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TANDBERG Director Honored with Multiple Industry Awards.

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NEW YORK & OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2003

TANDBERG Director Named Videoconferencing Product of the Year by

Presentations Magazine, Communications Convergence and

Videoconferencing Insight --

TANDBERG, a global provider of collaborative communication solutions, today announced the TANDBERG Director was chosen for awards by three industry publications - Presentations magazine, Communications Convergence and Videoconferencing Insight. Introduced in November 2002, the TANDBERG Director is revolutionizing the way organizations conduct interactive and feature-rich meetings via videoconferencing. This industry recognition validates TANDBERG's success and commitment to its customers in the education, government and corporate markets.

The TANDBERG Director was named for the following awards:
-- Presentations magazine - Best Videoconferencing System of 2002

-- Communications Convergence - 2003 Product of the Year - Best IP Conferencing Application

-- Videoconferencing Insight - Best Product of the Year 2002 - Education

"TANDBERG's Director was chosen due to its ability to offer a full package to the videoconferencing consumer," said Julie Hill, managing editor of Presentations magazine. "With a 67-inch rear projection screen, presentation software via onscreen controls, videoconferencing codec and other features, it's an impressive product that fits nicely into a boardroom or training facility."

"We developed this product in response to our customers and partners who required a highly functional, integrated solution that combines rich-media applications and videoconferencing," said Andrew Miller, vice chairman and CEO of TANDBERG. "The Director is already proving to be one of the most important solutions that we have introduced to the market. With this system, we are continuing our lead in the education market, and we are finding great interest and adoption in the government and corporate markets. We are proud of this achievement, and will continue to offer new solutions in response to user feedback."

About the TANDBERG Director

The TANDBERG Director is an integrated solution that combines multimedia applications and videoconferencing in one unit. It is delivered in a self-contained rear-projection cabinet that includes a high quality XGA LCD projector and a 67-inch touch-sensitive surface. All system electronics are integrated into the base section including a TANDBERG 6000 codec, image scaling and control processor as well as a high quality audio system with twin speakers. This system incorporates TANDBERG's rich videoconferencing features, including MultiSite(TF), DuoVideo(TF) and Native Resolution. Additionally, like all other TANDBERG systems, calls on the TANDBERG Director are secured with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) security, independent of the network connection.

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TANDBERG is a leading global provider of collaborative communication solutions. The company designs, develops and manufactures videoconferencing systems and video management software. TANDBERG's Architecture for the Collaborative-Communications Enterprise (ACE) - the industry's first solution architecture that embraces open standards, promotes multi-vendor interoperability, and leverages existing network infrastructure - allows customers to develop strategic, comprehensive and fully integrated Web, voice and video collaborative solutions. The Company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. With dual headquarters in New York and Norway, the Company has major offices in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Canada, China and Japan. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.

TF - TANDBERG First - indicates TANDBERG was first to introduce feature to videoconferencing market.
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