Tripp Lite's UPS Systems Certified for Extreme Networks' Go Purple Solutions Partners Program

With Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Systems and Extreme Networks' converged networking solutions, resellers now have a turn-key solution for enabling higher network availability and reliability for data and IP telephony applications.

Tripp Lite's SmartOnline™ UPS Systems Certified for

Extreme Networks' Go Purple Solutions Partners Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, AUGUST 29, 2005 -Tripp Lite, a world -leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is proud to announce that its complete line of SmartOnline UPS Systems (from 1kVA to 10kVA) has been certified for Extreme Networks Inc.'s (Nasdaq: EXTR) Go Purple Solution Partners Program. Because of its well -established reputation for reliability, Tripp Lite has been certified to work with Extreme Networks' award -winning switching solutions. With Tripp Lite SmartOnline UPS Systems and Extreme Networks' converged networking solutions, resellers now have a turn -key solution for enabling higher network availability and reliability for data and IP telephony applications.

"UPS system battery backup is a critical asset for ensuring higher availability," said Suresh Gopalakrishnan, vice president of worldwide marketing for Extreme Networks. "Tripp Lite's SmartOnline true online, double -conversion UPS systems provide our customers with an excellent power protection solution."

"Extreme Networks clearly recognizes the benefit of battery backup protection in a switch environment, going so far as to recommend an online UPS system in their technical documentation," said Joe Valha, Tripp Lite executive vice president of strategic accounts. "Tripp Lite's SmartOnline UPS Systems provide the highest quality power protection and most reliable battery backup for Extreme Networks switches. Having successfully completed interoperability testing with Extreme Networks' Summit® and BlackDiamond® families of switches, we have put together some exciting new online UPS bundles specifically for Extreme Networks' resellers."

Tripp Lite's SmartOnline UPS Systems provide switches and other mission -critical equipment with the highest level of power protection. Double -conversion technology continually converts incoming AC power into filtered DC power and then re -synthesizes it back into AC power with a pure sine wave. Reliable battery backup with zero transfer time keeps converged networks up and running safely through blackouts. Included PowerAlert Power Management Software provides customizable shutdown of data or call -processing servers as well as a full suite of remote power management features. All models include extended runtime and NMS/Web -based management capabilities; select models include individual outlet control and emergency power off (EPO) capabilities. Complete specifications for SmartOnline UPS Systems can be found at www.tripplite.com.

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks is a leader in open converged networks. Its innovative network architecture provides Enterprises and Metro Service Providers with the resiliency, adaptability and simplicity required for a true converged network that supports voice, video and data, over a wired and wireless infrastructure, while delivering high -performance and advanced security features. For more information, please visit www.extremenetworks.com

About Tripp Lite
Enhanced service and industry -exclusive products have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 80 years. Tripp Lite's innovations include the world's first UPS system designed for personal computers, and the world's most trusted premium surge suppressor -the Isobar®. Tripp Lite offers more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, surge suppressors, line conditioners, power inverters, cables, connectivity products and more. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite's sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite's Web site: www.tripplite.com.

Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond and Summit are registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. within the United States and other countries.

Media Information
Gloria Wong - Media/Public Relations Manager
773.869.1229 / fax 773.869.1935
gloria_wong@tripplite.com

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