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Symmetricom Announces Carrier Class PackeTime Module for Next Generation Networks.

New SSU-2000 Server Card Provides NTP Support for International Next Generation Applications Including IPTV and VoIP

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment and enable the management of next generation networks, today announced its second carrier class PackeTime[TM] server card that provides NTP capability for next generation service provider applications such as IPTV, Billing Record Management, QoS Measurement Systems and IP Service Level Agreement (SLA) Monitoring. This latest carrier class NTP server card is fully integrated into Symmetricom's SSU-2000 Synchronization Supply Unit. In February, the company announced its new carrier class PackeTime server card for its TimeHub[TM] Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) system.

"As networks evolve to next generation packet switched networks, operators must deliver carrier class services with high reliability and quality of service," said Gurdip Jande, senior vice president of marketing at Symmetricom. "NTP is no longer just a time stamping application for billing systems, but now plays a critical role in SLA time stamping, VoIP services and other real-time application services like TV and video over IP. The SSU-2000 platform is the most widely deployed synchronization supply unit in core UK telecom network infrastructure, and now with the carrier class PackeTime module, is a true next generation network-ready synchronization supply unit for wireline and wireless networks as they evolve to an all IP architecture."

The new module provides the performance, scale, availability and security that assure high QoS delivery of advanced services such as IPTV and VoIP. Today, carriers are finding that "best effort" NTP is not sufficient for high QoS packet networks and advanced services. Next generation network applications are highly dependent on carrier class NTP. Time coordination of massive amounts of digital content in the headend serving locations is reliant on accurate and secure NTP timestamps.

"NTP requirements in telecommunication networks have rapidly evolved from a 'best effort' utility, to a mission critical requirement for high QoS content delivery," commented David Boone, product marketing manager at Symmetricom. "PackeTime server cards provide full redundancy and sub 10 microsecond accuracy to support demanding NGN application requirements."

High performance features of the carrier-class PackeTime module include:

* High Availability and Protection - Carrier class reliability with full redundancy; five nines availability

* High Performance - Superior, consistent accuracy with hardware time stamping

* Card Based Scalability - Packet rate and capacity scale with network growth without bringing down precision and accuracy

* Security and Authentication - Enhanced protection for mission critical applications

* NEBS Level 3 Certification - Carrier class equipment

The PackeTime module provides superior stability and protection through direct connection to the SSU-2000 system backplane and can be installed as single servers or redundant pairs in any available master or expansion shelf output slot. The server cards can support both independent public and private network domains, providing added security and flexibility. All configuration and management is consolidated through SSU-2000 system management ports to maintain security and isolation from NTP traffic ports.


Orders are now being accepted for the PackeTime module for the SSU-2000. The module will be shipping on a limited basis in September with general availability in November 2007.

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About Symmetricom, Inc.

As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators. Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit
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