RiT Introduces PVMax, the New PatchView Platform at BICSI

PVMax Allows Enterprises of All Sizes to Benefit from Faster, Easier

Implementation and Increased ROI

- Demonstrations at Booth #1013 of the BICSI Winter Conference -

Jan 12, 2004, 00:00 ET from RiT Technologies

    ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BICSI -- RiT Technologies
 (Nasdaq:   RITT), the pioneer of intelligent physical layer management solutions
 (IPLMS), today launched PVMax(TM), a powerful new hardware platform for its
 widely-deployed PatchView(TM) real-time network management solution. The
 launch follows a successful six-month beta trial during which PVMax, together
 with the latest version of RiT's PatchView for the Enterprise(TM) (PV4E)
 software, was used to manage more than 80,000 ports in one communication room
 at a customer site.
     PVMax will be showcased with PV4E Version 3.3 at the BICSI (Building
 Industry Consulting Service International, Inc.)  Winter Conference in Orlando
 in booth # 1013.
     For over ten years, RiT has been developing products which provide an
 accurate physical connectivity map of network devices.  As the result of
 ongoing customer feedback, this latest product sets new records in terms of
 ease of use, implementation and maintenance benefits and dramatically improved
 ROI.  Together with the latest management software version, PV4E 3.3, PVMax
 demonstrates functionality which greatly enhances its value to enterprises of
 all sizes - from small to very large.
     From initial setup all the way through to day-to-day implementation, PVMax
 reduces the work load of IT departments.  During the setup of new
 communications infrastructure, PVMax's "self-discovery" feature automatically
 identifies all system elements, verifying and documenting network
 connectivity, and making setup time simpler and shorter.  The new flexible
 architecture translates into support for sites of any size, regardless of
 number of ports.
     Once installed, organizations can continue to benefit from ongoing
 implementation of the solution.   To take MAC (Moves, Adds or Changes)
 efficiency to the next level, RiT has added a highly visible flashing rack
 indicator to each rack. Within the rack, the specific port to be worked on is
 indicated by a smaller LED located next to the port. The combination of the
 flashing rack indicator and the smaller port light make for even faster, more
 fool-proof, MACs and significantly reduces response time to physical layer
 faults that cause costly downtime.
     Among the other new features in PV4E 3.3, designed to help IT managers and
 administrators, are event notification to email, pagers, or SMS and the
 ability to upload software to remote PVMax installations.
     "PatchView has always set the bar for IPLMS performance, and now it is
 better than ever," said Liam Galin, President and CEO of RiT Technologies.
 "PVMax brings a new level of size, speed, intelligence, and flexibility to
 PatchView deployments, making them even more powerful and cost-effective. The
 new features reflect RiT's decade of experience deploying more than 2.5
 million managed ports and recent advances in our cutting-edge technologies."
     Members of the RiT team will be available to demonstrate and explain the
 PatchView IPLMS, including the PVMax platform and PV4E v3.3, from January 12-
 15th at its booth #1013 in the BICSI Winter Conference.
     About PatchView
     PatchView is the first and most widely-deployed real-time Intelligent
 Physical Layer Management System (IPLMS) for enterprise networks. PatchView
 begins with standards-based, end-to-end structured cabling systems, and adds
 intelligent patch panels, scanners, and software. A web-based management
 application creates a range of reports and alerts that the IT staff uses to
 improve network control and increase the efficiency of Moves Adds or Changes
     About RiT Technologies
     RiT Technologies pioneered the development of intelligent physical layer
 management 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.
     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, Alcatel, TELMEX,
 TELENOR, The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), ING Barings, INVESCO,
 DIAGEO, Daewoo, and Reuters.
     RiT is a member of the RAD group, a world leader in communications
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 materials, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and
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 with the Securities Exchange Commission.
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      COMPANY   Shelagh Hammer
      CONTACT:  Director of Corporate Marketing
      PORTFOLIO PR  Paul Holm/Jerry Cahn
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