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KONTRON has released its advanced telecom computing architecture (ATCA) platform. It has released a system chassis, processing blades and base fabric switches.

Kontron's hardware, IPMI firmware and HPI support are complemented with an operating system, applications software and middleware from companies including Solid Information Technology, IP Fabrics, GoAhead Software, Monta Vista Software and ZNYX Networks.

Kontron has selected Solid as the hot-standby data manager for their ATCA platform, supporting the carrier-grade application needs of Kontron customers.

IP Fabrics' advanced packet processing language (PPL) and PPL Virtual Machine for Intel IXP2XXX network processors adds ease of programming to the list of benefits available with Kontron's ATCA platform. Using IP Fabrics' approach to network processor application development, developers can build and modify network processor dataplane applications without having to write, debug or validate machine-specific microcode.

GoAhead's HPI-compliant high availability software manages the chassis and system software.

MontaVista Software is committed to supporting open standards such as ATCA and Carrier Grade Linux. Its collaboration with Kontron allows the delivery of application-ready, carrier-grade platforms.

ZNYX Networks is a provider of AdvancedTCA high-availability open-standard Ethernet switching solutions. ZNYX' OpenArchitect provides a high availability and QoS suite that creates maximum leverage to rapidly deploy solutions to meet the evolving demands of Kontron's customer base.

Kontron's ATCA platform, combined with OpenArchitect's extensible QoS, Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing framework provides the building blocks for carrier grade solutions with the full benefit of a standard platform.

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