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VINA Technologies' Multiservice T1 Integrator Earns Bellcore's Highest NEBS Certification - Level 3.



FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1998--VINA Technologies, a provider of multiservice integrated access solutions, today announced that its Multiservice T1 Integrator(tm) has been certified for Bellcore's Network Equipment Building Standards (NEBS) Level 3, GR-63-CORE Physical Protection compliance by WYLE Laboratories Wyle Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the Department of Defense, NASA, and a variety of commercial customers primarily in the aerospace industry. , based in Huntsville, AL.

To ensure network reliability, many Regional Bell Operating Companies The Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC) are the result of the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust suit against American Telephone & Telegraph. History  (RBOCs) and Interexchange Carriers (IXCs) require new telecommunications equipment to be NEBS-certified before it is deployed in their central switching offices.

Bellcore, an SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com.  company, is a leading provider of communications software (communications, software) communications software - Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems , engineering, and consulting services based on world-class research. Bellcore defines NEBS Level 3 certification as the highest assurance of a product's operability Operability is the ability to keep a system in a functioning and operating condition. In a computing systems environment with multiple systems this includes the ability of products, systems and business processes to work together to accomplish a common task such as finding and . VINA's Multiservice T1 Integrator, designed for the small to mid-sized business market, is the first integrated access device An IAD is a customer premises device that provides access to wide area networks and the Internet. Specifically, it aggregates multiple channels of information including voice and data across a single shared access link to a carrier or service provider PoP (Point of Presence).  to attain this level of reliability compliance.

The T1 Integrator earned Level 3 certification by passing a series of durability tests. GR-63-CORE NEBS certification tests a telecommunication product's ability to withstand office vibration, transportation vibration, Zone 4 earthquakes, flammability flam·ma·ble  
adj.
Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; inflammable.



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, and operational thermal conditions.

"As a result of the certification, our service provider customers can feel confident in the quality and reliability of VINA's Multiservice T1 Integrator," said Josh Soske, president, VINA Technologies. He continued, "Since the Multiservice T1 Integrator is an extension of the service provider's network, it is important to demonstrate its reliability under harsh natural conditions through the NEBS certification."

Service Provider/End User Benefits of VINA's Multiservice T1 Integrator

The costs associated with building, expanding and managing a traditional network infrastructure can be high. In an effort to keep their customers satisfied and to minimize churn, service providers are looking for Looking for

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 reliable ways to offer bundled voice and data services that are easy to turn up and manage.

VINA's Multiservice T1 Integrator enables service provides to offer customers bundled voice and data services using their existing network. Also, the combination of the integrated system management and the minimal outside plant provisioning required to turn up the system enables service providers to cost-effectively deliver and manage these new bundled services.

VINA's solution offers small business end users the simplicity and reliability of one-stop shopping for high-speed data and voice services with a single monthly bill.

About VINA Technologies

Founded in 1996, VINA Technologies bridges the gap between the worlds of telecommunications and data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another.  by delivering multiservice integration at the network edge. Marketed to service providers and distributors, VINA's customer premises solutions enable service providers to cost-effectively deliver integrated voice, data and Internet services to small to mid-sized businesses and branch offices (10 to 100 employees).

Available since 1997, the company's premier product, the Multiservice T1 Integrator, is a compact, economical device that represents an industry first, integrating voice, data and Internet traffic Internet traffic is the flow of data around the Internet. It includes web traffic, which is the amount of that data that is related to the World Wide Web, along with the traffic from other major uses of the Internet, such as electronic mail and peer-to-peer networks.  onto a single T1.

Note to Editors: T1 Integrator is a trademark of VINA Technologies. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    CONTACT: VINA Technologies
              Nancy J. Smith, 510/413-1315
              nancy.smith@vina-tech.com
              http://www.vina-tech.com
              or
              The Hoffman Agency
              Pamela Rupert or John Chester, 408/286-2611
              prupert@hoffman.com
              jchester@hoffman.com


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