Enea, Kontron Accelerate Delivery of Converged Network Equipment

Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST), the world leader in advanced device software for network equipment, and Kontron announced that they are working together to accelerate the delivery of standard, scalable, network services platforms to the telecommunications industry. The powerful, pre-integrated systems, combining Enea’s SA Forum-based, high-availability network software with Kontron’s modular AdvancedTCA/AdvancedMC hardware, provide an out-of-the-box solution for quickly building next-generation, highly-differentiated network equipment such as media gateways, base station controllers, and session border controllers.

Enea and Kontron will demonstrate their joint solution at 3GSM on Feb 12, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. The demo will be hosted at the Enea “Screening Room,” where Enea will provide an advance look at the future of network convergence. The “Screening Room” is located in Suite HS08 in the Gallery at the top of Hall 3 overlooking the central FIRA courtyard.

“AdvancedTCA is quickly becoming the open platform of choice for telecom infrastructure applications,” said Linda Thompson, vice president of corporate alliances at Enea. “Our high-availability software framework, together with Kontron’s carrier-grade ATCA modular systems, provides a scalable off-the-shelf platform for building next-generation infrastructure equipment that delivers continuous, high-quality converged data, voice, and video services.”

“Network equipment providers increasingly rely on their suppliers to provide turnkey solutions to get to market sooner and focus precious engineering resources on value-added application and service development,” said Benoit Robert, executive director for product marketing at Kontron. “We are very pleased to be working with Enea as recent joint efforts have already shown results in the market.”

Kontron’s modular, high-performance ATCA systems, combined with Enea’s carrier-grade software framework, provide best-in-class network supervision, fault management, device management and data management services. This pre-integrated solution gives equipment makers the flexible, high-availability platform they need to quickly build the scalable, upgradeable, “five nines” equipment that carriers need to deliver uninterrupted, high-quality multimedia services over IP networks with reduced CAPEX and OPEX.

“Enea and Kontron share a common commitment to providing carrier-grade, scalable, interoperable open architecture platforms,” added Enea’s Thompson. “This is clearly demonstrated by our active membership in the Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA), which is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open communications platforms through interoperability certification.”

About Kontron
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers and displays. Kontron employs more than 2,300 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”. Kontron is a Premier member in the Intel(R) Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support.

About Enea
Enea (Stockholm: ENEA.ST) is the leading supplier of real-time operating systems, middleware, development tools, database technology and professional services for high-availability systems such as telecommunications infrastructure, mobile devices, medical instrumentation, and automobile control/infotainment. Enea’s flagship operating system, OSE(TM), is deployed in approximately half of the world’s 3G mobile phones and base stations. Enea has over 500 employees and is listed on the Nordic Exchange.

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