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MICRODYNE ENHANCES FDDI/CDDI NETWORK PRODUCTS, ADDS SMT COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE

 MICRODYNE ENHANCES FDDI/CDDI NETWORK PRODUCTS, ADDS SMT
 COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE
 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Microdyne Corporation (NASDAQ:MCDY), a leading developer of network communication products, today announced enhancements to the company's family of FDDI/CDDI network interface cards -- breakthrough products that deliver the speed and bandwidth of 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) FDDI performance on both fiber optic and shielded twisted pair copper networks.
 Microdyne has added new network management capabilities to its EXOS 505 series of FDDI/CDDI controller cards by integrating station management protocols (SMT) as an easy-to-install software module. The addition of SMT software provides greater connectivity and control for the EXOS 505 FDDI/CDDI series at the same price as previous versions.
 Announced here at the InterOP show, this new version of the protocol driver for the EXOS 505 series of products incorporates SMT 6.2 network management software upgrades, including NetWare Loadable Modules (NLM), and allows the EXOS 505 products to connect with other vendor's FDDI concentrators. Designed to provide management for FDDI networks, SMT handles such management tasks as connection management, error logging and statistical collection, fault isolation and recovery, and configuration management.
 "By developing the SMT software for the EXOS 505 series ourselves, Microdyne has a flexible migration path for porting the sofware onto network management systems such as Novell's," said Asbjorn Sorhaug, vice president of engineering for Microdyne. "Because the enhancements are incorporated in software modules, users can rest assured that their hardware investments are protected in the face of a constantly maturing SMT standard, as well as guaranteeing optimum performance."
 The EXOS 505S CDDI controller cards provide users with data transmission performance of 100 Mbps -- nearly seven times that of standard Token-Ring LANs operating over shielded-twisted pair (STP) copper cabling and standard multi-station access units (MAUs) -- at a fraction of the cost needed to rewire a building with glass fiber.
 Aimed at workgroups and designed to ease the "bandwidth bottleneck" in large database applications, the EXOS 505S CDDI controllers also dramatically reduce the cost of implementing peer-to-peer multimedia applications such as video conferencing, imaging, voice and advanced graphics.
 The EXOS 505F FDDI controller cards are designed for fiber optic network interface using a single attachment station connection over a media interface connector. It uses only a single ISA slot, has full 100 Mbps performance and allows up to 2,000 meters between stations. It also provides traditional Ethernet ease-of-use and functionality at FDDI speeds plus the inherent advantages of using fiber for transmission security and noise immunity.
 Microdyne will be demonstrating both new controller interface card product lines with Timeplex concentrators at the InterOp tradeshow at the Microdyne booth, #644.
 Available immediately, both the EXOS 505F and 505S network controller cards comply with all interoperability standards required by major concentrator vendors.
 Based in Alexandria, Va., Microdyne is a leading developer of local and wide area network hardware products, including the NetWare Access Server by Microdyne and NetWare Asynchronous Communications Server by Microdyne. These pre-configured network communication servers combine Novell's NetWare Access Server and NACS software products with an integrated, high-performance hardware platform designed to provide NetWare customers with a turnkey solution for LAN communications.
 Through its EXOS Division, the company develops, produces, distributes and supports the EXOS local area networking products including Ethernet, FDDI and IBM data connectivity products. All Microdyne WAN/LAN products are designed for Novell's NetWare network operating system.
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 CONTACT: Bruce MacAloney of Microdyne, 508-392-9953, Tony Sapienza or Chad Sanborn of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470, for Microdyne/ CO: Microdyne ST: Virginia, Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT


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