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Polatis is Awarded Core Photonic Switch Patent

Cambridge, UK - March 19, 2003 - Polatis, the Cambridge (UK) based company developing optical switch modules for telecommunications equipment manufacturers, today announced that it has been awarded a core patent relating to its photonic switching platform.

The patent, GB2372834, covers the company’s unique micro-actuation and sensor technology and its application in Photonic M x N switches.

"We are very pleased to be awarded this patent", said Nick Parsons, Executive Vice President of Engineering for Polatis. "It protects the technology at the heart of our photonic switching products."

The technology described in this patent underpins the 16x16 ultra low-loss photonic switch module, which Polatis is demonstrating at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition (OFC) being held at Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25-27 March 2003.

About Polatis Ltd

Since inception in 2000, Polatis has set the benchmark in ultra-low loss optical switching. Its patented direct optical beam steering technology is powering the creation of highly reliable and compact photonic switching solutions. Polatis delivers a broad range of optical switching products with class-leading performance to customers in the communications, defense and instrumentation sectors. The company is located in Cambridge, UK on the country's foremost Science Park. Polatis is backed by 3i, Alta Berkeley, Prelude and EonTech.

To learn more please visit our website at: www.polatis.com

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Abbie Clarke
Marketing Coordinator
Polatis Ltd
332 Cambridge Science Park
Cambridge, CB4 0BZ, UK
+44 (0)1223 394807