National Technical Systems to Host Telecom, Commercial Networking Workshops

 National Technical Systems to Host Telecom, Commercial Networking Workshops

Juniper Networks Is a Co-Sponsor; First Workshop at NTS Plano Sept. 5

PR Newswire

CALABASAS, Calif. and PLANO, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013

CALABASAS, Calif. and PLANO, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National
Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing
and engineering services, today announced it will host a series of telecom and
commercial networking workshops in the coming weeks at three of its primary
facilities. The all-day workshops are co-sponsored by Juniper Networks.

The first workshop will be held at the NTS Plano facility on Sept. 5. Other
workshops will be held at the NTS facility in Boxborough, MA on Oct. 10 and at
NTS Silicon Valley on Nov. 7. The workshops will focus on new regulatory
challenges facing the telecom and commercial networking industry and will
include service provider presentations and roundtable discussions with
representatives from Verizon and AT&T (at the Silicon Valley event).

Networking manufacturers that require NEBS (Network Equipment Building
Standards) or are subject to carrier requirements found in central/telecom
office, cell towers, huts or placed in customer premise locations are urged to
attend. Also encouraged to attend are manufacturers that make commercial
networking products defined as any/all commercial grade products that support
communication networking with Local Area Networks (LAN), Wireless Local Area
Network (WLAN), Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) in data centers or central
offices not subject to NEBS.

"This will be an opportunity to hear firsthand the expectations and directions
the service providers are taking with regard to equipment purchase, design and
test expectations as well as ask specific questions and meet the service
provider representatives in person," said NTS President and CEO William C.
McGinnis. "NTS is continuing to grow its business in the telecommunications
and networking markets. We look forward to sharing our expertise and hosting
these valuable events with our business partners, current and future customers
and other interested parties."

The agendas will include workshops covering technical overviews of:

  oRecently published Telcordia standard GR-3160 focused on Generic
    Requirements for Telecommunications Data Center Equipment and Spaces. The
    overview will cover the type of requirements data center equipment will
    start to face as the industry adopts the GR-3160 and similar requirements.
  oChanges on the recently published GR-3108 Issue 3 focused on the Generic
    Requirements for Network Equipment in the Outside Plant. This will cover
    the details of the new issue now adopted by both Verizon and AT&T.
  oA comparison of the GR-1089 Issue 6 and EN 300 386 Telco Centre EMC
    standards with an emphasis on intended and proper EUT performance and
    monitoring during susceptibility testing. Learn how to capture test
    efficiencies saving time and money in the lab.
  oThe new GR-63 Issue 4 and comparison of the EU-accepted ETSI 300 019
    Environmental and Reliability telecom manufacturers face on a daily basis.
    Learn how to capture test efficiencies saving time and money in the lab
    and how best to prepare an EUT for testing prior to lab execution.
  oA comparison of the Verizon and AT&T Energy Efficiency Requirements.
    Energy efficiency is the hottest topic with the service providers to date.
    Learn how to prepare for testing and determine adequate traffic generation
    to meet the carriers' test expectations.
  oPreparation and strategy framework to tackle international market access.
    International approvals are daunting. Learn how to prepare and develop a
    strategy for international access while picking up some baseline
    requirements for major markets around the world.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Those who register a week prior to
the event will receive a complete schedule of the workshops prior to the event
date.

For more information on any of the workshops, or to inquire about a
private/customized event for an individual organization, contact NTS at (800)
270-2516 and ask for Dean Eriksen, NTS-Telecom Market Director, or visit
www.nts.com.

About National Technical Systems (NTS)
National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services
to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology
markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product
life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance,
testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For
additional information about NTS, visit the Company's website at www.nts.com
or call 800-270-2516.

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Contact: Allen & Caron Inc. National Technical Systems
Len Hall (media)            Aaron Cohen (corporate)
len@allencaron.com         aaron.cohen@nts.com
(949) 474-4300              (818) 591-0776
                            Dwight Moore (technical)
                            dwight.moore@nts.com
                            (978) 263-2933 Ext. 273

SOURCE National Technical Systems, Inc.

Website: http://www.nts.com
 
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