Accton and IP Infusion to Develop Ethernet and Metro Switches

6/24/2004 - Accton Technology Corporation (Accton hereinafter), (TAIEX: 2345) a leading outsourcing partner of advanced communication products and IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, announced that they will team together to develop Enterprise and Metro Ethernet switches available to Accton OEM partners. Accton has selected IP Infusion’s entire line of ZebOS® Layer 3 routing, and MPLS protocol software to integrate into multiple product lines of switches ranging from the low-end to the high-end.

“As the enterprise continues to grow and its needs become more sophisticated, networks are being upgraded and require more advanced, intelligent equipment,” said Cashew Chen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Accton Technology Corporation. “We are happy to be able to integrate IP Infusion’s advanced, proven Layer 3 and MPLS software into our next generation of Enterprise Ethernet switches, so that we can provide our partners with the most feature-rich, cost-effective solutions.”

Accton plans to integrate IP Infusion’s software into its existing Mercury platform, and phase into all Accton product lines for its worldwide ODM customers. Accton will also apply this new advanced platform into its new Metro Ethernet switch targeting at the emerging Metro Ethernet market.

“Accton’s selection of our suite of networking software modules will enable them to rapidly deliver a set of highly competitive and robust Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches for multiple markets to their OEM customers,” said Perry Constantine, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “Accton is a respected and committed global player in the networking and communications industry that is truly dedicated to its expansion and growth. We are delighted that Accton has chosen us as their preferred Layer 3 and MPLS software source provider.”

IP Infusion develops and markets its ZebOS family of advanced IP routing suites, which are based on a unique, modular, multi-process architecture featuring control-plane components that provide route redistribution and conversion, management services, and an OS/processor abstraction layer for routing and switching modules. This robust, high-performance software offers IPv4/IPv6 versions of OSPF, BGP, RIP, and IS-IS routing protocols; PIM-SM for IPv4/IPv6 and DVMRP multicast protocols; MPLS, BGP-VPN, VPLS, RSVP-TE, DiffServ, CR-LDP, and Layer 2 VPN switching and signaling protocols; Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree, Multiple Spanning Tree, Bridging, VLAN, GMRP, GVRP, Link Aggregation, and Port Authentication Layer 2 protocols; virtual routing, and TCP/IP dual stack support.

About Accton Technology Corporation
For more than fifteen years, Accton (TAIEX: 2345) has been making partnership work; designing, developing and manufacturing innovative technology for top-tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. The company’s robust and constantly-evolving core technology and highly-qualified employees allow Accton to produce the best in networking and communications technology that keeps people connected--around the world and across the office. Headquartered in the heart of Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park, Accton’s teams of engineers work on location with partners and from Accton R&D centers around the globe. For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit

About IP Infusion
IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services platforms, delivers routing, switching, multicast, and QoS technology enabling equipment vendors and end-users to rapidly develop and deploy solutions for the access, enterprise, and provider edge markets. Now entering its fourth year of revenue production, IP Infusion has extended its software to allow vendors to address a wide variety of value-added IP services markets. IP Infusion continues to develop network software solutions that provide equipment vendors with building blocks to rapidly create modular and scalable high-performance solutions around best-of-breed network hardware and software products from vendors such as Intel, Broadcom, Wind River, and MontaVista. Its software is deployed worldwide in network equipment in the enterprise, telecommunications, and service provider spaces throughout Asia, North America, and Europe. Recently IP Infusion has both gained design wins in the enterprise and security solutions markets and taken a leadership position in the growing IPv6, virtualization, and high-availability network equipment market. For more information about IP Infusion, please visit

ZebOS and IP Infusion are registered trademarks and the ipinfusion logo is a trademark of IP Infusion Inc.

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