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Oresis Communications' Next Generation Convergence Switch Wins TMC Labs Innovation Award.

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BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2001

ISIS(R)-700 OmniService(TM) Switch, Oresis' Flagship Product,

is a Carrier-Class Packet Tandem Softswitch and Media Gateway

Oresis Communications, Inc., a leading developer of next-generation, carrier-class switching products for global telecommunication carriers, today announced that TMC Labs and Communication Solutions Magazine awarded the ISIS(R)-700 OmniService(TM) Switch with the 2001 Innovation Award.

The ISIS-700 OmniService switch is recognized as the first multiservice switching system offering a carrier-grade integrated tandem softswitch, and media gateway for voice, data, and Internet services. The TMC Labs Innovation Award is bestowed on products that demonstrate raw innovation, unique features and significant contributions to the communications industry. TMC Labs engineers use their extensive knowledge of the communications, Internet telephony and call center industries to select product award winners that are "truly innovative."

As service providers migrate to next-generation networks, innovative Class 4 switches will capture the attention of carriers and service providers as a resource for legacy and next generation networks alike. The ISIS-700 OmniService switch delivers switched voice services over a packet network and data services over a packet network. More importantly, service providers can use existing technologies and infrastructure by migrating both circuit and packet-switched networks to ATM or IP backbones, according to the TMC Labs engineers who evaluated the ISIS-700.

"It is truly an honor to be recognized as a unique, state-of-the-art product innovator by TMC Labs and Communications Solutions," said Ali Sarabi, president and CEO of Oresis Communications. "As a two-time recipient of this award, the ISIS-700 continues to distinguish itself as a leader in carrier-grade solutions that offer QoS, flexibility, scalability and high performance for next generation packet-based networks."

Only twelve Innovation Award winners were selected out of over one hundred applications submitted to TMC Labs. The awards are sponsored by two leading telecommunications industry publications, Communications Solutions and Internet Telephony, and the Oresis Innovation Award write-up is featured in the October 2001 issue of Communications Solutions. For more information on the prestigious TMC Labs Innovation Awards, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About the ISIS-700 Integrated OmniService Switch

The ISIS-700 Integrated OmniService switch is the first software-programmable, multiservice switching system offering integrated tandem softswitch, data, and Internet services, which enables carriers and service providers to seamlessly transition to next-generation networks. The ISIS-700's standards-based, open architecture delivers unprecedented flexibility, reliability and interoperability for global carriers and service providers without compromising their existing network investments.

The ISIS-700 simplifies network design by:
-- Combining multiple network elements

-- DCS, Layer 2 edge switching (ATM/FR)

-- Voice tandem, PSTN packet voice gateway

-- Signaling protocols interworking

-- Enabling integrated service delivery (WAN voice/data/video services with IAD
interoperability)

-- Enabling multiservice backbones with QoS

-- Providing scalability & flexibility

-- Universal services ports

-- High capacity and density

-- High performance signaling


The ISIS-700 simplifies network operations through:

-- Easy integration with existing networks (interoperates with

PSTN, ATM, IP and FR networks)

-- Open and scalable CORBA element management

-- Easy interface to provisioning and billing systems

-- Full software-based service provisioning

-- Comprehensive call detail records

-- Easy installation and maintenance

About Oresis Communications

Oresis Communications is a leading developer of carrier-class, multiservice switching equipment designed to simplify global internetworking for telecommunications carriers and service providers. The company's flagship product is the ISIS(R)-700 OmniService(TM) Switch, the industry's first carrier-class multiservice switch that seamlessly switches multiple voice, data, Internet and video services in a single system. Oresis is backed by some of the communications industry's most prominent venture capital firms: Bessemer Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, ComVentures, JAFCO America Ventures, Blueprint Ventures, UBS Capital Americas, Sands Brothers, Silver Creek Fund, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, NTT Leasing and Comdisco. The company was founded in May 1998 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with an additional development center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Oresis and its products, please call +503/533-0717 or visit our website at www.oresis.com.

ISIS is a registered trademark of Oresis Communications, Inc. Oresis and OmniService are trademarks of Oresis Communications, Inc.
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