BTI Systems Joins Internet2 Consortium

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Company Plans To Collaborate on Development of Packet Optical Edge Technologies.

We look forward to their collaboration in our community to facilitate further development in important leading edge technologies.

BTI Systems, a global supplier of Intelligent Service Edge solutions for the delivery of multiprotocol services, announced today that it has joined Internet2, the leading U.S. advanced networking consortium. The consortium facilitates the development, deployment and use of innovative technologies that will directly impact future Internet networks. As a member of the consortium, BTI will participate in the development of packet optical networking technologies in partnership with Internet2's members to help support future growth of academic research and the Internet community.

"Internet2 is a progressive organization at the forefront of next-generation network development," said Glenn Thurston, Vice President Corporate Marketing, BTI Systems. "By combining our company's expertise in Packet Optical Edge technology with the consortium's progressive approach to network development, we can enable new innovation that may result in broader coverage of new services for research networks."

Providing universities, laboratories, and other educational institutions across the U.S. with access to a high-performance, high capacity network, Internet2 ensures that the research and education community has the capabilities it needs to enable leading-edge research and collaboration opportunities. BTI will collaborate with Internet2 colleagues to define and develop new Internet technologies like those associated with grid computing and scalable cyber-infrastructure.

"We are pleased to have BTI Systems join Internet2 as a corporate member," said Ellen Vaughan, Manager of Member and Partner Relations, Internet2. "We look forward to their collaboration in our community to facilitate further development in important leading edge technologies."

About Internet2®
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. By bringing research and academia together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community, Internet2 promotes collaboration and innovation that has a fundamental impact on the future of the Internet.

About BTI Systems
BTI Systems addresses increasing demand for Ethernet services, greater optical capacity, dynamic networking, and management simplicity in service provider and enterprise networks. Expanding the capacity of a single fiber up to 320Gbps, BTI's Intelligent Service Edge solutions provide wavelength and packet-level delivery of high capacity services such as video, storage, wired data, wireless data and voice, and media to the network edge. Incorporating state-of-the-art technology BTI products are engineered for very low power consumption to reduce carbon footprint in central offices and data centers. The BTI portfolio consists of The BTI 7000 Packet Optical Edge, the BTI 700 Ethernet Access, and the Netstender microWDM™ Series. Key transport capabilities including CWDM/DWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation, software-provisionable multiprotocol client service interfaces, and packet-switching. End-to-end management of the BTI Network is provided by the proNX™ Management Suite.

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