Clearwater Networks implements Altera interface
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Altera Corporation announced that Clearwater Networks has successfully implemented the Atlantic interface, integrating various networking functions within its quad-gigabit Ethernet hardware reference platform. Altera says its Atlantic interface greatly shortened the development time of this platform, proving that developers, when armed with the right programmable logic technology, can rapidly create complex communications systems involving disparate elements. Clearwater Networks, a developer of next-generation network services processors, designed the reference platform to allow customers of its CNP810SP network services processor to rapidly develop and deploy advanced networking services. Such services include URL-based web switching, SSL acceleration, network address translation (NAT), IPv6 gateways, and content-aware traffic shaping at multigigabit data rates.
ASUS integrates Intersil chip set into WLAN products
Intersil, a developer of silicon technology for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), announced that ASUSTeK Computer has integrated Intersil's PRISM 2.5 chip set into its premier series of ASUS WLAN products. The ASUS WLAN card is a plug-and-play PCMCIA card for notebook computers that enables Wi-Fi wireless networking at 11 megabits-per-second (Mbps) -- the equivalent of wired Ethernet. The PCMCIA card's mobile manager programs allow seamless roaming anywhere while maintaining network connectivity without the use of a dial-up modem or Ethernet switch.
Telefonica selects Juniper for IP backbone
Telefonica Data, which provides global telecommunications services to enterprises, and Juniper Networks, a provider of next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure systems, announced that Telefonica has selected Juniper technology for its IP backbone. Juniper M160 Internet backbone routers will enable both high-speed Internet access for Telefonica Data's domestic IP network infrastructure and for connections into its international network nodes.
Kiwwi selects Clarent for VoIP network
Clarent Corporation, a provider of voice solutions for next generation networks, announced that Kiwwi CEE Holding AG, a telecommunications and Internet company serving Central and Eastern Europe, is using Clarent voice solutions to build out its extensive IP communications network. The Clarent solution replaces a VoIP solution from a large U.S. vendor, which had previously been installed in Kiwwi's network. IDC forecasts that the Eastern European telecom network services market will grow to $17 billion by 2003 -- up from just $8.8 billion in 1998. Kiwwi recently completed the rollout of Clarent softswitches, including the Clarent Command Center, and Clarent Gateways at all 36 of their existing Points of Presence (POPs) in Central-Eastern Europe, and have begun operations in two new countries.
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