September 10, 2004

Continuous Computing and MontaVista OEM Agreement

Patricia Colby writes "Enables Delivery of Intel® Architecture based AdvancedTCA and Flex21⢠CompactPCI Network Service-Ready Platforms⢠Integrated with MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition

Intel® Communications Alliance Summit 2004 (San Francisco, CA) â September 9, 2004 â Continuous Computing®, the leading supplier of high availability Network Service-Ready Platform⢠solutions for telecom equipment manufacturers, and MontaVista Software today announced a formal OEM relationship agreement between the two companies which will enable the delivery of Continuous Computingâs products pre-installed with MontaVista® Linux® Carrier Grade Edition (CGE). Continuous Computing now has the ability to provide AdvancedTCA and Flex21⢠CompactPCI blades as well as complete Network Service-Ready Platforms (NSRPs) pre-loaded with MontaVista Linux.

NSRPs consist of pre-integrated, pre-tested combinations of hardware, Trillium® protocol stack software, upSuite® High Availability (HA) middleware, and a reliable operating system such as CGE. CGE is an advanced Linux-based development platform engineered specifically for the robust and highly available requirements of carrier grade applications. NSRPs enable telecom equipment manufacturers to quickly integrate and deliver applications for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and 3G Wireless networks. The primary advantages of NSRPs are accelerated time to market, increased return on investment, and the freedom to focus solely on application development.

âNetwork Service-Ready Platforms are an excellent choice for telecom equipment manufacturers seeking to deploy new VoIP and 3G Wireless applications quickly and affordably,â said Simon Waters, Continuous Computingâs Vice President of Business Development. âBy pre-integrating MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition into the platform, we lower the project risk and simplify the overall product development effort. The result is that telecom equipment manufacturers can get to market much faster and with reduced complexity.â

âWe are delighted to be working closely with Continuous Computing in order to deliver carrier-grade, integrated platform solutions to telecom equipment manufacturers,â commented Scott Jaffe, Vice President, Business Development, MontaVista Software. âMontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition has been shown to address telecom availability needs in compliance with Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) and Service Availability (SA) Forum feature requirements, which are important benchmarks for Tier 1 customers.â

Todayâs announcement complements Continuous Computingâs news on Tuesday, September 7, that its popular upSuite HA middleware program has been ported to the Linux operating system to support easy deployment of mission-critical telecom infrastructure and enterprise networking applications. upSuite HA for Linux has been optimized for modular communications platforms using Intel Xeon⢠and Pentium® processors on AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and rackmount server form factors. MontaVista Software and Continuous Computing are both Associate members of the Intel Communications Alliance and provide products optimized on Intel Architecture.

About Continuous Computing

Continuous Computing Corporation is the leading provider of high availability Network Service-Ready Platform⢠solutions for telecom equipment manufacturers. The company supplies high availability hardware, software, middleware, and integrated solutions that enable its customers to quickly deploy Voice over IP and 3G Wireless applications for rapid time to market and return on investment. Known for superior product quality and exceptional customer service, Continuous Computing supports more than 400 projects with over 250 customers worldwide including every major telecom vendor in the VoIP and 3G Wireless markets. Customer applications range from soft-switches and signaling gateways to radio network controllers and home location registers. Founded in 1998, Continuous Computing is an ISO 9001-certified company based in San Diego, CA, with regional offices in India, China, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Additional information is available at www.ccpu.com.

Continuous Computing product lines include AdvancedTCA and Flex21⢠CompactPCI hardware systems and modules, Trillium® protocol software, and upSuite® High Availability middleware. These solutions target control plane network devices like Mobile Switching Centers (MSCs), Home Location Registers (HLRs), Serving GPRS Support Nodes (SGSNs), and Soft-switches, as well as data plane network elements such as Media Gateways, Media Servers, and intelligent Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers (DSLAMs).

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software and development tools for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista empowers software developers by providing Open Source GNU/Linux-based software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products that address software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista products include MontaVista Linux Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade Editions. MontaVista DevRocket, a powerful integrated development environment, delivers state-of-the-art development tools across all product Editions. MontaVista Graphics offers a rich GUI development tools platform.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, CA, MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors and corporate strategic investors. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit www.mvista.com.

About the Intel® Communications Alliance

Continuous Computing and MontaVista Software are Associate members of the Intel Communications Alliance. The Intel Communications Alliance is a member-based program comprised of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Members are committed to providing a strategic supply of standards-based solutions to the communications and embedded market segments. For more information, please visit: www.intel.com/go/ica.

Contacts:

Continuous Computing

Brian Wood,
Director of Marketing,
(858) 882-8970,
bwood@ccpu.com

MontaVista Software

Joe Samagond,
Director, Corporate Marketing,
(408) 328-9234,
jsamagond@mvista.com

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