PTP Synchronization Platform optimizes visibility, management.

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Delivering network visibility and management of IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) servers/clients, Symmetricom TimePictra(TM) 4.0 lets carriers monitor entire IEEE 1588 sync network, comprised of multiple vendors' clients, from centralized location. This Web-enabled end-to-end synchronization management platform has scalable, modular, multi-vendor architecture that evolves with network. Continuous timing network health monitoring alerts service providers to performance degradation.

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Symmetricom Announces Industry-First End-to-End Management for IEEE 1588 PTP Portfolio at Carrier Ethernet World Congress

Symmetricom TimePictra(TM) 4.0 Delivers Critical Management of Carrier-Class IEEE 1588 PTP Synchronization to Advance Carriers in Deployment of Ethernet Backhaul

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sep 22, 2009 -- Symmetricom(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment and enable the management of next generation networks, today announced TimePictra(TM) 4.0, the industry's first comprehensive IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) end-to-end synchronization management platform. Delivering breakthrough network visibility and management of IEEE 1588 PTP servers and clients, TimePictra allows carriers to monitor their entire IEEE 1588 sync network consisting of multiple vendors' clients, all from a centralized location.

"Network management is essential for ensuring control and visibility of the entire network," commented Michael Howard, principal analyst and co-founder at Infonetics Research. "As carriers roll out innovative broadband services, they need a variety of tools to support the new Ethernet network. Symmetricom's management and monitoring platform delivers an important element for deploying IEEE 1588 PTP synchronization technology."

A web-enabled synchronization management platform, TimePictra 4.0 has a scalable, modular, multi-vendor architecture that evolves with the network, integrating with higher level systems and rapidly identifying problems in a Network Operation Center (NOC) environment. By continuously monitoring the health of the timing network, service providers can be alerted of performance degradation, thereby assuring quality of service.

"As the only provider of a complete end-to-end PTP solution with servers, clients, global services and now full network management, Symmetricom has long been leading the industry with IEEE 1588 PTP synchronization technology," commented Barry Dropping, senior director, product line management at Symmetricom. "This management solution rounds out Symmetricom's IEEE 1588 portfolio, enabling operators to confidently transition advanced networks to Ethernet backhaul with full end-to-end synchronization performance visibility."

At Carrier Ethernet World Congress (CEWC), Symmetricom is featuring its TimePictra 4.0 management platform as well as its comprehensive IEEE 1588 PTP end-to-end solutions. The event is taking place on September 21-24, 2009 in Berlin, Germany, Symmetricom Stand #26. The company is also participating in the Carrier Ethernet Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). The demonstration highlights the latest in Carrier Ethernet technologies and service delivery.

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TimePictra 4.0 will be available at the end of September 2009.

With multiple PTP server and client options, and now PTP monitoring and management, Symmetricom offers one of the most comprehensive IEEE 1588 end-to-end synchronization solutions in the industry. For information on TimePictra, visit:

About Symmetricom, Inc.
As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators.
Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), IEEE 1588 (Precision Time Protocol), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom's QoE video quality management solutions provide the tools necessary to accurately monitor and analyze video quality and bring higher satisfaction levels to the end user. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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