BRC-114IXR Provides Users with Secure, Plug and Play Networking for Corporate and SOHO Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif. & TOKYO, Japan, Aug 28, 2003 - Jungo(R) Software Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of residential gateway software, and Planex Communications, Inc. (PCI) (JASDAQ: 6884), a leading networking device vendor based in Japan, today announced the introduction of BRC -114IXR, a new high -throughput VPN gateway for corporate and small office/home office (SOHO) users, manufactured by PCI and powered by Jungo's OpenRG software.

"We recognized the complexity of the software required in our new gateway and took the strategic decision to partner with Jungo, a recognized expert in the corporate and SOHO gateway field," said Katuaki Kubota, CEO of PCI. "Jungo and PCI have worked closely to produce feature -rich designs that met our customers' needs and were delivered on schedule."

BRC -114IXR users benefit from plug and play networking, secure and high -speed communications through a VPN connection, a Stateful Inspection Firewall and a user -friendly web -based management.

"PCI's highly professional development team have maximized the proven OpenRG software platform to produce a family of products that have succeeded to move rapidly into the deployment stage," said Udi Yuhjtman, VP business development at Jungo. "This latest design win adds to the fast growing number of OpenRG -powered gateways now being deployed."

About OpenRG OpenRG is a scalable suite of software technologies that provides customer premise equipment (CPE) vendors with the infrastructure needed to bring residential gateways, wireless access points and integrated access devices (IADs) to market faster. OpenRG includes an optimized Linux -based operating system, optional VxWorks support, communication and routing protocols, network security (Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall), wireless LAN security, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Universal Plug and Play, web -based management, remote upgrade capabilities, support for CableHomeä -based devices and a wide range of home networking applications.

About Planex Communications, Inc. PCI is a manufacturer of network, mobile computing and computer cable products and digital network service products. It was incorporated in 1995 and currently it holds 26% of the Japanese SOHO market. Its dealers and distributors include well -known companies like Dell Computer Corp. (Japan), Fujitsu Limited and NEC Corp. Its subsidiary in Taiwan was incorporated in 1997 and holds 15% share in the Taiwanese SOHO market. JVC will be set up in Singapore as a gateway to the Southeast Asia market.

About Jungo Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of residential gateway software solutions, driver development tools and hardware access applications. Jungo offers integrated reference designs with several of the most influential global silicon vendors, enabling its customers to simplify device development cycles, improve performance and accelerate time to market. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, California, sales and support offices in Taiwan and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include TeleSoft Partners, Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund. Find out more at http://www.jungo.com

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