Allied Telesis Responds to Japanese Earthquake

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2011 - Allied Telesis, Inc., a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of mission-critical public service networks, responded today to the earthquake disaster that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.

With Allied Telesis group headquarters located in Tokyo, Japan, Takayoshi Oshima, chairman, noted, "Our immediate concern when the earthquake struck was for the well-being of our employees and their families. Fortunately, none of our employees were injured in the quake or the resulting tsunami."

"Further, we do not anticipate that as a result of the earthquake there will be any major interruptions to our business operations or our ability to address our customers' needs," continued Mr. Oshima. "In addition, we are in regular communication with our Japanese customers to determine ways in which we can help Japan recover from this overwhelming disaster. To that end, we are immediately offering the services of our technical support and professional services staff to help in re-establishing crucial network connectivity. The damage to the information infrastructure in Japan is yet to be fully comprehended, but being able to restore Internet and networking services will be extremely beneficial for the near and long-term recovery. Allied Telesis has a broad range of mission-critical networking products that we can make immediately available to the various emergency responders including hospitals, fire and rescue and similar organizations. As we are informed of the ways in which we can be of most service, we will implement these support efforts as quickly as possible."

For more than 20 years, Allied Telesis has been a leading provider of networking infrastructure. Today the Company enables delivery of data, voice, and video services to a variety of clients globally. Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs.