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Polatis Moves to a New Purpose-Built Facility with State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Capabilities

Cambridge, UK - August 2, 2005 - Polatis, the Cambridge (UK) based company developing ultra-low loss optical switches, today announced that it has moved into new enhanced premises which provide a larger manufacturing and development environment to support the growing customer demand for Polatis optical switch products.

“The move into our new facility was driven by customer demand for our switch products. It brings Polatis to the next stage in our corporate development and underpins our objective to become the premier supplier of photonic switches” said Dave Lewis, Polatis CEO.

Polatis’ photonic switch products utilize the patented Micro-Actuation and Sensing System (MASS) which is based on time proven technologies such as those used in hard disk drives and ink jet printers. The MASS technology platform has established a solid foundation for a family of highly reliable optical switches with performance that is unmatched by any other photonic matrix switch. The world-class performance of the switch makes it ideal for a wide range of uses including hybrid switching in telecommunication networks, automated test, video switching, and defence applications.

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