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Polatis Series 1000 All-Optical Switch Certified as Carrier-Class

Successfully Completes Telcordia NEBS™ Level 3 and Verizon TEEER Testing

Andover, MASSACHUSETTS and Cambridge, UK– November 13, 2009 – Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical switching technology, today announced that its Series 1000 all-optical matrix switch has completed qualification testing against Telcordia’s most demanding NEBS™ Level 3 requirements. The testing was conducted by Bureau Veritas, a leading, globally recognized testing and safety certification firm, specially approved by Verizon to test network equipment to their stringent requirements.

The Polatis Series1000 successfully passed all tests as outlined in the Telcordia Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS™), meeting all requirements of GR-63-CORE and GR-1089-CORE. In addition, the exceptional performance and low power required by the Series 1000 received a Verizon Telecommunications Equipment Energy Efficiency Rating (TEEER) of more than 10, or at least 1,000 times more energy efficient than the industry average.

"The NEBS Level 3 assessment conducted by Bureau Veritas is an extensive set of rigorous tests designed to demonstrate unequivocally the quality of telecommunications network equipment," said Gerald Wesel, President and CEO of Polatis. "Certification of our Series 1000 product confirms that it is carrier-class and suitable for the most demanding networks. This certification underscores our commitment to the telecommunications market and also demonstrates our part in helping carriers reduce energy consumption."

The Series 1000 was subject to extensive testing including fire resistance, earthquake survivability, vibration, thermal margin testing, electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic interference (EMI) and power faults. Its compliance to all NEBS™ specifications ensures that it is suitable for use in service provider central offices.


About Polatis

Polatis develops and manufactures the world's lowest loss optical switching products for government and defense, telecommunications and data center, test & measurement and video broadcast markets. Through a unique combination of proven technologies and new, innovative architectures, Polatis has achieved class-leading performance and reliability that solve some of today's toughest optical networking challenges. Polatis all-optical switching products are proven in more than 500 networks all over the world.

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


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