protecting growing fiber optic networks. We’re pleased to be representing the industry leader.”

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