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Tut Systems Introduces Service Management Platform for Wired and Wireless High-Speed Internet Access in Hotels

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Tut offers small and mid-sized hotels a Complete
Package for High-Speed Internet Services

PLEASANTON, California, February 18, 2004 - Tut Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: TUTS), a leading provider of turnkey hotel broadband systems, today announced the availability of Expressway Service Management Platform (SMP) for wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in small and mid-sized hotels. The Expressway SMP is the centerpiece of Tut's Express Internet Package, a complete and optimized solution designed to help meet the hotel's installation and budget requirements.

The latest addition to Tut's industry-leading Expresso® product line, the Expressway SMP is intended to serve the hospitality industry's demand to make high-speed Internet access (HSIA) a "must-have" amenity. The Expressway SMP provides transparent Internet access, validation and PMS billing to any hotel guest, in-room or public areas, irrespective of connection type and network configuration.

The Express Internet Package, an integrated solution built and optimized to allow installation in a matter of hours, includes:

  • High Speed network equipment;
  • Expressway Service Management Platform;
  • Installation Guide; and
  • Marketing Kit.
Key benefits for the hoteliers' business and vacation travelers include the ability to:
  • Send and receive email with shorter upload/download times;
  • Connect reliably to secure sites, such as a business traveler's Intranet or Extranet; and
  • Gain high-speed access that allows for Internet Streaming Audio and Video.
Expressway Service Management Platform Incorporates Key Features & Functionality
The Expressway SMP is an integrated solution tailored for small to mid-size hotel properties. It leverages the features and functions of Tut's Expresso® SMS 2000 system that has been deployed in hotel chains in multiple countries. Expressway SMP is a compact platform that includes both the system and subscriber management databases in a single wall or rack-mounted unit. The unit also includes:
  • Secure VLAN switch;
  • Full suite of subscriber management features; and
  • User-friendly Web GUI for configuration and management.
Expressway SMP supports "plug-n-play" Internet access as well as extensive authentication and billing options. It aggregates Internet traffic from/to Tut's Expresso® systems that use existing telephone lines, conventional Ethernet wiring systems, and/or 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi transmission systems in any mixed network configuration.

"Tut pioneered HSIA for hotels and for many years has been a leading supplier of HSIA equipment to service providers and integrators worldwide" says Greg Ioffe, vice president and general manager of Tut's Private Broadband Networks division. "The Expressway SMP and our Express Internet Package provides an integrated and cost-effective high-speed Internet solution that offers flexibility to hotels and its guests."

Expressway Service Management Platform and the Express Internet Package are now available for order from Tut distributors and solution providers. Please refer to www.tutsystems.com/mtu and look for Expressway SMP and Express Internet Package for a detailed description or contact a Tut Systems sales representative at 800-998-4888 ext. 4500.

About Tut Systems, Inc.

Tut Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTS) delivers industry-leading content processing and distribution products for deploying next-generation data and video services over broadband networks. Service providers, content providers and government agencies throughout the world use Tut Systems solutions to deliver broadcast-quality video over broadband networks.

Tut Systems is headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR with regional offices across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.tutsys.com or call 800-998-4888 x 4500.

Expresso is a registered trademark of Tut Systems, Inc. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

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Tut Systems
Steve Galletly
Director of Channel Sales
5200 Franklin Drive, Suite 100
Pleasanton CA 95488
800-998-4888 ext. 4514 
+925-460-3900
Fax: 925-201-4409
sgalletly@tutsys.com
www.tutsystems.com
Also See: Complete Network for Broadband Hotel / Benefits of Wireline and Wireless / January 2004


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