Geyser Networks announces field trials with CoServ for its optical communication system, demonstrates multiple services transport

July 19, 2001--Geyser Networks Inc., a provider of optical communication systems for multi-media service delivery, announced that CoServ Communications is conducting field trials of the Geyser OSM 4800 Optical Services Manager.

Jul 19th, 2001

Geyser Networks Inc., a provider of optical communication systems for multi-media service delivery, announced that CoServ Communications is conducting field trials of the Geyser OSM 4800 Optical Services Manager. CoServ will utilize several features of the OSM 4800 including DWDM, SONET Cross-Connect, SONET ADM, TDM services, ATM, Frame Relay, Packet-Over-SONET, Transparent LAN services and the new managed SLA-based IP/Ethernet services. CoServ and Geyser Networks will work jointly to test system performance criteria, system reliability, and ease of provisioning and operational functions.

As part of the field trial, CoServ will deploy Geyser's OSM 4800 between two of its central POPs in the North Dallas area.

The Geyser OSM 4800 with innovative FlexBand technology enables service providers to increase their network's revenue-generating capability by offering a dedicated, flexible bandwidth pipe to flawlessly deliver data, voice and video content. With OSM 4800's unique ability to dynamically allocate bandwidth on demand, carriers can optimize use of their SONET networks and offer customers a pay-per-megabit service offering, while decreasing provisioning time and capital expenditures.

Geyser also announced that it will demonstrate the transport of multiple services over a single SONET infrastructure using nxVT Virtual Concatenation technology. Geyser claims that this marks the first time a vendor has "right-sized," a SONET pipe to meet the specific bandwidth requirements of voice, data and native video content. The company offered a live demonstration at the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC).

The demonstration will simulate the deployment of MPEG video, IP voice, Ethernet and legacy TDM on a single network infrastructure. Geyser's' EMS Control will demonstrate how nxVT Virtual Concatenation gives real-time flexibility to the SONET pipe to enable the transport of services with varied bandwidth requirements. NxVT Virtual Concatenation is a feature of Geyser Network's patent-pending FlexBand technology, which enables telecommunications carriers and cable MSOs to dynamically allocate bandwidth on demand for efficient usage of network resources.

About CoServ:

CoServ Communications, a single-source utility provider, installs and maintains all utility services for customers, including electricity, gas, local and long-distance telephone, cable TV, video services and high-speed data services such as DSL.

About Geyser Networks:

Founded in April 1999, Geyser Networks is a provider of optical communication systems for multimedia service delivery. For more information, visit www.geysernetworks.com.

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