Lucent Technologies Certifies Interoperability Of VINA's Broadband Multiservice Access Solutions

VINA MX-400(TM) and VINA eLink-100(TM) Are Certified

For Interoperability With Lucent's AnyMedia(R) Access System



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from VINA Technologies, Inc.

   NEWARK, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 VINA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VINA), a leading architect of innovative
 multiservice broadband access solutions, today announced that its Multiservice
 Xchange (MX-400) and eLink-100 broadband access solutions have been certified
 by Lucent Technologies (NYSE:   LU) for interoperability with the AnyMedia
 Access System.  In order to receive the certification, VINA's MX-400 and eLink
 100 multiservice access devices passed a series of architectural and
 functional interoperability tests under Lucent's Wired for DSL
 interoperability program.
     "The Lucent certification validates our commitment to achieving
 interoperability with leading DSLAM, access concentrator, switch, and voice
 gateway vendors, and further extends the market reach of our multiservice
 broadband access solutions," said Steve Bauman, chief executive officer of
 VINA Technologies.  "Now service providers using Lucent's AnyMedia system can
 take advantage of VINA's broadband access devices to maximize their network
 bandwidth and revenue-generating services for their small business customers."
     Part of Lucent's broad and deep DSL portfolio, the AnyMedia Access System,
 is a multiservice access vehicle capable of providing regular telephone
 service, as well as high-speed data services, including ISDN and XDSL, from a
 single platform.  The system uses "plug-and-play" application packs, enabling
 service providers to add broadband services such as ADSL as market demand
 dictates.  The solution can be placed almost anywhere and can provide services
 from any transport medium -- twisted pair, T1/E1 line, fiber or wireless -- to
 any digital switch and/or data network through standard interfaces.  The
 AnyMedia system is the only next generation DLC (digital loop carrier) that
 can interface with 35 different combinations of switches and country-specific
 parameters.
     The VINA eLink-100 is an eight-port platform that addresses the needs of
 the burgeoning segment of the DSL market, the very small business (four to
 19 employees).  The product provides high-speed, continuous Internet access,
 public (PSTN) voice/facsimile services and LAN interconnection using ATM or IP
 over XDSL delivery technologies.  The eLink-100 supports advanced voice
 services such as local station-to-station, voice compression, silence
 suppression and echo cancellation, as well as web-based system configuration
 and system version download.
     Designed for small businesses (20 to 99 employees), the VINA MX-400 blends
 exceptional service migration and deployment ease with a single connectivity
 point for the delivery of highly integrated network services.  These services
 include broadband access, continuous Internet access, public (PSTN) and
 private voice/facsimile services and private data services using Frame Relay,
 ATM or IP over XDSL or T1 delivery technologies.  The VINA MX-400 was
 certified for interoperability with Lucent's Stinger(TM) DSL Access
 Concentrator family in February of 2001.
     Both the MX-400 and the eLink-100 enable Voice over IP (VoIP) with Media
 Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP).  The ability to offer MGCP functionality
 allows service providers to take full advantage of the revenue generating
 benefits of deploying VoIP services to the small business market.
 
     About VINA Technologies
     VINA Technologies creates broadband access solutions that allow
 communications service providers to extend the benefits of their core-network
 technology to the technologically underserved edge of the network.  By
 converging voice and data on existing network infrastructures, service
 providers can quickly implement new value-added services, reduce operational
 costs and increase their revenue opportunities.  With VINA solutions, service
 providers can protect their investment in their existing networks while
 migrating from circuit-switched to packet-switched communications.  VINA
 solutions are protocol-independent, enabling customers to migrate smoothly
 from existing technologies such as TDM to emerging technologies such as ATM or
 IP on one open, scalable platform.
     For more information about VINA Technologies, visit
 http://www.vina-tech.com .  VINA Technologies' headquarters is located at
 39745 Eureka, Newark, CA 94560; telephone: 1-888-774-VINA.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set
 forth in this press release, including statements as to the impact of gaining
 Lucent certification of interoperability for the eLink-100 and MX-400
 products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe
 harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
 may cause actual results to differ materially, including unknown customer
 acceptance of the product, changing customer requirements, the ability of VINA
 and its contract manufacturers to meet scheduled product availability dates,
 competition and other risks detailed from time to time in VINA's reports filed
 with the SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30,
 2000.  VINA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking
 statements.
 
