RiT and Belden CDT Networking Launch IntelliMAC-Plus GigaBIX Solution, World's-First Managed Termination Block

    FORT MILL, S.C. and TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Belden CDT Networking, part of Belden CDT Inc. (NYSE:   BDC) and a world leader
 in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of cabling and
 connectivity components, and RiT Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:   RITT), the pioneer
 of Intelligent Physical Layer Management Solutions (IPLMS), today launched the
 IntelliMAC-Plus GigaBIX Solution, the world's first solution for managing
 termination block connectivity.
     (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040727/LNTU008LOGO-a )
     This cutting-edge product is the first to be developed under the framework
 of the strategic R&D and Marketing partnership formed between the two
 companies in January 2004. Note: the partnership was formed between RiT and
 NORDX/CDT. CDT has since merged with Belden to become a $1.1 billion supplier
 of products for the specialty electronics and data networking markets.
     By bringing IPLMS functionality to GigaBIX and BIX Cross-Connect Wire
 solutions, the IntelliMAC-Plus delivers a broad range of quick-ROI benefits to
 the BIX termination block environment -- benefits proven through a decade of
 intelligent patch panel usage throughout the world. Whether deployed at the
 time of a new installation or retrofitted to existing installations, the
 solution's LED-guided Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs), comprehensive monitoring
 and alert capabilities, and automatic documentation help the IT staff slash
 the cost of network maintenance, reduce downtime, improve planning and
 increase physical security.
     "We are excited to join with RiT in bringing the proven IPLMS concept to
 the world of termination blocks," said Brian O'Connell, Vice-President of
 Sales and Marketing for the Belden CDT Networking Division. "BIX and GigaBIX
 installations are often deployed when real-estate is at a premium so the
 connections are very dense and visibility is hard to achieve. By bringing
 features like LED-guided MACs into these high-density environments, we can
 help customers maximize network uptime by improving troubleshooting, and
 optimize their maintenance budgets by reducing the time it takes to perform
 the MAC."
     "The strategic partnership between our two companies has been particularly
 effective and satisfying, resulting in a superb new product in record time,"
 added Liam Galin, President and CEO of RiT. "Working together, we will now
 begin joint-marketing the IntelliMAC-Plus GigaBIX solution throughout the
 world. In addition, we continue expanding our R&D partnership with new
 projects that take advantage of the expertise of both our companies."
 
     About Belden CDT Networking
     Belden CDT Networking, a unit of Belden CDT Inc., is a world leader in the
 design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of cabling and
 connectivity components for the commercial communications market.  The unit
 offers both cabling components as well as complete end-to-end Belden IBDN
 structured cabling systems. Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Belden
 CDT Networking has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, and
 distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and the
 Netherlands. Belden CDT Inc., formed in July 2004 through the merger of Belden
 Inc. and Cable Design Technologies Corp., is one of the largest U.S.-based
 manufacturers of high-speed electronic cables and focuses on products for the
 specialty electronics and data networking markets, including connectivity.
 
     About RiT Technologies
     RiT Technologies pioneered the development of intelligent physical layer
 solutions, designed to provide superior control, utilization and maintenance
 of networks. RiT's innovative solutions help customers capitalize on network
 investments and reduce cost of ownership.
     RiT's Enterprise Solutions include PatchView(TM) for full web-based
 management, planning and troubleshooting of network physical layer
 connectivity. PairView(TM) and PairQ(TM) Carrier Solutions help telcos
 capitalize on outside plant investments by giving them reliable, mass-verified
 and qualified infrastructure and connectivity databases.
     With a global sales network spanning 60 countries, RiT's key customers
 include major financial institutions, corporations and global
 telecommunications companies such as: Deutsche Telekom, TELMEX, TELENOR, KPN,
 The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), ING Barings, INVESCO, DIAGEO,
 Daewoo, KPN and Reuters.
     RiT is a member of the RAD group, a world leader in communications
 solutions. For more information, please visit our website:
 http://www.rittech.com
 
     Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to
 risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of
 competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new
 product development, reliance on key strategic alliances, availability of raw
 materials, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and
 other risk detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the
 Securities Exchange Commission.
     This press release is available at http://www.rittech.com/,
 http://www.BeldenIBDN.com and http://www.portfoliopr.com/
 
      COMPANY    RiT Technologies Ltd.        Belden CDT Inc.
      CONTACTS:  Shelagh Hammer               Alison McCreath
                 VP Corporate Marketing       Marketing Communications Manager
                 +972-3-645 5131              1-514-822-7579
                 shelaghh@rit.co.il           alison.mccreath@nordx.com
 
 

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