9/19/2003 - IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, announced its intention to support the Intel® IXP2400, IXP2800 and IXP2850 network processors and newly announced development environment. With its ZebOS® Advanced Routing Suite, IP Infusion plans to continue to provide enhanced IP routing protocol support for Intel network processors.
IP Infusion’s latest ZebOS version features interface software that maps IP Infusion’s NPapi control plane to the Intel® Control Plane Platform Development Kit (CP-PDK). The NPapi supports route table creation, call back functions, and adding and deleting table entries for IPv4 and IPv6. Using the NPapi, hardware manufacturers can easily develop a communication interface between their network processors and ZebOS protocol modules. Additionally, ZebOS delivers a broad set of Layer 2 and 3 products that are portable to the Intel network processors. Layer 2 products include Spanning Tree Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, 802.1x Port Authentication, and VLANs; Layer 3 products include IPv4, IPv6, Multicast, MPLS, Traffic Engineering, DiffServ, and VPN protocols.
“We have enhanced our network processor development environment with new development platforms and tools,” said Doug Davis, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. “We appreciate IP Infusion extending our network processor development environment by providing a route table control solution for our IXP2XXX product line. IP Infusion’s software integrates well into the industry’s drive for more standardized software APIs, while reducing development costs.”
The ZebOS software is scalable, high-performance routing and switching software suitable for a wide range of applications and markets. It is built with a modular, platform-independent and flexible architecture that allows developers to easily expand, adapt, or configure it according to their specific routing protocol needs. IP Infusion plans to optimize and enhance ZebOS to take advantage of the features of the Intel IXP2XXX product line and the Intel® IXA Software Development Kit.
“IP Infusion’s sophisticated and advanced routing software offering coupled with the new Intel® IXDP2401, IXDP2801 and IXDP2851 development platforms will provide equipment manufacturers with a feature-rich and scalable solution that is highly integrated,” said Chuck Sannipoli, VP and GM, Network Processor Group at IP Infusion. “As a result of our ongoing commitment, IP Infusion and Intel together offer the necessary tools to enable our customers to develop better product faster and succeed in the communications sector.”
IP Infusion is an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers. For more information please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.
About the Intel® Communications Alliance
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a membership-based alliance program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply line of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit: www.intel.com
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.
ZebOS is a registered trademark and IP Infusion and the ipinfusion logo are trademarks of IP Infusion Inc. Intel IXP and XScale family are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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