STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- C-COR.net (Nasdaq: CCBL), a global provider of broadband communications technology, systems, and services, today announced that Time Warner Cable will launch C-COR's Integrated Service Management (ISM) solution in its Tampa Bay, Florida, system beginning in June. Time Warner Cable's Tampa Bay system represents approximately 950,000 subscribers (the eleventh largest cable system in the nation and the second largest within Time Warner Cable). The component of the ISM suite of operations support software applications that Time Warner Cable will initially launch is a cross-domain network surveillance and fault management solution that provides proactive discovery and root cause analysis for enterprise-wide, hybrid, multi-vendor, and multi-service environments. A live demonstration of Time Warner Cable's Tampa Bay ISM solution will be shown in C-COR's booth # 6140 at the SCTE (Society of Cable and Telecommunications Engineers) Cable-Tec Expo on June 4-7, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990924/CCORLOGO ) Commenting on the launch of ISM in Tampa Bay, Hung Nguyen, Senior Staff Engineer for Time Warner Cable's Engineering and Technology Division, stated, "The scope of C-COR's ISM is unparalleled in terms of its reach into the network and its sophisticated capabilities to tie device performance, subscriber, and service together into a common, real-time, and responsive view of the network. We anticipate achieving across-the-board benefits with ISM, touching on cost efficiencies, service reliability, and marketing opportunities. We also see ISM as a major driver in expediting standards among equipment vendors. As Chairman of the SCTE HMS (Hybrid Management Sub-Layer) Standards Committee, I have witnessed the significant strides already made in adopting standards for interoperability between outside plant transponders and headend controllers from multiple vendors. ISM will help to move that process along by forcing open standards-based interfaces." About the Time Warner Cable ISM Application The Time Warner Cable ISM application proactively monitors and manages alarms and service thresholds for both digital and HFC network devices from the headend to the customer premise equipment. Network status information is then integrated with other OSS (operational support systems) to provide an integrated view of network, customers, and quality-of-service, allowing the cable operator to manage the entire fault life cycle, from proactive detection through resolution. In addition, by uniquely addressing the impact on subscriber services of both detected network outages and predicted network device failures, ISM not only reduces operational costs through improved equipment information, but also provides the network operator with a powerful tool to increase customer retention and expand market opportunities through the delivery of highly reliable services. The ISM solution is distinct from competing network management systems in its next-generation functions for outage detection, outage prevention, and outage impact analysis. Through a combination of real-time device polling (that uniquely includes subscriber set-top boxes) and intelligent data correlation and network configuration management capabilities, ISM enables the isolation of network faults to specific root causes to determine not only specific equipment failures, but also specific services and subscribers affected by the equipment failures. In addition, ISM has predictive analysis capabilities to detect performance anomalies in the network before problems reach the point of affecting subscribers, thereby enabling proactive service management and more efficient equipment maintenance programs. Finally, through its capability to relate network outages directly to specific subscribers and their services (a triple play of data, video and/or voice), ISM offers the cable operator -- for the first time -- an accurate measurement of outage impact down to the individual service and subscriber level. About C-COR's Integrated Service Management (ISM) Solution Suite The ISM portfolio of pre-integrated, yet modular (open) OSS applications is designed to automate business processes used to maintain network integrity, optimize resources, and deliver high-quality customer service. In addition to the network surveillance and fault management application, C-COR's ISM solution can also be expanded to include workforce management, network configuration management, provisioning, and other applications with significant benefit to both the operator and the subscriber. About C-COR C-COR (www.c-cor.net) is a leading provider of premium quality, globally- oriented fiber optic, digital video transport, and RF telecommunication products, OSS (Operations Support System) management solutions, and high-end technical field services to enable cost-effective delivery of voice, video, and high-speed data over advanced HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) broadband networks. Headquartered in the U.S., with facilities worldwide, C-COR's mission is to provide our customers with second-to-none network integrity throughout the full network life cycle. C-COR's common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market (Symbol: CCBL) and is a component of the Russell 2000 Stock Index. Some of the information presented in this announcement constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements represent the Company's judgment regarding future events and are based on currently available information. Although the Company believes it has a reasonable basis for these forward-looking statements, the Company cannot guarantee their accuracy and actual results may differ materially from those the Company anticipated due to a number of uncertainties, many of which the Company is not aware. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, among others, the successful launch and implementation of the Tampa Bay ISM solution, capital spending patterns of the communications industry, changes in regard to a significant customer, the demand for network integrity, the trend toward more fiber in the network, the Company's ability to develop, produce, and market new and enhanced products, the Company's ability to provide complete network solutions, continued industry consolidation, the development of competing technology, the global demand for the Company's products and services, and the Company's ability to integrate acquisitions and achieve its strategic objectives. For additional information concerning these and other important factors which may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from expectations and underlying assumptions, please refer to the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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