AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition Chosen By Sixth Dimension For Its Intelligent Network Infrastructure To Transform The Energy Market

Pleasanton, CA September 17, 2001

AdventNet, Inc., the leading management Infrastructure solutions provider, announced that Sixth Dimension, the Intelligent Network Company, has deployed its Web NMS MSP (the Managed Services Delivery PlatformTM) Edition in its Intelligent Network infrastructure that would fundamentally transform the energy market by enabling energy providers to build a strong brand.

The AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition is a path-breaking software product specifically built to facilitate managed services. It is a scalable, high performance solution to Customer Network and Service Management. It uses a multi-tier architecture, providing for distribution of processing as needed. This allows a service provider to start small, and scale the system as the number of customers, devices and applications to be managed grows. The data collected is stored in relational databases, with customer segmentation, allowing powerful and flexible reporting on the customer's data.

Sixth Dimension has incorporated the AdventNet Web NMS MSP Edition into its 6D iNET Network which consists of Embedded Site Servers (eSSs) at each customer location, 6D PowerPak software tools (with powerful functionality such as real time monitoring, alarming and distributed control) and 6D PowerPortal interface (an intuitive gateway to the 6D Intelligent Network) as well as in its Network Operations Center. Together, these components help the 6D Intelligent Network transform energy companies customer-owned equipment into assets that generate revenue for both customers and energy providers.

"With the advent of Internet-enabled businesses, it has become critical to ensure availability of applications across supplier, partner and customer boundaries. Our Web NMS MSP product is specifically tailored to meet the needs of providers offering managed services, across organizational boundaries. We are very pleased to be associated with a pioneer such as Sixth Dimension in transforming the energy market. As a customer-focused company, we ensured that our solution met the needs of this important emerging market", said Kumar Padmini, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales.

"For energy providers and customers alike, Sixth Dimension's Intelligent Network presents a new spectrum of opportunities for energy marketing, supply and management. It provides a digital gateway into the new energy marketplace. We wanted a robust, scalable management platform for our services. We were impressed with the effort AdventNet invested in understanding our marketplace and offering us superior support so we could rapidly customize the Web NMS MSP Edition to meet our specific needs", said Ravi Nair, Director - IT & 6D iNET Operations.

About AdventNet

AdventNet, the Internet Management Infrastructure CompanyTM, is the first provider of massively scalable, carrier-grade management application server software for provisioning and management of Internet and e-business infrastructure and applications. Customer-focused AdventNet has a worldwide customer base of leading equipment vendors, service providers, systems integrators, e-business application vendors and enterprises. The company's products provide ease of use, reliability and extensive customizability. They power solutions in many market segments, including e-business applications management, optical networking, broadband access, storage management, web hosting and managed services. AdventNet enables superior solutions with rapid time to market advantages. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. For more information call 925/924-9500 or visit www.webnms.com.

About Sixth Dimension (www.sixthdimension.com)

Sixth Dimension, a Colorado-based company, has developed a unique service-delivery infrastructure called the Intelligent Network. Fully managed and Internet-based, the network provides a platform for energy services companies, solutions providers, and their customers to monitor energy use, remotely control on-site generation and curtailable loads, and receive vital pricing information. Sixth Dimension links energy assets to market opportunities by connecting any end-use device to any software application, to deliver any type of service to the energy industry.

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