Portland, Oregon Becomes Focal Point To Optical Interoperability Taking Place in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United States

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VeriLAN, Inc. has created a secure global IP network that interconnects the labs of China Telecom, NTT Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia. The network will allow the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) member companies to demonstrate a multi-carrier Ethernet service across a SONET/SDH multi-vendor environment.

VeriLAN, Inc., has created a secure global IP network that interconnects the labs of China Telecom, NTT Laboratories, Verizon, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia. The network will allow the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) member companies to demonstrate a multi-carrier Ethernet service across a SONET/SDH multi-vendor environment. A public demonstration of the testing will take place at SUPERCOMM 2005, June 7-9, in Chicago.

Steven Schroedl, President of VeriLAN Inc., stated, “VeriLAN has created a secure private IP network that allows the worlds largest telecom companies to perform interoperability tests across the network.”

Hans-Martin Foisel of Deutsche Telekom and OIF Carrier Working Group Chair, stated, “The IP network provided by VeriLAN builds the basis of the globally distributed OIF interoperability demonstration 2005. It enables the participation of carrier labs from three continents, Asia, North America and Europe and supports the close cooperation of system vendors and carriers on a global scale.”

Morgan Sackett Sr. Network Engineer for VeriLAN, stated, “This network represents the beginning of a new era in telecommunications. Enabling world carriers to work together to reach a common goal will reap benefits for consumers in the very near future.”

About Optical Internetworking Forum:

Launched in April of 1998, the OIF is a non-profit organization with a unique and diverse member base, including many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors. As the only industry group uniting representatives from data and optical networks, the OIF helps advance the standards and methods of optical networks. The purpose of the OIF is to accelerate the deployment of interoperable, cost-effective and robust optical networks and their associated technologies. Optical internetworks are data networks composed of routers and data switches interconnected by optical networking elements.

The OIF actively supports and extends the work of national and international standards bodies with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical internetworking products. Liaisons have been established with The ATM Forum, IEEE 802.3, IETF, ITU-T Study Group 13, ITU-T Study Group 15, MEF, NPF, OPTXS, Rapid I/O, TMF MTNM group, TMOC, UXPi and the XFP MSA Group. More information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.

About VeriLAN, Inc.:

VeriLAN designs, builds and maintains corporate, metropolitan, or global networks. VeriLAN provides IS/IT technical support for national and international conferences and events with needs for secure Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), IP Security Protocol (IPsec) interconnects and onsite IS/IT support.

For more information about VeriLAN and its services, visit the company’s website at http://www.verilan.com. Sales and technical questions to sales@verilan.com, (503) 224-8822.

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