VINA Technologies' Broadband Access Solution Awarded Product of the Year

Communications ASP Magazine Recognizes VINA's Multiservice Xchange 400

As The 'Very Best Product in the Hosted Communications Space'



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from VINA Technologies

    NEWARK, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- VINA Technologies (Nasdaq:   VINA),
 a leading architect of innovative multiservice broadband access solutions, was
 awarded "Product of the Year" by Communications ASP magazine for the enhanced
 Multiservice Xchange(TM)-400 (MX-400) platform that supports voice over IP
 (VoIP) with Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP).  A complete list of
 "Product of the Year" award winners is available in the March/April issue of
 Communications ASP.
     The MX-400 is one of the products in VINA's suite of integrated
 multiservice access platforms (IMAPs) and integrated access devices (IADs)
 that enables revenue-generating value-added services for service providers.
 From the customer premises to the co-location or central office, VINA's suite
 of broadband access solutions offer service providers a migration path to
 next-generation networks by supporting TDM, DSL, ATM and IP.
     "We are proud to announce that the VINA MX-400 was one of the winners of
 our first 'Products of the Year' Awards," said TMC president and group
 publisher Rich Tehrani.  "VINA and all of our product award winners are
 pioneers of the hosted communications space.  The award-winning solutions will
 provide the framework for tomorrow's enhanced services along with greater
 acceptance of the hosted communications business model."
     "We are honored that VINA's MX-400 innovative technology/platform has been
 selected as an award-winning product by well-regarded industry publications,
 such as Communications ASP magazine," said Steve Bauman, president and CEO of
 VINA Technologies.  "VINA's MX-400 is one of the first broadband solutions to
 offer a migration path to IP with the MGCP functionality.  Now when service
 providers are ready to take advantage of the revenue-generating benefits of
 deploying VoIP services to the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market,
 they simply transform MX-400 to transport voice and data communications over
 IP with a remote software download."
 
     The enhanced MX-400 Converges Multiple Services
     The MX-400 blends unprecedented service migration and deployment ease with
 a single point of connectivity for the delivery of highly integrated network
 services.  These services include high-speed, continuous Internet access,
 public (PSTN) voice/facsimile services and LAN interconnect using IP, ATM, or
 Frame Relay over T1 or xDSL delivery technologies.  The enhanced MX-400, via a
 modular network interface, supports popular T1 transport as well as emerging
 xDSL access technologies and advanced LAN features, such as IP routing (DHCP,
 RIP, PAT and NAT).  This flexibility allows the product to be deployed across
 a broad spectrum of service deployment models, without inhibiting migration to
 other technologies, as service providers evolve to the next generation
 network.
 
     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 investments 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 functionality and
 customer benefits of the MX-400 product, 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 products, 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.
 
 

SOURCE VINA Technologies
    NEWARK, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- VINA Technologies (Nasdaq:   VINA),
 a leading architect of innovative multiservice broadband access solutions, was
 awarded "Product of the Year" by Communications ASP magazine for the enhanced
 Multiservice Xchange(TM)-400 (MX-400) platform that supports voice over IP
 (VoIP) with Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP).  A complete list of
 "Product of the Year" award winners is available in the March/April issue of
 Communications ASP.
     The MX-400 is one of the products in VINA's suite of integrated
 multiservice access platforms (IMAPs) and integrated access devices (IADs)
 that enables revenue-generating value-added services for service providers.
 From the customer premises to the co-location or central office, VINA's suite
 of broadband access solutions offer service providers a migration path to
 next-generation networks by supporting TDM, DSL, ATM and IP.
     "We are proud to announce that the VINA MX-400 was one of the winners of
 our first 'Products of the Year' Awards," said TMC president and group
 publisher Rich Tehrani.  "VINA and all of our product award winners are
 pioneers of the hosted communications space.  The award-winning solutions will
 provide the framework for tomorrow's enhanced services along with greater
 acceptance of the hosted communications business model."
     "We are honored that VINA's MX-400 innovative technology/platform has been
 selected as an award-winning product by well-regarded industry publications,
 such as Communications ASP magazine," said Steve Bauman, president and CEO of
 VINA Technologies.  "VINA's MX-400 is one of the first broadband solutions to
 offer a migration path to IP with the MGCP functionality.  Now when service
 providers are ready to take advantage of the revenue-generating benefits of
 deploying VoIP services to the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market,
 they simply transform MX-400 to transport voice and data communications over
 IP with a remote software download."
 
     The enhanced MX-400 Converges Multiple Services
     The MX-400 blends unprecedented service migration and deployment ease with
 a single point of connectivity for the delivery of highly integrated network
 services.  These services include high-speed, continuous Internet access,
 public (PSTN) voice/facsimile services and LAN interconnect using IP, ATM, or
 Frame Relay over T1 or xDSL delivery technologies.  The enhanced MX-400, via a
 modular network interface, supports popular T1 transport as well as emerging
 xDSL access technologies and advanced LAN features, such as IP routing (DHCP,
 RIP, PAT and NAT).  This flexibility allows the product to be deployed across
 a broad spectrum of service deployment models, without inhibiting migration to
 other technologies, as service providers evolve to the next generation
 network.
 
     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 investments 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 functionality and
 customer benefits of the MX-400 product, 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 products, 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.
 
 SOURCE  VINA Technologies