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Press Release -- February 28th, 2011
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XKL, LLC’s Darkstar Solution Named Washington Technology Industry Association’s Innovative Manufactured Product of the Year

Company's DarkStar robust and efficient Optical Transport honored with prestigious award

(Seattle, WA February 28, 2011 ) — XKL, LLC., announces that its DarkStar® fiber optic transport solution was named the Innovative Manufactured Product of the Year, as part of the Washington Technology Industry Association's 16th annual Industry Achievement Awards (IAA). The awards honor those companies, products and individuals in Washington State who exemplify the best in innovation and excellence in their respective categories.

"This year, as in year's past, the IAA award winners represent the best and brightest of the Washington technology scene," said Susan Sigl. "We take distinct pleasure in honoring companies and individuals that are making an impact here at home, across the nation and even around the world."

Led by CEO and Cisco Systems co-founder, Len Bosack, XKL's DarkStar® products reduce data communications costs by enabling enterprises to link inter–campus and campus datacenters and create longer regional networks utilizing fiber optics. XKL's innovative system technologies enable enterprises with enormous and complex data transmission needs to tap into the power of the wholesale Internet by creating private fiber optics networks. This provides companies the ability to achieve network independence, greater reliability, enhanced transmission speed and better value.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by the Washington Technology Association panel of judges," commented Susan Vandament, Director of Business Development for XKL, LLC. "XKL was founded to provide simple solutions to enable and bring fundamental changes to worldwide telecommunications. Our solution, the DarkStar DXM with DRA in–line amplification system, creates fast and reliable fiber optic networks for enterprise data transmission. In doing so, this product epitomizes simplicity and empowers enterprise businesses to design and engineer a cost–effective, optical network solution."

The Washington Technology Industry Association, founded in 1984, is one of the largest statewide associations of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America. With more than 1,000 members representing more than 125,000 employees in Washington State, the association is a catalyst for sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services and advancing the value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington.

About XKL:

Led by CEO and Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, XKL LLC develops products that epitomize the company´s mission: Bringing fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. XKL optical transport terminal technologies enable enterprises with enormous and complex data transmission needs to tap into the power of the wholesale Internet. This allows XKL customers to achieve network independence, greater reliability, enhanced transmission speed and better value. The company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information, visit www.xkl.com.

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