IP Infusion, MontaVista Software Provide Complete Solutions for Developing Networking Products

2/19/2003 - IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software, and MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution, announced that they are working together to provide a complete solution for access products. Together, IP Infusion's ZebOSTM Advanced Routing Suite (ARS) and MontaVistaTM Linux® Professional Edition, provide a comprehensive offering that enables both OEM and ODM customers to design and develop home networking, branch office, and enterprise network equipment, rapidly and cost-effectively. This integrated solution serves existing equipment suppliers that have a need to enhance their existing product by supporting IPv6, QoS, etc., as well as new equipment suppliers that are looking to provide basic functions such as DNS, DHCP, NAT, RIP, and RIPng.

IP Infusion will demonstrate this comprehensive access products platform solution at the Intel Developer Forum. The demonstration will feature MontaVista Linux Professional Edition and the IP Infusion ZebOS Advanced Routing Suite running on the Intel® IXP425 Network Processor. IDF attendees can visit IP Infusion in booth 513-9 and MontaVista Software in booth 513-14.

Demand for cost-effective and technologically advanced access products is strong and growing. Broadband usage is becoming increasingly common in the enterprise, the home, and SOHO, and at the same time, the needs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. In order to meet these needs, customers need a state-of-the-art flexible development platform.

"In recent years networking has gone from the core to the edge to the enterprise. We are now seeing it entering the home," said Gary Hemminger, Vice President of Marketing at IP Infusion. "We believe our partnership with MontaVista Software will allow the companies to provide a very compelling solution."

"MontaVista Linux Professional Edition delivers a powerful operating system and development environment providing a wealth of advanced networking, real-time and development capabilities," said Sheila Baker, vice president of marketing at MontaVista Software. "Together, MontaVista Software and IP Infusion enable equipment manufacturers to bring advanced and sophisticated access products to market both cost-effectively and rapidly."

MontaVista Software has assembled a demonstration showing MontaVista Linux running on the Intel IXP425 Network Processor, performing typical application and management functions. Developers interested in test-driving this real-world demonstration should visit http://www.mvista.com/pro/downloads/ixp425.html.

About IP Infusion
IP Infusion is a leading provider of intelligent networking software for enhanced IP services. The company's software includes core routing and switching technology that enables equipment vendors, service providers, telecommunications companies and enterprises to rapidly build and provision a broad range of standards-based and value-added IP services. Founded in 1999, IP Infusion has employees in San Jose, California; Cary, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; and Europe. The company has a growing global customer base in the wired and wireless networking markets and has alliances with industry leading network processor (NPU) suppliers. IP Infusion is a member of the Network Processing Forum, Intel® Communications Alliance, and an active participant in the IETF. For more information about the company and its products call 408/794-1500 or visit www.ipinfusion.com.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple Editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development capabilities.

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, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit http://www.mvista.com.

IP Infusion, ZebOS, and ipinfusion are trademarks of IP Infusion Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc.

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