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NET Receives Orders

FREMONT, Calif. -- Telecommunications equipment maker Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: NWK) announced that it has received initial advance orders for its NX5010 high-speed switching platform, to be shipped upon general availability of the product, which is expected shortly. Jointly developed by NET and Bay Microsystems, the leader in high performance packet processing solutions, the NX5010 is a compact, scalable, 10 gigabit per second multi-service aggregation and switching platform.

The NX5010 provides a powerful solution for mission-critical communications in response to increasing demand for secure, high speed, versatile networking. Initially targeted at government and financial customers, the NX5010 enables geographically dispersed data centers to connect and enables multiple components currently required to perform SAN to WAN communications to be replaced and collapsed into a single system.

The first release of the platform, designed to provide high-speed SAN to WAN communications and secure grid computing, was tested extensively by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Following the trials, NRL awarded NET and Bay an initial advance order for multiple units, which are targeted for use within NRL’s test bed for Advanced Network and Advanced Terabit Storage Area Networking trials. The units will be shipped upon general availability of the product, which is expected shortly.

“We tested the NX5010 extensively during the past six months, with results that exceeded our expectations,” said Dr. Hank Dardy, Chief Scientist, Supercomputing Research Lab – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. “The performance of the NX5010 was exceptional. The first-of-its-kind test set-up transferred 60 terabytes of InfiniBand data over a distance of 4500 km in only 32 hours. We believe this is the largest amount of InfiniBand data ever transferred per unit time over a wide area network.”

Network Equipment Technologies Inc. (net.com) (NYSE: NWK)

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