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POLATIS JOINS CRESTRON INTEGRATED PARTNER PROGRAM

INNOVATIVE FIBER OPTIC SWITCH LEVERAGES INDUSTRY STANDARD CONTROL PROTOCOL

Billerica, MA., Cambridge, UK – May 29, 2008 – Polatis Inc., a supplier of high performance optical switch technologies, today announced that it has partnered with Crestron, the market leader in management control systems, to ensure compatibility with their next generation Trinity Optical Routing Switch as Polatis enters the Pro AV market.

The membership with Crestron will allow Polatis to offer their Trinity optical switching technology alongside Crestron's industry standard automation system. The partnership comes at a time of convergence in the video market, with Pro AV applications turning more to fiber transport for higher bandwidth in video, audio and data.

"We are pleased to partner with Crestron to offer our leading edge optical switching technology along side Crestron's industry standard automation system said Aaron Bent, Vice President Marketing at Polatis. As bandwidths keep increasing, optical switches will become an integral and future-proof part of the Professional A/V's development, and users can implement this exciting technology within their current automation and control systems", said Aaron Bent, Vice President Marketing at Polatis.

"The market's increasing demand for the bandwidth and performance in presentation devices is creating the need for a fiber optic infrastructure," said Chris Wildfoerster, Director of Business Development, Crestron. "The Trinity switch provides a unique and future-proof capability to route signals on fiber. Providing interoperability with the Crestron control and automation system ensures our dealers and system integrators seamless integration into a fiber infrastructure with the family of Crestron-approved products."

The Trinity series is designed to carry all types of video transport. It supports virtually all protocols and data rates - HDMI, DVI, SD/HD, SMPTE-276M, 259M, and 292M, NTSC, RF and other audio and data protocols. The flexible and multi-purpose switch creates exciting new signal routing solutions for medical centers, stadia, large venues and Government facilities. Like all Polatis products, traffic can be bi-directional, and carry single or multiple wavelengths.

To see a live product demonstration of Trinity, visit the Polatis booth C829 at INFOCOMM, Las Vegas, 2008, Monday June 17 through Thursday June 20.

About Polatis

Since inception in 2000, Polatis has set the benchmark in ultra-low loss optical switching. The Polatis patented DirectLight® optical beam-steering technology is at the core of its family 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, video, defense and instrumentation sectors. The company has headquarters located near Boston, Massachusetts and in Cambridge, UK. Polatis Inc. is supported through investments by 3i Group, Alta Berkeley, DFJ Esprit, EonTech Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Prism Venture Partners, JK&B Capital, Boston Millennia Partners, Harris and Harris Group, MTDC, and Gainesborough Investments.

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

About Crestron

For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.

Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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Contacts

Aaron A. Bent, PhD
VP, Marketing and Business Development
Polatis, Inc.
978-670-4910, x127
aabent@polatis.com

Howard Jones
BCS Public Relations
0044 115 948 6917
0044 7980 772 285
howard@bcspr.co.uk