BTI Systems Announces Appointments to Leadership Team

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Samuel Li, Vice President and Managing Director Asia, Ed Chaplin, Vice President of Finance.

With the global demand for BTI's solutions, we are experiencing incredible growth across all aspects of the company

BTI Systems, a global supplier of Optical Ethernet solutions for high-bandwidth service delivery, today announced the appointment of Samuel Li as Vice President & Managing Director of Asia and Ed Chaplin as Vice President of Finance. The appointments serve to strengthen BTI's leadership team and accelerate the company's strong market momentum.

With over 20 years of experience in Telecommunications/Wireless, Software Engineering, IT, and Electronics Industries in North America and Asia Pacific, Samuel Li will focus on building BTI's strategic partnerships as part of the company expansion in Asia. Prior to joining BTI, Samuel was Vice President of Global Product Management and Operations at iSkoot. He has also held senior roles with Motorola China, Nortel and Nokia, and has worked with SavaJe Technologies and Beijing Electronic Appliance Manufacture.

Ed Chaplin brings his deep expertise in financial management to the BTI team. Prior to joining BTI, he was Corporate Controller at Corel Corporation, a public company traded on both the NASDAQ and TSX. While at Corel, he led the company's finance team through its initial public offering and supported the integration of several key acquisitions. Most recently he relocated to Corel's Taiwan office leading the financial integration of InterVideo and Ulead. Prior to joining Corel, he held positions in the audit and U.S. tax practices at Ernst & Young.

"With the global demand for BTI's solutions, we are experiencing incredible growth across all aspects of the company," said Gregory Koss, CEO, BTI Systems. "We are pleased to have strong talent like Samuel and Ed joining our team whose international experience is invaluable as we position the company for market-leadership in Packet Optical Edge networking."

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the demand for bandwidth growth in today's gigabit world. BTI provides packet enabled fiber optic systems to expand network fiber capacity by 100X to support the increase in network traffic driven by rich video applications and media content. BTI's 7000 Series -- the industry's first Packet Optical Edge system -- extends high-bandwidth packet and optical transport services to the Optical Edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation, transponding and muxponding) with a powerful hardware based packet engine in a 2U platform, the BTI 7000 meets the stringent quality and usability requirements of service providers enabling them to dramatically improve the economics of delivering today's bandwidth hungry broadband internet, video and wireless services. For more information, visit http://www.btisystems.com.

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