Jaluna, Netbricks and Texas Instruments Join to Demonstrate IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Functionality on TI’s Carrier Infrastructure Platform

Netbricks’ IMS Platform Will Feature Jaluna’s Linux Environment and TI’s Digital Signal Processing at VON Europe, Stockholm, May 15-18

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Taking a significant step toward realizing an all-IP communications infrastructure, Jaluna, Netbricks and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] today announced the first demonstration of a IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution applicable in the area of the next generation networks, moving forward to a fixed and mobile converged network environment. On display at both the Netbricks [#236] and TI [#C801] booths, the demo will feature Netbricks' SIP-BRICKS Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and DIAMETER-BRICKS Diameter Protocol (Authorization Authentication - Accounting) running on TI's carrier infrastructure optimized digital signal processors in Jaluna's Linux environment. For more information, please visit www.ti.com/sc06101.

An all-IP based infrastructure will enable both wireless and wireline service providers to deliver more products and services with one-third less equipment and in half the time. Equipment manufacturers will realize an effective, evolutionary path to developing systems capable of delivering multimedia/3G services, within an IP multimedia services (IMS) environment, while streamlining investment in research and development. Additionally, consumers will benefit from greater flexibility and access to more sophisticated services available to them, such as mobile video conferencing and video content streaming.

Netbricks is a leading company supplying telecommunication protocols technology to all major telecom equipment manufacturers and integrators. Proposing a complete product portfolio covering circuit and packet telecommunication technologies, Netbricks is partnering with major telecom and data companies to accelerate transition to the "All IP" future telecom model including the most recently standardized IMS and TISPAN architectures.

"We are excited to demonstrate efficient IMS control protocols functionality on TI's DSP," said Didier Raffenoux, president of Netbricks. "We believe that this will enable the control functionality to also run on that platform which is already present in the media domains of IMS and to provide a cost efficient solution to deploy IMS networks and equipment."

Jaluna is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for connected devices. Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition for TI's TMS320C6000™ DSP is designed for products, such as multimedia IP devices and telecom equipment that require capabilities and features of Linux, in association with TI's DSP/BIOS operating system and applications. Customers using Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition quickly create new software solutions that enable the introduction of Linux at a minimal cost. Jaluna OSware also guarantees that the same proven software can be used on more and more powerful processor boards in the future, in particular those based on multi-core chips.

"Our virtualization technology on TI's DSP enables a fast and easy implementation of Netbricks software," said Mark Milligan, vice president of marketing and business development of Jaluna. "Jaluna OSware, Linux Edition on TI's carrier infrastructure platform can be the basis for a new set of applications migrating to DSP."

TI's carrier infrastructure platform offers higher solution density and significant flexibility to handle both control and processing functionality. The DSP based system on a chip solution offers video and wireless codecs, setting the stage for IMS that offers unmatched quality of services and unique offerings, like digital video from generation to delivery and digital quality voice and fixed-mobile convergence (FMC).

"We believe that the high performance and inherent flexibility in a DSP is a perfect fit for driving the evolution of an all-IP carrier infrastructure," said Josef Alt, European business development manager with Texas Instruments' Communications Infrastructure Group. "By running higher-level protocol stacks and network layers in an IMS environment, we believe that we are redefining what a digital signal processor can do. TI's DSPs offer a greater breadth and depth of support for voice, data and video processing than other general purpose processors."

About Jaluna Inc. Jaluna Inc. is the global leader in Real-time Virtualization™ technology for connected devices. The company's virtualization software platform, Jaluna OSware™, allows customers to streamline their device software architecture by combining differing operating system application environments in a single device. As a result, the world's largest semiconductor companies, manufacturers and carriers are gaining greater flexibility and control of their products and services while leveraging legacy investments, integrating industry standards and incorporating new technologies. With more than 20 years of experience developing and deploying system software for network infrastructure, multimedia IP devices and mobile phones, Jaluna is paving the way for the development of next generation connected devices and networks. Jaluna Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with research and development facilities in France, and operations worldwide. For more information, visit www.jaluna.com or call 408.954.7350, or +33 1 39 44 74 00.

About Netbricks Headquartered in Orsay, France with facilities and representatives in Israel, Japan and USA , Netbricks develops and markets portable source code software implementing telecommunication protocols in compliance with major international and industry standards. In business since 1989, Netbricks has a client list of more than 400 leading telecom and data equipment manufacturers worldwide. Thanks to its widely deployed field proven software portfolio that covers circuit/TDM as well as packet/IP technology, Netbricks has clearly become a leading technology enabler to migrate towards NGN and IMS architectures.
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