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FutureSoft Delivers ISS, DSLAM

FutureSoft partners with Wintegra; announces Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) will run on Broadcom's enterprise switches

November 11, 2003

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Wintegra™ Inc., a semiconductor company focused on the access infrastructure market, and FutureSoft, a leading provider of communications software protocol stacks and engineering services, announced a partnership to provide tightly coupled silicon and software addressing the DSLAM equipment market.

Wintegra™ has introduced to the market a complete DSL software solution - a package incorporating Wintegra's highly optimized WinPath™ silicon devices and factory-verified datapath code, integrated with FutureSoft's rich suite of Layer 2 and Layer 3 control plane code. FutureSoft protocol stacks software is OS-independent and runs on several popular OS including VxWorks™, Nucleus™ and Linux.

"The DSLAM market requirements on performance, flexibility and affordability have evolved with single-chip solutions being critical to the development of high-performance DSLAM equipment", says Sarbpreet Singh, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at FutureSoft. "Our alignment with Wintegra's WinPath™ to provide a tightly coupled offering of silicon with integrated software is driven by our customers' critical need to realize better value as well as reduce time-to-market. Further, we can also integrate additional protocol components on Wintegra solutions to address specific requirements."

"By combining the FutureSoft Control Plane offering with Wintegra's market leading datapath code and silicon, customers have a very compelling solution for quick time-to-market DSL designs," said Robert O'Dell, Wintegra's VP of Marketing. "Our new DSL system solution is very robust and provides customers a turn-key, high performance, cost effective DSLAM package. Furthermore, FutureSoft offers customization services to customers for fine-tuning products as per their requirements and to provide competitive differentiation."

In a separate release,

FutureSoft, a leading provider of Communications Software Solutions and Services today announced that its flagship software solution, Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), will run on the Broadcom® StrataXGS™ family of enterprise switches. FutureSoft ISS is an OEM-ready pre-integrated software solution for switches and routers. It is available in three flavours - ISS Workgroup, ISS Enterprise and ISS Metro. FutureSoft ISS has also been tested for interoperability with third party Ethernet switches like the Catalyst™ series from Cisco Systems.

FutureSoft recently demonstrated ISS on the StrataXGS BCM5690 and BCM5615 at Networld + Interop held in Las Vegas and Tokyo, and Embedded Systems Conference at Taiwan. FutureSoft is also making ISS available on the BCM5691, BCM5692, BCM5693, and BCM5673 family of switches. The StrataXGS family consists of scalable, multi-layer Gigabit Ethernet switches with HiGig™ expansion interfaces. The ISS code takes advantage of the StrataXGS ContentAware™ wire-speed processing engine that enables applications like VoIP and security. Also, the field-proven Broadcom switch API compatibility across all StrataXGS products, enables software reuse and faster time-to-market, while protecting the customers' initial software investment.

"The switching industry's requirements on performance and feature-adds have evolved with chipsets offering the key to high-performance switch equipment," says Sarbpreet Singh, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at FutureSoft. "Broadcom is the leading silicon supplier in this space and we are delighted to be working closely with them to provide FutureSoft ISS on various Broadcom switch platforms. As a result, our customers will achieve better value when they can choose both the silicon and the integrated software functionality that best meets their requirements. By devoting a large pool of software engineers developing FutureSoft ISS enables us to provide software for next generation switches that include such features as redundancy, security and QoS."

Future Software Ltd. (FutureSoft)

Wintegra Inc.

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