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…first joint customer is service provider Intensive Networks…


LONDON—12 July 2001—Dynarc, a pioneer of service-optimised optical IP rings, today announced a new partnership with British distributor, KnowWare, a specialist in supplying network infrastructure equipment to ISPs. The companies will target customers’ increasing use of optical IP equipment to meet rising pressure from the market for high value IP services. The first customer to sign a contract from the partnership is Intensive Networks, a next generation video and IP service provider operating in the UK, France and the Netherlands.

A strategic decision by the two companies, KnowWare believes that for its larger customers Dynarc’s auto-provisioning routers are more cost effective and versatile than offerings from other vendors. The partnership fits neatly into KnowWare’s own timetable for including, extending and developing its own optical IP service offerings. The deal underpins Dynarc’s channel strategy to expand its presence in the world’s leading optical IP markets though selective partnership agreements.

Intensive Networks is now deploying Dynarc's leading-edge technology throughout its European network to deliver a broad set of advanced IP services to its customers. Intensive will take advantage of Dynarc’s next generation Channelised Reserved Services (CRS) technology, which gives the capability to reserve resources in the optical network by creating dedicated channels. This enables quick provisioning of advanced broadband services on demand, which will allow Intensive Networks to maintain strict Quality of Service levels and resiliency without over-provisioning.

"Dynarc allows our customers with legacy telephony and multi-service infrastructure to connect seamlessly to our multimedia services," said Paul Jellicoe, director of Intensive Networks. "Corporate users can now take full advantage of these fully integrated, interactive services to communicate with the rest of Europe without barriers or restrictions. This will bring us significant service and revenue opportunities."

Phil Crossley, KnowWare Managing Director, said of the partnership: “Dynarc fills a vital gap in our solutions portfolio. This technology is quite a step forward in helping us address the optical IP market which is an area being explored by our larger customers, in particular.” He added that Dynarc’s products were feature-rich and cost-effective, posing a real threat to more established competition.

Dynarc Director of Marketing, Per Lembre, said: “Demand is growing in the UK market for advanced IP services, which offers rich new opportunities for the channel. Britain is an important market for us and KnowWare will be instrumental in introducing Dynarc’s market leading technology to a wide user base. This partnership and the contract with Intensive Networks is a promising start for our channel programme in the UK.”

Quality of service, a critical element of the rising demand for advanced IP services, including video, web casting and streaming media, is one major benefit likely to be felt by KnowWare customers when deploying Dynarc technology, according to Lembre.

KnowWare engineers have already been trained on the products to enable them to integrate and service the Dynarc 56 and Dynarc 5116 routers which form the bulk of the company’s focus during the initial stages of deployment.

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About Dynarc

Dynarc, a leading provider of Service-Optimised Optical IP Rings, is leveraging the optical layer to provide advanced IP services-on-demand. Dynarc's next-generation solutions address the needs and requirements of Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and optical access networks. Dynarc is committed to a RPR standard-based architecture that delivers intelligent bandwidth allocation while maintaining strict QoS levels and resiliency to the Optical Network. The company provides a simple and unique optical solution for building scaleable, reliable, and high-performance networks for data, voice, and video traffic. Dynarc has dual headquarters in San Jose, CA., and Kista, Sweden.



About KnowWare

KnowWare UK has been distributing and supporting Lucent products for 7 years, CacheFlow products since they arrived in Europe, more recently Cidera, Herculeez and Dynarc, and currently serves over 120 UK ISPs plus several in such far flung corners of the world as Gibraltar, Malta and the Seychelles.


About Intensive Networks:

Intensive Networks operates as a next generation video and IP service provider offering organisations standard IP services as well as video, voice , and web conferencing, and streaming services. The company provides virtual IP communications solutions over traditional and next generation networks to corporations, carriers, and ISPs. Intensive’s range of back office network connectivity services enables on-demand multi-service communications for meetings, events and training. Through its high level customer service, Intensive Networks empowers enterprises to extend their communications reach, reducing business cycles, expanding their presence and maximising competitive business advantages. For additional information visit the Intensive Networks Web site at http://www.intensive.net


Media contacts

Per Lembre
Dynarc
+46-70-566 121 12
per@dynarc.se

Sarra Mander/Alia Ilyas
Rainier
020 7494 6570
smander/ailyas@rainierco.co.uk




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