SOURCE: Procera Networks and SkyPilot Networks

August 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Procera Networks and SkyPilot Networks Deliver Wi-Fi Service for Pioneering Service Provider in Bahrain

SkyFi Networks Provides Carrier-Grade Broadband Service for Business and Residential Customers in Kingdom; to Market PacketLogic Throughout Region

LOS GATOS, CA and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Procera® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW), a pioneering developer of carrier-grade network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, and SkyPilot Networks, leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced the companies' respective products have been deployed by SkyFi Networks, a new wireless ISP serving the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Bahrain has experienced rapid growth in population and economy as its primary industries -- petroleum processing, tourism, and international banking -- continue to expand rapidly. The resulting boom in new housing and commercial developments has outstripped the availability of wired broadband access in the island's main cities. Further, many areas of the island nation are remote, sparsely populated, and thus difficult to serve with traditional wired service.

To address Bahrain's growing demand for high-quality broadband services, and after an intensive evaluation process, SkyFi Networks chose SkyPilot's mesh products for wireless infrastructure and access, and Procera's PacketLogic platform to provide network traffic and service management. In addition to its Bahraini broadband service offerings, SkyFi Networks will market Procera's product line to other broadband service providers throughout the Middle East and African regions.

"SkyPilot allows us to offer a carrier-grade service that complements or serves as an alternative to existing wired and wireless offerings, and permits us to bring service to areas where fiber or cable are unfeasible," said Moyez Kassam, managing director of SkyFi Networks. "To ensure top-tier quality-of-service for our customers, PacketLogic provides highly accurate network management that allows us to balance services and usage of high-cost bandwidth. The combination of these products has resulted in a world-class network for our customers and a showcase for other service providers in the region."

"We are very pleased that SkyFi Networks has standardized on PacketLogic for their own network operations, as well as to assist other service providers in deploying wireless networks," said Sven Nowicki, general manager of EMEA for Procera Networks. "PacketLogic is becoming the top choice of wireless providers worldwide through its high performance, low latency, high accuracy in traffic identification and flexible rules-based traffic management."

"SkyPilot's integration of high-capacity mesh backhaul, long-range fixed broadband wireless, and integrated Wi-Fi provides service providers like SkyFi with an innovative solution," said Brian Jenkins, vice president of marketing for SkyPilot Networks. "This unique combination enables flexible and cost-effective broadband services to a wide range of subscribers -- from business to residential to personal."

The PacketLogic product family includes the PL5600, PL7600, PL7620 and PL9200 models, which range from 4 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps bidirectional throughput capacity. The modular software design includes Surveillance (standard in all PacketLogic systems) and options for Filtering, Traffic Shaping, and Statistics.

About SkyPilot Networks

SkyPilot Networks is the leading provider of carrier-class wireless mesh solutions that enable service providers, municipalities, and public safety agencies to rapidly deploy cost-effective broadband access, voice over IP, public and private Wi-Fi access, video surveillance, and other wireless applications. The SkyPilot solution utilizes a patent-pending synchronous mesh architecture with high-speed switched directional antenna arrays that extends reach, mitigates interference, and maximizes spectral reuse. The result is a highly scalable, reliable, and deterministic mesh network that simplifies design, increases deployment flexibility, and dramatically reduces equipment and operating costs. SkyPilot has proven scalability and reliability with over 300 customers in more than 50 countries. SkyPilot is a privately held company based in Santa Clara, California. For more information on SkyPilot and its solutions, contact pr@skypilot.com or visit http://www.skypilot.com.

About Procera Networks

Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: PRNW) is a global provider of intelligent network traffic identification, control and service management infrastructure equipment. Procera's core product suite, the PacketLogic™ line of appliances, provides the most accurate application identification available today by using the industry leading connection identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language). PacketLogic is deployed at more than 350 broadband service providers (xSPs), Telcos, colleges and universities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com.

Procera Networks Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). In particular, when used in this press release, the words "plan," "confident that," "believe," "scheduled," "expect," or "intend to," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of Procera to commercialize the applicable technology and introduce products and the acceptance of those products by the market, the ability of resellers to sell the Procera products, market conditions, the general acceptance of the Company's products and technologies, competitive factors, timing, and other risks described in the Company's reports and filings with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) from time to time.

Procera Networks is a registered trademark, and PacketLogic and DRDL are trademarks of Procera Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. All other products or brands mentioned are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact Procera:
    Evelyn Miller
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.9238
    Email Contact

    Albert Lopez
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.7565
    Email Contact

    John Liviakis (Investor Relations)
    Liviakis Financial Communications Inc.
    415.389.4670

    Contact SkyPilot Networks:
    Brian Jenkins
    SkyPilot Networks, Inc.
    (408) 764-8081
    Email Contact

    Chris Daniels
    SkyPilot Networks, Inc.
    Sales Director, East
    (408) 764-8025
    Email Contact