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Duet Technologies Teams With Harris & Jeffries to Expedite ATM Product Development.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 1997--Duet Technologies, Inc., a leader in custom networking technology development services, and Harris & Jeffries, Inc. (H&J), the market leader in ATM and Frame Relay software, today announced a joint licensing agreement under which the two companies will exchange ATM technology and expertise.

Under the terms of the agreement, Duet will license H&J's Soft-ATM Signalling Software Subsystem (SSS), ILMI Subsystem, and PNNI Routing Subsystem for use in its ATM Network Emulator and as core technology for other ATM development products for ATM manufacturers. In exchange, H&J will tap Duet's testing products, design and development services to expedite ATM product development. Harris & Jeffries' ATM technology will be deployed immediately as part of Duet's ATM Network Emulator, which is scheduled to ship later this year.

Duet's ATM Network Emulator is designed to offer ATM hardware and software manufacturers a cost-effective, distributed emulation software suite that enables vendors to test and validate their ATM products and solutions quickly and easily without the expense of building and maintaining extensive test beds. The Duet ATM Network Emulator will include a comprehensive suite of tests for a variety of conditions, such as call handling capacity, error handling, and interoperability testing, creating a real-world environment for vendors to test their ATM technology.

Duet will be previewing the ATM Network Emulator in Booth 9079 at NetWorld+Interop Atlanta, Oct. 8-10.

Soft-ATM users can benefit by using the Duet high-performance ATM Network Emulator to expedite conformance, interoperability, and regression testing through the emulation of large ATM networks. Users can also benefit by using Duet's engineering, development, and testing service to dramatically improve ATM product time-to-market.

Harris & Jeffries will be showing Soft-ATM at Embedded Systems West in San Jose, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, and Next Generation Networks, Nov. 3-6.

"We licensed Harris & Jeffries' Soft-ATM technology because of its superior performance, modular design, and extensibility," said Kittur Nagesh, director of product management for Duet. "By incorporating a high-performance ATM stack into our ATM test and development tools, we can provide our networking customers state-of-the-art, standards-compliant technology to help shorten development and testing of their own ATM hardware and software. This strategic alliance with the leading ATM source code vendor will help Duet and its customers stay ahead of the game in ATM development."

"This is consistent with our strategy of providing H&J's customers with superior development tools and test capabilities in our Soft-ATM Product Line and through partners, such as Duet, to dramatically improve product time-to-market," said Ethan Harris, president of Harris & Jeffries, Inc. "We are extremely excited about embarking on this joint licensing agreement with a quality company such as Duet."

About Harris & Jeffries, Inc.

Harris & Jeffries, Inc. is the industry's ultimate ATM and Frame Relay Software Source. Its flagship product, Soft-ATM includes ATM Signalling, ILMI, PNNI Routing, LAN Emulation, Frame Relay/ATM Network and Service Interworking, and Classical IP Over ATM Subsystems. The company's products also include High-Performance Frame Relay.

H&J provides its source code to network manufacturers, OEMs, and integrators worldwide. Its software incorporates high-performance, an advanced architecture, and a leading-edge engineering toolkit to enable customers to achieve fast time-to-market. H&J's expertise includes ATM, frame relay, network management, RISC, real time operating, embedded and proprietary systems. Its products are in use by over 100 equipment manufacturers worldwide.

Please note, on Sept. 1 the area code for Dedham, Mass., changed to 781. H&J can be reached at 781/329-3200, or by email at, URL: http:\\ .

About Duet Technologies

Duet Technologies is a leading provider of electronic design technology, custom networking development, and test services for high technology companies. The company employs professional engineers who specialize in various technological services to help Duet's customers in the software, semiconductor, and networking industries enhance their products and accelerate time to market. The technology services Duet provides include software and hardware development and integration of pre-designed and reusable technology "units" or "building blocks" for customizable applications.

Duet Technologies has grown rapidly since its inception and now has a global team of engineers with extensive technical competence and industry experience working on both short and long-term development programs for a variety of leading U.S. and international customers, including TCSI, Network Equipment Technologies, Stratacom, LSI Logic, IKOS Systems, and Fujitsu, among others. Duet is independent and privately owned, and has its headquarters at 2833 Junction Ave., Suite 100, San Jose, Calif., 95134. Telephone: 408/432-9200. Facsimile: 408/432-0907. .

CONTACT: Duet Technologies, Inc.

Tom Quan, 408/432-9200


Woolf Media Relations for Duet

Tom Woolf, 415/508-1554

Daphne Page, 805/569-2186


Harris & Jeffries

Chris Berluti, 781/329-3200 ext. 158


The Strayton Group for Harris & Jeffries

Rob Strayton, 508/655-6965
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