Motorola Targets Telecom Equipment Manufacturers with MXP3x11

9/10/2004 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), launched a new industry standards-based chassis, the MXP3x11, to provide telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) with added flexibility and scalability in a space-efficient footprint. The MXP3x11, part of the latest release of Motorola Computer Group's family of MXP Application-Enabling Platforms, can accelerate development and deployment, enabling TEMs to get products to market faster and cost-effectively.

The MXP3x11 provides TEMs with greater flexibility of installation while maintaining all of the benefits of the MXP family, which is designed to cut core development, system engineering and test time, reduce operational costs and help TEMs manage the risks of investing in fast-moving technology. The foundation of the MXP Application-Enabling Platform is a high availability chassis, with an internal switched Ethernet network, that is compliant with the PICMG® 2.16 specification for CompactPCI® packet switched backplane (CPSB). This makes the MXP suitable for the growing number of next-generation Internet protocol (IP) applications from the enterprise to the edge of the converged network such as softswitches, media gateways and controllers, and feature and call servers.

"The MXP3x11 is further evidence that Motorola is focused on giving its customers the right product at the right time to develop the types of applications our customers need and the ability to easily upgrade when necessary," said Paul Virgo, director of marketing for Motorola Computer Group. "This flexibility helps make our customers more profitable and reduces the risk associated with investing in new technologies. We believe Application-Enabling Platforms such as the MXP are a key driver for the future of the telecom industry."

The MXP family now offers nine payload slots in an 8U high availability enclosure and 18 payload slots in a 12U high availability enclosure. Slots can be configured with combinations of blades from Motorola's range of MXP payload options, including general purpose processor blades, network processor blades and digital signal processor blades. Each payload option has been designed and tested to work with the IPMI-based MXP system management infrastructure, and the redundant power supplies can drive 50 watts per slot for these high performance payload boards.

About Application-Enabling Platforms
An Application-Enabling Platform combines industry-standard hardware, system software, sophisticated middleware and application-enabling software into a highly-integrated platform. This helps telecom equipment manufacturers get to market faster by reducing core development and system engineering and test time. Application-Enabling platforms can also enhance cost-efficiency while helping to manage the risks associated with technology evolution.

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were US$27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:

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