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Pletronics Joins Symmetricom SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program

SAN JOSE, Calif.  and LYNNWOOD, Wash., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Symmetricom ®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM) a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, and Pletronics, Inc., a leader in innovative frequency control solutions, announced today that Pletronics has joined Symmetricom's SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program Small Cells Category. The Pletronics temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO) have been extensively tested and are qualified to be used with Symmetricom SCr and SCe SoftClocks for Network Time Protocol (NTP) and IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

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The transition to all-IP networks and move to 4G/LTE networks demand strict timing and synchronization. Successful integration and interoperability are key to ensuring that customers' end-to-end deployments will maintain service continuity without interruption. To meet these requirements and support the transition to packetised backhaul networks and 4G/LTE mobile platforms, Symmetricom established the SyncWorld Ecosystem Program to enable interoperability and support cooperation among the manufacturers and suppliers who will deliver products for service providers' advanced networking requirements.

"Precise timing and synchronization are essential for successful deployment of small cells," said Claude Lee, President at Pletronics. "With small cells placing extreme demands on the reference oscillator for timing solutions, the strategic partnership with Symmetricom will allow us to meet industry needs as these rollouts continue."

The addition of Pletronics to the newly launched SyncWorld Ecosystem Small Cell Category will provide further benefits for network equipment and small cell manufacturers by offering state-of-the-art precision timing solutions. Specifically, the Pletronics temperature compensated voltage controlled crystal oscillators (TCVCXO) provide the precision and accuracy essential for the Symmetricom SCr/SCe software for Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP).

"We welcome Pletronics as the latest member to the Small Cells Category of our SyncWorld Ecosystem program," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for Symmetricom. "As small cells continue to gain momentum, it's important to have partners such as Pletronics, a leading supplier of high-quality crystals and oscillators, to meet service providers' timing and synchronization requirements."

As part of its effort to educate the mobile industry on the importance of timing and synchronization, Symmetricom will be presenting at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, taking place February 25-28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain, and showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of standards-based solutions for small cells and LTE deployments. Additionally, Symmetricom will launch a new series of advanced synchronization solutions specifically designed to support small cell and LTE deployments at the show.

For more information on Symmetricom's SyncWorld ® Ecosystem Program, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com/company/syncworld/

About Pletronics

Since its inception in 1979, Pletronics has specialized in the development of innovative frequency control products. The company supplies a wide range of crystals and oscillators to major original equipment manufacturers and contract electronic manufacturers around the world, in markets including automotive, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and GPS, wireless and numerous consumer products. Most recently, Pletronics has introduced a series of precision TCXO's and TCVCXO's, including the OeXO™ Series that provides the precision and accuracies that were formerly the exclusive domain of OCXO's. In addition to its headquarters and factory in Lynnwood, Washington, the company has joint ventures and partnerships with factories in Asia, Europe and North America.

About Symmetricom, Inc.

Symmetricom (NASDAQ:SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com or join the dialogue at http://www.twitter.com/symmetricom.

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