2/27/2004 - Force Computers, a Solectron company and a leader in embedded computing, and Kineto Wireless, a key innovator and leading supplier of Mobile over Wireless LAN (MoWLAN) solutions, announced the successful integration of Force’s EndurXTM High Availability system platform based on Intel® Architecture Processors and Kineto’s MoWLAN solution.
Kineto’s MoWLAN solution enables service providers to leverage VoIP and WLANs to deliver high-performance mobile voice and data services indoors at significantly lower cost than existing mobile network technologies. By deploying a MoWLAN solution, service providers can allow their subscribers to roam seamlessly between mobile networks and WLANs with a single handset for voice and data services. As a result, subscribers can now use their mobile phone as their main communications device, and fixed and mobile service providers can maximize their revenue potential and profitability from subscribers’ increased use of the mobile phone.
“For core network equipment used to deliver uninterrupted service to customers, service providers demand a true carrier-grade solution,” said John Perry, vice president of engineering, Kineto Wireless. “We’ve been working closely with Force for over a year to leverage their EndurX platform into our flagship product, Kineto INC-5501, so that it meets the most stringent service provider reliability, service availability and scalability requirements.”
“Kineto Wireless recognized the benefits that standards-based communications platforms offer in terms of reduced time-to-market and operating costs,” said Kevin D. Johnson, director, Intel Communications Alliance. “By utilizing Intel silicon-based platforms from Force Computers, Kineto was able to develop this highly flexible solution while meeting the rigorous reliability requirements service providers require.”
“Force is proud that Kineto selected our Carrier-GradeEndurX HA platform based on Intel architecture to help deliver a standards-based solution for converging Mobile, Voice over IP and WirelessLANs,” said Chris Williams, Force vice president and general manager of worldwide product and strategic marketing and engineering.
Traditionally, high availability systems only offered 99.999-percent uptime on a component or subsystem level. By building on Force’s High Availability Architecture and the Service AvailabilityTM Forum open specifications, Force’s EndurX platform gives Kineto Wireless a value-added, platform-agnostic solution that is scalable across multiple chassis and is highly interoperable with third-party components. Force is a Premier Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance.
About Kineto Wireless
Kineto Wireless delivers solutions that enable the convergence of mobile, VoIP and WLANs to create the next big opportunity in the wireless industry. Kineto’s Mobile over WLAN (MoWLAN) solution enables service providers to deliver high-performance mobile voice and data services over WLANs located within homes, offices and hotspots at significantly lower cost than existing 2.5 and 3G mobile network technologies. As a result, subscribers can use their mobile phone as their primary, if not only, communications device. As an international company, Kineto Wireless does business with leading service providers, handset suppliers and infrastructure providers worldwide. For more information about Kineto Wireless, please visit www.kinetowireless.com.
About Force Computers
Founded in 1981, Force Computers (www.forcecomputers.com) is a leading designer and worldwide supplier of open-standards-based and custom board- and system-level embedded computing solutions that address medical, industrial control, telecom, data communications, defense and aerospace markets. Force systems offer capabilities for UltraAvailabilityTM, remote system management and platform management as well as feature telecom protocol software, telecom controllers and chassis compatible with NEBS Level 3 and ETSI building practices for embedded servers and custom integrated solutions. For boards, the company develops and manufactures leading-edge designs across a breadth of high-performance processors, high-bandwidth input/output interfaces and robust digital signal processors. Along with parent company Solectron, Force is certified ISO 9001 and practices Total Quality Management principles in all its global operations. Force’s headquarters is in Fremont, Calif., with Europe and Asia-Pacific headquarters located in Munich, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan, respectively.
About the Intel® Communications Alliance
The Intel® Communications Alliance is a membership-based program composed of communications and embedded developers, as well as solution providers. They are committed to providing a strategic supply line of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For details, see www.intel.com/go/ica
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