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Laurel Networks to Demo Triple Play Capabilities at CES

(December 20, 2004)
Laurel's ST200(TM) to Provide Video on Demand, Broadcast Video            and High-Speed Internet at DSLHome(TM) SUPERDemo     Laurel Networks, Inc. will showcase the Triple Play capabilities of its ST200(TM) Service Edge Router at the DSLHome(TM) SUPERDemo (Booth #70619), January 6 to 9, at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company announced today. Sponsored by the DSL Forum, the DSLHome is a hands-on demonstration of a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) network supporting the latest in family and home office networking applications and gateways, including video on demand, streaming video, IP telephony, online gaming and video conferencing. 

Featured in the "Living Room" of the DSLHome, Laurel's ST200 B-RAS (broadband remote access server) will serve up video on demand, broadcast television, and dynamically-tunable, high-speed Internet services. The demonstration will showcase the Laurel router's ability to provide the wire-speed performance and sophisticated TR-059 QoS (quality of service) required to simultaneously deliver high-quality video as well as other high-throughput services desired by today's network-savvy consumer.   

As part of the demonstration, Laurel will also give booth visitors the ability to change the throughput capacity of their Internet connection dynamically. Via a web portal tied to the Laurel router, users will be able to sample advanced turbo button functionality to adjust the speed of their web browsing connection with no impact on TV video quality.    "DSL service providers are looking to expand the services they can offer consumers beyond high speed Internet. Being able to reliably deliver broadcast video and video on demand is a competitive requirement for these providers and will allow them to better compete against cable industry vendors for consumer dollars. Laurel's demonstration in the DSL Forum booth allows us to showcase our platform's ability to cost-effectively deliver these services for service providers," said Steve Vogelsang, vice president of marketing and co-founder, Laurel Networks.    



About the ST-series B-RAS Platform  
The ST-series B-RAS platform enables broadband service providers to cost-efficiently evolve beyond basic Internet service to revenue-boosting, added-value services such as voice over IP, video-on-demand and IP VPNs. The ST-series includes the high bandwidth-per-subscriber, advanced QoS, carrier-class availability and integrated routing and switching required for complete and reliable broadband service delivery.

About Laurel Networks    
Laurel Networks is a leading provider of service edge router solutions to Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), Interexchange Carriers (IXCs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Postal, Telephone and Telegraph agencies (PTTs), Multiple System Operators (MSOs), and wireless providers. Laurel's service edge routers and service management solutions are deployed by the world's largest service providers in the US, Europe and Asia, including Level 3 Communications, KT and Dacom and Arsys Internet SL. The company's products combine Internet class routing, Layer 2 switching and broadband subscriber management with the sophisticated QoS, high availability and integrated management needed to deliver advanced services with non-stop performance. Laurel's routers cost-effectively deliver next-generation high-growth business and consumer services including value-added Internet, VPNs, switched services, voice-over-IP, video-on-demand and advanced broadband. For more information, visit www.laurelnetworks.com.

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