Ulticom Demonstrates Signalware on AdvancedTCA-Based Open System

6/22/2004 - Ulticom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of communications signaling software that enables mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services, will demonstrate an integrated, carrier-grade, signaling solution based on Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) platforms built on Intel® processors and the Linux operating system. This powerful combination addresses a new, available market for next-generation communications infrastructure equipment, which ranges from 3G radio-access gear to core network switching elements with diverse signaling protocol requirements.

According to the Yankee Group, solutions based on standardized modular systems like ATCA offer 30 to 40 percent capital cost savings and will be adopted by all wireless infrastructure vendors within the next 3 years. As much as 15 percent of $45 billion in annual wireless CAPEX is spent on network elements that can benefit when ATCA is used as the hardware platform.

Before Signalware®'s introduction on ATCA, high performance, media-intensive applications traditionally used purpose-built, proprietary hardware platforms that made interoperability and upgrade both time consuming and expensive. However, features like high availability, system/shelf management, and distributed open computing make ATCA-based solutions ideal for network equipment that requires converged computing, control, and storage capabilities. Such examples include Radio Network Controller (RNC), Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN), Softswitch, and Media Gateway (MG).

"Leveraging open, standards-based, modular computing platforms like ATCA servers from Intel and RadiSys® allows communications service providers to flexibly develop and deploy revenue-generating services that can easily adapt to evolving marketplace needs," said Osman Duman, Ulticom's Vice President of Marketing.

This combined solution will be demonstrated at SUPERCOMM 2004 in the Intel® Partner Pavilion, booth number 12335 in Hall B. The demonstration will feature Ulticom's Signalware SS7 and Signalware Gateway running on RadiSys' ATCA-1000 module, as well as Signalware SIGTRAN Application Server (AS) running on an Intel NetStructure MPCBL0001 ATCA Single Board Computer.

"The Ulticom/RadiSys collaboration enables the availability of 'best-of-breed', highly modular, carrier-grade, signaling platforms that yield high reliability, performance, scalability, and manageability. The combination of our mutual expertise in ATCA architecture offers OEMs next generation solutions that help them bring better products to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership," Venkataraman Prasannan, Sr. Director, Service Provider Segment, at RadiSys.

"This signaling platform is an excellent example of how members of the Intel® Communications Alliance have teamed together to develop next generation carrier grade modular communications platforms built on Intel® Architecture and industry standards," says Kevin D Johnson, Director, Intel Communications Alliance, Communications Infrastructure Group. "This demonstration by Ulticom and RadiSys further illustrates the momentum AdvancedTCA platforms are gaining, giving greater choice to telecom equipment manufacturers, and allowing them to speed their time-to-market."

Signalware's product portfolio will also be shown at SUPERCOMM 2004 in Ulticom's booth, number 11135 in Hall B. For more information, visit http://www.ulticom.com.

About Ulticom, Inc.
Ulticom provides service-enabling signaling software for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by leading telecommunication equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services. Traded on NASDAQ as ULCM, Ulticom is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.ulticom.com.

About RadiSys
RadiSys (Nasdaq: RSYS) is the leading provider of advanced embedded solutions for the commercial, enterprise, and service provider systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, platforms and systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications.

About the Intel® Communications Alliance
Ulticom is an Affiliate member and Radisys is a Premier member in the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.

Ulticom, Signalware, Software Advancing Communications and Programmable Network are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ulticom, Inc.

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