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Interphase Releases SDKs for 4535 Multiprotocol Communications Controller.

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2000

Helps Developers Build Robust Telecommunication Connectivity

Applications for VxWorks and Solaris Environments

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH), an international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced the immediate, worldwide availability of Software Development Kits (SDKs) that allow developers to integrate the Interphase 4535 PMC Multiprotocol T1/E1 Communication Controller into numerous telecommunication applications running in VxWorks and Solaris operating system environments.

The VxWorks and Solaris SDKs include operating system drivers, sample code, software tools and documentation that aid productivity and speed time-to-market for developers creating third generation wireless, broadband Internet access and AIN communication systems. These new development tools enhance Interphase's expansion into the telecommunications arena as a leading provider of communications controllers for next-generation service provider networks.

"As more devices become connected over telecommunication networks, especially via wireless and the Internet, service providers require superior technology that will help them get reliable, innovative services to market quickly," said Linsey Matthews, "Interphase Embedded Systems Product Marketing Manager. With the release of our new SDKs, embedded system developers can now use the 4535 to quickly deliver a new generation of applications to their customers that take full advantage of the leading operating systems in the communications industry."

VxWorks is one of the most widely adopted real-time operating system (RTOS) in the embedded industry. The VxWorks SDK for the 4535 includes:

-- Operating system drivers for VxWorks 5.4 and Tornado 2

development environments

-- Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and protocol support

for ATM (AAL0 and AAL5), SS7 (MTP2), ISDN, Frame Relay, X.25,

PPP, and HDLC

-- Robust software tools that greatly facilitate third party

development including configuration utilities, debuggers,

protocol analyzers, dump utilities and trace utilities

Solaris, known for its robustness and scalability, is the leading non-RTOS operating system in use for communication applications according to recent research from Venture Development Corporation. The Solaris SDK for the 4535 includes:

-- Opeating system drivers for Solaris 2.6, 7 and 8

-- APIs and protocol support for ATM (AAL0 and AAL5), SS7 (MTP2),

ISDN, Frame Relay, X.25, PPP, and HDLC

-- SNMP sub-agent

-- Robust software tools including configuration utilities,

debuggers, protocol analyzers, dump utilities and trace

utilities

About the 4535 Communications Controller

The 4535 PMC Multiprotocol Controller provides two software-selectable channelized T1/E1 communication links and is the perfect complement for high availability CompactPCI systems or VME-based designs targeted for telecommunications applications. Offering an integrated, high-performance architecture with support for multiple frame-based protocols, as well as ATM and SS7, the 4535 provides the robust and flexible communications necessary for telecommunications systems designers. More information on the 4535 and associated development tools can be found at www.interphase.com/4535.

About Interphase Corporation

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH), a leader in Fibre Channel and next-generation telecommunication technologies, designs and delivers high performance connectivity adapters for computer and telecommunication networks. The company's products connect computer and telecommunication servers to storage area networks (SAN), wide area networks (WAN) and local area networks (LAN) utilizing Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), SS7, Frame Relay and ISDN technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, with offices in Austin, Paris, London, and Bangkok, Interphase 1999 revenues were $73.5 million. Clients include Hewlett Packard, IBM, Compaq/Tandem, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin, Nokia and Raytheon. Additional information about Interphase and its products is available through the company's web site at http://www.iphase.com.

The Interphase logo is a registered trademark of Interphase Corporation. VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Solaris is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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