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Polatis Distinguished with TVBEurope Best of IBC 2008 Editors Award

Polatis Trinity™ Optical Switch stands out for superior video communications links

Andover, MA and Cambridge, UK – October 23, 2008 – Polatis, the performance leader in all-optical switching, today announced its Trinity Optical Video Switch has been honored by TVBEurope, Europe's television technology business magazine, as a winner of the Best of IBC 2008 Editors' Awards. IBC is the leading event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Polatis' Trinity Optical Video Switch provides unprecedented levels of performance and reliability for managing the delivery of high-bandwidth video and audio signals.

As reported in TVBEurope, published yesterday, the Best of IBC 2008 Editors' Awards recognize the most innovative new products at IBC, the world's electronic marketplace. Judges particularly look for new products that clearly show the potential to make money, or save money, for end users in the video broadcast industry (rather than technology for technology's sake).

"Fiber optic transmission and switching are fundamental components in rolling out HD TV/video services from anywhere on the planet. That is why we have applied our record low-loss optical switching technology to the video broadcast market with the Trinity video switch" said Nick Parsons, vice president of product development at Polatis. "We are honored that our ongoing innovation in the video broadcasting industry has been recognized with this prestigious award."

The Trinity™ series of optical video routing switches provide an unprecedented ability to control and manage high bandwidth audio and video traffic for the broadcast, transport, post-production and intelligence industries. Through its all-optical nature, Trinity expands and automates the capabilities of today's manual broadcast infrastructure to meet the needs of existing digital & future high-definition, real-time broadcast standards.

About Polatis

Polatis develops and manufactures the world's lowest loss optical switching products for government and defense, telecommunications, video broadcast and test & measurement markets. Through a unique combination of proven technologies and new, innovative architectures, Polatis has achieved class-leading performance and reliability that enable the promise of all-optical communications.

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

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