Actelis Networks Wins Investors Choice Award at Network Outlook 2004 Conference

Actelis Selected for Technological Innovation and Providing Genuine Business Value to Worldwide Service Providers and Enterprises


FREMONT, Calif., March 17, 2004 - Actelis Networks&reg, a leading supplier of solutions that enable profitable, carrier-grade broadband services over local-loop copper, today announced that it received the ‘Investors Choice Award' at Network Outlook 2004, a two-day technology business conference recently held in San Francisco, California. Actelis' President, CEO and Co-Founder, Tuvia Barlev, presented at the conference, which had an audience of more than 300 entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives.


"The Investors' Choice awards are presented to 10 start-up companies for their potential to make an impact in the data communications industry," said Richard A. Shaffer, editor-in-chief of VentureWire. "It's still a tough market, but these companies are finding opportunities to succeed."


"This vote of confidence by the investor community and our peers validates our belief that there is a strong demand in the marketplace for Actelis' high-quality, high-speed broadband-over-copper platforms," said Tuvia Barlev, president, CEO and co-founder, Actelis Networks. "Over the last year, we've seen the demand for high-speed broadband services over copper grow at an astounding rate, announced multiple new customers and won awards from both technology events/press and the investor community. We are very excited about the prospects for Actelis in the coming years."


Actelis' MetaLIGHT® broadband over-copper platforms enable service providers and enterprises to deliver high-quality, high-bandwidth services over the existing copper plant. Available in point-to-point or point-to-multipoint configurations, Actelis' MetaLIGHT platforms can deliver Ethernet, TDM or ATM services to beyond 18,000 feet/5.5 km over multiple copper pairs. Utilizing standards-based G.SHDSL line code and designed to meet emerging copper-bonding standards, the MetaLIGHT platforms are enhanced 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 MetaLIGHT platforms to provide far better rate, reach and reliability compared to other broadband-over-copper solutions. The bandwidth capabilities and high reliability of the MetaLIGHT platforms make them ideal to support a wide range of voice, data and video broadband applications.


The Network Outlook conference is organized by VentureWire, part of the Dow Jones Newsletters group at Dow Jones & Co.