MontaVista Configures Linux CGE for Artesyn's KosaiPM AdvancedMC Modules

11/11/2005 - Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (Nasdaq: ATSN), announced the availability of MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for its KosaiPM AdvancedMC modules. KosaiPM customers will be able to purchase MontaVista Linux CGE directly from MontaVista Software, pre-configured for the KosaiPM.

"Embedded Linux is emerging as a dominant platform for building high-availability network infrastructure products, and we are committed to offering our telecom equipment OEM customers the finest carrier-grade Linux solutions," said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn. "KosaiPM AdvancedMC modules equipped with MontaVista Linux CGE provide a flexible platform for adding high-performance, carrier-grade control, packet and protocol processing to a broad range of ATCA, MicroTCA, and custom telecom systems equipped with AdvancedMC expansion sites."

MontaVista Linux CGE is an open, flexible development platform that addresses the demanding requirements of carrier grade telecom applications, with a strong focus on open standards and high-availability services. MontaVista CGE is the industry's most field tested and proven Linux distribution. It is the only carrier grade Linux deployed by the world's leading TEMs in carrier networks for over three generations of product, and it serves as the foundation for advanced telecom solutions currently in design. MontaVista CGE is also the only carrier grade Linux operating system that complies with both the Service Availability Forum (SA Forum) Application Interface Specifications for high availability services and the Open Source Development Lab's (OSDL) requirements for Carrier Grade Linux 2.0.

"Linux is becoming the platform of choice for many TEMs wanting to leverage cost-effective, off-the-shelf (COTS) components," said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing at MontaVista Software. "MontaVista Linux running on Artesyn's AdvancedMC modules gives TEMs a flexible, open and proven foundation for building and deploying reliable, feature-rich, carrier-class solutions."

KosaiPM is a hot-swappable, single-wide, full-height, AdvancedMC card that makes it easy to add processing power to AdvancedTCA blades, MicroTCA systems, and proprietary systems equipped with AdvancedMC expansion bays. KosaiPM makes an ideal control plane processor for optical and wireless infrastructure. It is also ideal for augmenting packet processing and routing performance in voice gateways, and for enhancing protocol processing performance in SS7 and SIGTRAN signaling control points and gateways.

The KosaiPM features a 1.8-GHz Pentium M processor, two Mbytes of Level 2 cache, up to two Gbytes of DRAM, and a high-speed AdvancedMC system interface equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet channels. The KosaiPM also features an I2C-based Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), which enables it to be monitored and controlled by remote shelf management controllers.

The RoHS-compliant KosaiPM will be generally available from Artesyn Technologies with CGE support from MontaVista in Q1 of 2006.

About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and single-board computing solutions for infrastructure applications in telecommunications and data-communications systems. The Company's products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers. The Company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a public company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol ATSN.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software is the leading embedded Linux provider for the telecommunications market, delivering a complete, flexible and open operating system that allows system designers to innovate across a wide range of mobile and wireless devices and communications infrastructures. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista's commercial-grade Linux helps customers differentiate their products and get them to market faster and at a lower development cost.

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