ISR Global Telecom, Inc. Wins New Client; Tempest Network Management System to Power New iTouch Product

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from ISR Global Telecom, Inc.

    MAITLAND, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ISR Global Telecom, Inc., a
 leading network management solutions provider for telecom equipment
 manufacturers, announced today that its flagship product, Tempest Network
 Management System (NMS), has been selected by iTouch Communications, a
 division of MRV Communications (Nasdaq: MRVC), to power its newest network
 monitoring equipment offering.
     Known for its Internet infrastructure solutions, iTouch, based in
 Littleton, Mass., recently developed a new product called Event Horizon that
 allows the company to deliver a fault management system (FMS) as part of its
 equipment offering.  According to iTouch officials, the company chose the
 Tempest NMS to power Event Horizon because it is highly flexible and allows
 for easy integration across multiple hardware platforms.  They were also
 impressed with Tempest's rapid deployment capability.
     "Tempest not only speeds our time-to-market, it allows us to offer our
 customers a flexible, seamless FMS solution that can be quickly and easily
 integrated with their existing equipment.  Our Event Horizon FMS solution will
 offer an innovative application approach that when coupled with our In-Reach
 family of network element management products will provide users with a unique
 and robust means of network monitoring and management," said Bob Spear, iTouch
 Communications' VP of Product Operations.  "We're also pleased to form a
 strong, strategic partnership with ISR Global Telecom.  Their strength in
 product technology and professional service capability set them apart from
 other vendors and solidified our choice."
     Tempest was designed to simplify the integration and deployment of telecom
 products and services, helping vendors more efficiently manage complex data
 and voice convergence issues.  With its efficient architecture, Tempest allows
 management for voice and data networks to be designed, developed and deployed
 significantly faster and more cost-effectively than ever before possible.  It
 can be delivered off-the-shelf, with no development required, or it can be
 customized to meet the specific needs of the vendor or end user.
     According to officials at ISR Global Telecom, the new partnership is
 expected to broaden the use of Tempest throughout iTouch's global client base.
     "We are very excited to partner with iTouch Communications as it launches
 a new leading-edge solution," said Donald Schmaltz, ISR Global Telecom CEO and
 Chairman.  "With Tempest, equipment manufacturers such as iTouch can offer
 their customers a total solution which delivers rapid and seamless integration
 with any application, substantially reducing development costs, gaining speed
 to market and improving overall network efficiency."
 
     About ISR Global Telecom
     Founded in 1991, ISR Global Telecom, Inc. focuses solely on solving the
 challenges of network management for the telecommunications industry.  It
 develops, markets and supports client-server software that manages complex,
 mission-critical telecommunication networks.  ISR's latest product, Tempest
 Network Management System, is a rapidly deployable solution for managing
 convergent and data networks.  Today, Tempest is the network management
 solution of choice for telecommunication equipment manufacturers, solution and
 service providers.  For more information, visit www.isrglobal.com.
 
     About iTouch Communications
     iTouch Communications, a business unit of MRV Communications Inc.,
 designs, manufactures, markets, sells and supports next-generation network
 element, out-of-band and fault management solutions along with fiber-driven
 connectivity and access solutions -- globally.  The company carries forward
 the networking market leadership and exceptional customer support of its
 Xyplex business, built upon open standard Internet protocols, Ethernet
 connectivity, multi-protocol access servers, wide-area networking and remote
 access solutions for carrier, service provider and enterprise networks.  For
 more information, visit www.iTouchcom.com.
 
 

SOURCE ISR Global Telecom, Inc.
    MAITLAND, Fla., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ISR Global Telecom, Inc., a
 leading network management solutions provider for telecom equipment
 manufacturers, announced today that its flagship product, Tempest Network
 Management System (NMS), has been selected by iTouch Communications, a
 division of MRV Communications (Nasdaq: MRVC), to power its newest network
 monitoring equipment offering.
     Known for its Internet infrastructure solutions, iTouch, based in
 Littleton, Mass., recently developed a new product called Event Horizon that
 allows the company to deliver a fault management system (FMS) as part of its
 equipment offering.  According to iTouch officials, the company chose the
 Tempest NMS to power Event Horizon because it is highly flexible and allows
 for easy integration across multiple hardware platforms.  They were also
 impressed with Tempest's rapid deployment capability.
     "Tempest not only speeds our time-to-market, it allows us to offer our
 customers a flexible, seamless FMS solution that can be quickly and easily
 integrated with their existing equipment.  Our Event Horizon FMS solution will
 offer an innovative application approach that when coupled with our In-Reach
 family of network element management products will provide users with a unique
 and robust means of network monitoring and management," said Bob Spear, iTouch
 Communications' VP of Product Operations.  "We're also pleased to form a
 strong, strategic partnership with ISR Global Telecom.  Their strength in
 product technology and professional service capability set them apart from
 other vendors and solidified our choice."
     Tempest was designed to simplify the integration and deployment of telecom
 products and services, helping vendors more efficiently manage complex data
 and voice convergence issues.  With its efficient architecture, Tempest allows
 management for voice and data networks to be designed, developed and deployed
 significantly faster and more cost-effectively than ever before possible.  It
 can be delivered off-the-shelf, with no development required, or it can be
 customized to meet the specific needs of the vendor or end user.
     According to officials at ISR Global Telecom, the new partnership is
 expected to broaden the use of Tempest throughout iTouch's global client base.
     "We are very excited to partner with iTouch Communications as it launches
 a new leading-edge solution," said Donald Schmaltz, ISR Global Telecom CEO and
 Chairman.  "With Tempest, equipment manufacturers such as iTouch can offer
 their customers a total solution which delivers rapid and seamless integration
 with any application, substantially reducing development costs, gaining speed
 to market and improving overall network efficiency."
 
     About ISR Global Telecom
     Founded in 1991, ISR Global Telecom, Inc. focuses solely on solving the
 challenges of network management for the telecommunications industry.  It
 develops, markets and supports client-server software that manages complex,
 mission-critical telecommunication networks.  ISR's latest product, Tempest
 Network Management System, is a rapidly deployable solution for managing
 convergent and data networks.  Today, Tempest is the network management
 solution of choice for telecommunication equipment manufacturers, solution and
 service providers.  For more information, visit www.isrglobal.com.
 
     About iTouch Communications
     iTouch Communications, a business unit of MRV Communications Inc.,
 designs, manufactures, markets, sells and supports next-generation network
 element, out-of-band and fault management solutions along with fiber-driven
 connectivity and access solutions -- globally.  The company carries forward
 the networking market leadership and exceptional customer support of its
 Xyplex business, built upon open standard Internet protocols, Ethernet
 connectivity, multi-protocol access servers, wide-area networking and remote
 access solutions for carrier, service provider and enterprise networks.  For
 more information, visit www.iTouchcom.com.
 
 SOURCE  ISR Global Telecom, Inc.