Data Connection and Interpeak Unveil Embedded IP Routing Software Solution
Partnership between leading suppliers of IP Routing, MPLS and IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP software creates advanced OS-independent IP routing solution
London, UK, Dallas, TX and Stockholm, Sweden: April 27, 2004. Interpeak, a leading provider of Internet and security protocol
solutions for embedded systems, and Data Connection Limited (DCL), the world's leading provider of carrier-class communications protocol
source code, today unveiled an integrated networking solution to enhance the development of next-generation carrier-class networks.
Routing protocols from Data Connection, which include BGP, IS-IS(-TE), and OSPF(-TE), have been integrated with IPNET, Interpeak's dual
mode IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP routing stack to reduce development effort and risk for engineers building gateways, switches and routers. These
integrated solutions are particularly suitable for virtual routing applications, as IPNET enables virtual routing through the multiplication
of routing tables only, and Data Connection's IP Routing software supports multiple routing table managers and protocol instances.
These new and efficient methods can be implemented with very little use of memory and can support massively scaled systems.
The demand for seamless and integrated carrier-class software has increased due to time-to-market requirements for carrier-class
technology. Interpeak's and Data Connection's solutions have been integrated with many operating systems, including Linux, Solaris, OSE,
INTEGRITY, Nucleus and VxWorks. Customers can now have a complete IP routing solution up and running within days, no matter what operating
system they are using.
"We have worked closely with Interpeak to ensure that the integration takes full advantage of the capabilities our IP routing
suite and the IPNET TCP/IP stack," said Matthew Finlayson, VP Development and Requirements, Protocol Software, Data Connection.
"Our flexible software framework allows customers to use this solution in a wide range of hardware and software environments,
including distributed, redundant, and highly-scaled systems. This enables our customers to maximize their development resources by using
a single codebase across a range of platforms."
"Interpeak works closely with several operating system vendors to provide Internet and security protocols," said Johan
Fornaeus, CEO, Interpeak. "The availability of Data Connection's carrier-class IP routing suite integrated with IPNET will significantly
strengthen what these operating system vendors can provide for their networking customers."
Interpeak AB, the embedded networking specialist, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a worldwide net of distribution
channels. The corporate mission is to provide state-of-the-art networking solutions specifically designed for embedded systems. This
includes various drop-in solutions for specific networking applications, e.g. Network Storage, Edge Routers, Mobile Phones, Home Access
Devices, Wireless Networks, Digital Media, etc.
About Data Connection Limited
Data Connection Limited (DCL) is the leading independent developer and supplier of IP Routing, MPLS, SIP, MGCP/Megaco, ATM, Conferencing,
Unified Messaging, Directory and SNA portable products. Customers include ARRIS, Calient, CIENA, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Corp., Lucent,
Microsoft, NEC, Nortel Networks, and Sun. Its MetaSwitch division develops and manufactures a carrier-class Next Generation Class 5 Switch for
telecommunications service providers.
Data Connection is headquartered in London UK, with US offices in Reston, VA and Alameda, CA. It was founded in 1981 and is privately held.
During each of the past 22 years its profits have exceeded 20% of revenue. Last year sales exceeded $40M, of which over 90% were outside the
UK, mostly in the US. For more information, see www.dataconnection.com.
About Data Connection's Network Protocol Software
Data Connection's MPLS and IP Routing Product Families are specifically designed
for the requirements of next-generation networks, with support for distributed
and redundant environments, massive route tables, VPNs, traffic engineering
and optical networks. The products are widely used by many major equipment manufacturers,
and have been independently tested to ensure compliance and suitability for
the most demanding environments. For additional convenience, the individual
products are also available pre-integrated as complete control plane solutions
for switch and router developers. All of the products are developed under Data
Connection's rigorous quality management system and backed by its unrivaled
Data Connection is a trademark of Data Connection Limited and Data Connection Corporation. All trademarks contained herein
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