Hughes Software Systems and MontaVista Software Partner for Protocols

10/16/2002 - Hughes Software Systems (HSS), specialists in convergent network software, announced a partnership with MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution. Under terms of this agreement, the HSS Wireless GPRS/3G, Voice over Packet and SS7 protocol stacks will be ported and validated for MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE).

"HSS is providing support to an increasing number of network equipment providers who are demanding carrier-grade Linux platforms for their next-generation infrastructure products," said Manoranjan Mahopatra, chief operating officer, Hughes Software Systems. "The availability of HSS stacks for MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition will drastically reduce development cost and time-to-market for these OEMs."

MontaVista Linux CGE provides the scalability, dependability, and functionality required by telecommunications and data communications applications such as soft switches, BSC/RNC (base station controllers/radio network controllers), media gateways, control plane applications in core/edge, media servers, and core switches. Carrier Grade Edition provides essential high availability features including CompactPCI hot swap drivers, redundant Ethernet and RAID1. It also delivers a hardened driver architecture, resource monitoring and fault management services, and other carrier-grade capabilities.

HSS’ high performance, high-availability, interoperable and versatile protocol stack software enhances next-generation and traditional communications networks with Voice over Packet and high-speed mobile data capability. HSS offers a range of protocol stacks, including SIP, H.323, H.248, MGCP, MEGACO etc. for enabling Voice over Packet network solutions, and B-SS7, ISDN, GPRS, UMTS, MAP, CAP, GTP, Gb and RANAP for 3G / 2.5G mobile networks, as well as other standards-based communications protocol stacks.

"MontaVista Software responds to telecommunications market needs with a powerful commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product that meets emerging carrier-grade requirements," said Glenn Seiler, director of product marketing, MontaVista Software. " MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition and the HSS comprehensive suite of protocol stacks offer network equipment providers a powerful way to develop new products for a wide range of telecom markets on a standards-based, open architecture platform."

MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 2.1 is available from MontaVista Software and its worldwide distribution channels. It is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, access to the MontaVista Zone and full technical support.

HSS provides the following Protocol Stacks on Linux:

All HSS protocol stacks are available both in portable source code or binary form on a variety of hardware platforms, along with API documents and user manuals. All HSS products are provided with warranty, upgrades and worldwide support. HSS’ SS7 and SIGTRAN protocol suites have been already made available to clients on MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition 2.1.

About Hughes Software Systems
Hughes Software Systems Ltd. (HSS), Specialists in Convergent Network software and India’ s leading communications software company, offers a broad range of communications-related software services, products, and solutions to leading Communication OEMs around the world. HSS’ technology focus is in the convergence market with products and services in Next Generation Networks, and High Speed Mobile Data. Assessed at SEI-CMM Level 4 for all its development centers and all projects, HSS been an ISO 9001 company since 1996. HSS is a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, a unit of Hughes Electronics Corporation. HSS’ U.S. headquarters are located in Germantown, MD.

Ranked among the five best companies to work for in India, by Hewitt Associates, HSS has a team of over 1500 world class professionals, at its development centers in India: at Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi and in Bangalore. With sales and support offices in the US, the UK, Germany and Finland, it is represented throughout Europe, South America, and Asia to support its global customer base.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software's principal products include MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVistaTM Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product that is the first Commercial Off-The-Shelf Linux (COTS) platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities and more.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please email to or call (408) 328-9200.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.

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