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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Made In America: Telco Systems Receives USDA's RUS Acceptance

Company’s Total Access Solution Facilitates Projects Funded by the Broadband Stimulus Program
BUSINESS WIRE via StimulatingBroadband.com 09/23/09 Telco Systems FOXBORO, Mass
. -Telco Systems announced today that its T5C-XG 10-Gigabit Ethernet aggregation switch and EdgeGate 483 FTTH gateway have been accepted for use in telecommunication projects funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

The approvals enable service providers to single-source a managed access Active Ethernet fiber-based solution using Telco Systems’ family of carrier-class IP/Ethernet aggregation switch platforms and customer gateways for community broadband networks utilizing RUS loans and grants.

“This represents a significant step in easing the design of a total access solution for RUS-funded broadband networks,” stated Irit Gillath, vice president of VoIP product line management for Telco Systems. “Being able to quickly build a high-speed fiber access network will be especially important if being awarded funding from the current broadband stimulus program, which has a very tight schedule.”

The T5C 10GE switch offers the capacity of physically larger backbone switches at price points associated with enterprise switching, which makes it not only cost effective, but also the ideal solution in space-restricted wiring closets and racks. It is ideal for applications like video and voice services where reliability is critical, as it offers extended temperature hardening and a standards-based, sub 50msec switch recovery time for link or switch failure.

The EdgeGate 483 is an enhancement to the previously accepted EdgeGate 482. The EdgeGate 483 offers outdoor dual GigE and Fast Ethernet fiber uplinks to support ring and chain topologies of multiple units as well as eight Ethernet ports to support both data and video services for computers and TVs, and two analog voice ports which can connect to two separate telephone lines.

USDA Rural Development Telecommunications program offers many programs for financing rural America's telecommunications infrastructure, and is dedicated to increasing economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in rural communities.

he department has received $2.5 billion from the broadband stimulus package for broadband deployment in rural areas in the United States.
Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's Rural Development web site.

About Telco Systems Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems is a leading provider of carrier-class transport and access solutions for IP and TDM networks for carrier, service provider and enterprise markets. Its suite of products includes solutions for Carrier Ethernet Access rings and demarcation, residential and enterprise VoIP, FTTx, SONET, TDM and T1 backhaul.

Founded in 1972, Telco Systems' focus is to maximize the power of their customers' networks by integrating transport, access and packet technologies onto industry-leading platforms that meet today and tomorrow's network demands.

Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).
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