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Raptor Networks Technology and Pirelli to Demonstrate Virtual Chassis Performance Over Distance on Multi-Channel CWDM at Networld Interop

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Networks Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTN), provider of the world's first distributed network switching architectures, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing and chassis virtualization testing over distance with Pirelli's City+ CWDM & DWDM Multiservice platform. Recently, Pirelli created PGT Photonics, the new company within the Group specializing in second generation photonics and transport systems. Joint demonstrations of the two company's powerful and complementary technologies are planned for the upcoming Networld Interop Show in Las Vegas from April 22 - May 2, 2008.

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Raptor Networks Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTN), provider of the world's first distributed network switching architectures, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing and chassis virtualization testing over distance with Pirelli's City+ CWDM & DWDM Multiservice platform. Recently, Pirelli created PGT Photonics, the new company within the Group specializing in second generation photonics and transport systems. Joint demonstrations of the two company's powerful and complementary technologies are planned for the upcoming Networld Interop Show in Las Vegas from April 22 – May 2, 2008.

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"We are pleased to have validated interoperability with Pirelli's product line," noted Tom Wittenschlaeger, Raptor Networks' Chairman and CEO. "Our intent is to now support new joint business initiatives, showcasing the aggregate benefit that Pirelli's wavelength division multiplexing and transparent aggregation technologies, combined with Raptor's "distributed core" switching technologies provide. We will be demonstrating the ability to form a common virtual chassis from separate Raptor switch elements linked at 10 Gbps on Pirelli's optical transport system."

"We are pleased to collaborate with Raptor Networks to bring to market the value of the first distributed core switching combined with the optical bandwidth efficiency of the Pirelli City+ carrier-class system," added Pierluigi Franco, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing for Systems at PGT Photonics. "With the arrival of faster broadband access technologies, development of IPTV networks and the increased deployment of storage area networks (SAN), disaster recovery infrastructures, distributed computing and bandwidth intensive applications in the enterprise market, our systems, designed specifically for optimizing the metro and access networks will give clients even greater aggregate performance with an efficient Ethernet delivery technology from Raptor."

About Raptor Networks Technology, Inc

Raptor Networks Technology, Inc. has developed the world's first "distributed core" network switching architectures, all open-standards based, that benefit networks that provide newer latency-sensitive services such as video, VOIP, high speed server and storage clustering and the like. This patented Distributed Network Switching Technology enables new network build outs and performance upgrades of traditional chassis-based installations in a highly cost effective manner. Management believes that the unique advantage Raptor provides is speed over distance: data transport at wire speed, in hardware, between spatially separated network elements. Enhanced network reliability, lower power consumption and reduced form factor combine to enable significant savings in both acquisition costs as well as operating expense. Raptor's network switching products engender the feature set and versatility to run the most advanced new data applications.

For additional information please see, http://www.raptor-networks.com.

About PGT Photonics

PGT Photonics, headquartered in Milan, is a new high-tech optical company within the Pirelli Group. It incorporates the former Photonics business unit of Pirelli Broadband Solutions and the Optical Innovation division of Pirelli Labs. The new company will exploit its technological achievements in nanotechnology and silicon-based photonics to deliver a wide range of optical components, modules and system all designed for next-generation networks. At the core of the product portfolio is Pirelli's Dynamically Tunable Laser, Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA), 300-PIN MSA Transponders, DWDM XFP Transceivers, and City+ CWDM & DWDM Platform. PGT Photonics is fully owned and operated by Pirelli & C. S.p.A. For more information, visit http://www.pirelli.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements in this release relating to future product availability, collaboration and partnership, and positive direction are forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Some or all of the aspects anticipated by these forward-looking statements may not, in fact, occur. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, contractual difficulties, demand for Raptor Networks' products, the future market price of RPTN common stock and the Company's ability to obtain necessary future financing.

Contacts: Raptor Networks Technology, Inc. Tom Wittenschlaeger, CEO Bob Van Leyen, CFO 949-623-9300

SOURCE Raptor Networks Technology, Inc.

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