OpenCon Communication Systems Inc. Announces Industrial Research Agreement with New Jersey Institute of Technology

PISCATAWAY, NJ, March 9- OpenCon Communication Systems, Inc. (OCCS), a leading communications solution provider specializing in the development of high-end data and telecommunication system solutions and applications, today announced an industrial research agreement with the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

"OpenCon Communication Systems has always recognized the value of research," said Dr. Jonathan Ma, CEO for OCCS. "Our current internal research efforts and technical talent have allowed us to develop the very strong portfolio of solutions we have provided to key industry leading telecommunications customers to date. This agreement allows us to work with NJIT to even further leverage the value of our internal technical and market knowledge and experience."

The yearlong project will include the study of a broad range of issues related to next generation broadband networks. Research results may be presented by either OCCS or NJIT at conferences or symposia once completed. OCCS will utilize the research results to more fully develop a number of concepts it is currently reviewing that will enable service providers to better optimize the advantages of next gen networks.

"For years, OCCS has utilized top talent to provide a continuous, successful stream of solutions that optimize communication systems or networks," said Steven Morgenthal, President of OCCS. "Our work with NJIT will provide additional depth and strength to our already robust leadership and engineering teams, and allow us to proceed at an even more accelerated pace in today's ever-changing market."

NJIT President Dr. Saul K. Fenster said, "NJIT's agreement with OCCS is another example of this research institution's continued commitment to and leadership in developing technological solutions and applications in partnership with industry." Dr. Nirwan Ansari, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT and principal investigator of the project, added that, "This collaboration enables us to transfer cutting-edge research into practical solutions."

About OpenCon Communication Systems, Inc.
OpenCon Communication Systems (OCCS) is a privately held company located in Piscataway, New Jersey, with a long and successful record in developing state-of-the-art communication solutions for the global market. The company is a well-respected provider of software products and services for transmission, access, and switching equipment manufacturers and service providers. OCCS engineers have been involved in the development of key components used in Next Generation Digital Loop Carrier (NGDLC) products, and have developed world-class protocol and billing mediation solutions. Embedded software developed by OCCS is running on deployed SONET/SDH equipment worldwide. For more information about OpenCon Communication Systems and its entire solution suite, visit the company's Web site at www.opencon.com.

About New Jersey Institute of Technology

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 80 programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years. For further information, visit www.njit.edu.

Steven Israel
OpenCon Communication Systems
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Sheryl Weinstein
New Jersey Institute of Technology