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Matisse Networks EtherBurst® Obtains NEBS Level 3 Certification

Matisse Networks, pioneer in the field of Optical Packet Transport systems, announced that it has received NEBS Level 3 Certification from MET Laboratories, Inc for its EtherBurst® products. The NEBS Certification demonstrates Matisse Networks’ continued commitment to the service provider market and enables the equipment to be deployed in central offices.

Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) testing is required in the U.S. for equipment operated in carrier networks. To obtain NEBS Level 3 Certification, the EtherBurst product portfolio was subject to extensive testing covering Ambient Temperature and Humidity, Equipment Handling, Resistance to Fire, Earthquake Survivability, Vibration, Airborne Contaminants, ESD, Emissions, and AC Power Fault. Complete compliance to all NEBS specifications ensures that the equipment being deployed is acceptable for use in service provider central offices.

Craig Easley, Vice President of Marketing for Matisse Networks said, “NEBS Level 3 is the highest level of conformance to the NEBS specifications and we are extremely proud that the EtherBurst Optical Packet Transport system has successfully completed this rigorous suite of tests. The certification demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality, ‘carrier-class’ products for the telecommunications industry.” Easley continued, “In addition to the basic NEBS Level 3 tests, our products were also tested for conformance with the AT&T and Verizon NEBS test extensions.”

About Matisse Networks

Matisse Networks’ EtherBurst® Optical Packet Transport system is revolutionizing optical networking by improving transport efficiency, and operational simplicity. The EtherBurst Optical Packet Transport system is the most efficient transport for Carrier Ethernet, and emerging packet services like IPTV and mobile broadband services. Matisse Networks’ EtherBurst provides zero-touch optical transport that accelerates service velocity by overcoming the inefficiencies and eliminating the complexities of circuit-oriented optical transport networks. EtherBurst is the first commercially available optical packet transport system based on optical burst switching technology.

Matisse Networks is a privately held company located in Mountain View. For more information about the company and our innovative optical technology, please visit www.matissenetworks.com.

Matisse Networks and EtherBurst are trademarks of Matisse Networks, Inc.

About NEBS

Network Equipment Building Systems describes the typical environment in a United States telecommunications carrier’s central office. NEBS was developed by Bell Labs (now Telcordia) in the 1970s to standardize equipment to be installed in a central office. The purpose of the testing is to ensure personnel safety, environmental compatibility, protection of property, and minimal service interruptions to the operator during the product’s lifetime. NEBS testing is required in the U.S. for equipment operated in carrier networks.

About MET Labs

MET Labs is an independent laboratory whose primary function is the testing and evaluation of products according to a broad range of domestic, foreign, commercial, and military EMC/EMI specifications. MET’s reputation for excellence as an independent laboratory has been earned by diligent involvement in the development of international standards and test methodologies.

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