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OBJECTIVE SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS SIGNS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE NETWORK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR TIME WARNER'S ELECTRONIC SUPERHIGHWAY

 FOLSOM, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Objective Systems Integrators (OSI), a leading supplier of operations support systems for the commercial and telecommunications industries, announced today a contract with Time Warner Cable to provide complete network management and data collection software for that company's Full Service Network(TM). Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 The Full Service Network will debut in April 1994, reaching approximately
4,000 consumers in the Orlando, Fla., area. Video-on- demand, home shopping, educational and telecommunications services are but a few of the offerings that will be available to residential customers through the network. NetExpert(TM), OSI'S premier network management product, will monitor the superhighway to avert potential problems and ensure that traffic flows smoothly from the consumers' homes to the services available.
 "The first Full Service Network is the keystone of Time Warner's vision and strategy," said Michael Hayashi, vice president of Advanced Engineering for Time Warner Cable. "NetExpert is the overall network management component of the superhighway that will help us deliver high-quality service to the consumer."
 NetExpert Provides OSS Services
 NetExpert provides both network management and data collection for the Full Service Network. It will monitor all devices on the network, including ATM switches, 4,000 home computer terminals and the Silicon Graphics media servers that run applications. NetExpert will also collect from the switches performance data such as percent traffic, percent utilization and error rates.
 "The merging of the telco and cable industries represents a major market place for Objective Systems Integrators," said Richard Vento, co-CEO of OSI. "NetExpert is at the forefront of technology, providing technically advanced FSN software for the management of the expanding digital superhighway."
 Time Warner Cable is the nation's second-largest cable television operation, serving 7.1 million customers in 36 states. It is a unit of Time Warner Entertainment.
 OSI is a leading provider of operations support systems, including network management, data collection, service management systems and service activation systems, to commercial enterprises and telecommunications companies. Headquartered in Folsom, OSI has offices and installations worldwide. Since its incorporation in 1989, the company had doubled or tripled sales each year.
 NetExpert is a trademark of Objective Systems Integrators. Full Service Network is a trademark of Time Warner Cable. All other products or services mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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