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Distribution Agreement Gives PowerDsine Access to Comstor's European
Footprint and Value Added Services

London, February 4, 2003 - PowerDsine®, the leading provider of Power over
Ethernet technology, today announced that its first global distribution
agreement has been made with Comstor, a division of Westcon Group, Inc., a
global channel provider of networking and telecommunications technology
products. While the distribution partnership will focus largely on North
America and Europe, PowerDsine will have the opportunity to distribute its
products through Westcon Group's Comstor and Westcon Divisions worldwide,
which include locations in North America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe
and South America.

PowerDsine plans on leveraging Comstor's global reach, logistics services,
and experience in high-end vertical markets, including telephony, education
and government to drive awareness and adoption for Power over LAN in IP
telephony, wireless LAN and network camera installations.

Power over LAN(tm), commonly known as Power over Ethernet, is an innovative
technology that allows next generation devices, including IP telephones,
wireless LAN access points, Bluetooth access points and other devices, to
safely and reliably receive data and power over a single standard Ethernet
cable. As a result, enterprises can deploy IP telephony, wireless LAN and
other devices without the time and cost required to install separate power
cabling to existing infrastructure. In addition, Power over LAN provides
power management and continuous service during power outages by utilising
the same centralised, uninterrupted power supply that backs up the network.


"As a leading Distributor of converged solutions, Comstor is helping its
customers address rapidly evolving markets in IP telephony, wireless LANs
and networked security video cameras," said Paul Cunningham, Services
Director of Comstor UK. "PowerDsine's products address the growing demand
for power over Ethernet, delivering standards-compliant, reliable power
backup to the enterprise LAN and radically changing the economics of
deploying voice, video and mobility over IP. Adding PowerDsine's products to
our convergence portfolio enables our customers to reach new markets and
further differentiate themselves from their competition."

"Our partnership with Westcon Group and its global distribution divisions is
a major step in fully realising our global channel strategy for Power over
LAN products," said Igal Rotem, CEO of PowerDsine. "With the impending
ratification of the 802.3af standard, building relationships with a small
number of focused, strategic distributors and resellers will be critical to
expanding awareness for the benefits of Power over LAN technology. We are
extremely impressed with Westcon Group's relationships with solution
providers, integrators, dealers and value-added resellers (VARs) worldwide,
and we believe these relationships will help PowerDsine deliver Power over
Ethernet to high-end enterprise end-users."


About PowerDsine

PowerDsine http://www.powerdsine.com is the leader in Power over LAN(tm) deliver
both power and data over a single network cable. PowerDsine offers converged
power and data solutions to corporate users via its own range of equipment
and via OEM agreements with the leading communications equipment
manufacturers in the telecom and datacom industries. PowerDsine's product
line offers a variety of Power over LAN midspan devices as well as
integrated solutions, which are embedded directly into Ethernet switches.
PowerDsine is a founding member of the IEEE 802.3af Task Force leading the
development of an industry standard for remotely powering Ethernet devices
over the LAN infrastructure. In June 2002, the company was awarded most
outstanding emerging European hi-tech company of 2002 at Tornado Insider's
UpStart Europe event in Amsterdam.

About Comstor

Comstor is a division of Westcon Group, a global channel provider of
networking technology. The company offers products and services for
convergence technology, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual
private networks, videoconferencing, wireless connectivity and network
security.

Westcon Group, Inc. is located at

520 White Plains Road,

Tarrytown,

NY,

USA 10591-5167;

tel.: 914 829-7170;

fax: 914 829-7137;

http://www.westcongroup.com



Power over LAN is a trademark and PowerDsine is a registered trademark of
PowerDsine Ltd. All other trade names are the property of their respective
owners.


Beverley Knibbs

éclat Marketing

Tel: 0118 989 5600

Mobile: 07775 674785

http://www.eclat.co.uk

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