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08/02/2012 - Spirent and Napatech Live 40G Demo at GFirst

Demonstration at the upcoming 2012 GFirst conference

Andover, Massachusetts – (Aug 2, 2012) – Spirent Federal Systems, the leading provider of network, device, and services-testing solutions to the U.S. government and Napatech, the world's largest vendor of intelligent adapters for network analysis, today announced plans to provide a live 40 GbE demonstration at the upcoming 2012 GFirst conference. The demonstration will feature the Spirent TestCenter with HyperMetrics mX 40G/100G module for full 40 Gbps traffic generation and the Napatech NT40E2-1 intelligent network adapter for 40 Gbps packet capture.

"With the increasing use of cloud computing and virtualization in Federal data centers, there is a lot of interest in efficiently aggregating traffic at 40 Gbps," stated Erik Norup, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Napatech Inc. "The infrastructure products are now available to support this need requiring efficient solutions to test and monitor 40 Gbps infrastructure. With this demonstration we are showing that we are also ready to support Federal customers in this transition."

The joint live demonstration will be showcased on the Napatech booth (#24) at the 2012 GFirst conference in Atlanta, GA from the 19th to the 24th of August.

"Both the Spirent TestCenter with Hypermetrics mX 40G/100G module and Napatech NT40E2-1 are award winning products that have been available for more than a year and are deployed in the field today," said Matt McCook, Broadband Director with Spirent Federal. "Spirent and Napatech provided a series of 40G demonstrations at various shows during 2011 and at GFirst we will be focusing on the needs of the Federal market."

Spirent Federal will also be exhibiting at GFIRST, demonstrating the full range of Spirent TestCenter capabilities. For more information, visit Spirent Federal at booth 18.

For more information on GFirst 2012 see: www.us-cert.gov/GFIRST/

About Napatech Federal The Napatech federal office in the Washington D.C. area provides focused sales and support to Napatech federal customers. Napatech has a purchasing contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) and Napatech federal office employees have the required security clearances to provide on-site support. For more information contact:

Phil Bonardi,
Director Federal Sales
9861 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 159
Columbia, MD 21046
1-888-318-8288 ext. 720

About Napatech Napatech is the leading OEM supplier of 40 GbE, 10 GbE and 1 GbE intelligent adapters for real-time network analysis with over 100,000 Ethernet ports deployed. Napatech network adapters provide real-time packet capture and transmission with full line-rate throughput and zero packet loss no matter the packet size. Intelligent features enable off-load of data traffic processing and packet analysis normally performed in the CPU. This results in more processing power for the network monitoring, analysis, management, test, measurement, security or optimization application being supported. Napatech has sales, marketing and R&D offices in Mountain View (CA), Andover (MA), Washington D.C., Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Sao Paolo (Brazil) and Copenhagen (Denmark).

For more information visit us at: www.napatech.com

About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, inspires innovation within development labs, networks and IT organizations to enable customers to deploy communications networks, services & applications, and devices that enrich life. Our extensive portfolio of solutions test data centers, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. With solutions used by more than 1,700 customers in 30 countries, the world’s largest equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprise and governments rely daily on Spirent to help ensure their success. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Spirent Communications has 1,300 employees worldwide.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: SPT). The Company operates a Level 1 American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") program with each ADR representing four Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares. The ADRs trade in the US over-the-counter ("OTC") market under the symbol SPMYY and the CUSIP number is 84856M209. Spirent Communications' sales to the United States government are made through Spirent Federal Systems Inc (www.spirentfederal.com).

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