Ixia to Resell CMC's EmulationEngine XT Family Worldwide

1/24/2005 - Communication Machinery Corporation (CMC) the market and technology leader in 802.11 and wireless LAN test solutions (www.cmc.com), announced it has signed a non-exclusive global reseller agreement with Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading provider of high performance IP network testing solutions. This relationship extends CMC's global distribution network for its EmulationEngine XT Family of Wi-Fi test systems and allows Ixia to capitalize on the proven technology and market leadership delivered by CMC for 802.11 and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) testing solutions. Under the agreement, Ixia's global sales force, reseller partners, and distribution channels will market and sell CMC's full line of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled multi-station test solutions.

"This relationship is a win for our customers and the market. Both CMC and Ixia support companies which are involved in developing complex, security enabled, 802.11 products and enterprise grade wireless networks; their efforts demand sophisticated, specialized tools," said Dave Swan, CEO of Communication Machinery Corporation. "Our expertise and market-leading 802.11 and wireless LAN test products combined with Ixia's well-established IP network test solutions facilitate and speed the development and deployment of the latest network technologies, globally."

Since their introduction in 2003, CMC's solutions have rapidly become the de facto standard for performance testing of the powerful, standards-based, interoperable security technology for 802.11 products and wireless networks. The company's EmulationEngine XT products have been adopted by a majority of wireless network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and many Fortune 500 enterprises deploying wireless LANs, including Boeing, Motorola, T-Mobile and Extreme Networks. CMC's solutions provide full support for 802.1x authentication, RADIUS, EAP-TLS, TKIP, MIC and WPA-Personal pre-shared key mode. The EE-WPA, a core member of CMC's EmulationEngine XT Family, is the world's only system to deliver true 802.11 product and wireless network performance and capacity stress testing with multiple WPA-enabled stations and complete 802.1x authentication.

"Our customers depend on Ixia to provide the world's best test systems that ensure high performance and reliable network operation," said Chris Buerger, product manager at Ixia" "Combining the CMC EmulationEngine Family of 802.11 test systems with our product portfolio of industry-leading traffic generation tools such as IxChariot. provides a complete solution for open-air WLAN testing to equipment manufacturers, wireless ISPs and carriers as well as system integrators deploying WLAN networks worldwide."

Through this agreement network equipment manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises will have access to state-of-the-art solutions for design, deployment, and support of both wired and 802.11 wireless LANs.

CMC's EE-WPA test systems work seamlessly with IxChariot, mapping each of the EE-WPA's 802.11 stations (vSTA) to an IxChariot traffic profile. With this combination, the performance of the WLAN device and network to support multiple 802.11 users sending VoIP, Internet and enterprise application traffic can be easily ascertained using industry-standard measurements such as throughput, response time and VoIP Mean Opinion Scores (MOS) in a controllable, open-air test environment.

The EmulationEngine products will be supported by Ixia and CMC ensuring that customers will have complete and immediate access to trained support engineers. For additional information contact Dave Swan, Communication Machinery Corporation, 402 E. Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101; phone: 805.879.1521; fax: 805.879.1572; email: dswan@cmc.com, or online: www.cmc.com.

About Communication Machinery Corporation
Communication Machinery Corporation, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., is the market leader for test and analysis products that are essential tools for the design, deployment and support of all 802.11 based products, appliances and wireless LAN networks. Widely used by network equipment, telecommunications, and "hot spot" manufacturers, by developers of 802.11 products and chipsets, and by companies and organizations deploying enterprise and large scale WLANs, the company's test systems have rapidly become the industry's de facto standard. CMC's EmulationEngine XT family enables stress and scalability testing through the use of multiple concurrent user-controlled virtual Stations (vSTA) from a single 802.11 emulation platform.

About Ixia
Ixia is a leading, global provider of high performance IP network testing solutions. Its highly scalable solutions generate, capture, characterize, and emulate network and application traffic, establishing definitive performance and conformance metrics of network devices or systems under test. Ixia's testing solutions are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, and large enterprises to validate the functionality, and reliability of complex IP networks, devices, and applications. Ixia's patented Real World Traffic. Suite addresses the growing need to test applications and networks prior to deployment under realistic load conditions. Ixia's vision is to be the world's preeminent provider of solutions to enable testing of these "utility-grade" IP networks. Ixia's analysis solutions utilize a wide range of industry-standard interfaces and are distinguished by their performance, accuracy, reliability, and adaptability to the industry's constant evolution. For additional information contact Ixia, 26601 W. Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; phone: (818) 871-1800; fax: (818) 871-1805 or email: info@ixiacom.com

EmulationEngine, vSTA, EEAnalyst and EEScenario are trademarks of Communication Machinery Corporation. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Ixia, the Ixia four petal logo, IxExplorer, and Optixia are registered trademarks of Ixia; IxLoad, IxScriptMate, IxVoice, IxVPN, IxAccess, IxAnalyze, IxANVL, IxAuthenticate, and IxChariot, are trademarks of Ixia.

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