June 26, 2000 09:00pm
Interactive Telecom Network Selects Extreme Networks
Source: New Frontier Media, Inc.
by: Company Press Release
(BOULDER, CO) -- Interactive Telecom Network, Inc. (``ITN''), a leading Broadband Internet Service Provider (BSP) and wholly owned subsidiary of New Frontier Media, Inc., (Nasdaq: NOOF - news) announced that it has selected Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR - news), a leading provider of high-performance broadband network solutions for its Gigabit switches. ITN will be utilizing Extreme Network switching solutions to optimally switch and route high-bandwidth traffic such as video content and E-Commerce websites.
``Because our network must perform under the most demanding conditions, we're highly critical of the technologies we put to work,'' stated Dean Church, Executive Vice President of ITN. ``We've been very successful in optimizing our network both from the perspective of operating cost efficiencies and from competitive pricing advantages for our customers.''
One of the key advantages ITN will garner from Extreme Networks is the ability to prioritize traffic on the network and control how it is routed on a global basis. In addition, Extreme Network's award-winning switching technology enhances ITN's Quality of Service offering to deliver various levels of content on a fee-for-service basis. ``We'll be able to better manage bandwidth consumption of different applications while providing better pricing for our customers. In other words, we can support E-Commerce transactions or deliver e-mail which takes up very little bandwidth and at the same time deliver content that takes up considerable bandwidth such as video streaming.''
Extreme Networks is a leading provider of high-performance, broadband network solutions designed for the Internet economy. The Company's family of Summit(TM), Alpine(TM) and BlackDiamond® switching solutions are built on a unique combination of ExtremeWare(TM) management software and an ASIC-based common architecture that enable service providers, e-businesses and enterprises to expand their businesses and be more competitive by speeding traffic through a simplified, super scalable network infrastructure. Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Extreme Networks sells its award-winning switching solutions in more than 40 countries through authorized resellers. More information on Extreme Networks is available at www.extremenetworks.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of Securities & Exchange Act. The Company intends forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. All statements regarding the Company's expected improvements to the network performance of its Interactive Telecom Network, Inc. subsidiary are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements.
ABOUT INTERACTIVE TELECOM NETWORK, INC.
Founded in 1994 in Los Angeles, ITN is a pioneer of mission-critical, entertainment-based Internet applications. Currently, ITN serves as a single source for a comprehensive range of high-performance Internet products and services, including dedicated access, web hosting, co-location, e-commerce application development, streaming media, bandwidth management, and security. Through its broadband services division the Company continues to pioneer innovative solutions utilizing best-of-breed technologies for e-commerce web hosting and content delivery in a broadband environment. Today, the Company's infrastructure supports the delivery or ``streaming'' of thousands of live and on-demand audio and video programs over the Internet. Ultimately, the Company expects to develop a platform that will support the delivery of IP-based Video-on-Demand.
ABOUT NEW FRONTIER MEDIA, INC.
New Frontier Media, Inc. is a leader in the electronic distribution of adult entertainment with an unparalleled library of content. Through its programming subsidiary, the Company distributes adult entertainment via pay-per-view and subscription cable/satellite video networks. Cable/DBS networks include Pleasure(TM), the most-edited standard available in the category; TeN, The Erotic Network(TM) and ETC, Erotic Television Clips(TM), which incorporates a partial-editing standard and Extasy(TM), the least-edited standard.
Through its Internet subsidiaries, New Frontier Media designs, creates and implements Company-owned subscription/membership-based web sites for the adult Internet consumer markets. It also operates Internet traffic sales and acquisition programs for the adult webmaster community. In addition, the Company is also a payment services processor that provides various Internet billing options and a full range of secure, fully automated credit card payment processing technologies.
For more information about ITN, contact Keely Hawk, VP Corporate Communications for ITN's parent company, New Frontier Media, Inc., at (303) 444-0900, extension 145.