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Motorola demonstrates integration of Nortel Networks Open IP Environment with Motorola Smart Networks Platform

By integrating Open IP Environment and Smart Networks Platform using prototype APIs that track CPIX Forum standard APIs development, Nortel Networks and Motorola accelerate time-to-market for developers and OEM manufacturers.

October 11, 2000 - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) announced the demonstration of common APIs in a complete router implementation including control plane routing functions provided by Nortel Networks' Open IP Environment and forwarding plane routing functions provided by the Smart Networks Platform's Communications Processor API and the C-5' network processor.

Open IP Environment easily integrates with the Smart Networks Platform Communications Processor APIs because both Nortel Networks and Motorola are helping develop the API standards emerging within the Common Programming Interface (CPIX) Forum.

"The fact that Open IP Environment has a role in this implementation of CPIX-standard APIs using Motorola's communications processors is further proof of industry acceptance of Open IP Environment," said Kalai Kalaichelvan, general manager, Open IP Environment, Nortel Networks.
"Developers and OEM manufacturers can utilize Motorola's Smart Networks Platform with Open IP Environment to help decrease time to market."

The Smart Networks Platform from Motorola is the perfect complement to Nortel Networks Open IP Environment. Open IP Environment is a portable real-time software suite that is designed to enable Nortel Networks' vision of the High-Performance Internet. It is engineered to provide high-performance, open, modular, scalable software components that help enable rapid development of high-quality Internet-enabled devices from access and edge networking applications to core switching and optical transport applications.

The Smart Networks Platform provides underlying components: the sophisticated communications processors, element-level APIs and advanced forwarding path software, such as 10/100 Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and OC-3 Packet over SONET (PoS) forwarding features.

"Integrating Open IP Environment running on the PowerPCTM host processor and the C-5 network processors element-level API to perform OSPF routing is just another example of the how the Smart Networks Platform can help to reduce development time," says Gary Lidington, vice president of Business Development for C-Port, a Motorola Company. "Developers can spend less time on integration tasks and focus on programming the value-added services."

For technical specifications, application notes, and more information visit: http://www.motorola.com/smartnetworks

As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNATM technologies which enable its customers to create "smart" products and new business opportunities in the networking and computing, wireless communications, transportation, and imaging and entertainment markets. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.4 billion (USD) in 1999.


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