|Accton Technology and IP Infusion Announce Strategic Agreement to Offer Complete Metro Ethernet Solutions|
Hardware/Software Partnership Creates Industry’s First Source for Turnkey System Development for the Metro Ethernet Market
November 15, 2005 San Jose, CA and Hsinchu, Taiwan – Accton Technology Corporation, the company that makes partnership work, and IP Infusion Inc., a leading supplier of advanced IP networking software, today announced that the two companies have inked an agreement to produce a range of complete ODM systems for metro Ethernet applications. IP Infusion’s advanced switching and routing software suite, together with Accton’s hardware and system level expertise, provide OEMs unique solutions to address the complex requirements of the fast growing Metro Ethernet equipment market.
Under the new agreement, IP Infusion and Accton will partner to provide turnkey switching products for telecom equipment vendors and other customers, allowing those customers to introduce products more rapidly with lower R&D expenses.
“Extending our strategic partnership with IP Infusion allows Accton to leverage the unmatched software development expertise and rich set of software functionality for enabling high performance networking of voice, video and data over IP infrastructures,” said Henry Yang, CTO of Accton Corporation. “We are already at work jointly developing metro access, edge and aggregation switches in fixed form factor and chassis configurations for our customers.”
“Tight integration of IPI’s routing software with Accton’s products at the silicon and system levels enables the delivery, for the first time in the industry, of powerful ODM solutions across a wide range of applications in the metro Ethernet market,” said Perry Constantine, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “The combination of IPI’s leading Layer 2, layer 3 and MPLS/VPLS software features with Accton’s leading technology and business processes for complex ODM designs promises to deliver unique value to a broad range of OEMs and their service provider customers.”
As carriers and service providers deploy new services over IP infrastructures, their demand for carrier-class Ethernet switching solutions is growing rapidly According to IDC, metro Ethernet equipment sales reached $1.7 billion last year, and will continue to rise at a 26% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2009.
The partnership between IP Infusion and Accton will enable Telecom Equipment Manufacturers and OEMs to deliver a broad portfolio of Ethernet -based products to meet this demand.
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Accton Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 2345) is a global premier provider of networking and communications solutions for top tier networking, computer, and telecommunications vendors. Leveraging its advanced software applications and state-of-the-art ASIC, Accton collaborates with its strategic partners to design, develop and manufacture innovative, leading-edge technologies. The company’s constantly-evolving core technology, highly-qualified employees and aggressive cost engineering make it possible for Accton to deliver superior products that are as affordable as they are robust.For more information about Accton and its subsidiaries, visit www.accton.com .
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