SOURCE: Resolute Networks

April 22, 2008 10:28 ET

Resolute Networks Teams With Pannaway to Deliver Mobile Backhaul Solution

MODI'IN, ISRAEL and PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Resolute Networks Ltd. and Pannaway Networks today announced the successful integration of Resolute's carrier-grade CMX-1614 Circuit Emulation Service (CES) gateway into Pannaway's recently announced Broadband Access Switch (BAS)-150. The BAS-150 has been designed specifically to address business services as well as backhaul services for mobile operators. Resolute Networks' CES gateway enables service providers to establish "virtual wires" for the transport of traditional TDM services along the same cost-effective, high performance, converged Ethernet transmission path.

The Resolute CMX-1614 module is a fully integrated Circuit Emulation Services (CES) gateway designed to implement circuit emulation functionality in multi-service packet-switching equipment such as Pannaway's BAS 150. Fully IETF standards-based, the CMX-1614 supports circuit emulation over Ethernet via Pseudowire Emulation Edge to Edge (PWE3) including both SAToP (Structure Agnostic Transport over Packet) and CESoPSN (Circuit Emulation Service over Packet Switched Network). It is fully interoperable with other PWE3 compliant devices, and backwards compatible with Pannaway's existing line of products.

According to Pannaway president, Mark Carpenter, "Pannaway's customers are looking to leverage the new Ethernet transport systems they are building while continuing to deliver high value legacy services to their customers such as mobile operators. Second, they want to do these things in a standards based way. We felt we needed to address this market quickly and found that the solution offered by Resolute enabled us to rapidly implement a standards-compliant TDM over Packet (TDMoP) solution with no software development and minimal hardware design effort."

Speed to market has always been one of Resolute's key objectives. The CMX product line enables vendors like Pannaway to integrate CES & PWE3 functionality in a very short period of time. The CMX-1614 features a high performance multiplexing function capable of combining Fast Ethernet user traffic with emulated TDM circuits over a Fast Ethernet service uplink, guaranteeing CES stream bandwidth and priority.

"Pannaway's introduction of the BAS-150 marks an extremely important milestone for wireless operators in their evolution to Ethernet backhaul," stated Brian Bortz, Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Networks. "The combination of Resolute's CES-module with Pannaway's award-winning Service Convergence (SCN™) Architecture creates a compelling mobile backhaul solution."

About Resolute Networks

Resolute Networks Ltd. is a leading provider of standards-compliant sub-system and OEM solutions for circuit-emulation applications. Resolute's solutions are based on the company's silicon and module technology optimized to support high performance converged telecommunication services over Ethernet, MPLS and IP infrastructures. Based in Modi'in, Israel, Resolute Networks has a worldwide presence and markets its products in North America, Europe and Asia.

Resolute Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC). For more information, visit www.resolutenetworks.com.

About Pannaway Networks

Pannaway Networks delivers customer-proven broadband access solutions that enable its 300-plus telecommunications service provider customers to seamlessly evolve their legacy networks to Ethernet/IP -- at-will. Based on industry-standard IP (Internet Protocol) and Ethernet technologies, Pannaway's comprehensive Service Convergence Network (SCN™) architecture is proven to help service providers compete more effectively and ensure a next-generation network that will support emerging, bandwidth intensive services and applications for decades to come. For more information, please visit www.pannaway.com.

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