October 24, 2002

IP Infusion Demonstrates Portable, Interoperable

Annette Oevermann writes "NETWORK PROCESSOR CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, October 23, 2002 - IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software, and MontaVista Software, the company powering the embedded revolution, today announced that they will be showcasing an IP interoperability demonstration at the Network Processor Conference in San Jose, California from October 23-24.The demonstration consists of IP Infusion?s modular, portable ZebOS? Advanced Routing Suite (ARS) running on MontaVista? Linux® Professional Edition and network processor platforms.

In booth # 308/310, IP Infusion demonstrates the interoperability and portability of its ZebOS ARS control plane software with two network processors and MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1, which provides enhanced real-time capabilities. The result is a solution that can be rapidly integrated with MontaVista Linux and Intel network processor platforms using control plane and data plane components. Together, MontaVista Software and IP Infusion can create communications solutions on Intel network processor platforms that serve access, edge, and core router and switch markets.

?Fast time-to-market has always been a key to success for vendors of communications applications. IP Infusion with its modular, scalable, and resilient routing and switching offerings, together with its partners? solutions, can provide essential components to enable OEMs and their customers to achieve their service and revenue creation goals,? said Nick Keating, president and CEO of IP Infusion. ?We are pleased to now announce MontaVista Software as one of our core operating system partners. Together, we can assist communications equipment suppliers in rapidly building products using network processors.?

?With the convergence of voice and data, telecommunications companies must guarantee the delivery of new, sophisticated end-user services in an affordable way, The combination of IP Infusion?s ZebOS ARS software and MontaVista Software Linux gives network OEMs the tools they need to architect solutions that take advantage of ever increasing processing power and bandwidth,? said Sheila Baker, vice president, marketing, MontaVista Software. ?At the same time, it provides the scalability and cost efficiencies that are essential to telecommunications equipment manufacturers in this difficult economic environment.?

IP Infusion is a member of the Network Processing Forum (NPF), working within the Forum?s Software Working Group to define standard control plane/data plane interfaces for IPv4 unicast route updates. IP Infusion intends to work within the NPF to define and promote IPv6, MPLS, and other control to data plane interfaces in the future.

About IP Infusion

A leading provider of intelligent network software for enhanced IP services, IP Infusion is a developer of networking software that enables platforms, hardware, devices, and media across the Internet to communicate with each other openly and without dependence on specific technologies or platforms. Just as Unix and Windows are central to the PC and server markets, this leading edge software will drive the communication equipment market by providing the intelligence and manageability needed to develop equipment for creating enhanced IP services. IP Infusion was founded in 1999 and has more than 60 employees in its San Jose, Calif. headquarters and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe. The company has a growing global customer base in the wired and wireless networking markets and has alliances with the primary network processor (NPU) suppliers. IP Infusion is a member of the Network Processing Forum and an active participant in the IETF. For more information about the company and its products call 408/794-1500 or visit www.ipinfusion.com.

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and their associated infrastructure, for applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux based open-source systems software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista Software?s principal products include MontaVista? Linux® Professional Edition and MontaVista? Linux® Carrier Grade Edition. The Professional Edition comprises a Linux-based embedded source and binary distribution, cross development environments, and a versatile set of tools for the x86/IA-32, PowerPC, StrongARM, MIPS, SH, ARM, XScale, Xtensa and other microprocessor architectures. The Carrier Grade Edition is a next-generation high availability product that is the first Commercial Off-The-Shelf Linux (COTS) platform for telecommunications and carrier-grade applications. MontaVista Software also provides several complementary technology products addressing specific customer needs, such as Java development and runtime, powerful graphics capabilities and more.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Panasonic and Sony Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit http://www.mvista.com, email to info@mvista.com or call (408) 328-9200.

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IP Infusion, ZebOS, and ipinfusion are trademarks of IP Infusion Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista is a trademark of MontaVista Software Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective companies.

IP Infusion Contacts:

Steve Shamsai,
Product Manager,
Phone: 408-794-1523,
stevens@ipinfusion.com

Jan Fong,
Marketing Communications Manager,
Phone: 408-794-1519,
jfong@ipinfusion.com

MontaVista Software Contacts:

Joe Samagond,
Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications,
MontaVista Software Inc.,
Phone 408-328-9234,
E-mail: jsamagond@mvista.com

Patricia Colby,
PR Strategy and Business Development,
Pacifico Inc.,
Phone 408-293-8600 ext. 340,
E-mail: pcolby@pacifico.com"

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