Data Connection prepares to enter its 25th year of offering
portable telecom software and equipment to OEM and service provider customers. Read here about
Our commitment to providing the best portable IP routing products available continues
as we completed testing at both UNH-IOL and Isocore labs. Our customer list has also grown as we
announced wins at Infinera and Photonic Bridges. Data Connection IP routing products, which
include DC-BGP, DC-OSPF, DC-ISIS, and DC-RIP, are further enhanced by offering an integrated
control plane with Data Connection MPLS.
PIM Source Mode (SM) will be released in early 2006 which follows our initial
Multicast product family release of PIM Source Specific mode (SSM) in 2005.
VoIP & Session Border Controller
We've recently released information detailing our IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) support via
Data Connection's software-based Session Border Controller (DC-SBC) solution. DC-SBC is designed
to provide OEMs of existing products or new architectures with SBC and/or IMS functionality in
the quickest time to market. For more information see
DC-SBC IMS solutions.
Data Connection's VoIP solutions, DC-Megaco/H.248, DC-MGCP, and DC-SIP, maintain their
position as the market leaders as customer wins continue to accumulate including recently announced
NEC and Entrisphere. Also, DC-SIP completed successful interoperability testing in Stockholm
at SIPit17 where over 60 SIP vendors participated.
Packet & Optical MPLS
The popularity of Data Connection's Optical Control plane software was showcased in June as our
OIF implementations of UNI 2.0 and E-NNI were utilized by Ciena, Huawei and
Fujitsu at the OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration.
Data Connection's packet MPLS solution has continued to be extended and deployed by more customers.
Enhancements have been made to DC-RSVP and DC-LDP including MIB updates to conform to the latest
requirements from the IETF.
For more information on our network protocol software, please see
Data Connection is proud to welcome networking industry veteran, Matt Currier to the
Networking Protocol executive staff. Previously, Currier was Director of Worldwide Sales for
networking software solutions at NextHop Technologies. His previous sales and sales management
experience has been with Wind River Systems, Mentor Graphics and Tektronix. Matt is based in
We recently announced our results for year end August 31, 2005 and are proud to claim our
24th consecutive year of revenue and profit growth. Revenues were $68M which is an increase of
over 30% from the same period last year. The consistent growth we have experienced over the last
20+ years can be attributed to the unique model we have closely followed since our inception.
In summary our model is to
- recruit, train, and retain talented staff
- offer unrivaled customer support and service
- deliver the highest quality product possible.
Our whitepapers continue to be an extremely popular source of technology information for the
industry. Our two most recent papers are SIP Session Border Controllers: Enabling the VoIP Revolution
and Session Border Control in IMS. The purpose of each paper is to inform the reader on
the technology and relevant forces that shape the industry while remaining completely vendor neutral.
There are 17 whitepapers available for download at
MetaSwitch, the next generation softswitch division, more than doubled its gross revenue
from the previous year. The division now has over 170 deployments - up from 60 this time
last year - with incumbent and competitive telephone operators, primarily in North America. Notable
events during the year included the introduction of the UC9000 Unified Communications System, adding
a powerful range of IMS applications services to the division's established strength in Class 4/5
softswitching, and the successful introduction of a distributed softswitch architecture with the
CA9020 Call Agent, already deployed in more than 30 carrier networks. For more information, see
The company's Internet Applications Group, which provides unified messaging,
web conferencing and directory solutions, made particularly strong growth in the
tier 1 service provider and government markets, by leveraging Data Connection's industry-leading
expertise in next-generation, VoIP-based application services for the telecommunications market.
Major recent R&D investment in key areas such as legacy voicemail replacement and service
creation environment (SCE) functions will sustain growth in the coming year. For more information,
The Enterprise Connectivity Group continues to operate successfully through its long-term
strategic relationships with IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, HP and other major OEMs, in addition to its direct
sales to large enterprises. For more information, see