Avensys Inc. Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement

    Avensys Solutions Becomes Canadian Distributor for Environnement S.A

    MONTREAL, Aug. 23 /CNW/ -- Manaris Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:   MANS;
Frankfurt WKN: A0F5LD), the publicly-traded holding company of Avensys Inc., a
leading manufacturer and distributor of fiber optic components and integrator
of instrumentation and turn-key systems for environmental monitoring, today
announced that Avensys Solutions, a division of Avensys Inc., has entered into
an exclusive distribution agreement with Environnement S.A., a leading
manufacturer of Air Monitoring Instrumentation for ambient air monitoring,
industrial emissions monitoring, water quality and engine gas monitoring.
    Since its creation in 1978, Environnement S.A., a publicly traded French
company since January 2006, has been dedicated to the study, development,
manufacture and supply of instrumentation integrating leading edge
technologies and dedicated to assessing and measuring the impact of human
activities on our ecosystems.  Environnement S.A. also owns 100% of a U.S.
subsidiary, Altech Environment USA Corp., that provides turn-key Continuous
Emission Monitoring solutions to the U.S. market.
    Pierre Michaud, Senior Director, Products and Solutions at Avensys
Solutions, said, "This distribution agreement positions Avensys Solutions as
Environnement S.A.'s exclusive Canadian distributor and further reinforces
Avensys' ability to provide turn-key solutions to the Canadian industrial
markets. By leveraging Altech's considerable experience and know-how, Avensys
Solutions is well positioned to take advantage of the growing Continuous
Emission Monitoring market in Canada."
    Alain Randget, Director-Business Development for Environnement S.A.,
added, "We are very pleased to enter into this distribution agreement with
Avensys Solutions. We believe that Avensys' outstanding customer service and
highly competent sales and engineering team will lead to increased sales and
the successful implementation of new systems in Canada."
    Mr. Michaud concluded, "We are very excited about this new relationship
as it represents a key milestone for Avensys Solutions as we continue to focus
our growth efforts around Green House Effect Gases Monitoring through our
Integrated Solutions team."
    About Avensys Inc.
    Avensys Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manaris Corporation (OTC
Bulletin Board: MANS; Frankfurt WKN: A0F5LD). Avensys, through its
manufacturing division Avensys Technologies, designs, manufactures,
distributes, and markets high reliability optical components and modules as
well as FBGs for the telecom market and high power devices and sub-assemblies
for the industrial market. Avensys is also a pioneer in the development of
packaged fiber-based sensors and instrumentation and possesses leading edge
intellectual property. Avensys Solutions is an industry leader in providing
environmental monitoring solutions for air, water and soil, as well as
geostructure in the Canadian marketplace. For more information, please visit
    About Environnement S.A.
    Environnement S.A is a leading company in the fields of on-line gas, dust
and water analysis instrumentation. With operations in more than 70 countries,
Environnement S.A spans all aspects of the instrumentation of the environment
from design to service. For more information, please visit
    Forward-Looking Statements:
    Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in
this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and
uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results, performance and
achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results,
performance, and achievement. These risks and uncertainties are described in
the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any
revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect
events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

For further information:

For further information: Truc Nguyen, Deputy Managing Director of The 
Global Consulting Group, +1-646-284-9418, tnguyen@hfgcg.com Web Site:
http://www.avensys.com                  http://www.environnement-sa.com

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