Siemens Deploys 2.5G Wireless Data Platform Using Wind River's Integrated Embedded Technology
ALAMEDA, Calif., January 30, 2002 - Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected smart devices, today awarded Siemens, its "Cool Customer Design" award for the design of the Siemens mobile network GGSN @dvantage CPG-3000, an IP-based service processing card integrating Wind River s TCP/IP stack. Identical IP service cards are used for the mobile network SGSN @dvantage CPX-5000, as well as fixed network IP solutions. Click here to view previous Cool Customer Design winners.
"Siemens chose Wind River technology in the design of its Carrier-class server cards because Wind River offers a core development platform that provides all of the basic services required to build sophisticated routing and switching systems," said Ekkehard Pott, vice president of Siemens Mobile Core Networks. "In order to get our product to market ahead of the competition and at a lower cost, we needed a strong, robust off-the-shelf solution that would allow us to be up and running quickly and easily. With Wind River s proven technology we were able to concentrate on our core expertise and bring an innovative product to market."
Siemens used a variety of Wind River s products to create this IP server card including the VxWorks 5.4 real-time operating system, (RTOS), the new WindNet Router Stack, and the WindNet SNMP agent for device management and remote configuration. The GGSN @dvantage CPG-3000 and SGSN @dvantage CPX-5000 are currently being used in high bandwidth environments found in applications run by wireless and fixed network providers. Both types of networks place heavy performance demands on the software powering the application, making these Siemens products a critical element in the carrier network infrastructure.
Several factors including the ability to reliably operate in a high bandwidth environment led Siemens to choose Wind River s commercial-off-the-shelf solution in the development of the GGSN @dvantage CPG-3000 and SGSN @dvantage CPX-5000. Among these factors are strong customer support and the accelerated time to market advantage Siemens found in developing these server cards from a completely integrated set of embedded technologies from Wind River. Thanks to the success of Wind River s technology in the current generation of the GGSN @dvantage CPG-3000 and SGSN @dvantage CPX-5000, Siemens will be incorporating additional WindNet networking technologies in the next version of its IP server card.
"Wind River s goal is to provide high-quality products and services that help our customers bring sophisticated networking equipment to market easily and on time," said Dave Fraser, group vice president and general manager of Wind River s Networks and Digital Consumer business unit. "We do so by providing our customers with an integrated operating platform, advanced embedded networking technologies, and state of the art development tools. We perform the fundamental technology integration and leave the market differentiation and innovation to customers like Siemens."
About Wind River
Wind River is a worldwide leader in embedded software and services for creating connected smart devices. Wind River provides software development tools, real-time operating systems, and advanced connectivity for use in products throughout the Internet, telecommunications and data communications, digital imaging, digital consumer electronics, networking, medical, computer peripherals, automotive, industrial automation and control, and aerospace/defense markets. Wind River is How Smart Things Think. Founded in 1983, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide.
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