Actelis Networks MetaLIGHT 1300 Receives 2004 Innovation Award By Technology Marketing Corporation's (TMC) Labs

Award Based on Technological Innovation and Business Value Provided to Service Providers and Enterprises

FREMONT, Calif., July 28, 2004 - Actelis Networks®, a leading supplier of solutions that enable profitable, carrier-grade broadband services over local-loop copper, today announced that its MetaLIGHT® 1300 Ethernet-over-Copper platform received the 2004 Innovation Award from Technology Marketing Company (TMC) Labs, an independent telecommunication and technology test laboratory operated by TMC, publishers of Internet Telephony magazine. The award honors products that demonstrate innovation, unique features and significant contributions toward improving communications technology.


"Actelis' MetaLIGHT 1300 is clearly deserving of leadership status in the VoIP industry. We're proud to reward their hard work with a TMC Labs Innovation Award this year," said TMC President Rich Tehrani.


According to Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs Editorial Director at TMC, "The Innovation Awards exemplify the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. Actelis has demonstrated a commitment to quality, and a commitment to the further development of the VoIP industry through its MetaLIGHT 1300. Actelis deserves this great honor, and I look forward to seeing other innovative solutions from them as they continue to contribute to the future of the VolP marketplace."


"We are honored to have our MetaLIGHT 1300 selected by Technology Marketing Corporation as an Innovative Product for 2004," said Andrew Preston, sr. vice president of marketing, Actelis Networks. "This award reinforces the fact that Actelis Networks MetaLIGHT Ethernet-over-Copper platforms enable both service providers and enterprises to transmit high-quality, high-speed bandwidth capable of supporting voice, video and data applications over the existing copper plant."


Available in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations, Actelis' MetaLIGHT Ethernet-over-Copper platforms allow service providers to deliver up to 70 Mbps of high-quality Ethernet services to customers or locations over the existing copper plant. Designed to comply with the IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) standard, they can be quickly and seamlessly integrated into service provider networks. Additionally, MetaLIGHT platforms are powered with Actelis' patent-pending MetaLOOP® technology, which includes features such as cross talk cancellation (CTC), cross-talk management (CTM) and cut-line protection, among others.

This technology allows Actelis' platforms to provide far better rate, reach and reliability than other Ethernet-over-Copper solutions. With the ability to provide high-quality bandwidth to distances beyond 18,000 feet/5.5km, Actelis' platforms are ideal to support a wide range of broadband applications including transparent LAN services, LAN interconnection, and voice and video over IP. They are also well suited to backhaul bandwidth to DSLAMs/NGDLCs, WiFi and cellular base stations.