SOURCE: Turin Networks, Inc.

September 16, 2008 08:01 ET

Turin Networks Launches the Industry's First Carrier-Grade Converged Services Access Gateway

Adit® 600 Platform Optimized for Migration to VoIP and Delivery of New Managed IP-Services to SMBs

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Turin Networks, Inc., a leading global provider of innovative Carrier Ethernet, Converged Services and Wireless Backhaul solutions for wireline and wireless network operators, today announced a new feature release that positions the company's widely deployed Adit® 600 platform as the industry's first carrier-grade Converged Services Access Gateway. With a fully modular architecture that supports hot-swappable service cards, Turin's Adit 600 provides greater flexibility, system reliability, and a longer product lifecycle than competing devices which only support fixed configurations. The release adds new advanced IP routing and IP service delivery capabilities, optimizing the product line to facilitate the migration to VoIP, the delivery of Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) services as well as managed IP VPNs for small to medium businesses (SMB).

Recent in-depth research from leading high-tech market research firm In-Stat indicates that the market for Multi-Service Business Gateway (MSBG) devices is poised for high growth. In-Stat defines MSBGs as a class of products, such as Turin's Adit product line, which integrate multiple voice, data, and video communication functions into a single device and are purpose-built for SMB applications.

"Going forward, it is clear that MSBGs will be the means by which new IP communications technologies and applications are adopted at the small, medium and branch office," said Keith Nissen, Principal Analyst at In-Stat. "As a result, we expect the worldwide MSBG market will generate over US$2.7 billion annually by 2012."

About the Adit 600 and the MSR Card

Extensively deployed by seven of the ten largest Local Exchange Carriers in the U.S., the Adit 600 product line serves as the flagship of Turin's iConnect™ for Converged Services portfolio. The new Adit release features the MultiService Router card (MSR) which enables the integration of advanced IP routing and IP service delivery capabilities into Turin's modular Adit 600 Converged Services Access Gateway platform. Configured with the MSR card, the Adit 600 is positioned as the industry's first carrier-grade, multiservice platform for the customer premises that enables service providers to deliver the complete range of new revenue-generating IP-services to SMBs, such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based voice over IP (VoIP), Dedicated Internet Access and managed IP VPNs, and traditional TDM data and voice services. Unlike competing devices which provide only fixed configurations, the Adit 600 supports a fully modular architecture and hot-swappable service cards -- delivering greater system reliability, service scalability and a longer product lifecycle. Additionally, the Adit 600 does not require fans for cooling, further increasing the reliability of this NEBS Level 3-certified platform.

About the Adit 3000 Series

The Adit product line also includes the Adit 3000 Series of application-specific, fixed form-factor devices designed to support the delivery of carrier-managed voice and data services to SMBs at a very competitive price with unmatched performance. The Adit 3000 Series comprises the Adit 3104 Converged Services Line-Side Gateway for enabling VoIP communications with analog telephones and fax machines, the Adit 3500 Converged Services Trunking Gateway for enabling VoIP communications with legacy PBXs, and the Adit 3200 Converged Services Access Router.

"The Adit product line is an important component of Turin's overall product portfolio and the cornerstone of our iConnect for Converged Services solution," said Henry Wasik, President and CEO of Turin Networks. "In addition to complementing our iConnect for Carrier Ethernet and Wireless Backhaul solutions that focus on reducing customers' OpEx and CapEx, our Converged Services Adit solutions enable our service provider customers to grow their top line revenues. This significantly increases Turin's value within our customers' networks."

About Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc. is a leading global provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for wireline and wireless network operators. Turin's iConnect solutions address the real-world challenges for network operators providing Wireless Backhaul, Carrier Ethernet and Converged Services. Turin's solutions have been deployed by more than 600 customers worldwide, including the top five wireless network operators in the U.S., as well as 11 of the top 17 broadband internet providers. Turin products increase network efficiency and capacity, and facilitate the migration to Carrier Ethernet. Turin is headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., with research and development facilities in Boulder, Dallas, Boston, and Shanghai, and sales offices throughout the world. For more information, visit www.turinnetworks.com or call 707-665-4400.

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