Radstone Technology Announces Strategic Commitment to LVL7

“…a solution that will be highly valued by defense contractors worldwide…” Woodcliff Lake, NJ: June 29th 2004:  In a move designed to provide its customers with the same market-leading benefits in software – guaranteed future compatibility, reliability in demanding environments and state of the art performance – as it has historically provided in hardware, Radstone Technology today announced that the company has made a strategic commitment to LVL7’s FASTPATH® software for future generations of Radstone’s GBX Gigabit Ethernet Switches.  The first GBX family member to be available with FASTPATH is the GBX16.  Radstone Technology is the world’s leading independent supplier of rugged, high-performance, embedded computer products for defense and aerospace applications. “This is a significant announcement for us, for a number of reasons,” said David Compston, Director of Marketing at Radstone Technology.  “First, it allows us to provide a complete and highly flexible solution to our customers that will help make the vision of network-centric operations a reality.    FASTPATH delivers the advanced Quality Of Service functionality that our customers demand for mission-critical applications, including guaranteed bandwidth provisioning, access control lists and IP multicasting.”  “Second, it allows us to leverage the market leadership and acknowledged technical expertise of LVL7 and LVL7’s excellent reputation for integrated Ethernet networking software solutions,” continued Compston.  “Beyond this, it provides a core capability that will underpin the development of new generations of intelligent Gigabit Ethernet switching solutions.  Our initial engagement with LVL7 on the GBX16 was an exemplary experience, and we’re looking forward very much to working with them in the future.” FASTPATH is an independent and flexible networking software architecture that features advanced Layer 2 Switching, Layer 3 Routing and Layer 4+ applications and protocols.  Representing four years of technology development, FASTPATH provides all of the functionality required to build turnkey, production-ready Ethernet infrastructure products that run across multiple embedded operating systems including VxWorks and Linux. “We’re delighted that Radstone Technology has made this strategic commitment,” said Kishore Jotwani, Vice President of Marketing at LVL7.  “LVL7 delivers the software quality and features traditionally available only from Tier 1 networking OEMs to vertical market segments such as defense and aerospace.  The combination of Radstone’s leading edge networking hardware and LVL7’s feature-rich and uniquely scalable merchant Ethernet software creates a networking solution that will be highly valued by defense contractors worldwide.” About LVL7 LVL7 (Level 7) Systems, Inc. offers integrated networking IP software that accelerates the development of Ethernet communications equipment. Optimized for both the Enterprise and the Service Provider markets, LVL7’s FASTPATH software enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and Contract Manufacturers (CMs) to reduce new product development costs and time to market.  A 2002 winner of the prestigious Best of Interop award, LVL7’s integrated FASTPATH® software includes L2, L3, L4 protocols and management applications and is available as part of certified turnkey, production-ready system.  FASTPATH is compatible with multiple embedded operating systems including VxWorks® and Linux® and is integrated with PowerPC, MIPS and ARM CPUs and switching silicon from Broadcom®, Infineon, Intel®, Marvell® and SwitchCore.  LVL7 is a privately held company located near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  For more information about LVL7’s FASTPATH software, visit http://www.LVL7.com. For further information contact: Jerry Kendall, Corporate Communications, LVL7 Systems     Tel:  (919) 865-2788, e-mail:  jkendall@LVL7.com  FASTPATH® is a registered trademark of LVL7 Systems Inc. and LVL7™ is a trademark of LVL7 Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.