Artesyn, Surf Solutions Offer Triple-Play Media Gateway, Server Blades

11/21/2005 - Artesyn Communication Products, a subsidiary of Artesyn Technologies (Nasdaq: ATSN), announced that it has partnered with Surf Communications Solutions ("Surf") to develop open architecture, Triple-Play voice, video, and data (fax/modem) media processing solutions. Artesyn will combine its PICMG 2.16 and AdvancedTCA blades with Surf’s PTMC and AdvancedMC DSP farms to create commercial, off-the-shelf media gateway and media server subsystems that deliver voice, video, fax and modem over IP, mobile, wireline, and wireless networks.

"Surf’s extensive DSP hardware, software and media processing expertise makes them an ideal partner for creating open architecture, Triple-Play media processing solutions," said Todd Wynia, vice president of marketing at Artesyn. "Our PICMG 2.16 and AdvancedTCA blades, together with Surf’s AdvancedMC and PTMC media processing DSP farms, will give telecom OEMs an out-of-the-box solution for building a broad range of modular, open architecture media processing gateways and servers that offer Triple-Play capability."

"Artesyn’s open architecture blades provide an excellent platform for our AdvancedMC and PTMC media processing DSP farms, said Amir Zmora, vice president of marketing at Surf. "The resulting integrated solution provides a comprehensive ‘hardware and software’, high-availability, high-density infrastructure subsystem for telecom equipment manufacturers that greatly reduces their time to market."

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 Surf Communications Solutions
Surf Communication Solutions®, established in 1996, designs, develops, and markets high-capacity multi-media processing boards for the telecommunication infrastructure field. Surf’s customers use these boards in their Media Gateway and Media Server products. Using their comprehensive transcoding capabilities, Surf’s products greatly shorten time to market, are cost effective, and enable true convergence of all major media types—Voice, Video, and Data (Fax/Modem)—over IP, Mobile, Wireline, and Wireless networks. These solutions are provided at various integration levels: DSP software; DSP hardware/software; PTMC/AMC DSP farm boards; and PCI boards.

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