SANTA CLARA, Calif./ALAMEDA, Calif., July 24, 2001 – Ishoni Networks and Wind River Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:WIND) today announced that Ishoni has become a value-added reseller (VAR) of Wind River's VxWorks®, the leading real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded systems. The partnership permits developers of broadband CPE — including residential gateways and Integrated Access Devices (IADs) for businesses — to focus their efforts on those features that provide market differentiation while speeding their time-to-market.
Under the terms of the VAR agreement, Ishoni will offer customers a flexible, powerful and cost-effective broadband CPE platform by packaging Ishoni DV2000 Broadband Engine integrated with Wind River's VxWorks RTOS. Ishoni also provides customers with a 60-day evaluation copy of Wind River's Tornado® integrated development environment (IDE) with Ishoni's Development Kit platform.
"These next-generation devices will act as a hub to connect every device in the home and the more variety of chipsets we offer, like Ishoni's silicon, the more we broaden the types of platforms developers can choose when building gateway devices," said David Fraser, group vice president and general manager of the Wind River's Networks business unit. "Working with Ishoni reaffirms our commitment to reducing time to market for developers giving their customers the best smart connected devices."
"We have changed the rules for designing next-generation broadband CPE," said Prakash Bhalerao, chairman and CEO of Ishoni Networks. "Wind River's lead in the embedded market gives developers the ability to pair VxWorks with the most technically advanced broadband CPE platform, which allows them to make more advanced products — incorporating voice-over-broadband, for example — for DSL, cable, broadband wireless and optical connections."
Ishoni's VAR relationship with Wind River is part of Ishoni's recently announced `Lightning Access´ Initiative to give CPE manufacturers more extensive design tools, software products and OS components for its broadband engine platform. The `Lightning Access´ Initiative will reduce the cost of broadband CPE, add new features and functionality, and offer a more open and accessible platform for software developers.
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 in sixteen countries worldwide.
About Ishoni Networks
Ishoni Networks builds "Broadband Engines for the New Internet™" that allow OEMs to offer residential and business customers secure voice and Internet services over a single broadband connection. Ishoni offers OEMs a silicon and software solution that allows them to more quickly, more easily and more affordably build broadband gateway products offering voice, data and security services. Ishoni was founded in May 1998, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with a development site in Bangalore, India.
'Gateway-on-a-Chip' and 'Broadband Engines for the New Internet' are trademarks of Ishoni Networks. Wind River Systems, the Wind River Systems logo and VxWorks, are registered trademarks, and How Smart Things Think is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective companies.
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