RadiSys Monitors, Tests ATM with Industry's First Dual OC-3c Line Card

9/17/2003 - RadiSys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) announced the RadiSys ENP-3504, the industry's first fully integrated PICMG 2.16, dual OC-3c ATM-to-IP gateway line card. The ENP-3504 is an intelligent packet-processing engine, ideal for use in products that monitor and test OC-3c lines for ATM data and RNC applications, at wire speed. The ENP-3504 offers OEMs a high performance solution by providing protocol acceleration in a network processor. Adding the ENP-3504 to the product mix, RadiSys now provides a complete line of PICMG 2.xx products including integrated platforms, blade servers, SS7 adapters and E1/T1 line cards.

The demand for flexible packet processing in communications systems is increasing as the communications and computer convergence continues and network-enabled products proliferate. This combined with the wireless industry's transition to data means new methods of testing and monitoring network equipment are needed. The RadiSys ENP-3504 facilitates wire speed monitoring through its unique combination of hardware and integrated software.

To achieve wire speed monitoring and test capability in their products, manufacturers would need to develop unique, high-performance software code and several line cards to accommodate the significant processing power required. By incorporating the RadiSys ENP-3504, which is equipped with embedded software, into their designs developers can achieve the needed processing power with one module, saving them time and money.

"The ENP-3504 builds on our popular family of IXP-based products and adds significant functionality to our line of PICMG 2.16 products," said Fred Yentz, vice president for RadiSys. "Monitoring high speed optical links is very important to assure quality of service in the network. Having a ready-made solution like the ENP-3504 for monitoring ATM traffic helps customers develop better solutions faster and at a lower cost."

Using the RadiSys ENP-3504, designers can develop, optimize and debug advanced networking products for wireless infrastructure and multi-service provisioning platforms. The ENP-3504 offers a comprehensive suite of protocols bundled with the hardware, including ATM, AAL-2/SSSAR, AAL-5/CPCS, assuring customers compatibility and adherence to telecommunications and industrial computing applications specifications. With one module, designers can now implement filtering and monitoring of AAL2 and AAL5 streams into their products.

About the RadiSys ENP-3504
The ENP-3504 is equipped with an Intel® IXP network processor with StrongARM core and six multithreaded microengines, which are capable of wire speed packet analysis, processing and forwarding. The card features eight 10/100 Base T Ethernet connections, which are accessible through a rear transition module. The ENP-3504 also provides a dual OC-3c optical interface to the IXP network via an OC-3c daughter card (PMC). The ENP-3504 features two PICMG 2.16 compliant 10/100 Ethernet ports to enable redundancy. Software for the ENP-3504 includes firmware, bearer-plane applications for the IXP1240, a Linux support package and support for development tools.

Pricing and Availability
The RadiSys ENP-3504 is available immediately and priced at $6,250 (US). OEM quantities and pricing are available. Please contact RadiSys at 800-950-0044 for more information.

About RadiSys
RadiSys is a leading global provider of embedded solutions to the commercial systems, enterprise systems, and service provider systems markets. Using its extensive expertise in a wide variety of technologies, RadiSys focuses on industry-leading architecture while working in a close "virtual division" relationship with its customers -- significantly improving their time-to-market advantage and reducing cost. The broad range of RadiSys product offerings include board-level embedded computers; blade servers; motherboards; network interfaces and packet processing engines; communications middleware and software such as SS7/IP internetworking and protocol stacks; platforms based on PCI, CompactPCI, CompactPCI 2.16 and ATCA; turnkey gateway systems and professional services.

RadiSys is a registered trademark of RadiSys Corporation.

For more information, contact RadiSys at info@radisys.com or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100.

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