Alloptic is Granted Critical PON Patent in China



    LIVERMORE, CALIF., March 20 /CNW/ - Alloptic, Inc. a global leader in the
development of Passive Optical Network (PON) technology, today announced
receipt of its first patent from the Chinese government. With this patent
Alloptic extends its intellectual property portfolio in passive optical
networking to include the fast growing China market place. The patent is for
Alloptic's Point-to-Multipoint PON that utilizes variable-length packets (ZL
01 8 21736.2).

    "We are pleased that the Chinese government has granted patent approval
for this technology," said Tom Warner, CTO for Alloptic. "This patent is an
important step for Alloptic as it provides broad intellectual property
protection for Alloptic in China, as the patent covers the transmission of
variable length packets over Passive Optical Networks, including those
carrying IP based traffic and those using packets formatted according to the
IEEE 802.3 standard."

    Alloptic was the first company to develop an Ethernet-based PON product,
and it continues to introduce new technology to the communications community.
This patent is only one of the ways it continues to extend the boundaries of
the "first-mile" network with innovative, standards-compliant access network
systems.

    Alloptic systems are in use around the world and offer years of
field-hardened operational experience. The Alloptic solution leverages
industry-standard protocols and architectures with cutting-edge technology to
deliver gigabits of bandwidth to residential and business users. With a
patented ability to support traditional TDM over an Ethernet-based platform,
Alloptic provides the full suite of emerging and legacy services for the
complete range of voice, data, and video applications.

    About Alloptic, Inc.

    Alloptic is a global leader in the development of Passive Optical Network
(PON) technology. Alloptic provides the full suite of emerging and legacy
services for the complete range of voice, data, and video applications.
Service providers worldwide rely on Alloptic to deliver all their
communications, entertainment, building automation, and security services to
all their customers.




For further information:

For further information: Alloptic, Incorporated Cathy Cunha,
925-245-7655 Cathy.Cunha@alloptic.com

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