Media Converter meets RFI emissions standards.

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AutoTwister(TM) 2643 copper-to-fiber media converter meets requirements for immunity to RFI interference as defined by FCC and CISPR Class B standards. Suited for use in businesses and medical treatment centers located in residential zones as well as personal residences, media converter provides auto-negotiation of speed (10/100 Mbps) and duplex in Ethernet and Fast Ethernet environments. Unit offers single-strand bi-directional wavelength capabilities and temperature range of 14-140°F.



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Metrobility Introduces Class B Certification; AutoTwister(TM) Meets Stringent RFI Emissions Standards



Merrimack, NH-March 25, 2003-Metrobility Optical Systems, a leading provider of intelligent, carrier-class optical Ethernet solutions, today announced that its AutoTwister 2643 media converter meets the requirements for immunity to RFI interference as defined by FCC (US) and CISPR (Europe) Class B standards. Metrobility's Class B products make them suitable for use in businesses and medical treatment centers which are located in a residential zone as well as personal residences.

The AutoTwister is the company's most requested copper-to-fiber media converter providing auto-negotiation of both speed (10/ 100Mbps) and duplex in Ethernet and Fast Ethernet environments. The AutoTwister also offers the ability to troubleshoot and restore a link through Link Loss Return, Link Loss Carry Forward, and Auto-Recovery.1

The AutoTwister 2643 has been tested at temperature limits of -10°C (14°F) to +60°C (140°F), for those customer applications that require a temperature range wider than found in most office environments. The AutoTwister 2643 is available for both copper-to-multimode fiber and copper-to-singlemode fiber in 20km, 40km and 100km distance options, and with single-strand bidirectional wavelength capabilities.

"As conversion technology requirements extend to residential communities and medical facilities, Metrobility felt that it was imperative to offer products which can operate in a variety of environments," stated Alex Saunders, president and CEO.

The AutoTwister 2643 is available immediately. List price ranges from $399 for copper-to-multimode fiber to $2,049 for copper-to-extended long haul (100km) singlemode fiber.

1For additional information on these features, please visit our website at http://metrobility.com/pdf/terminology.pdf

About Metrobility Optical Systems

Metrobility Optical Systems is an innovative, next generation optical networking company focusing on delivering optical access and connectivity to create a more efficient, more reliable, and more manageable network infrastructure. Metrobility is the first to harness the power of Ethernet and fiber optics to deliver superior carrier-class network connectivity solutions to bring WAN-manageable capabilities - optical remote management, connectivity, and access - to the metropolitan area network. As a market leader in media conversion, Metrobility has over a million units installed in networks around the world and is the product of choice for network builders who need to maximize network uptime and ensure network availability.

Metrobility Optical Systems is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company based in Merrimack, New Hampshire USA. More information on Metrobility Optical Systems can be found at www.metrobility.com.

Lancast is a registered trademark and Metrobility Optical Systems and NetBeacon and WebBeacon are trademarks of Metrobility Optical Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT

Raylene Kadrmas
Metrobility Optical Systems
1-603-880-1833 Ext. 714
raylenekadrmas@metrobility.com

Deborah Duranceau
Marketing Communications Specialist
Metrobility Optical Systems
25 Manchester Street
Merrimack NH 03054
603.589.0711 direct
603.594.2887 fax

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