Interphase Signs Crellon as Distributor for Telecommunication Controllers in the UK; Expands Company's Channel for Carrier Class Telecommunication Solutions in Europe.
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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2000
Interphase Corporation (Nasdaq:INPH), an international supplier of next-generation networking technologies, today announced the addition of Crellon Microsystems as a distributor of the company's broadband telecommunication controllers in the UK. Crellon is one of the UK's largest distributors of embedded computer platforms and is a leading supplier of real-time and embedded computer products to OEMs, resellers and systems integrators.
The agreement enables Crellon to offer a broad range of integrated and highly complementary products for developers designing next-generation telecommunication solutions using Interphase embedded communication controllers. Interphase controllers provide "carrier class" reliability, the industry's best I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output throughput, comprehensive software development tools and robust protocol stacks for numerous telecommunication applications such as 2G and 3G wireless, broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a and Intelligent Network migration.
"Bringing Interphase broadband controllers and software solutions into our portfolio fully aligns with our mission to deliver complete carrier-class platforms to our customers," said Shaun Froome, divisional director of Crellon Microsystems. "With a flexible suite of telecom I/O options on an integrated platform solution, time to market can be dramatically reduced for our customer's end product."
"Crellon Microsystems is highly experienced at integrating CompactPCI and VME (Virtual Machine Environment) An operating system from Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) that runs on its Series 39 mainframes. Introduced in 1975, VME is a comprehensive product that provides a variety of utilities for datacenter operations. solutions for demanding high-availability applications," said Roger Woolley, Interphase vice president of global marketing. "As the leading distributor of embedded telecommunication platforms in the UK, Crellon will be an excellent partner in accelerating the growth of our embedded controller products through their growing base of customers."
Through its agreement with Interphase, Crellon will have distribution rights to the entire line of Interphase embedded telecommunication controllers including the industry-leading 6535 CompactPCI Octal-port T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller and the recently announced 4537 PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.
(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards. Multiprotocol T1/E1 Communications Controller.
The 6535 is the world's most advanced controller for telecommunication systems based on the industry-standard CompactPCI bus architecture. Powered by the Motorola MPC (1) (Mobile PC) A handheld or laptop computer. See handheld computer, laptop computer and Ultra-Mobile PC.
(2) (MultiPath Channel) See multipath. 8260 RISC RISC
in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing
Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s. CPU CPU
in full central processing unit
Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. , the 6535 comes equipped with either 4 or 8 T1/E1/J1 interfaces, providing telecom OEMs and integrators with a high density, fully channelized Refers to an architecture that transmits data in channels. It often refers to the 64 Kbps channels in T1 lines, which were originally developed to handle digitized voice streams (TDM). See TDM. WAN communications solution for connection to telecommunication switches, gateway devices, AIN nodes, CTI (Computer Telephone Integration) Combining data with voice systems in order to enhance telephone services. For example, automatic number identification (ANI) allows a caller's records to be retrieved from the database while the call is routed to the appropriate party. systems, VOIP (Voice Over IP) A digital telephone service that uses the public Internet as well as private backbones instead of the traditional telephone network. Many companies, including Vonage, 8x8 and AT&T (CallVantage), typically offer calling within the country for a gateways or remote access multiplexers. Telecommunications and data traffic can be simultaneously aggregated across any or all 8 ports, allowing the 6535 to deliver as much as 400% higher throughput than the closest competing product.
Based on the industry-standard PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card (hardware) PCI Mezzanine Card - (PMC) A family of low profile mezzanine cards for VMEbus, Futurebus+, desktop computers and other computer systems with logical and electrical layers based on the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) specification. PMC is defined in IEEE P1386. ) form factor, the new 4537 PMC Multiprotocol T1/E1 Communications Controller features the MPC860 Plus (MPC860P) processor, provides front and rear I/O access, includes advanced ATM protocol support, and offers robust software development tools. With its superior performance and the most comprehensive set of protocols available today, the 4537 is the acknowledged industry leader in its product class. The 4537 controller can significantly speed up time-to-market for OEMs and system providers delivering telecom systems such as third generation (3G) wireless, broadband Internet access and ATM network connectivity in the wide area network.
Other Interphase products available through the distribution agreement include:
-- 4535 Multiprotocol T1/E1 PMC Communications Controller - a high-performance mezzanine controller equipped with 2 high-speed T1/E1 links for ATM, Frame Relay and SS7 protocol communications in support of wireless and Internet access applications. -- 4534 Quad-port Serial PMC Communications Controller - a high-performance mezzanine controller that provides 4 high-speed serial I/O lines for X.25, Frame Relay and SS7 protocol communications in support of Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) and leased-line connectivity applications. -- 4531 ATM over T3/E3 PMC Communications Controller - a high-performance mezzanine controller supporting high-bandwidth ATM communications over T3/E3 communications links in for Internet access applications.
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 (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. ) utilizing Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode See ATM.
(communications) Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.
Indiana acronyms. (ATM), SS7, Frame Relay and ISDN ISDN
in full Integrated Services Digital Network
Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. 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 and Raytheon. Additional information about Interphase and its products is available through the company's web site at www.interphase.com.
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