March 24, 2008

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- Integrated Photonics Technology (IPITEK), a leading designer, developer, manufacturer and supplier of Video-Optimized Intelligent Broadband Networks, announced today that its 10 Gigabit MSP-10GE Ethernet Platform will now feature tools that enable proactive monitoring and maintenance of broadband networks. The new tools will assist cable and data communications distributors in overseeing the health of their networks by helping them to anticipate and remedy problems before they negatively affect network service.

IPITEK’s monitoring tools have been optimized for the robust operation of critical network operations essential for business and video applications, both of which are growing exponentially via the Internet, cable networks, telco networks, and mobile devices. The new tools continually check for problems with network traffic with configurable alarm thresholds based on various statistics and traffic utilization. The product supports industry-standard protocols for network and element management, making it possible for network administrators to monitor for alarms whenever error thresholds are crossed using their current and future management system. These tools will be standard issue on all new shipments of IPITEK’s MSP-10GE Ethernet platform. Current IPITEK customers will simply need to perform a software upgrade to access the new features.

“Our MSP-10GE product has been successfully deployed by several major cable operating companies and is carrying live network traffic, helping carriers manage and expand their broadband networks and deliver the high-bandwidth services of tomorrow,” said Michael Salour, chairman and chief executive officer of IPITEK. “These new monitoring tools will assist service providers in maintaining compliance with service level agreements, which improves customer satisfaction and increases network uptime.”

Since 2006, IPITEK’s MSP-10GE Ethernet platform has offered a high bandwidth, scalable and easy to manage switch so network administrators can completely control how the traffic flows through their network. The platform presents an excellent choice for business services, video services, back office, and any other applications where low-latency, flexible configuration, and extensive monitoring are essential for smooth network operation. The switch assures customers a rich feature set and interoperability in any network, allowing providers to deliver services based on the actual needs of their customers. With the capacity to handle the demanding requirements of data centers, access networks, and business services now and into the future, its compact and low power consumption design makes it an ideal solution for operators who require a small footprint and have tight power budgets.

 

About IPITEK
Founded in 1982, IPITEK is a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of advanced technology products and services that enable cable and telecommunications companies to process high quality analog and digital signals and better manage and expand their broadband networks. IPITEK offers cost-effective products that are manufactured domestically in top-notch production facilities, and provides a high degree of personalized service and customer care. The company's premiere MSP-10GE Optical Ethernet platform offers flexibility, efficiency and the convenience of technology interoperability, bandwidth-on-demand and remote monitoring. IPITEK (www.IPITEK.com) is ISO-9001 certified and based in Carlsbad, CA.

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