VPI Virtual Photonics changes name to VPISystems

July 18, 2001--The new name marks the company's extension to comprehensive software platforms from specialized tools.

VPI Virtual Photonics, a developer of professional tools and productivity systems for next generation products and networks, announced it has changed its name to VPIsystems. The new name marks the company's extension to comprehensive software platforms from specialized tools.

Kay Iversen, CEO at VPI, says the name change signals the company's rapid growth and forward looking agenda. The VPI product range has expanded from detailed tools for photonic design to technical knowledge management systems that power the development of next generation networks.

The company serves hundreds of customers worldwide from development and service centers at eight locations on three continents.

About VPIsystems:

VPIsystems makes technical knowledge management systems that power the development of next generation networks. VPI software supports design, planning, bid engineering and forecasting for network operators, system integrators and equipment manufacturers across the bandwidth value chain.

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