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CONCORD, CA – July 29, 2009 – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the deployment of  next-generation dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies, today announced that it has completed the installation, test and turn-up of an upgrade to National LambdaRail’s (NLR) nationwide 1600 Gbps optical backbone.  NLR’s cutting-edge network connects network islands for the U. S. research and education community to provide instant access to information and enable collaboration on a national scale.

The 6,750-mile upgrade included 143 DWDM shelves with over 200 transponder cards and extended the network to 116 locations, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, DC and Jacksonville. The Los Angeles to Seattle span featured the first application of Raman amplifiers to long distance DWDM, which allowed LightRiver to implement the 1100 mile span without costly regenerators.

“What impressed us about LightRiver throughout this challenging project was their technical know-how with wide area networking and DWDM and their ability to scale to a project of such magnitude,” said Tom West, CEO, NLR. “LightRiver was extremely easy to do business with, quickly resolved the challenges presented by this large network and, most importantly, finished on time and on budget.”

“We are proud to be part of such a big undertaking and firmly believe that the investment will pay dividends in the research and educational communities increased capacity and speed and greater reliability and flexibility,” said Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver Technologies.

For more information on the NLR network upgrade, please click here.

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About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies brings next generation solutions to mission-critical networks. An integrator of multi-vendor transport technologies, LightRiver is an expert in DWDM and T/ROADM, Packet Optical Transport, Connection-Oriented Packet, Carrier Ethernet as well as Multiservice SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit http://www.lightriver.com .

Contact:
Jeff Gwynne
LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
(978) 640-6363
jgwynne@lightriver.com

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