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Feb 24, 2010

Telco Systems Announces Temperature Hardened Demarcation Device

Provider of Carrier Ethernet access solutions optimizes wireless backhaul with T-Marc 254H

MANSFIELD, MA — February 24, 2010 — Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC) and a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet access solutions, today announced the expansion of their demarcation product line with T-Marc® 254H, a new device designed to deliver converged services for commercial and mobile applications over the metro Ethernet network. The device is temperature-hardened for outdoor cabinet installation in environments ranging from -40° to 65°C with over-heat protection and sub-zero cold start. It has also been optimized for PBX and wireless backhaul by supporting the seamless transport of TDM frames over Ethernet and clock synchronization via PTP (IEEE1588v2).

“For support of wireless backhaul, Telco Systems’ T-Marc 254 has already proven successful for clients like ATMC,” said Nir Daube, vice president of product management. “We are excited to expand our capabilities with the upgrade to T-Marc 254H, offering a solution for multiple environments while continuing to enable service providers to deploy Ethernet seamlessly.”

Supporting a wide range of OAM and service assurance tools, the Company’s T-Marc demarcation devices are designed to alleviate the operational challenges that providers face when deploying Ethernet. Advanced Layer 2 Networking using Telco Systems’ AccessEthernet® allows total flexibility in deployment and delivery of Ethernet services. Physical and logical channel networking capabilities provide bandwidth profiles, advanced traffic classes and complete control over how subscriber traffic is transported and managed across a service provider’s network.

T-Marc 254H also enables backhaul providers to offer a hybrid backhaul solution built on a packet-based technology capable of supporting the growing demand for data services while allowing integration of TDM to support legacy mobile voice or PBX services. The T-Marc 254H is MEF 9, MEF 14 and MEF 18 compliant, supporting strong OAM tools, advanced switching capabilities, traffic management, L2VPNs, as well as integration of legacy TDM services. TDM transport options include pseudo wire (PWE3) encapsulation over Ethernet, IP and MPLS.

To ensure reliable handoff of TDM frames between cell sites, the T-Marc 254H supports multiple timing modes with including Precision Timing Protocol (PTP) IEEE 1588v2 and includes four E1/T1 ports and four 100 Base-T ports and two Gigabit Ethernet SFP-based uplinks.

The T-Marc 254H will be available in March.

About Telco Systems

Based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Telco Systems designs and develops innovative, multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions to enable carriers and service providers to deploy highly reliable and manageable Ethernet services to both business and residential subscribers. These solutions support a cost effective evolution to a service-assured all IP/Ethernet network and enable service providers to introduce new services to capture additional revenue by supporting mixed services across a carrier Ethernet network.

Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at


Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems

Susan Forshner, PAN Communications