Dilithium Networks Builds Wireless Multimedia Gateway on Motorola Platform

9/18/2002 - Motorola Computer Group announced that Dilithium Networks has selected Motorola CompactPCI® telecom platforms to build one of the world's first wireless multimedia gateways. Dilithium Networks is a world leader in smart audio and video transcoding solutions for global customers, including network equipment suppliers, carriers and device manufacturers. The company's Dilithium Core Transcoder (DCT) is a 3GPP-324M to/from H.323 gateway that enables 3G mobile multimedia users to seamlessly connect to Internet-based multimedia clients. Building the DCT with open standards-based telecom platforms and ComStructTM resource boards from Motorola significantly reduced Dilithium Networks' time to market and provided the company with a high density, high availability hardware solution that is scalable and flexible.

Using Dilithium Networks' unique patent-pending transcoding technology, the DCT provides real-time interoperability between the various audio and video standards found in mobile and Internet-based communication. This advanced transcoding technology produces higher channel densities and lower cost per channel than using a traditional tandem transcoding-based approach. The DCT is based on Motorola's ComStruct CPCI-C6410 digital signal processing (DSP) resource boards integrated into a Motorola CompactPCI telecom platform. The ComStruct CPCI-C6410, the latest generation of Motorola's successful open standards-based DSP resource boards, provides a high-density processing resource particularly suited to resilient multi-channel applications such as Dilithium Networks' video transcoding technology.

"Motorola's off-the-shelf system gives us a short time to market without compromising performance, allowing us to fully exploit our unique high performance transcoding technology without any platform-related performance bottlenecks," said David Myers, vice president of engineering for Dilithium Networks. "The Motorola solution has the throughput, bandwidth and the DSP processing power to provide the DCT with the high channel densities it requires. It is very important to us that the system achieves levels of availability and reliability that allow deployment in a 24x7 operation in lights-out environments."

According to Pete Rendek, director of media solutions marketing for Motorola Computer Group, "This ground-breaking product will act as a catalyst for the deployment of multimedia communications services on both the fixed and mobile networks. As 3G multimedia services are deployed, and people take up this service, they will have immediate access to an established community of users on the Internet. It is very exciting to be working with another company that is at the cutting edge of communications technology."

The DCT line of products from Dilithium Networks will be available to select customers for evaluation purposes in late Q3 2002, with general availability expected in Q1 2003.

About the ComStruct CPCI-C6410
The ComStruct CPCI-C6410 features a combination of DSP and microprocessor technologies that provide a high-density processing resource particularly suited to resilient multi-channel applications, including 3G wireless transcoding, unified messaging, wireless radio channel processing, UMTS (universal mobile telecommunications system) load testers, and voice recorders/archivers. In addition to CPSB (CompactPCI Packet Switched Backplane or PICMG® 2.16), Ethernet and TDM interfaces, the CPCI-C6410 features a low-latency link, offering an alternative, very high bandwidth data route that increases determinism and minimizes delay between the DSPs and either the microprocessor or an on-board connector.

Designed for NEBS and ETSI environments, Motorola's carrier-grade telecom platforms deliver performance, flexibility and serviceability based on open architecture CompactPCI technology, providing an ideal platform for OEMs to integrate their own level of added value and maintain control of the final platform solution.

Motorola's ComStruct products are DSP resource boards, powerful enabling software and application-ready integrated gateway platforms for developing next-generation networks, test and simulation systems or enhancing networks with innovative new services. ComStruct products are targeted at carrier-grade telecom applications where channel density and per slot performance must be maximized.

About Dilithium Networks
Dilithium Networks is a leading provider of solutions for seamless audio and video communication services over legacy and emerging networks to a wide variety of endpoints. Dilithium's broad portfolio of network infrastructure and endpoint solutions includes transcoding media gateways and controllers, protocol stacks, and codecs. Dilithium is the world leader in H.324M solutions and an emerging leader in smart audio and video transcoding solutions. Dilithium's patent pending smart transcoding technology will speed up deployment of multimedia communications by dramatically increasing channel density and lowering the effective cost per channel of network infrastructure equipment. Dilithium's worldwide customer base includes leading network and device OEMs, and service providers. Dilithium's corporate headquarters are located in Larkspur, California, near Silicon Valley and has offices in Sydney, Australia and the U.K.

About Motorola
Motorola Computer Group is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). It is the world's leading supplier of embedded computing platforms for equipment manufacturers in telecommunications, military and aerospace, medical equipment and industrial automation, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized.

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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