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SOURCE VINA Technologies, Inc.
   NEWARK, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ --
 VINA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VINA), a leading architect of innovative
 multiservice broadband access solutions, today announced that its Multiservice
 Xchange (MX-400) and eLink-100 broadband access solutions have been certified
 by Lucent Technologies (NYSE:   LU) for interoperability with the AnyMedia
 Access System.  In order to receive the certification, VINA's MX-400 and eLink
 100 multiservice access devices passed a series of architectural and
 functional interoperability tests under Lucent's Wired for DSL
 interoperability program.
     "The Lucent certification validates our commitment to achieving
 interoperability with leading DSLAM, access concentrator, switch, and voice
 gateway vendors, and further extends the market reach of our multiservice
 broadband access solutions," said Steve Bauman, chief executive officer of
 VINA Technologies.  "Now service providers using Lucent's AnyMedia system can
 take advantage of VINA's broadband access devices to maximize their network
 bandwidth and revenue-generating services for their small business customers."
     Part of Lucent's broad and deep DSL portfolio, the AnyMedia Access System,
 is a multiservice access vehicle capable of providing regular telephone
 service, as well as high-speed data services, including ISDN and XDSL, from a
 single platform.  The system uses "plug-and-play" application packs, enabling
 service providers to add broadband services such as ADSL as market demand
 dictates.  The solution can be placed almost anywhere and can provide services
 from any transport medium -- twisted pair, T1/E1 line, fiber or wireless -- to
 any digital switch and/or data network through standard interfaces.  The
 AnyMedia system is the only next generation DLC (digital loop carrier) that
 can interface with 35 different combinations of switches and country-specific
 parameters.
     The VINA eLink-100 is an eight-port platform that addresses the needs of
 the burgeoning segment of the DSL market, the very small business (four to
 19 employees).  The product provides high-speed, continuous Internet access,
 public (PSTN) voice/facsimile services and LAN interconnection using ATM or IP
 over XDSL delivery technologies.  The eLink-100 supports advanced voice
 services such as local station-to-station, voice compression, silence
 suppression and echo cancellation, as well as web-based system configuration
 and system version download.
     Designed for small businesses (20 to 99 employees), the VINA MX-400 blends
 exceptional service migration and deployment ease with a single connectivity
 point for the delivery of highly integrated network services.  These services
 include broadband access, continuous Internet access, public (PSTN) and
 private voice/facsimile services and private data services using Frame Relay,
 ATM or IP over XDSL or T1 delivery technologies.  The VINA MX-400 was
 certified for interoperability with Lucent's Stinger(TM) DSL Access
 Concentrator family in February of 2001.
     Both the MX-400 and the eLink-100 enable Voice over IP (VoIP) with Media
 Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP).  The ability to offer MGCP functionality
 allows service providers to take full advantage of the revenue generating
 benefits of deploying VoIP services to the small business market.
 
     About VINA Technologies
     VINA Technologies creates broadband access solutions that allow
 communications service providers to extend the benefits of their core-network
 technology to the technologically underserved edge of the network.  By
 converging voice and data on existing network infrastructures, service
 providers can quickly implement new value-added services, reduce operational
 costs and increase their revenue opportunities.  With VINA solutions, service
 providers can protect their investment in their existing networks while
 migrating from circuit-switched to packet-switched communications.  VINA
 solutions are protocol-independent, enabling customers to migrate smoothly
 from existing technologies such as TDM to emerging technologies such as ATM or
 IP on one open, scalable platform.
     For more information about VINA Technologies, visit
 http://www.vina-tech.com .  VINA Technologies' headquarters is located at
 39745 Eureka, Newark, CA 94560; telephone: 1-888-774-VINA.
 
     Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set
 forth in this press release, including statements as to the impact of gaining
 Lucent certification of interoperability for the eLink-100 and MX-400
 products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe
 harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that
 may cause actual results to differ materially, including unknown customer
 acceptance of the product, changing customer requirements, the ability of VINA
 and its contract manufacturers to meet scheduled product availability dates,
 competition and other risks detailed from time to time in VINA's reports filed
 with the SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30,
 2000.  VINA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking
 statements.
 
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